This Strap Packs a Hidden Tool: Wandrd Sling Review

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Necks weren’t designed for holding much more than your head. Sling straps hold the weight of the camera on the shoulders instead. Made with the ability to switch back and forth from shoulder to neck carry, this type of strap design often offers more comfort for all-day shoots. The Wandrd Sling is one of those straps. Made from incredibly soft nylon material, the strap is a happy medium between the expensive leather and the cheap, scratchy numbers that ship with your camera.

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Minimal by Design, Easy on the Eye: PolarPro Belay Camera Strap Review

The PolarPro Belay camera strap with its QuickDraw plate is both minimalist and almost hassle-free.

Camera straps. They’re an essential accessory that we use all the time, but often these must-haves go unexplored and unrecognized. We at The Phoblographer love camera straps, though, and we always do our best to review as many of them as we can, so, when we were asked if we would like to give the new PolarPro Belay camera strap a try, we jumped at the chance. The Belay is a new strap that is part of a new, more extensive PolarPro system that features QuickDraw plates, which allow you to quickly attach and detach your camera from each accessory, which sounds good, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding. Find out what we thought about the PolarPro Belay camera strap in our full review.

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The New HoldFast Classic Camera Strap Is Both Simple and Classy

If you’re looking for a camera strap that is easy to use and easy on the eye, you might be interested in the new HoldFast Classic camera strap.

I am not sure about you, but I always like to have a strap of some sort attached to my camera, simply because I’m a klutz who tends to drop things. One thing I (and I know many others) do not like, though, are big bulky camera straps. If you fall into this category, you might want to take a closer look at the new HoldFast Classic camera strap, which promises to offer photographers a simple, classy way to carry around their cameras. Join us after the break for more details.

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Spider Holster Wants to Make Carrying Your Gear Easier with 4 New Tools

If you’re looking for gear carrying solutions that could make life easier, you should check out these new products from Spider Holster.

If you have been looking for some new ways to carry your gear, some news from the guys and gals at Spider Holster may interest you. Following the success of their Spiderpro Single and Dual Camera carrying Systems, Spider Holster just announced four new items that will help make carrying your gear fuss-free. The products include a new hand strap, a new lens collar plate, and much more. Join us after the break for all the details.

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Dubble Dabbles in Candy-Colored Camera Straps

If you’re looking for more playful options to camera straps, the simple yet sturdy offerings just launched by Dubble promise to bring a pop of color.

Bored with your plain camera straps and looking for more exciting options? Think your cameras can use more playful and charming accessories? From Dubble, the company that brought us candy-colored, psychedelic, and experimental emulsions, comes a new collection of camera straps. Say hello to the Dubblestraps – beautifully simple straps that will give your camera a pop of color.

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Pimp Your Camera: Accessories to Refresh Your Camera’s Boring Look

There is no reason for your camera to look standard and dull; let everyone know that it’s clearly yours.

Here at the Phoblographer, we’re all about aesthetics–and that’s why we think every photographer should do what they can to truly call their camera their own. Lucky for you, there are a plethora of accessories on the market designed to do just that. Some are functional, while others are fashionable, but very few manage to walk the line. For the photographer looking to add some peacock and flair to their camera, we dove into our Reviews Index to figure out just what the best selections would be for that purpose.

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Tap and Dye Add a New Camera Bag, Three Straps to Their Legacy Line

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If you’re looking for a timeless camera bag or strap, these new offerings from Tap and Dye may excite you.

If you’re in the market for high quality camera bag, or handmade camera straps, you may be interested to know that Tap and Dye have just announced they added four new items to their Legacy line of camera accessories. Each of these items (the Legacy Utility Tote, the Legacy Adjustable Camera Strap, the Legacy Slim Adjustable Camera Strap, and the Legacy Classic Slim Camera Strap) are made to order in Brooklyn, New York, and will add a classic look to your camera. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

The New Racing Inspired Vi Vante Classic Tread Camera Strap Is Out Now

Vi Vante Classic Tread strap

The Vi Vante Classic Tread is a seriously slick looking camera strap.

