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ONA has been on a roll with lots of beautiful products and releases as of late. And today, they’ve got even more that they’re showing off. Four new products were announced in the form of the Astoria, Capri, Leather Capri and the Leather Presido strap. The bags are oriented towards the city dweller that wants to have something stylish. They are set to launch and be available in the ONA store today.

More details about the products are after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer ONA Berlin Camera bag (2 of 8)ISO 6401-1000 sec at f - 2.2

ONA is one of the original modern manufacturers of beautiful camera bags and accessories–and if you aren’t familiar with who they are you might be after looking at their latest camera bag. It’s called the Berlin–and is a collaboration with Leica. It was created in celebration of the company’s 100th year anniversary. It’s designed to hold an M system camera and a couple of lenses in the main compartment. But you can also tote along an iPad, and other personal items inside.

The bag is made of full grain leather, antique brass buckles, and is handcrafted.

Want one? You’ll need to shell out $369 for this beauty.

More photos are after the jump.

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Alpaca’s are cute, fuzzy, and sometimes funny animals. And with lots of stylish camera straps these days being made from leather or canvas, these new addition from the Cecilia Gallery is quite a welcome surprise. The company has today announced a new line of 14 camera straps made of Alpaca wool and leather accents. Each strap comes with its own unique design and range somewhere in the $85 to $95 price point.

The company tells us that the straps are all handwoven in Peru and that they’ve got nylon built into them to help them support up to 250lbs of weight. Yes–we just said 250lbs, that’s what they’re claiming at least. In a situation like that, you can probably tote your 8×10 camera around your neck with one of these things.

You can snag your own right now on the company’s website.


The trend of beautiful, leather products has been around for a while now in the photo industry since ONA started strutting their sexiness all over the place. But on a recent trip to the Lomography store in NYC, I stumbled upon something else extremely beautiful but a little different. And upon asking them about the bag, I was introduced to Zkin. The company seems to be quite new (or at least their approach to the industry does) but already has an impressive lineup of bags.

And the one that really caught my eye is the Champ. Don’t ask me why they call it this. But for what it’s worth, I’ve found a bag that’s not only stylish, but also pretty damned functional.

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Everyone has a camera bag that’s really just for them. And recently, designer Isaac Mizrahi introduced a number of camera bags that he designed with Elite Brands (the company that distributes Rokinon amongst other brands.) There are six new bags: the Kathryn, Kathryn Mini, Jane, Liz, Emily, and the I Clutch. Each bag was created to look like a designer bag but not to the point where you’re carrying something that looks like a knockoff that you’d find in Chinatown. Instead, there is still a sense of simplicity that was held to with the look. You’re not paying designer prices for them either.

The bags are meant to hold cameras of all different sizes: some can tote around (no pun intended) a mirrorless camera while others can hold a DSLR and lenses.

All of the bags are available for purchase now at B&H Photo. More photos of the bags are after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Cub and Company Shooter Strap Review images (8 of 8)ISO 8001-30 sec at f - 4.0

Cub and Company is one of the strap makers in the United States joining the growing list of those getting involved in the fashionable accessory game. Made in Long Island, NY by photographer Joel Chavez, these straps have an alluring vintage appeal to them while maintaining a semi-upscale aesthetic that would appeal to those looking for something with a youthful edge. We wouldn’t exactly call them hipster, but we’d sure as hell say that they’re for the discerning shooter.

After our initial blog post, we called one of their Shooter Camera straps in for review. And in summary, let’s just say that it’s staying on my Fujifilm X Pro 1.

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