Photography Accessories: Mapp Of London Leather Camera Straps Review

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For many amateur photographers, it can get pretty confusing with all the cameras and accessories  (lenses, storage cases, camera straps, tripods, photography lamps, etc) that are available on the market. With so many choices, it can be a pretty daunting task to narrow it down and decide what to invest in.

Woman photographer's hands holding Canon SLR Camera
Disclosure: The camera strap mentioned in this post was sent to me for free for review purposes.  In addition to the product being reviewed this post also contains affiliate links which I think you may find useful – any purchases made via these links provides a small commission to me at no extra cost to you. This helps me keep the blog up and running.

As you may or may not know, I have really been getting into my photography lately, steadily improving and trying to learn all the tricks of the trade.

It has been a slow process and I have been gathering my equipment bit by bit as and when I could afford it.

First, some props, then a tripod, then a portable photography lamp, and then I finally bit the bullet and bought a better camera – The Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera

Woman photographer looking through the lens of a Canon SLR Camera

(I know this is a Canon – my friend was using the Nikon to take the photo 😉 )

Mapp Of London Camera Straps Review

Having just invested in the Nikon D5500, I had also been looking around at various camera accessories on the market.

And the Mapp of London range certainly piqued my interest.

Needless to say, I was pretty pleased when I heard that Emma from a Mapp of London was sending one of her beautiful handcrafted leather camera straps for me to review.

Emma Mapp who is a talented photographer and designer has recently taken her stylish and unique camera accessory range to the next level.

Mapp of London logo on brown product presentation box

Originally testing the water on Etsy she found that there was definitely a demand for these beautiful accessories.

As a result, Emma has been branching out and developing her range.

The range includes stylish contemporary camera bags, camera straps, and really gorgeous camera-shaped luggage tags (I love these!).

4 different coloured camera shaped leather luggage tags.

Packaging & Branding

When the strap arrived, I couldn’t wait to take a look. It came in a lovely branded box with the Mapp of London logo on the front.

Inside the box, the strap was presented in a branded white drawstring bag.

Mapp of London grey leather camera strap displayed with branded packaging.

The Actual Camera Strap

The strap I received was grey which I think has a really classy look about it.

In addition to the colour, you could feel and could smell that it was good quality and genuine leather.

There are currently 4 colours in the range; red, cobalt blue, grey, and black.

With 7 adjustable positions, you can alter the length of the strap so that it sits comfortably. The strap measures 120cm at its longest length and is 3cm wide.

It’s made from 100% genuine leather with stylish brass fittings.

The strap itself also bears the trendy Mapp Of London logo which is imprinted into the leather.

Close-up image of Mapp of London logo debossed into a grey leather camera strap.

And my favourite part of these camera straps is the specially designed pouch that fits onto the strap to keep your lens cap safe. Any photographer (including myself) would value this as it is always a nightmare when you can’t remember where you put it or even worse drop it in the dirt.

Close-up image of lens cap storage pouch on grey leather camera strap.

Mapp of London now has their own webshop where you can find all their products:

Photo collage of features and packaging from Mapp of London grey leather camera strap.

Coming Soon …

As I mentioned before investing in my new Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera was a really big thing for me.

I spent hours and hours researching which was the best camera I could buy.

I needed the best camera suitable for blogging that came within the budget that I had available (well what I could scrape together & actually convince my other half that it was a sound investment to use).

Now that I am getting to grips with my lovely new camera, I thought it would be useful to write a post about it.

I thought it would be good to share

  • The Key factors which made me choose it
  • The pros and cons
  • And some quick start cheat sheets

The cheat sheets will come in really handy for those of you who are like me.

Wading through the pages of complicated instructions in the operating manual can be very time-consuming.

I learn better from getting stuck in and experimenting than hence a cheat sheet to help me on my way.

Keep In Touch …

If you have any questions, feedback, or ideas about my projects don’t be shy, you can leave me a comment or drop me an email.

I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.

Are you also a budding (or experienced) photographer? Tell me, what was your best buy or which piece of equipment you could not live without?

I am also a contributor at a couple of other websites, where I share additional ideas, projects, and tutorials. Follow me on Instagram ( <— click here) where you will find all these extra projects, articles, and lots of my personal photos.

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8 thoughts on “Photography Accessories: Mapp Of London Leather Camera Straps Review

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    Photography is the one thing I really need to work on more for my blog! I need a good camera first before I worry about the strap, but I’m definitely pinning this post for when that day comes!

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      It’s taken me a while to get to this stage but I thoroughly enjoy it and am always looking to learn more. Thanks for pinning 🙂

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    This camera strap is beautiful! It’s definitely much better than the one that comes with your camera and is very stylish for a female or a male – especially important if you share a camera with your husband!

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      Yes, I like it much better than the strap that came with the camera – I love the stylish little details that it has.

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    I love that it’s both beautiful and useful?

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      Thanks for stopping by Jessica. Yes, I really love having beautiful accessories that I actually use.

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    That looks like a very classy accessory! I also need to work on my photography skills, I don’t think our camera is a DSLR, but I have no idea, lol! Total camera novice over here. Great review and wonderful pictures!

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      Thanks Susanne, I must say I really do like having something a bit different.

      Even if you don’t have a DSLR, I think you must have a fairly good camera because I think your photos look great. I love your Instagram feed! 🙂


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