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Huffington Post

October 10 / 2016
Be Prepared: Many top photographers always shoot with two cameras. Why? It’s helpful to have one camera with a wide angle lens and one with a longer lens ready to go. This is especially important for photographers hoping to catch moments who need to be prepared for anything to happen at any time. Many photographers hesitate to carry to cameras because they are heavy. The solution? The super-comfortable and ultra-cool HoldFast Moneymaker harness, made from leather or available in a new vegan version. Designed by photographer Matt Swaggart, The Moneymaker harness is widely considered to be the most stylish and comfortable way to carry two cameras, although it can be used for one as well so there is no excuse for not being prepared to get the shot. Only use one camera? It’s a great alternative to the traditional strap. And, ladies, it comes in hot pink.

Japan Camera Hunter

September 02 / 2016

I first got a glimpse of HoldFast Gear bags on instagram (HoldFast Gear is hereI am here), when I saw some people shooting with what seemed to be more classic gentleman’s apparel than camera bag. This really caught my eye, as in recent times I have become quite indifferent to the utilitarian style of camera bags, and craved for something a bit closer to my personal aesthetic. I like things that are hand made, well crafted and designed to last a long time. And that was my immediate impression when I got to feel the quality of these beautiful bags.

The Brotographer

September 02 / 2016
I want to take a minute and talk about the overall design of the Sightseer Lens Bag and how it is meant to be used. Matt has basically created a new way to carry your gear that you need readily accessible while shooting. Let us use portrait or wedding photographers as an example of people who also use the MoneyMaker. With its included sliders, the Sightseer Lens Bag can be attached to the back of the MoneyMaker, carrying a couple lenses as well as a flash. I love using the MoneyMaker with a 35mm on one hip and a 85mm on the other. However sometimes I might need the extra reach of a 70-200mm lens. With the Sightseer Lens Bag, I can easily...

Chandra's Collection

September 23 / 2014
Okay…can I just say something. I fell in love all over again this weekend. MoneyMaker is it’s name…no, really. It’s called the “MoneyMaker” strap fromHoldFast Gear. It’s one of the greatest inventions for wedding photographers. The MoneyMaker strap is marketed towards photographers who use 2 cameras while shooting. Which I used to not do this – until this weekend…and it’s pretty much life changing. Let me tell you why…

Steve Huff Photo

September 15 / 2014
When I took everything out of the box I was in awe of the quality. The last time I was this pleased with the quality of an accessory was when I wrote about the Wotancraft bags recently. Like the Wotancraft bag, the HoldFast Roamographer just oozes quality and workmanship.

Fstoppers

June 12 / 2014
The whole idea of what a camera strap should look like and how it should perform changed when the MoneyMaker hit the scene just a few years back. Gone were the days of tactical black nylon. A new era of stylish form and function began when Tulsa, Oklahoma based wedding photographer turned entrepreneur Matthew Swaggart founded HoldFast – a luxury line of leather camera gear and accessories.

FORMA Photography

March 21 / 2014
Today we would like to introduce you to one of our favorite items in our daily work. We were able to meet the wonderful people / inventors / developers of this great tool at the WPPI in Las Vegas. The product is called Holdfast Moneymaker and is a very special kind of camera strap. It does not only hold 1, 2 or 3 cameras including lenses, but is the most elegant and stylish product out there.

Paul Santos Photography

March 13 / 2014
I can't think of many products that smash the functionality factor to bits whilst looking this awesome, all in one wonderfully simple package! Mine was supplied in Chestnut leather, and the quality of the bridle leather strap is second to none.

Patrick Photography

January 10 / 2014
It has once been thought that all a photographer needs to do his job well are his camera and lenses. Yet, many people seem to neglect the importance of how one carries these equipments.

Birds of a Feather

January 10 / 2014

A dual, holster style camera strap is one that’s been around for a while. There are lots of other options out there, and from what we found most of those options included black padded fabric that screams “wedding photographer!”. We’re not feeling that look so much, and that’s why when we found the Holdfast company we got a little excited.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz

January 10 / 2014
I was given the opportunity to review a few Holdfast Gear products, and I am excited to share the results. For those who do not know who Holdfast Gear is, take a look. They are a company that produce handmade camera accessories with leather products, although they do have some fabric products as well.

SMALL CAMERA BIG PICTURE

January 10 / 2014

I’m typically a fan of high quality hand crafted items that are made in the United States, so when I found Hold Fast Gear based in the heart of the USA, who are making some great all leather, stylish camera accessories, I was very interested.  I had to take a look through their products and try something for myself.

JTHORPEPHOTO.COM

January 10 / 2014

They make awesome camera straps and accessories, so I was pretty stoked to hear they had a new strap come out. The Mini-Ruck. I currently use the black version of the Ruck Strap on my Canon 6D, and recently I picked up a FujiX10, for when I didn't wanna drag the Canon around, and the Mini-Ruck is a perfect complement for the smaller camera for a few reasons:

Cineblur.com

January 10 / 2014

My favorite piece of gear, the MoneyMaker, is HoldFast’s most popular product. It’s basically a multi-camera strap that goes around the shoulders and chest. It’s made of high-quality leather and is EXTREMELY comfortable to wear.

