Top-Notch Camera Gear

Blair Pfander
Top-Notch Camera Gear
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Somehow, a hobby just doesn’t feel complete if there aren’t a host of accessory options to choose from. Thankfully, photography offers plenty.
Plastic corporate-looking camera bags may protect your gear, but they don’t give the user much in the way of style. Now, from luxe camera satchels to elegant woven straps and hand-made leather cases, there’s a camera accessory to go with every outfit.
Of course, when a camera looks this good on your shoulder, you may never take it off to, you know, snap a few pictures.
What are your favorite camera accessories? Tell us in the comments below.

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Camera bags may be handy for daily transport, but when you need to have your gear at-the-ready, a fitted leather case is tough to beat. This particular handmade leather case by Nicoleyy1221 is customized to fit a Sony Nex-5, but versions can me made to protect any analog or digital SLR. $119; available at

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There's nothing chic about lugging a heavy piece of camera equipment on your shoulder (unless you're Garance Doré—but even she stashes her gear in Louis Vuitton). Thankfully, Derek Lam offers a luxe alternative to plastic-camera bags with his smart Newton satchel, which is designed to stash extra rolls of film in a locking front pouch. $1390; available

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An easy way to give a clunky camera a facelift is with a sleek new strap. This elegant hand-made strap from Artemis Leatherware is fashioned from Italian vegetable-dyed leather and solid brass hardware. $65; available at

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For smaller digital cameras, a colorful wristlet pouch like this tasseled pink version from Anya Hindmarch ensures your device is at-the-ready for documenting a wild night out while simultaneously making a splashy style statement. $155;available at

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For a slightly bolder look, try a colorful patterned strap like this funky woven version from Leathinity, which features adjustable strap buckles and polished stainless steel hardware. $64.99; available at

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Okay, so it may not be a camera accessory, but Leica M-9 Edition Hermès camera is the ultimate luxury accessory, finished with a hand-crafted leather trim and silver chrome. $50,000; available

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Meant to channel the boxy shape of an antique camera bag, Madewell's pebbled leather satchel combines vintage charm with functionality. A heavy-duty zipper keeps your gear safe and sound, while an interior pocket is perfect for stashing extra lenses. $148; available

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Sarah Frances Kuhn's glitzy chain straps appeals to ladies (and fashion-forward gents) who are looking to add a little "bling" to their photography hobby. Available in a range of colors and editions, you could conceivably match every outfit to a coordinating strap. $55; available

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Keep a mini-cam safe and stylish in Smythson's texturized leather Chameleon case, which is finished with contrasting blue accents and a heavy brass zipper. $230; available at

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We love that Tila March's taupe leather camera bag is roomy enough to accommodate other everyday essentials like a book, iPad or wallet, removing the need to lug multiple satchels around with you. $755; available at

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