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So just how much weight can one of my handmade leather camera straps carry?

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Under: News
"Can your camera straps support the weight of my *insert camera model*? It weighs *insert weight*?" Is a very common question I am asked. And the answer is invariable. Yes! Yes it can!
Now as a picture is worth a thousand words I thought that I should test one.

So this is my Globetrotter camera sling supporting a 25lt water container. And yes it is full! so that is around 25kg supported quite happily.

This then made me think. What else could I hang from that strap. Hhmm! What's that in the background. I know. What about a bale of hay. That's about 45kg. Surely not.

Well would you believe. 45kg supported by a handmade leather camera strap. And no damage to the strap. In fact it went straight back to use.

So yes. My handmade leather camera straps can support your camera. Even when it has a massive telephoto lens attached!

Have a good day now.


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Simon Harrison Cordwainer at Oakside Saddlery Handmade, bespoke leather Made in England. Leather Collars and Leads for your Dog, Handmade, made to Measure Leather Belts, Leather camera straps, Leather briefcases and messenger bags, watch straps, And Leather rifle slings for Field Sports. All made in the Traditional Hand-stitched way


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