SOLIDROME

January 10 / 2014

Professional photographer Matthew Swaggart spent years travelling the world with his gear, he grew tired of the stock standard nylon straps that come with even the higher-end modern cameras and decided to do something about it.

Huckberry

January 10 / 2014
Matthew Swaggart has travelled the world, capturing stories of humanity’s highs and lows through his camera lens. While on his journeys, Swaggart grew tired of modern photography gear—it was bulky, uncomfortable, and unattractive.

B&H Photo!

January 10 / 2014

HF is now carried at B&H Photo, check it!

CAPTURES DIGITALES (French)

January 10 / 2014

I wish my camera essentially hand and not around the neck strap so annoying and becomes obsolete. Reflection made​​, I had to buy a leash. I began the quest for the Holy Grail, but the only brands offering their range in this accessory models that have neoprene or tissues that do not inspire me. So where to find a leash aesthetics and quality?

The Phoblographer

January 10 / 2014

Holdfast Gear is one of the companies out there that is currently trying to make photography accessories sexy and functional. More than perhaps any other company out there, they push fine leather goods as their staple and provide users with not only stunning products, but durable and practical solutions. We’ve positively reviewed many of their products, and one of the latest offerings from the company is their [PHOTO]Belt; the belt that essentially will make any photographer feel like Batman.

RHM Images

January 10 / 2014

I have always been a big fan of the products over at Holdfast Gear. They are hand made in America using some of the best quality materials available.  I previously bought the Ruck Strap and I have loved using it every day.  Today my "Triple in Kodiak Leather" arrived. The size is a little smaller then a typical shoebox.

Shutter Go Click

January 10 / 2014

Looking through camera bags and straps is at the best of times like perusing a selection of the finest army surplus. I don’t want to look like I’m bordering on jumping out of a helicopter with a heavy machine gun strapped to my shoulder, or crawling through air vents like John McLain. I’m constantly on the search for fashionable, practical and high quality gear that will be versatile in any shooting situation. Enter the HoldFast MoneyMaker camera strap.

JThorpe Photo

January 10 / 2014

Today while out in Baltimore visiting a client, I had the chance to try out my new Ruck Strap, from Holdfast Gear.

Let me first say, I'm not a huge "neck strap" guy. I always keep a wrist strap on my Canon 5DMkII, and I keep the neck strap off since its normally not comfortable, and gets in the way frequently. However using the Ruck Strap, has really made me think twice about not using a strap.

Cassidy Brooke

January 10 / 2014

If you’ve never heard of HF you need to check them out HERE! They are an amazing company that makes wonderful top of line products for photographers, like the MoneyMaker!

get addicted to...

January 10 / 2014

Photographer Matthew Swaggart always disliked the bulky and militaristic style of today’s photographer’s gear. Swaggart determined to create the brand HoldFast that blends the elegant styles of yesterday with unsurpassed modern functionality.

The Phoblographer

January 10 / 2014
HoldFast Gear is letting you take over the cape and cowl from Bruce Wayne by letting the overburdened photographer mount all their gadgets to their belt. The company has just announced the [Photo]Belt, that is a brand new piece of kit designed for the fashion savvy but still very serious photographer (like many of us in NYC.)

Shooting Sisters

January 10 / 2014
As promised, today I'm going to tell you something more about Ruck Strap, the other product I got from HoldFast Gear. By the number of views of the Money Maker review I can see you were really interested in what I had to say about it, so I hope you'll like this one as much.X

Gstyle Mag

January 10 / 2014
I’ve been a fan of HoldFast photography gear for the past few months already ever since learning about their products. It’s a small, independent company with most items hand-made by the owner himself or at least finished by him.

The Phoblographer

January 10 / 2014
HoldFast gear presents a limited edition of their RuckStrap camera carrying solution celebrating the 30th Olympic Games this year (with which it has nothing to do.)* Only thirty pieces of the Olympic Limited Edition will be made in red and blue — the colors of Olympic spirit — with beige leather applications. (Again, this has nothing to do with this year’s Olympic Games in London.)*

Shooting Sisters

January 10 / 2014
Here are two really cool and useful photo accessories made by HoldFast. They are handmade and really well thought through before producing.

bltd

January 10 / 2014
This one’s for our professional photographer readers. There’s nothing new about multi camera harnesses, but HoldFast decided that there’s got to better choices for photographers who don’t want to look like they just burst out of a SWAT van.X

URBAN DADDY

January 10 / 2014
Presenting HoldFast, an Oklahoma outfitter that is hand-making ruggedly handsome/Americana-inspired travel accessories, available online now.