One of the best ways to add some character and flair to your camera is to add a strap that has personality. For the most part, camera straps are made to be incredibly utilitarian, and while that’s fine, the overall design of the straps is an afterthought. There are a few companies that consider design just as important as function. One company is Vi Vante, and its new camera strap, the Vi Vante Classic Tread, is a great example. This racing-inspired camera strap could be just what you need for your fast-paced life as a photographer. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

The Lightweight Vi Vante “Tiger” Lambskin Camera Strap Is Out Now

This “Tiger” lambskin leather camera strap will add a touch of class to your Mirrorless camera.

If you have used cameras for any amount of time, one thing you’re sure to know is that not all camera straps are equal. Fortunately, the third-party camera strap market is alive and well, and there are a ton of options for photographers to choose from. The latest camera strap to hit the market is called the Tiger, and it is handmade by Vi Vante. This lambskin leather neck strap will add a touch of class to your Mirrorless camera. Join us after the jump for more details, pictures, and pricing details. Continue reading…

The Vi Vante Bengal Unleashed Camera Strap Offers Style and Function

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If you want to spoil your camera, and your wrist, this new camera strap from Vi Vante might be for you.

Camera straps are one of those accessories that are often overlooked by many, and that’s a real shame because not only can they increase your levels of comfort when you use your camera, they can also have some flair to the camera too. There are many camera straps on the market that match many different fashion styles, but if you want one that will perhaps go with anything, the new Bengal Unleashed strap Vi Vante could be the strap you’ve been looking for. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

SPINN.DESIGN Approaches Camera Straps in a New Way

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This camera carrying system is aiming to revolutionize the way we carry our cameras.

Camera straps are something we all need, and they are something most of us never really put much thought into. We often grab the first strap that comes into sight, and we then mumble and complain for the rest of the day about how uncomfortable the strap is, or how we wish there could be a better-designed strap. That’s where SPINN DESIGN comes into play. SPINN.DESIGN claims they have designed the most user-friendly, most comfortable camera carrying system, and they have started a campaign on Kickstarter so that they can bring it to the masses. Continue reading…

Our 15 Favorite Pieces of Gear for Travel Photography in Summer 2019

With the summer holidays almost upon us, we’re sure many of you have exciting vacation plans in store and will want to capture it all.

Photographers who plan on taking a vacation this summer will be happy to know there has never been a better time to look at the market. Not only are there tons of innovative and high-quality cameras out there, but there are also lots of great accessories. Best of all, these items won’t take up a lot of space or break your back while being hauled through an airport. So if you’re a photographer looking to vacation in Iceland, the Virgin Islands, Italy, or even somewhere more local, you’ll care about things like better color. When using something like your weather sealed Sony camera in Hawaii, the Datacolor SpyderX series of products could prove instrumental to getting better colors during your editing process. We’ve gone through our reviews index to figure out what items are best; here is some of our current favorite gear that you may want to consider taking with you for Travel Photography.

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Langly Has a Bunch of Cool Camera Straps to Choose From

Still on the hunt for the camera strap that fits your needs and style? One of these goodies from Langly might just be the one you’re looking for.

We understand that the perfect camera strap may take a while and some searching to come by, so we bring more options for you to choose from. Today, we have some goodies from Langly, makers of camera bags, apparel, straps, and other accessories. Check out their stylish leather straps, sturdy lightweight slings, and handy wrist straps to see if one of them will catch your fancy.

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Cecilia Introduces New Backpacks and Messenger Bags for Photographers

Cecilia enters the camera bag market with brand new backpacks and messenger bags.

With over 160 years of experience crafting high quality leather goods, Cecilia announced today that they are releasing an all new lineup of camera backpacks and messenger bags. Named after world renowned cartographers, this new line of bags is made from full-grain cowhide or water resistant cotton canvas, and will be available in black or chestnut. The new bags are designed for both mirrorless and DSLR cameras, with room for additional lenses, accessories, and other daily carry items.

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7 Beautiful Camera Straps with Both Functionality and Good Looks

In the market for a new camera strap? Then look no further!

There are a number of great leather and canvas camera straps currently on the market. Some have been Kickstarted while others began all on their own. But the problem that many folks complain about with these straps is that they’re too pretty and often not functional enough. Well, say no more: thess camera straps are bound to impress you.

