I myself is just about to pick up photography causally (being the opposite of serious really). and before going into learning the tricks and techs, I am compelled to dress up my camera.
|my Sony A55 with SFK brass strap in black leather cover|
camera straps by Sarah Frances Kuhn are loved by Susie Bubble of "Stylebubble" and Phil Oh of "Streetpeeper" and many other fashionable people, i.e. the bloggers and editors. there are "The Hanneli", "The Susie Bubble", "The Facehunter" and "The Tommy Ton". I go for the SFK Super Deluxe in black leather.
being accessories editor at Teen Vogue, Sarah Frances Kuhn has good taste and aesthetic. partnered with Fallon (also I like!), the straps are handmade so they have a personal touch and the hardwares are heavy and substantial. you can select from the existing styles or custom make to your choice. order yours at her blog for now and her official site www.sarahfranceskuhn.com should be up soon. like SFK? like SFK on fb too.
*Shey*[B], the camera strap girl creates camera-strap-slipcover to transform the blah DSLR strap or guitar strap into a fun accessory. *Shey*[B] is broadening her DIY product range now to iPad / Kindle covers. follow her on fb.
for those who appreciate good quality leatherwork and a vibe of vintage leather camera strap and case, leather accessory brand Roberu from Japan offers original leather and canvas camera straps which has a unisex appeal.
camera manufactures sense the rise of female users, and to tap into their psyche of personalizing the camera in different straps could be the best way to market the products. Canon cooperated with Kan & Lau Design twice to launch the two series of EOS camera straps named "anotherwardrobe" & "HK8logy" for the trendy-minded in HK.
|anotherwardrobe - Love Blossom|
|anotherwardrobe - Frappe Bliss|
|HK8logy - heritageHK|
|HK8logy - festiveHK|
|HK8logy - markHK|
|HK8logy - greenHK|
myself still prefer small quantity handmade straps made with love. Annie Barton is a small yet original label of leather camera accessories in HK founded by Carmen and Victor. tucked on the 2nd floor of an old building in the lane of Kau U Fong, the shop is furnished with simple vintage wood planks from wall to floor and the space is filled with their products of leather camera straps, watch straps and camera bags. it serves also as a showroom of Victor's other personal interests of as a collector of hi-fi sound systems and vintage cameras and watches. people may think the label was founded back in 1972 but actually they are quite young. they just passed their 1st anniversary. 1972 was the year when Victor was born.
Annie Barton is located at: 2/f, unit A, 6-10 Kau U Fong, Lam's Building, Central, HK
shop Annie Barton online at their eBay store and be a fan of them on fb.