Author Archives: Hawkesmill England

Is the Leica M6 Classic the best M film camera ever made?

Leica M6 Classic with Kensington Camera Neck Strap

It appears that the Leica M6 has become the world’s favourite Leica film body. Despite its age and its lack of features, the Leica M6 is being promoted by some of the best film photographers in the world. Looking at work by Joe Greer and YouTube channels such as Negative Feedback, it is clear that […]

Why We Shoot Film Cameras

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We make camera straps and camera bags. So who really cares what we shoot with? We’re a company. Not a photographer. Well, yes and no. Hawkesmill was founded by photographers, for photographers. Every one here has put in the time as professional photographers. We’ve made our living from shooting and doing nothing else. Why we […]

How to Clean Your Leather Camera Strap

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Help, my strap doesn’t look like it did when new! How to clean your leather camera strap… You’ve been using your leather camera strap for some time now. It has become one of your favourite things. It’s vastly superior to the stock camera strap that came with your camera. However, you’ve noticed something unusual. It […]

Now Stocked in Harrods!

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Harrods has recently undergone a major renovation, with the addition of a new technology department, located on the 5th floor. We are pleased to announce that Harrods has now become the latest store to stock all of our products. Harrods has long been one of the leading department stores in the world. And we are […]

World’s Best Luxury Camera Bag – Hawkesmill Monmouth Street

Last year we launched our new, revised line of luxury camera messenger bags. We kept many of the features that our customers told us they loved about the bags. But added a few bits here and removed a few bits there. The revised bag was lighter, backpack convertible and even more robust than our previous […]

Revised Camera Messenger Bags Launched

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Revised Camera Messenger Bags This month we officially launch our new, revised camera messenger bags. We launched our initial range of camera messenger bags in 2016 to rave reviews. With many of the world’s leading photography websites hailing them as the finest camera messenger bags available today.  However, in true Hawkesmill style, we didn’t rest […]

Stitched Leather Camera Straps Added

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New stitched leather camera straps In the past few months we have had an outcry for additional leather camera straps with stitching, to go along with our riveted leather camera straps. Most of those putting a stitched leather camera strap on their wishlist are Leica users, who are notorious for babying their gear. Rightfully so. […]

Choosing Leather 101: To Make the Best Camera Straps

Horween Leather Camera Strap Handmade in England

Choosing the best leather for our camera straps Over the past few years we have garnered a reputation for making some of the finest leather camera straps in the world. The reviews we’ve had honour us, and we are constantly striving to improve on our leather camera straps, even in the smallest of ways. But […]

Designing Stylish Camera Bags | Why Do It?

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Designing stylish camera bags Why choose to design stylish camera bags?There are a lot of things to think about when designing a camera bag. For instance: the weight, how easy it is to get in and out of the bag, how waterproof it is, deciding what camera and lens combinations the bag is designed for, […]

Italy Adventure: Fujifilm X100T and Nikon D750

Ah, Tuscany! No other words are needed to describe this enchanting, majestic part of the world. Any other descriptive prose has already been written, far better than we ever could. Last week we took a trip to Italy to explore some of the handmade products they are so renowned for and to gather inspiration for […]