Fujifilm has announced the release of a new FUJIFILM Premium Leather Camera Strap for X Series cameras. Handmade in the United States, this luxury strap pairs perfectly with the FUJIFILM X Series Domke Camera Bag range and adds a touch of elegance to your kit.
To find out what the pros think of the latest addition to the X Series, a FUJIFILM Premium Leather Camera Strap was sent out to each of our US-based FUJIFILM X-Photographers for testing. We caught up with them and asked for their initial impressions.
First up, we spoke to seasoned landscape photographer Jack Graham to see what he thought of Fujifilm’s latest creation. “This strap was a big surprise in a few ways,” he said. “Firstly, the length of the strap was perfect for me – not too long and not too short. The leather is a great addition since it matches nicely with my over-the-shoulder FUJIFILM Domke Camera Bag.”
In regard to the build quality, Jack said, “This is a very well-constructed strap and the leather gives it a feeling of real quality. My favorite feature is the grip it offers. Because it’s cold here in the Pacific Northwest, I wear down jackets a lot. Almost every other strap I’ve tried seems to slip off of my shoulder. This strap, on the other hand, is the best I’ve seen for staying put. I’ll definitely be adding a few more of these to my system!”
Fine art and landscape photographer Karen Hutton also spent some time with the new strap and was kind enough to share her first impressions with us. “Between travel and landscape photography, I have to be able to switch gears quickly so I can be ready for anything – sometimes under tough conditions,” she said. “Camera straps have always been a pain – to the point that I had started ditching them altogether – but this strap has changed that. It only takes seconds to disconnect and reconnect. I even used it in a snowstorm and it never missed a beat.”
Veteran nature and landscape photographer Bill Fortney was also pleased to discover that the strap looks great with his FUJIFILM X Series Domke Camera Bag. “It reminds me of a classic strap that has always been favored by photojournalists and travel photographers,” he said. “The non-slip feature keeps the strap, and more importantly your camera, safely in place on your shoulder. The detachable straps are also convenient when working in the studio or from a tripod. All in all, it feels and looks like an instant classic.”
Finally, we spoke to strobe photography specialist David Hobby, who said: “It’s like my favorite camera strap of all time got a custom leather jacket. Good luck wearing this thing out.”
The FUJIFILM Premium Leather Camera Strap will be available shortly through participating X Series Authorized Dealers. Check out our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near you!