For those who love to dabble in photography as much as me will know that the amount of accessories you can get for your camera is mind boggling! The list of accessories are endless. Some very useful, others an absolute waste of time, some great quality and others…not so much.
I have bought numerous different accessories over the last few years, mostly from ebay to be honest, as I just cant justify to the missus some of the ridiculous prices and why I NEED another one of this or a new one of that. But never has anything I have ever bought really took me by surprise and become a firm favourite or staple in my camera bag.
For me I prefer to have something unique rather than the mass bought item that everyone may have. I like something thats just a little bit different to the norm.
I have learnt it is important to look after your camera gear. By no means is photography a cheap hobby. Thats why having at least a camera strap as an accessory is quite important! Just holding your camera can be risky, especially if your walking around from shoot to shoot on location. Having the ability to just throw the camera over your shoulder is ideal.
Just LOOK at the craftsmanship of Scaramanga
So I recently approached Scaramanga, who specialise in handmade leather goods, from notebooks to photography accessories to see what I could put to the test and I was offered one of their padded leather camera straps, and oh boy is it nice. Just look at that stitching and the detail in the leather is amazing!
I’ve gone through mountains of camera straps in my time and just never found the right one, either too small as I am a hefty 6ft5 bloke, or were cheap looking and never lasted.
So when the Scaramanga strap arrived in the post it was well packaged and came with a nice little drawstring bag. Brilliant to keep it in when the strap isn’t in use.
I attached it straight to my Sony A6000 and sat and admired it for some time – it looks amazing, even on a small mirrorless camera like this. It doesn’t look out of place at all.
What I really love about the strap is how long it is, it can easily be thrown over the shoulder or around the neck. Now not everyone is a giant like me though so thankfully the strap can be adjusted to your acquired length. It has a belt buckle style end so it can easily be adjusted and it has what appears to be very tight fittings, so no worry of it slipping loose or falling off your neck.
I’ve used it when I’ve been out shooting landscapes and walking around on a family day out, and I have had 2 people already come up and ask me where I had got it from. That for itself speaks volumes – the tan leather really does stand out from the crowd so there is no surprise that I got asked about it.
You can see that a lot of love goes into their products – they’re not just an accessory shop, they even sell furniture and vintage homewares too. So they are worth checking out. For me its definitely all about the photography accessories and the camera bags, the camera bags are certainly an eye catcher and im hoping that the missus takes the hint and gets me one from Santa this year…I have been good! So if you are looking for a gift for the photography loving person in your life, why not check out the website
This post has been added to #MyPhotoFriday hosted my Myself and Yorkshiredadof4
Disclosure:I was kindly sent this item to review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.