Choosing the best Camera Strap for your Leica Camera
When choosing a camera strap for your Leica Camera there’s a few things to consider:
Length; do you plan on cross carrying or wearing it tourist style?
Functionality/Reliability Is the Camera Strap over time going to withstand the test of time?
Luxury Styling in Line with the Leica Brand Camera?
Many Camera Manufacturers have two camera strap lengths, one for tourist style carrying, around the neck, or cross carry; how I recommend. Tourist Style, you do indeed look like a tourist and your camera will be bouncing up and down on your chest in an uncomfortable way, especially if you have a thumbs up grip! Cross carrying is what I recommend for comfort, blending in, and your camera is just as ready. Vi-Vante.com suggestions the ideal length is 47 inches.
When it comes to Functionality, that’s a little bit of a personal thing, for example, some people like wrist straps, some like rope straps. What ever is you are comfortable and inspires you to shoot. When it comes to reliability you want to make sure the ends are properly assembled and the length of the strap isn’t flaking or wearing down.
When it comes to Luxury and styling there’s only one brand that comes to mind. Vi Vante Camera Straps are made with Italian leather, they are the ideal length and perfect for Leica M10, M240, and Q Cameras. fastaperture.net is a proud reseller. I believe their brand is at the level of Leica Cameras quality and have unique designs. Vi Vante also has beautiful camera bags.