For those who know me, it's no secret that I'm a sucker for camera bags and camera straps. Of course functionality is the most important consideration for me but I also appreciate things that are well made and look great. To me, it's not about function over form or form over function but the combination of the two together. When a product like that is available, I don't mind spending the extra money to buy it. With that said, I went to my local Leica dealer yesterday as they carry the full range of Artisan & Artist products and picked up two new straps yesterday. The first one is the newly released Artisan & Artist Easy Slider in black. This strap allows you to strap the camera across your body, either in front, to the side or on your back and a D-ring allows you to tighten or loosen the strap with one quick motion thereby having the camera always at the ready. The design is almost identical to the Luma Labs Cinch strap. I put this strap on the camera immediately as I was headed out to a concert later that evening and wanted to try it out at the event. After a 3+ hour concert, I can honestly say, the strap is worth every penny. With strap tightened down, it kept my Olympus safe, right up against my body and with one quick tug, I was in shooting position. Another quick tug and it was locked up against my body where I would pull my Ricoh out of my pocket and be shooting with that. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) The second one I bought is a standard Artisan & Artist Cloth Wrist Strap in red. Very soft cotton and perfect sizing. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) There's one more Artisan & Artist strap that I'd like to get and that is their Silk Cord. Absolutely gorgeous but oh so expensive at $180.