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Heavy Leather NYC Slingshot Camera Strap (Black)

B&H # HESSB Mfr # HLNYC.CAM.12BK
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You Pay: $145.00
Product Highlights
  • 100% Genuine Cowhide
  • Buckle Adjustment
  • Quick Release Swivel Snap
  • Rear Snap Locks Camera in Place
  • Business Card Holder in Back
  • Edge Stitching with Studs
  • Made in NYC

The black Slingshot Camera Strap from Heavy Leather NYC is a heavy-duty strap made out of genuine cowhide and built for serious use. This is an adjustable strap that features a quick release swivel attachment that works in combination with slip rings that fit on your camera's strap lugs. The shoulder piece is padded, wide and built for comfort and contains a very handy business card holder for those quick networking moments. Handsome studs accent the hardware giving the strap a handsome finishing touch.

The basic strap is 1.0" wide but the shoulder pad is wider at 2.75" and a respectable 15" long. Overall, the strap is adjustable from 54 to 59" in length. There's a strong, traditional buckle that handles length adjustment. On the back, there's a snap that holds your camera steady when not in use. The Slingshot is a very stylish, and strong strap that will serve you well whether you are walking through the park or tossing it over your shoulder while on your motorcycle. It's 100% genuine cowhide is built to last. Due to the nature of the cowhide, no two straps will appear exactly the same giving each one a stamp of originality. The Slingshot is handmade in New York.

Soft, heavy-duty cowhide
Buckled adjustment
Rear snap holds camera in place when not in use
Slip rings with quick release attachment
Wide shoulder pad with business card holder
Handsome edge stitching with studs accenting the hardware
Material 100% genuine cowhide
Attachment Method Quick release swivel snap camera attachment
Length Adjustable from 54.0 to 59.0" (1.4 to 1.5 m)
Width 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Shoulder Pad Padded; 2.75 wide x 15.0" long (7.0 x 38.1 cm)
Heavy Leather NYC Slingshot Camera Strap (Black)
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    Heavy Leather NYCSlingshot Camera Strap (Black)
     
    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Was this a gift?:
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        2.0

        Very disappointing

        By Photojan

        from State College, PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blocks viewfinder
          • Buckles Scratch Lcd
          • Creeps On My Shoulder

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slingshot Camera Strap (Vintage Brown):

            This strap is beautiful -- better looking than anything I've ever owned. But ...

            It blocks the viewfinder more than any strap I've ever owned, especially when the camera is in the vertical position.

            I thought I was going to like it because the slingshot style takes pressure off my neck, but I found myself cursing it because I constantly had leather and buckles in my eye.

            Also, I agree with another reviewer that the snap that's supposed to "lock your camera in place" won't handle the weight of a Nikon D4 or other professional camera. It won't stay snapped.

            I wanted to like this because of its good looks, but for me the strap is far more pain than pleasure.

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            5.0

            Great look and feel

            By Spooker

            from Cincinnati

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Does not Chafe
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort
              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about Slingshot Camera Strap (Black):

              The black leather is more of a really dark brown despite the label, but it looks identical to the product images. The leather is very high quality and durable all while being comfortable to use.

              The points that connect to the camera can either snap in place or slide up and down the strap, which is great for using a C-Loop in the tripod mount instead of the built-in loops on the side of the camera.

              Best of all, it doesn't have a giant logo in giant white letters across the strap.

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              5.0

              Great strap

              By JINXJuice

              from Chino Hills, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Looks great

              Cons

              • Cheap Metal
              • Expensive
              • Scratches Easily

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Street
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Slingshot Camera Strap (Black):

              I shoot everywhere I go and decided it was time for an upgrade. This strap does very well build is great and the leather is soft and comfortable and has great shoulder padding. There maybe a few problems which i will address the strap is a lil bit too long for me so i might need to punch out 2 holes maybe but still very good note i am 5'9 but i don't think i will punch any to be honest still at my hand and not finger tip. Next unless you are like me and i will never throw away my camera and like it being unique the rings you put on the lugs will scratch the pain on both the lug and body but i think it adds character so i don't mind. Another thing to note is that the clip does seem to be somewhat cheap and may break in the near future but it probably is better that way and get a beefier one later. A thing to note is that the card holder for YOUR BIZ CARD not ID CARD is a tad small so you will have to make cards smaller. Did i say it's made in USA?? It is a lil on the heavy side but i don't really care since it's saying it used good leather. The only other thing it might get you on is the cost. But it made me happy so i don't really care. btw i'm a svelt 5'9 so that might have to do with it if you are big 5'9 maybe a different story. =) i give it a 5

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              5.0

              Slingshot Camera Stap

              By Booron

              from White Bear Lake, Minnesota

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about Slingshot Camera Strap (Vintage Brown):

                Superb construction.
                Allows for camera (Nikon D4) useage in a variety of novel and difficult situations!!!
                I love it and I am ordering another to use wih my D3s
                A real winner for all levels of user!!!

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                3.0

                Great look, but could be improved

                By Desy

                from Richmond BC Vancouver

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Flimsy Clip
                • Not that adjustable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Slingshot Camera Strap (Vintage Brown):

                  I bought this strap because it looks awesome! Love the vintage brown leather.

                  However, there are a few things that could be improved to make this MUCH better.
                  1) I'm 5'9" and at the tightest setting the camera hangs very low. I had to self-punch about 5 more holes in it to get it a a more comfortable height.
                  2) There are 2 clips for which you can clip your camera to (meant for each side of the camera), the one towards the back is held on by a button. It's very stupid because the weight of the camera just unbuttons the strap all the time.
                  3) The 2 clips are useless. Only one is necessary.
                  4) They designed this so that it can hold the camera by the side camera strap holders. I found this stupid and much better to clip at the bottom like the Blackrapid
                  5) I don't feel as if the clips are strong/sturdy/secure. I'm constantly checking to make sure it's good. Whereas with the blackrapid I'm very confident it won't fall!

                  Buy this strap only for the look. If you are more concerned about the functionality of it, get a blackrapid or holdfast. I have both of those as well!

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