We went through our reviews index and found a number of fantastic camera straps that you’re going to want to use immediately.

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Review: Peak Design Leash and Cuff 2.0 Camera Straps

It's been a while since the Peak Design Leash and Cuff were released, and besides putting out a number of camera bags, the company has been focusing on trying to revamp these two straps. Peak Design, who first got famous off of the idea that you don't really need a camera strap if you use their Capture Clip, created the Peak Design Leash and Peak Design Cuff in response to their customers asking for straps. So with that in mind, it's no surprise the camera straps are still designed to work with their lineup of other products including their camera bags. Today, Peak Design is announcing their new camera straps on Kickstarter, and I've had a number of weeks to play with the new straps.

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Cruick Ultra-Premium Straps Promise No Compromise Style and Function

Cruick Ultra-Premium Straps

What happens when a professional photographer becomes a professional leatherworker? In the case of Grant Cruick, he’s taken his appreciation of aesthetics and attention to details to build a new line of leather camera straps. The Cruick ultra-premium straps promise photographers the use what he’s saying is the finest leather paired with heavy-duty hardware to create a strap that could last you a lifetime.

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The Stroppa Camera Straps Offer a Simple Elegance

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“As we use natural Veg-Tan leather it will age in a really beautiful way. Any mark, scratch or bump will accompany your camera and tell the story alongside your pictures.” – Stroppa Camera Straps

Stroppa is a new camera accessories maker based in Poland that strives to deliver what they say are “simple and useable camera accessories.” By paring down to the basics of design, Stroppa has created a line of camera straps that combine sleek minimalism with dependable durability. The straps are made of high quality rope and are finished with elegant, hand-stitched leather and eschew mass-production manufacturing for a more artisanal approach, including a saddle-stitch technique to ensure durability and more importantly, that your camera stays securely in place.

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Kimi Camera Straps are Made from Vintage Kimono Silk and Leather

Lots of camera straps these days are typically made of really nice leather, canvas or sailing rope. But a brave new Kickstarter is trying to do things a bit different. Kimi Camera, run by William Roy, is trying to create camera straps made of vintage Kimono silk and leather. This is completely different from everything else out there and quite honestly is sort of refreshing.

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The Sun-Sniper Rotaball Strap-Surfer Attaches To Your Camera Bag

In interesting gear news, Sun-Sniper has just announced their new Rotaball Strap-Surfer, a camera strap that they’re targeting at owners of small and mirrorless camera systems.

The Rotaball Strap-Surfer is a unique camera strap in that it connects to your shoulder bag or camera bag. Sun Sniper claims that the strap’s design allows it to slide effortlessly along your bags existing strap. This is a great alternative to Sun-Sniper’s other dedicated straps such as the Sun-Sniper Rotaball Pro Sniper Strap. The overall idea: connect the camera to your bag instead of slinging it over your shoulder without sacrificing functionality and convenience of a dedicated sling strap. When not in use, you can let your camera hang as normal or store it in your bag if attached to a camera bag. Pretty cool, no?!

The Sun-Sniper Rotaball Strap-Surfer is available today at camera stores worldwide. And read more about this awesome new piece of gear at Sun-Sniper’s website here.

Review: Hawkesmill Camera Straps

There are a number of photographers that deeply care about their camera straps based on their shooting techniques, and for the ones that demand versatility, the options that Hawkesmill offers are very attractive. Sure, you can go that cheap, fugly strap that comes with your camera–but I’ll bet you loads of money that on a full day’s shoot that it’s going to become annoying and painful after a while. So what you’ll do is wrap it around your wrist, sling it around your shoulder, maybe around your chest, or you’ll do that pretty antiquated method of just putting it around your neck. To that end, a standard camera strap will never be anywhere as comfortable as what the guys over at Hawkesmill are making.

But for the photographer that loves the versatility of a comfortable and soft to the touch strap that they can sling around their chest or wrap around their wrist in various situations, what Hawkesmill offers will be very attractive thanks in part to Horween Chromexcel leather. Along with the products that Cub and Co, TAP and DYE, and Great State offer, you’ve got a number of solid options to choose from.

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