The Cub and Co All City Cycling Strap is Designed for Photographers who Bike

The folks over at Cub and Co have been pretty busy creating cool stuff for city dwelling photographers, and their latest offering is the Cub and Co All City Cycling strap. The makers of the Shooter Strap and the Shooter bag are targeting their newest offering at the photographer who likes to take bike rides and carry minimal gear–and there’s a ton of those at least here in NYC. To that end, the strap is designed to work and function almost like a sling style camera bag.

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Five Camera Bags for the Discerning Film Photographer

If you’re a film photographer, then chances are that you’re very particular about your camera bags. You probably don’t need to tote along a laptop with you but you need film, a camera or two, lenses, filters, flashes, light meters, etc. You surely do need different things and often in a smaller package.

So after going through our archives, we found a few bags that you’re bound to really like.

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Review: Cub and Co Shooter Camera Bag

Cub and Co has been around for a number of years, and while they’re not necessarily as prevalent as Tap and Dye or Holdfast Gear, part of that has to do with the fact that they’ve been slower at making products. But when a Cub and Co product comes out, you generally know that it’s very well made by hand. That’s the case with the new Cub and Co Shooter Camera bag.

You see, this isn’t’ like anything that other camera bags are–instead it’s a blend of leather, Domke, more leather, Artisan and Artist padding, more leather, and the simplicity that mostly an ONA can offer. With that said, this is in its own special category. It’s not a messenger bag, it isn’t a backpack, and it isn’t quite a sling either. Instead, it’s pretty much like a special pod that you sling around you and that makes a whole lot of sense ergonomically.

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Cub and Co Introduces the Shooter Camera Bag


Cub and Co isn’t a large as Tap and Dye or Holdfast Gear, but they’ve created some very interesting and beautiful products over the years. They’re probably best known for their Shooter Shoulder strap, and they very quietly announced their new Shooter Camera Bag: which is a messenger bag style camera carrier that they’re calling their personal take on the Every Day Camera bag.

It’s got removable dividers so that you can put a DSLR and lenses in there or you can stuff two mirrorless cameras and lenses, and even a medium format SLR camera and lenses. To protect all that gear you’ve got water repellent waxed canvas, vegetable tanned leather accents, a suede interior, leather straps on the bag, etc.

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The Straps that the Phoblographer’s Readers Ask Most About

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True fact: on a daily basis, the Phoblographer receives at least three questions about what strap or camera bag we’re featuring in a photo. Yes, over the years we’ve reviewed some very beautiful products, and we pride ourselves on our beautiful product photography too! So to help you all, we’re rounding up some of the most eye catching products that we’ve reviewed that we get asked about all the time.

You’re welcome.

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Five Gorgeous Camera Straps for Your Mirrorless Camera

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Beautiful but functional camera straps should accompany your equally beautiful mirrorless camera. It only makes sense to adorn a beautiful Leica rangefinder or Olympus OMD with something that makes it that much more attractive. But even though the strap ups the eye-candy level of the package, you’ll need to ensure that they’re functional for you and your purposes.

Besides, a distinguishing strap shows that you carry yourself as a photographer with a bit more class than others.

Here are five of our favorite gorgeous camera straps along with quotes from our reviews.

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Three Stylish Camera Straps For Your Mirrorless Camera


It is no real secret that mirrorless cameras are often designed with the most appealing looks since the typical look of the DSLR hasn’t really changed at all for many years. But mirrorless cameras come in all different shapes and sizes: some look more like point and shoots, others like old SLR cameras, and others like rangefinders. But the fact that they all look different also opens you up to the fact that you can customize them to look however you want.

Here are three of our favorite stylish straps for mirrorless cameras.

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Review: Cub and Co Shooter Camera Strap

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Cub and Company is one of the strap makers in the United States joining the growing list of those getting involved in the fashionable accessory game. Made in Long Island, NY by photographer Joel Chavez, these straps have an alluring vintage appeal to them while maintaining a semi-upscale aesthetic that would appeal to those looking for something with a youthful edge. We wouldn’t exactly call them hipster, but we’d sure as hell say that they’re for the discerning shooter.

After our initial blog post, we called one of their Shooter Camera straps in for review. And in summary, let’s just say that it’s staying on my Fujifilm X Pro 1.

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