- Simplr Sightings
Wired magazine has posted a wonderfully thorough review of the Fujifilm X-T5, referring to it as “…the best camera the company has ever made.” Nestled within this article, reviewer Scott Gilbertson reveals his preferred camera strap: “I prefer minimal straps like the Simplr F1, but for something included with the camera, Fuji’s strap is actually […]
In this official Fujifilm video, Flemming Bo Jensen, concert photographer extraordinaire, discusses how the X-T5 helps him capture the spirit and excitement of live music — while photographing Copenhagen-based singer/producer Saveus. “A camera is a tool for me. It needs to function purely on muscle memory, and become invisible.” Flemming is a long-time Simplr product abuser […]
In this video, Bert Stephani discusses his love of portraiture, and shares his thoughts on the new Fujifilm X-T5. Bert has numerous Simplr straps, but the one seen attached to his X-T5 is a castor gray F1. *It’s worth noting that our recommendation for an X-T5 would generally be a lug mount F1 — but Bert is tall […]
Ben Staley is an Emmy-winning DP/Producer, gifted photographer, and hardcore adventurer. In Until the Light Fades, Ben brings us along on a desert adventure — accompanied by his prized Leica M6 and well-used Simplr camera strap (an olive green M1a … precursor to the F1).
If your specialty is concert photography — 2020 and ’21 have not been your best years ever — until now that is, for one such photographer. Flemming Bo Jensen’s passion for music, and unmatched timing have made him on of the world’s finest live music photographers. When he was asked to photograph Danish band The […]
Fujifilm has just released a video featuring the very talented and knowledgeable Bert Stephani, detailing his experience with the Fujifilm XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR. Bert has numerous Simplr straps, but the one that cameos in this video is his Castor Gray F1.
There’s been a ton of excitement around the new Fujinon 33mm lens — and nobody’s better equipped to give impressions than Charlene Winfred — who’s spent years with the “original” Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R practically glued to her camera. Alongside the new and old lenses, are some appropriately-matched new and old Simplr straps (Charlene’s been testing our […]
Joe D’Agostino has a keen eye for color, a driving curiosity — and a real talent for shooting all manner of travel, documentary, street and event photography. In this short video, he walks us through settings for capturing the ultimate panning shot. Curious? Have a look and give it a try. Joe works with numerous camera […]
Stephen Escallier is a hiking enthusiast — very knowledgeable about outdoor gear — with an impressive YouTube channel. In this video, he talks a little bit about his well-considered photography tools, including our F1 camera strap.
Jay Fei is a passionate street photographer, sharing his photographic journey (from a self-professed enthusiastic amateur’s perspective) on his YouTube channel, JayRegular. He expresses fair and balanced thoughts on gear, particularly his Fuji X100V, and has a knack for explaining things in clear concise terms — so do check him out. In this video, he’s done […]
If you were to ask us which photographer we most closely associate with Fuji’s magical XF35mmF1.4 R, it would be Charlene Winfred. So it’s only fitting that Fujifilm themselves chose to feature her in their new promo video for this (not at all new) lens. In a world where newer is virtually always equated with […]
Ben Staley is an Emmy-winning DP/Producer, gifted photographer, and hardcore adventurer (sometimes for pay, sometimes for play). Adventure & Art, Ben’s new YouTube channel, features (as you may have guessed) liberal helpings of both photography and adventure — a recipe Ben is uniquely qualified to serve up (he films Deadliest Catch for gosh sake). The […]
Longtime Simplr user Flemming Bo Jensen posted a review of his F1’s, describing them as his “perfect camera strap.” “…Simplr Straps answered our wishes by making the Simplr F1 strap! … I have been using the F1 models for more than a year now, for hundreds of concerts and festivals and I am never using […]
Bert Stephani has been using the newly announced Fujifilm X100V for some two months now, amassing gorgeous top-secret images. In this video from Fujifilm, part of a series introducing the X100V, It would appear Bert’s M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap (in limited-edition Coyote Brown) has also been logging some top-secret time with this formerly mum cam. In addition […]
This epic production spans the 18-month period leading up to the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro3. The film focuses not only on the ideation, design, and manufacturing process (with the actual designers, pretty cool huh?) — but also the veritable “family” of Fujifilm Ambassadors — with whom the development of this camera was shaped. In […]
Mindy Tan is an exceptionally talented documentary and street photographer, and Fujifilm Ambassador. In the the Fuji Girl series, Mindy talks about gear, technique, and what she looks for in her subjects. Unsurprisingly, the co-stars here are Fujifilm cameras, including X-T3 and gorgeous pre-release (as of filming) Fuji X-Pro3’s — and the co-co-star (does that make […]
After a long hiatus from YouTube, The very talented and knowledgeable Bert Stephani has released a video detailing his experience with the long-awaited Fujifilm X-Pro3. Attached to that X-Pro3 is our M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap (in rarely seen coyote brown). We’re jealous!
