A wrist strap is essential for patrolling the grid. Not only will it protect your third eye from knocks and drops, it’ll keep your camera where it belongs: in your hand, with your finger working the shutter. Gordy’s leather straps are handmade in Washington.
Almost any small camera will do for shooting on the street, but we like this new Micro Four-Thirds rig. Advanced image stabilization keeps your shots crisp, manual controls let you change settings quickly, and the articulating screen flips up—perfect for sneaking candids from the hip. Buy it here.