Camera Bags

A New Solution for a Vintage Camera.

Back in December when I bought my vintage Olympus OM2 it came with the most amazing original leather case for the whole kit. Fine grain brown leather with enough room to hold the camera, 3 lenses, flash and filters. The only problem with it is the case weighs a couple of pounds empty, and when full loaded the narrow strap cuts through your shoulder like a dull knife. It looks great though. That case got me to wondering where I could find a new case, with a vintage look for both the OM2 and my Olympus OMD EM-5. Enter the Hard Graft Frame 1 Camera Bag.


Hard Graft makes some serious leather goods, and once again this looks like an amazing piece of work. Retro styling, and modern features. Constructed completely of 100% vegetable tanned leather with a soft wool lining this case will more than protect your pricey camera gear. It features a removable divider components separated and there is a small zip pocket for your memory cards or film (if you still shoot with it), cables or phone. The shoulder strap is detailed with 100% wool felt, is fully adjustable, and features a comfortable shoulder pad.

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A Camera Bag That Hides Your “Tourist” Look.

When I travel, I tend to take things like a camera, iPhone, iPad etc. The problem with using a camera bag is that nothing says “Tourist” like a camera around your neck or a camera bag on your shoulder. The problem with a laptop case is that most aren’t designed to hold a camera, and most look like something you need for your 9 to 5 office gig.

Thanks to Ona Bags, you now have a choice that lets you carry more than a camera, and doesn’t say “Please come mug me, I am a tourist with a bag full of pricey camera gear”. The Union Street bag for men by Ona Bags is a hand-made canvas bag infused with wax to enhance its durability and water resistance. The bag is designed to hold all your items; in addition to the camera it holds a 15″ laptop, up to 3 lenses or small accessories and personal items. The interior is lined with protective padding and 5 customizable dividers.

I think this needs to go on my Christmas wish list. If you can’t wait for Santa, you can buy it at Ona Bags.