Fujifilm X-Photographer Charlene Winfred is currently working in Iraq, advancing Preemptive Love’s noble mission, to provide assistance to refugees and residents of war-torn countries. Although she deserves a medal, it would appear she’s settled for a coveted Fujifilm X-Pro3. In this post, she shares her thoughts on the camera, as well as some truly breathtaking […]
Kevin Mullins, wedding & street photographer par excellence, reveals his thoughts on the highly anticipated Fujifilm X-Pro3, with which he’s been spending some top-secret time. We’re just happy to be along for the ride (that’s a Simplr F1 attached to it). He’s got a video and a detailed post — so be sure to check out […]
American Gear Guide just published this: Camera Gear Made in the USA: Directory to 25 American Photography Brands. We’re in it, of course — and proud to be in the company of so many distinguished brands.
Patrick La Roque‘s ability to see the beautiful images living all around us is inspiring, to say the least. Here, he attaches the new GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR to his GFX 50R. Attaching the GFX 50R to Patrick, is our F1 Sling-Style Camera Strap. Maybe a little bit of his talent can be telegraphed to us, just […]
Flemming Bo Jensen’s ability to capture the excitement of live concerts is second-to-none. An official Red Bull and Fujifilm X-Photographer, his ability to get “the shot” boils down to experience, timing, skill, passion — and of course, his gear. Want to know what’s in Flemming’s bag? Shotkit just posted a rig rundown with all of […]
If you’re aware of Fuji’s team of professional X Photographers, you’re probably acquainted with Charlene Winfred. You might also be familiar with her famously battered Fujinon XF35mmF1.4. It’s been attached to every Fuji she’s ever owned. For as many times as she’s written about her gear and lenses, this will be the first time she’s discussed the […]
Fujicast is a Fujifilm and Photography Podcast presented by Neale James and Kevin Mullins. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Neale and Kevin are both incredibly accomplished shooters in multiple disciplines — wedding, street, documentary and video. To hear them talk shop with each other, and with a diverse crew of noteworthy guests, is […]
Hugo Pinho is a talented documentary photographer with an extremely keen eye (check out his amazing images from Angola). As a connoisseur of several camera brands, Hugo’s desire to make his life simpler by paring down his photography gear, was no easy task. In this article, he talks about his camera and lens decision — an Olympus […]
Charlene Winfred is a talented photographer and capable wordsmith. If you know her work, you’ll know much of it relies on a famously battered Fujinon 35mm f/1.4. In this article at Fujilove.com, Charlene discusses her adjustment to a much wider perspective, namely the Fujinon 18mm f/2. Look closely at that fine looking X-T3 and you’ll […]
The multi-talented Patrick La Roque appeared at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany to discuss his unique approach to commercial photography. Accompanying Patrick was his up-until-then top-secret Fujifilm GFX 50R — adorned with a secret Simplr F1. A huge “thank you” to Patrick, and the entire extended Simplr pro family, who volunteer to test our stuff — […]
Everything in this strap is thought and designed for the user. It fulfills its function, it’s comfortable, robust and very durable. … It’s simple to use and with the adjustment tab you can quickly change the length to suit your needs, regardless of whether you wear it as a neck strap or sling-style. Read the […]
Check out this informative video from the very talented Kevin Mullins, wherein he talks about his typical street photography setup. Attached to Kevin’s Fujifilm X70 (at 12:25) is a Simplr M1ultralight, our uniquely nano-size full-function camera strap.
Here at Simplr HQ, we’re largely Fujifilm shooters — so it’s exciting to have one of our products reviewed over at fujixpassion.com. Here’s a snippet of their F1 review: “Everything in this strap is thought and designed for the user. It fulfills its function, it’s comfortable, robust and very durable. …It’s simple to use and with […]
Charlene Winfred is a nomad photographer, videographer, writer, Fujifilm X-series ambassador and half the production team of Roaming Frame. As one of the first professional photographers who graciously volunteered to test our stuff, she’s been using Simplr straps out in the field for quite a while — so it’s not a huge surprise that she’s a […]
Fujifilm’s newly released GFX 50R video features Patrick La Roque’s lyrical words and imagery, and if you look closely, a lug mount Simplr F1 (in coyote brown). It’s worth mentioning that, unlike the GFX 50S which uses the uncommon Hasselblad-style camera strap connectors, the rangefinder-style GFX 50R uses a standard lug mount!
