5 Luxurious Camera Bags That Help Keep Things Classy

Carry your gear around (and protect it) in style with these luxurious camera bags.

There are lots of camera bags on the market that offer various levels of fit and finish. We published a roundup of quality, affordable camera bags not too long ago. Today, though, we’re going to focus on luxurious camera bags that will not only look fantastic with whatever you wear, they’ll also protect your cameras and lenses too. So, if you’re a photographer who likes the finer things in life and you love the feel and smell of leather, these luxurious camera bags could be for you. We’ve rounded up options that range in price from under $250 to over $400. Check out our top picks for luxurious camera bags after the break.

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Review: ONA Monterey Camera Bag (A Surprisingly Great Rucksack)

The ONA Monterey really annoyed me, and then I started to like it.

My story with the ONA Monterey is one that involves the search for a bag that I can call my companion bag. In the same way that a photographer has a companion camera, I’ve never really found the truly perfect camera bag. While the ONA Monterey comes close in many ways, it’s required that I break it in. And in the long run, it’s going to simply just end up being a victim of the abuse that I throw at my gear. Though I doubt it’s going to survive like a Tenba, WANDRD, or Billingham bag will, I sincerely hope that I’m wrong. Able to accommodate a 13-inch laptop and every mirrorless camera system that doesn’t rival the size of DSLRs, the ONA Monterey isn’t perfect. But it’s pretty close.

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Need to Carry More Gear? Check Out These Stylish Camera Backpacks

Camera backpacks offer great levels of comfort while being able to carry, and protect all of your gear,

Messenger bags are adored by many thanks to their gorgeous looks, and their ability to carry the essentials. But they can become a little uncomfortable to carry. They place quite a bit of stress on one side of the body. Camera backpacks, on the other hand, can be lugged around for hours as they disperse the weight of your gear across your entire upper body. There are more options available when it comes to sizes and the amount of equipment they can carry. Need small camera backpacks that can hold the essentials while offering unmatched comfort? You can find backpacks like that. Need a bigger bag that can carry multiple camera bodies, numerous lenses, strobes, accessories, and more? You can find those too. Camera backpacks never used to be the most stylish bags around, but that too has changed. If you need a new camera bag and want to see what camera backpacks are out there, click past the break.

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These ONA New Classics Camera Bags are Stylish and Affordable

If you love classicly styled camera bags, the ONA new classics collection are worth a look.

If you love camera bags as much as we do at The Phoblographer, this post is for you. Camera bags that can match your personal style can be hard to find, but the ONA New Classics camera bags feature styles that should be a match for just about every taste out there. Join us after the break to see all of the new camera bags that have recently been announced. Continue reading…

10 Stylish Camera Bags Perfect for Street Photographers

These camera bags are ready to hit the streets, and they’ll look good doing it.

Camera bags don’t get a lot of attention, but they are an important accessory; definitely one that every photographer needs. They need to match our own personal style because in a way they are an extension of us, so it’s important that we choose our camera bags wisely. Street photographers need camera bags that are stylish, comfortable, easy carry around, must be able to hold the essentials, and they need to be able to withstand the elements. We’ve selected 10 camera bags from our extensive list of reviews that would be perfect for street photographers. Continue reading…

Five Handsome Messenger Bags Under $400 You’ll Fall in Love with

Looking to start a new relationship with a camera bag this month? Check out these fine messenger bags that won’t break the bank, or your heart.

Like in any good relationship, there must be trust for it to work. The camera bags we choose to use say a lot about us, and we trust in them to carry our expensive cameras and lenses. Choosing a new camera bag is like searching for a new mate. We take looks, personality, dependability, and just how hard the new relationship will hit our wallets into account. There are some messenger bags out there that cost an absolute fortune, but the ones we’ve picked here are easy on the eyes, and they’re ready for long term commitment.
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ONA Partners with Passion Passport for Wanderlust-Inspired Camera Bags

Camera and travel bag maker ONA has some new colorful additions to their collection of limited edition camera bags.

If you’ve been a fan of camera and travel bag maker ONA, you’ll be delighted to know that the New York City-based company just announced their latest limited edition bags. Made in partnership with the purpose-driven travel community Passion Passport, the ONA x Passion Passport capsule collection features the best-selling Bowery Bag in limited edition colorways. Perfect for adventure-loving photographers who prefer a splash of color for their camera bags!

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ONA, Adorama, and Bronx Photographer Jose “Tutes” Tutiven Collaborate for Capsule Collection

The ONA x Tutes capsule collection features the Bowery and the Camps Bay, ONA’s most popular camera bag and backpack.

