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Vintage Camera Strap

Surfing some photography sites online I came across some really cute vintage camera straps that I would love to get. Unfortunately my budget wasn’t too pleased when I noticed the price of some of them! I’m all for spending money on good gear, especially when you use it a lot, but since this was just something to prettify my camera and it was just a little extra I didn’t want to spend that much.

It also ticks all the boxes on my “question list” to not buy it; Is it nice? – Yes Is it useful? – Yes, somewhat Do I need it? – No Especially that last one is an indication I really don’t need to spend money on it, But I obviously still “wanted” one so I decided to search online.

There was one thing I looked for when searching; quality. I might not want to spend too much but I still wanted some reasonable quality for the money. And what do you know, I found a pretty strap which is nearly identical to one I really liked, only for the fraction of the price! Even the quality seemed good. eBay is your friend on hunts like this, there is so much to find there. I paid $2,50 USD for this one and it even included free shipping!

Since it included free shipping I assumed it would take a little while for me to receive it. To my surprise I already found it in my mailbox this morning, and I only ordered it late last week. Now that’s awesome!

Vintage Camera strap on camera

The quality seems good so far. It feels solid and it doesn’t feel like it’s about to break or anything. I still recommend holding your camera though, and to not only use a strap to wrap it around your neck. Every strap could break at some point. So always be careful!

Vintage Camera Strap Close Up

If you’re looking to buy one like this, I can really recommend this seller. It was shipped the same day I purchased it and – as I said – arrived within a week. He also has a high percentage in positive feedback.

So if you’re looking for something that’s not a necessity I’d say check out eBay! Happy hunting!

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Te August 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I had never really thought about getting a new camera strap for my camera… but now that I’ve seen the picture of your new one…. some investigating has started haha 🙂

    • Reply Chantal August 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Haha, I didn’t think of it either until I saw it somewhere else! Good luck on your search, there are many sellers out there and a lot of pretty straps too 🙂

  • Reply Rachel August 24, 2013 at 5:26 am

    That looks similar to my new camera strap! I love it!

    • Reply Chantal August 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      I think your site is one of the sites I saw it on 🙂 I love mine, it might not be as good as the original but it will do for now.

  • Reply ikbenirisniet.nl August 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Wat een mooie! Ik zou jouw question list op mijn portemonnee moeten schrijven bedenk ik me nu.

    • Reply Chantal August 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Leuk is ie hè, een stuk hipper dan zo’n standaard zwarte band. Mijn question list werkt helaas niet altijd weet ik uit ervaring haha!

  • Reply www.mandyderoo.nl September 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Wat een supermooie! En ik vind je blog echt heerlijk, net ontdekt en nu lekker de hele middag lezen : )

    • Reply Chantal September 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Oh dank je voor het compliment op mijn blog, veel lees plezier! Binnenkort komen er Posts over mijn Europeaanse avontuur (volgende maand vertrek ik)

      Door jou blog staat nu ook Vietnam op mijn ‘to visit’ lijstje!

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