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!
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!
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!