For all you photographers out there, we understand that when you grab your camera and go, you’ve got to tie on a lifeline to keep things secure. In the market for a kick-ass new camera strap? It’s time to pick up the Noah Marion leather camera strap.
“I love the simplicity of it,” says collection curator Eric Bandholz.
“Most camera straps are neck straps, they get in the way, and they’re all over the place when you’re trying to shoot. With this one, it’s small, you can wrap it around the lens when you’re ready to shoot, and it never gets in the way.”
This unique leather camera strap slips over the wearer’s wrist and promises security and unobtrusiveness at the same time. Not to mention they look pretty stylish.
Noah Marion Quality Goods began in 2006 in Austin, TX with a heavy focus on untreated, un-dyed natural vegetable tanned leather. The reason? It actually allows the user to personally bring the product to life.
“Each person will interact with their wallet, bag or belt differently and therefore it will truly become yours with use,” they explain on their website.
“They will change, they will age, they will darken. This is the goal, they get better and better with age. A water spot here, a coffee stain there just adds to the character of the piece.”
Vegetable tanning is a unique process in which tannin is used to treat the leather. Tannin's – which are categorized as a class of poly phenol astringent chemical – occur naturally in the bark and leaves of plants. It binds to collagen proteins in the hide, and ends up coating them. This in turn causes them to become less water-soluble, and more resistant to bacteria.
In addition, vegetable tanning causes the hide to become more flexible. Noah Marion explains their process by detailing that “hides are stretched on frames and immersed for several weeks in vats of increasing concentrations of tannin.”
It’s a process that was developed centuries ago when primitive man used skin pelts as protection from the elements. Untreated pelts were durable and perfect for their intended purpose, but only for a short time. The problem was that these animal pelts would dry out very quickly, and end up cracking and breaking after exposure to the elements. To combat this issue, the practice of treating and softening the pelts was developed, and helped to slow their inevitable decay.
The practice has evolved a great deal over the years, and today treating leather is an art form. A company like Noah Marion recognizes this, and has spent the last decade creating some of the most well-made leather good products around.
The entire process of vegetable tanning takes about one month, but the result is well worth the wait. This camera wrist strap is made from solid brass hardware and 500lb ballistic nylon, and attaches to the body of your favorite camera to guarantee you years of secure shooting.
Get your Noah Marion leather camera wrist strap now, visit the store now!