ThePhoblographer.com publishes a ton of great content for photographers trying to elevate their craft, or just keep up with the latest and greatest new photography gear. We’re always super-excited when they feature our latest — currently the F1 Sling-Style Camera Strap. Read the full article here.
We’ve made it no secret that, although our straps work well on virtually all mirrorless cameras, we’ve got a particular affinity for Fujifilm cameras. So, we were pretty excited to be reviewed by fujixpassion.com. Here’s a snippet: “As soon as I took out the M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap from the packaging, the first thing that […]
Patrick La Roque is a photographer, writer, speaker, and member of the Kage Collective. He’s a remarkable visual storyteller, who’s work could equally evoke calm or frenzy, warmth or solitude. Here’s a little of what Patrick thinks about his M1a & M1w: “…Basically, these are products that don’t flash or glitter, that don’t call attention […]
Coinciding with the release of Fujifilm’s new X-H1, Palle Schultz discusses this camera’s capabilities in both technological — and real world terms — as only Palle can. You may recognize Palle’s strap of choice — our very own M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap (in Castor Gray)! Palle Schultz is a photographer and videographer based in Denmark, […]
The Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap has been named to Shotkit’s newly updated 2018 Best Camera Straps list: “With many camera strap manufacturers trying to revolutionise the humble camera strap with the addition of crazy gadgets and gizmos, it’s nice to see some brands trying to perfect what we already have by keeping things simple. The aptly […]
Flemming Bo Jensen is a music photographer … More specifically, he’s known for his uncanny ability to capture the concertgoer experience at live music venues. Whether small, huge, beautiful or chaotic — Flemming distills it into gorgeous still images. Flemming reviews his dueling M1a camera straps: What I like about the Simplr M1a strap… This […]
ThePhoblographer.com publishes a ton of great content for photographers trying to elevate their craft, or just keep up with the latest and greatest new photography gear. Speaking of the latest, we’re super-excited that they’ve chosen to talk about our new M1w Mirrorless Wrist Strap. Read the full article here.
The very talented Kevin Mullins from f16.click just released a new video with his thoughts on the X-Pro2 firmware 4.0 update, including new video features. He also talks about some new X100F features (and we’re tickled he’s outfitted his favorite camera with an M1a).
Fujifilm Global just released this video featuring the Roaming Frame dynamic duo of Charlene Winfred and Flemming Bo Jensen — plus their dueling X-Pro2 and X-T2 cameras. It’s a fun but informative piece talking about the differences between these two cameras, and the photographers that use them. Watch closely and you’ll see they both prefer the same camera strap […]
Charlene Winfred is a nomad photographer, videographer, writer, Fujifilm X-series ambassador and half the production team of Roaming Frame. Charlene’s approach to equipment epitomizes what we’re about here at Simplr: No muss. No fuss. Things should just work, work well, and keep working … without too much thought. She even came up with a couple of […]
Bless This Stuff curate all manner of manly stuff. For instance, right now our M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap is surrounded by a Ducati Panigale V4, some kind of intense coffee maker, and a 1965 Porsche 356. “If you´re looking for a new camera strap that is both functional and stylish without breaking the bank, check out […]
It’s not often you read a review that starts with the word “fugly” … and concludes with this: “In terms of functionality, the Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap has to be one of the best straps from a small American manufacturer on the market. I’m pleasantly surprised despite how simple and deceiving it looks. Can it […]
Kevin Mullins is a highly regarded UK wedding photographer. In addition to his impressive professional wedding portfolio, he also runs the popular f16.click site, dedicated to his personal work and all things Fuji. Kevin recently posted his thoughts on the Fujifilm X-E3 … and we’re happy to report that it pairs nicely with the Simplr M1a […]
Palle Schultz is a photographer and videographer based in Denmark, and an official Fujifilm X-photographer. In this video Palle talks about his compact video rig … including a Fujifilm XT-2, and a Simplr M1a camera strap, for stabilization and insurance against accidental drops. “I really like it because it’s easy to snap off, and the ends […]
*This review is for our now discontinued M1a, succeeded by our F1. Bert Stephani posts his thoughts on his M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap, along with some excellent images. He’s a Belgian commercial and editorial photographer, an official Fujifilm X-photographer, and member of The KAGE Collective — an international group of visual story tellers. “I have been looking for […]