I’m a big fan of Tap & Dye leather camera straps. Big fan. Obsessed? Maybe. I’ve accumulated close to a half dozen of their straps. Tap & Dye is a Brooklyn, NY based maker of handcrafted leather goods with an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship. Justin Waldinger, the Founder & Chief Craftsman of Tap & Dye, states:
Our products are handcrafted from extremely durable, vegetable dyed full grain cowhide sourced from family run U.S. tanneries like Wickett & Craig and Horween, Chicago’s oldest tannery that has existed since 1905. All hardware components are sourced from vendors and manufacturers within the U.S which means that when you support this brand, you are in turn supporting an ecosystem of American manufacturers and vendors as well. And that’s a good thing.
When Tap & Dye announced a new adjustable strap late last year, I asked Justin whether he could customize that strap for the Leica SL2. He readily agreed even though no such strap was in his catalog.