Whether you're a photography amateur or a fully fledged pro, you're going to want to be equipped with the right gear to supplement your passion. Just because they serve a purpose doesn't mean that camera accessories have to be purely practical. An increasing number of renowned accessories labels are incorporating beautifully crafted camera bags and straps into their collections, with the intention of enhancing the practice of photography.
Particularly in an age of smartphone cameras, there is something romantic about carrying around a 'real' camera to capture meaningful everyday moments, so do so in style with four of the best camera accessories from some of our favourite brands.
Trust WANT Les Essentiels to create a camera bag that fuses fuss-free functionality with sleek, minimalist style. The Gurion bag is sturdy yet stylish, with compartments on the inside for a standard camera as well as a laptop, plus exterior pockets for your cards, phone or film. It also gets big points for sustainability, being crafted from a regenerated nylon fabric called Econyl. Wear it across your body or as a waist pack for hands-free ease.
A couple of years back, we teamed up with British leather goods label Campbell Cole to create a product inspired by our shared love for great design and effortless functionality. The result was this beautifully made camera strap, which boasts a high performance cord with a dyneema core and polyester cover, widely used for demanding pursuits such as paragliding. The strap is easily adjustable and is finished with a Campbell Cole logo embossed vegetable tanned leather trim.
This leather camera strap from Madrid-based label Café Leather was created as a tribute to the legendary photographer Robert Capa. Compatible with most cameras, it comes with a split ring and a leather scratch guard, as well as a solid brass buckle to adjust the length. As with all Café Leather items, it's handmade in Spain from 100% vegetable tanned leather, so it's destined to stand the test of time and develop a truly unique patina over the years.
Made in Italy from rich vegetable tanned leather and robust, anti-slip felted wool, this camera handle from renowned leather goods label Hardgraft strikes the perfect balance between luxurious and hard-wearing. It fits most camera sizes and is ideal for carrying your camera with you on the go.
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