About a year ago I got a nice big comfortable air padded strap from Calumet for my 4x5" Tech V. I've been shooting the Tech exclusively for the last two months, using the strap quite a lot, either when shooting rangefinder style or when I want to travel light and carry just the camera with one lens, or maybe the camera on the strap and a fanny pack with three more lenses, and a belt pack for Grafmatics. Well today the strap separated, but fortunately I noticed it just as I was putting the strap over my shoulder, and it was still holding on by the piping along the edges, and I had my hand on the grip, so the camera didn't go crashing to the pavement. So next I want a really nice leather strap. Linhof used to make them, and I've seen some more recent red nylon straps, but I'm not sure if they are made anymore. Any press camera shooters with recommendations for a strap that is both comfortable with a big camera and that will last? Anyone know about either of these companies, that do custom leather straps?-- http://www.actioncustomstraps.com/C...CS/Blackheart_Regular/blackheart_regular.html http://www.leicatime.com/000-STRAPS-page.htm Of course there are places in New York that specialize in, umm..., custom leatherwork.