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HoldFast Money Maker + ONA Bowery :: Photographer Leather Camera Strap System

Dear Photographers,

My search for the ultimate camera rig is complete. You name it… I tried it.  OEM strap, BlackRapid strap, ShootSac, Hand Grips.  Each one had some cons for me and was not comfortable at the end of a long wedding day.  I remember seeing the HoldFast Money Maker and thought it looked a little obtrusive.  But it wasn’t until I actually tried on my buddy Dee’s HoldFast that I realized how comfortable this rig is! I call it a rig because it feels so secure and balanced.   And it actually helped me with my posture too!  No more straps across the chest weighing me down. But when I got mine in there was just this one thing wrong… I only had 1 camera.  I found with only one camera on, it would weigh me down to one side.  And I didn’t have a place to store my lenses.  I typically have at least 1 other lens with me to go from wide to tight.  I tried the ShootSac with it but this defeated the point. It was a jumbled mess.

 

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I saw that HoldFast released their own bag (Explorer Lens Pouch) for the MoneyMaker system and it looks nice.  But it wouldn’t work for me because it is too small to hold my 70-200 and was quite expensive. I started to search for a small, standalone bag that I could somehow hook on to the Money Maker.  Then I came across the ONA Bowery.  It’s the perfect compliment!  Small enough to sit on your side and out the way, but large enough to fit a 70-200.  It’s well padded and comes with a divider.  It also has tons of small pockets for my phone, lens caps and lens wipes.  And only $130 :) But the major reason I bought this bag was because of how easy I could attach it to my Money Maker.  The ONA bag has 2 metal rings on each side that I could attach the 2 leather straps that came with my MoneyMaker to hold the bag.  And I bought one of the HoldFast Portrait Sliders to hold the camera.   I highly recommend getting a portrait slider if you have the Money Maker system to hold your camera.  You don’t realize how much you need those extra 2 inches when you take portrait shots.

 

HoldFast Money Maker System = starting at $200

Holdfast Portait Slider = $25

ONA Bowery Bag = $130

Handsfree = Priceless

 

Let me know your favorite camera holding system and happy shooting!

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Some AMAZING fellow photographers that rock the Holdfast Money Maker

DAN DALSTRA PHOTOGRAPHY

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TIMOTHY EYRICH PHOTOGRAPHY

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ZEN PHOTOGRAPHY

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CHAD DIBLASIO

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DEE & KRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Mary Veterano -

Nice!! I just got the holdfast and I love it sooo much! I’m going to have to look into this ONA bag, I’ve looked at it before, but I was hesitant to break up with my shoot sac. Now that I have the HF though I think I can go for this whole set up, it’s so much clutter-free looking!

Joey Garza -

MoneyMaker + Bowery = PERFECTION. I’ve had the moneymaker for two years and it was great for dual-wielding my MKIIs, but when I upgraded to a single MKIII, we hated having to deal with the MKII and MKIII color profiles, so I’ve been mainly using just a single camera. The Bowery is a great compliment…I no longer have to jam batteries/memory cards/etc in my pockets and I don’t feel like a pack mule. I’ve used this combo the last two weekends and my wife will be getting the combo this week.

Great idea and thanks for sharing!

Lindsey Buchleitner -

Helpful! I have two cameras on me most of the day at weddings, but for portrait sessions, I use one camera and carry an extra lens, so this would be perfect! Color question: Which color Money Maker matches the Bowery bag you have?

Caleb Peavy -

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I too use a 2 lens setup for my weddings (35, 135). Same boat with only one camera. My ONA street union bag is awesome, but makes a LONG day for carrying. I was actually going to get the bowery for my second shooter (my wife), but now it looks like I’ll be using it on my holdfast. :D

Dan Dalstra -

Yes! Going to look at that little ONA bag right now!

Stephanie Schwartz -

Thank you, such a great idea! Do you need to purchase the portrait strap in order to have enough straps to attach the Bowery?

Sierra Ford -

Hi!! Thank you so much for the helpful post! What are those 2 small straps you used to attach the Bowery?