This is the ultimate system for carrying your cameras and lenses. I don't write reviews but I've been asked from time to time about my MoneyMaker harness when worn. I'm not endorsed by HoldFast but a shout out is definitely deserved. In the summer of 2015, I purchased the MoneyMaker, Sightseer and the lens modular system, plus other great stuff. Using this gear has changed the way I shoot, carry gear and move around. Being able to hold three cameras, three lenses for hours at a time without feeling fatigue, shoulder or back pain has been a new experience. For many years I suffered from carrying heavy loads on my body as a professional photographer sometimes limiting me in mobility. The struggle I've faced has been trying all kinds of bags and cases, never really finding the best solution made it tough on me until now. The HoldFast system has given me the freedom to enjoy and to do more. All items listed in this post I own and use on every shoot. To top it off the customer service has been top notch, dive in and read more plus view photos of the HoldFast system.
The Water Buffalo leather MoneyMaker is characterized by a softer, full bodied hide fully vegetable tanned. The anchored metal d-rings, safety straps for ultimate security and impeccably versatile design make this an essential tool for the modern photographer. Secure your cameras and important gear where it’s most accessible and comfortable—right on you.
The Sightseer, as its name implies, is all about allowing the photographer to carry the essentials on the journey capturing sights. Keeping your camera in the game is the all important goal. Stashing your image creator in a back pack, where you have to remove the bag, then pull out the gear you need, then put the bag back on to even make a shot could mean you've just missed a sighting.
Crafted out of Waxed Canvas, American Bison leather and lined in Aztec flannel fleece, HoldFast has just reinvented how to carry your gear. With your cameras at the ready, lenses and gear are within reach without ever removing the bag, all in a stylishly comfortable way. Not only that, it was designed around a format of expansion. Start light and streamlined with the Sightseer Lens Bag and then build as your gear requires via add on pockets and lens pouches (each sold separately) attached to the outer leather straps. The Lens Pouches come in different sizes to suit your carry needs and can be attached directly to the Sightseer Lens Bag OR worn on the MoneyMaker OR attached to any belt you own.
The Sightseer lens bag attaches to the MoneyMaker with the included sliders. Simply unbuckle the MoneyMaker, then slide on the included sliders with clip and then attach to the d rings on the bag. The Sightseer is worn low on the back within hands reach so you can access your gear while also using your cameras on the MoneyMaker like normal. It can also be used just like a normal shoulder bag with the included adjustable shoulder strap. The modular Sightseer line keeps your cameras out of the bag and at the ready with all your lenses within reach. However, with a backpack you have to remove the bag from your shoulders to access gear then put it back on before making an image. And with a Sling pack hanging on a single pressure point which is constantly moving about, you have to fight flaps to get to its contents. The game has been changed.
For the specialist shooter. Keep your camera close, ready, and uncluttered. The Maven Strap is the culmination of HoldFast’s design ethic: classic and uncompromising. Crafted from legendary American Bison leather and lined in cream glove leather, the Maven lives up to its name, offering unparalleled sophistication you can see and feel. HoldFast’s custom brass u-hooks with Bison leather pad allows easy and quick installation without scarring your camera.
The Sightseer line of bags, straps and pouches are designed to help keep your camera and accessories within reach. Stashing your gear in a back pack, where you have to remove the bag, then pull out the gear you need, then put the bag back on to even make a shot could mean you've just missed a sighting.
Crafted out of Waxed Canvas, American Bison leather and lined in Aztec flannel fleece, HoldFast has just introduced an incredibly handsome way to carry your gear. With your cameras at the ready, lenses and gear are within reach without ever removing the bag, all in a stylishly comfortable way. Not only that, it was designed around a format of expansion. Start light and streamlined with these Sightseer Lens Pouches and then build as your gear requires via more lens pouches and the Sightseer Lens Bag (each sold separately). The Lens Pouches come in different sizes to suit your carry needs and can be attached directly to the Sightseer Lens Bag OR worn on the MoneyMaker OR attached to any belt you own.
The Sightseer cell pouches can attach directly to the MoneyMaker via the D rings, the Sightseer Lens bag or your belt.
No matter where adventure may take you, the Holdfast Explorer Wallet will keep your media and documents safe, dry, and cozy. This weather-proof wallet is crafted from wax canvas and trimmed in American Bison leather. Specifically designed to carry the small items you need on the MoneyMaker camera strap, as a typical trucker's wallet or perfectly in the side pocket of the Explorer Lens Pouch, or even attached to the Sightseer Lens Bag.
A total of 11 pockets + 12 memory card slots: a large exterior snap-shut pocket for cash, phone, lens caps and other small items; 2 large interior pockets for travel documents; 6 pockets ideal for credit cards; 2 bonus pockets for batteries, small tools etc; and 12 memory card slots; can be worn on the MoneyMaker D ring, in the outside pocket of the Explorer Pouch, attached to the Sightseer, on a belt or in your pocket with removable chain for added security.
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