WEBSTERSTREETMEDIA.COM

January 10 / 2014

My good friend Matt Swaggart and his newest company Hold Fast Gear has been getting some astounding feedback lately. I’ve owned and used the Money Maker harness now on over a dozen trips and I must say – I drank the Kool Aid®.

DOOBYBRAIN.COM

January 10 / 2014

This is just beautiful. Albert Cheung just posted photos of a new HoldFast MoneyMaker Multi-Camera Harness he got which comfortably holds two full-sized DSLRs at the hips without having to worry about shoulder-strap slip-off.

UVHAZE

January 10 / 2014

fellow photographer recently tipped me on a new company called HoldFast, and their innovative products seemed to fit the bill. HoldFast applies attractive form and practicality to a realm where this combination is rarely found – photography equipment. In a world dominated by black neoprene straps and nylon bags, founder/photographer Matthew Swaggart offers timeless materials like waxed cotton duck and beautifully aging leather. HoldFast was born out of necessity, and its gear evokes a time when photography gear was not only functional, but also effortlessly stylish.

BLESS THIS STUFF

January 10 / 2014

We have been drooling over HoldFast´s products lately, we recently featured the stylish MoneyMaker (a Multi-Camera harness enabling the user to carry two or three cameras). Another product that caught our attention is "The Triple", a classic hand made leather dopp kit, it´s design is pretty simple, just some very rugged leather and an antique rope allowing the user to use the rope as a handle on three sides of the bag.

NOTCOT.ORG

January 10 / 2014

The MoneyMaker by HoldFast is a very handy and stylish Multi-Camera harness enabling the user to carry two or three cameras.

TRENDENCIAS

January 10 / 2014

Si alguna vez habéis cargado con una cámara réflex durante un evento, fiesta o viaje, sabréis lo incómodas y antiestéticas que son de llevar colgadas, algo que podemos evitar con la correa adecuada, como estas correas de cuero que nos harán sentir el mismísimo Indiana Jones

COOL MATERIAL

January 10 / 2014

You’ll have to resist the urge to spend your day consuming black coffee and busting perps when you’re wearing around the MoneyMaker Harness. Though you’ll look like a crotchety old police chief, you’ll actually be equipped for your next shoot not shootout.

Carryology

January 10 / 2014

There are many fantastic camera bags out there offering both protection and storage spaces for additional equipment.  However, at Carryology we’re all about discovering new ways to make carrying as efficient as possible for a particular need.  That’s why the MoneyMaker Multi-Camera harness from HoldFast is particularly worthy of some spotlight focus.

BLESS THIS STUFF

January 10 / 2014

HoldFast produces stylish and functional photography gear. The collection is centered around classic materials such as duck canvas and leather, all the products strive to be simple and comfortable without sacrificing style.

PDN

January 10 / 2014

I review a lot of complicated products so it’s nice when something comes along that doesn’t need a lot of explaining. It’s also nice when it’s something that’s useful.

photofocus

January 10 / 2014

There are a ton of camera straps out there and most of them are identical. Black, soulless, cheap and a burn on your neck. A company called HoldFast, LLC is out to change that.

I recently procured of their RuckStraps and I have to say right out of the box it’s nothing like any other camera strap I’ve ever used.

macgasm

January 10 / 2014

The Sexiest Camera Strap EVER!

Gstyle Magazine - Hands on Review

January 10 / 2014

One of the must have items you need for your camera is some sort of secure way to hold it. Some people like using neck straps to keep their cameras secure while others prefer using some sort of wrist or hand strap instead.

Gstyle Magazine - Unboxing

January 10 / 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by how Mr. Swaggart fills his packages with. Unlike more modern companies that use materials like packaging peanuts or those plastic “air” bags, Holdfast packages are filled with wood shavings similar to what you’d see after sharpening a pencil, but without the lead. It’s actually quite beautiful and goes perfectly with the whole theme of his company.

Flash Parker - Hands on Review

January 10 / 2014

I don’t often post about gear. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I posted about a piece of a equipment – if you know me at all, you know I really don’t care about this camera or that camera, or one new lens over another, this that and the other thing, blah blah blah…

The Phoblographer

January 10 / 2014

We’re partnering with HoldFast Gear, the creators of the Camera LeashMoney Maker and Indispensible Walletfor a contest you’ll all be mesmerized with.

G style magazine

January 10 / 2014

Recently, I came across the HoldFast company when researching randomly for camera equipment. I usually browse all the photo blogs and news sites to see if I can find anything interesting that catches my attention. That’s when I happened upon HoldFast

SLR Lounge

January 10 / 2014

I think if anything, this camera leash should be called the Quick Draw, because it allows you to keep your camera at bay and attached to you for a quick draw.

sabi style

January 10 / 2014

If most people came across some old rope buried away in an antiques shop they would pass it by in their search for real treasure.

But then they’re not the talented photographer Matthew Swaggart.