Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tanner Goods Camera Strap

-I've been looking for the perfect leather camera strap for years, and almost every photographer I know has been on the same search. Stock straps are made of neck-gouging nylon and turn you into a walking advertisement for your preferred brand of camera. There are a few solid looking leather versions on Etsy and a from a few leather crafters on the web, but I'd never seen any that I thought I could buy for life and be done with it.

A month of two ago I heard through the grapevine that Tanner Goods would be making a camera strap and I effectively ended my search. Given the quality of their previous products, I knew that their camera strap would address my needs, my preference for local goods notwithstanding. The 4/5 oz Horween Chromexcel (the color I purchased is "Russet,") is soft but durable enough to carry a heavy kit. More importantly the guys at TG found away to get rid of the metal clasps used on most straps, which scratch up your camera body, opting for heavy-duty cord attachments instead.

Yesterday I slung my FE2 around my shoulder and went out shooting for a few hours to give it a test run and as expected it was comfortable and unrestrictive. I'm stoked too see how the leather ages with use. It wouldn't be too much of a hassle to switch the strap around between my three camera bodies, but I'm contemplating getting two more colors so that each camera has its own unique accoutrement. A few more photos after the jump.






trip said...

Man, great find. Now that I've got a DSLR, I've been on the lookout for something like this.

Nome Alone said...

I ordered one. Can't wait to get it. So glad you're giving it a great review! Yay!

Kelly said...

Which color did you get?

Angelo said...

I got the "Russet" color