Review: Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap

I genuinely, highly applaud the small business and entrepreneurial spirits of the American manufacturing world in regards to cameras; and so when the Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap I was very keen to give it a try. Jason, who creates the straps and sent me an inquiry about them, stated that he designed them for Fujifilm camera users primarily but that they can work well with all sorts of mirrorless cameras. The strap is made of military-grade materials and is designed with simplicity in mind.

While the Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap nails functionality really well, it’s pretty ugly; and I’m really wondering if it belongs on my Leica CL.

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HoldFast Gear Gets Nominated for a Martha Stewart American Made Award

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Holdfast Gear is a pretty new company that we believe has been positively killing it in the camera space. Nearly every Editor on the Phoblographer owns and loves their stuff–and we really believe that they create some truly stunning and functional products. And apparently, we’re not the only ones. Founder Matt Swaggart reached out to us today to tell us of a brand new achievement for the company: they’ve been nominated for a Martha Stewart American Made award. In fact, they’re actually right now in second place.

Not familiar with Holdfast Gear? They’re a photography strap, camera bag, and accessory manufacturer that is based on Oklahoma and uses all American products and manufacturing to create the masterpieces. Though pricey, their products are beautiful and extremely functional. We’ve reviewed lots of their products and they’ve even received the approval of B&H Photo as their wares are now carried and sold there.

Want to see the company go to an even higher place? Head on over to the voting page and give them a push.