The HF Classic Strap is made with all the same leathers as our MoneyMakers and the line is comprised of a Wide version and a Skinny version. The Wider version (1” width) disperses the weight of a heavier camera better over the shoulder then transitions to a skinnier portion towards the camera connection. The Skinny (1/2” width) gives you a simple and streamlined carry option.
Both straps feature a leather shroud over the stainless steel clasp which keeps the metal away from your camera body while also adding an extra layer of security over the quick detach clasps.
I like simple straps like this for times when I’m not carrying my big pro bodies and want to just to have a camera on me. We gave this the quick detach option so you can quickly switch from these to the MoneyMaker and back again! I find that straps with only a split ring attachment gets annoying trying to attach and detach often.
These have no adjustment buckle so pick the length that works best for you. The 38” is the shortest and best for front around the neck carry, keeping the camera higher up. But we have longer lengths which are great for cross body carry.
Installation Instructions are in the video above, you can also follow along below:
1. Install your included splits rings to the side camera lug mounts.
2. Push the shroud up, exposing the front of the clasp. This shroud is a bit stiff at first, but it breaks in nicely and becomes much faster as it wears in.
3. Hook the clasp to the split ring finishing with the shroud facing outward.
4. To remove, slide the shroud back, exposing the clasp entry, press in and pop off.
5. This whole process becomes smooth and fast as the leather breaks in.
All images shot by Brandon Burk
To get the most ideal fit, use a cloth measuring tape around the neck or cross body. Our length will be exactly to where the strap will attach to your chosen camera mounts. So 42" length from 0" to 42" side lug mount to side lug mount will be where the camera will fit on your person.
Sizes are determined by the length of the strap measured from clasp end to clasp end:
Shortest length 38” is great for front around the neck carry
42" is great for smaller person cross body carry
46" is great for small to average size person cross body carry
49" is great for medium height/build size person cross body carry
52" is great for tall or broad size person cross body carry