Camera bag and accessories purveyor ONA is at it again with stunning editions of its best-selling bags, giving photographers more options for their next camera bag purchase. For the latest of its special edition collections, the company has partnered with Bronx-based photographer Jose “Tutes” Tutiven and New York camera store Adorama to launch the ONA x Tutes capsule collection.

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The Best Canvas Camera Bags for Photographers

Camera bags - Tenba Cooper 13 Slim

The humble camera bag is often overlooked, but it’s actually incredibly important. After all, you are placing thousands of dollars worth of equipment into it. You owe it to yourself to get a solid canvas bag that looks good, and that you can trust.

As photographers, when we talk about new gear we tend to think about new camera bodies, or new lenses, but we never really think much about the gear that actually carries all of the above; camera bags. The humble camera bag is often overlooked, but it’s actually incredibly important. After all, you are placing thousands of dollars worth of equipment into it. You owe it to yourself to get a solid canvas bag that looks good, and that you can trust. A camera bag also says a lot about each individual photographer as well. There are so many styles to choose from, it is easy to find one that matches your personal taste. Today we are going to be looking at canvas bags. Canvas camera bags are stylish, easy to care for, and incredibly durable. Lets take a look at the best canvas camera bags for photographers.

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Camera Bag Review: ONA Campbell Collection Lens Cases

This has to be one of the best efforts to reinvent the lens case that  falls flat on its face

When the ONA Campbell series was first pitched to me, I was very cautious. There are a number of blogs out there that will simply send the products back and not give a review at all because they don’t like the product, but I choose to abide by FTC laws and give everything the coverage it truly deserves. With that said, you should know outright that I really don’t like the ONA Campbell series of lens cases and bags. To explain this, I should start from the top.

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The ONA Campbell Series Was Inspired by Vintage Lens Cases

The ONA Campbell series are made by traditional Moroccan leather workers. 

Leave it ONA to take the idea of the lens case and find a way to make it super pretty–that’s what the new ONA Campbell series of bags are all about. You see, these aren’t really bags at all. Instead, they’re straight up lens cases. If you’ve never seen these, everyone used to make them. They were designed for when you didn’t want to carry a whole lot of stuff around; your camera would be around your neck and these extra lens pouches would hang around your chest or be in another bag. The ONA Campbell is reinterpreting those cases and making them appropriate for all sorts of small things you may want to tote along with you.

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The ONA Savannah Bag is Designed to Fit a Variety of Cameras (And Stuff)

ONA has just announced a brand new camera bag: the ONA Savannah. This is a smaller camera bag not designed to hold a whole lot of stuff and instead really targeted at the photographer who has a small kit on them and worries about the whole editing process at a later time frame. The bag is made of all leather and has a foam padded interior, magnetic closure, and zip pockets.

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Cheap Photo: ONA Backpacks And Canon EOS Savings!

Man, is it almost the weekend already?! This week has flown by and here we are, ready for another deals post to send you off into the ether of another weekend. Today we have some killer deals on Canon DSLRs and very stylish ONA backpacks. Check it out!

Today’s Feature Savings

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The Pakk Promises to Be a Versatile and Stylish Backpack for Photographers

The Pakk is a brand new camera bag that is touting itself to be both functional and stylish–and of any company out there so far they seem to be the closest to getting it right. Peak Design, Vinta, ONA, WANDRD, and Langly all come close but they’re all missing one or two small things to make their bags absolutely flawless. However, the Pakk seems to be the backpack that every discerning photographer will want: on paper at least.

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7 Low Profile Camera Bags You Wouldn’t Think Were Camera Bags

One of the best things that a camera bag can do for any photographer that travels often is not look like a camera bag. It has to be low profile, adaptable, accommodating, comfortable, and practical. Sometimes, you want it to look stylish while at other times you don’t necessarily care. Every photographer also wants something different from everyone else in the crowd.

We’ve gone through our database of camera bag reviews and found a new one you’ll really like and that no one will believe is a camera bag.

Disclaimer: sometimes the best thing to do is to just not use a camera bag. But camera bags provide nice features like shoulder pads and better durability because they need to carry heavy gear.

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The Leica Collection by ONA is Your New High End Camera Bag Lineup

ONA are known for their stylish, functional, and high quality bags for photographers, and Leica is, well, Leica. It was announced today that the two will be teaming up again, but this time on a line of exclusive bags that will be sold in Leica stores and boutiques internationally.

Previously the Leica and ONA had collaborated on bags such as the Berlin and Berlin II, as well as the Bowery, for Leica. This new collection of bags, which will be called, “The Leica Collection by ONA”, will feature several of ONA’s messenger style bags as well as one of their photography backpack-style bags. Each of the bags will feature detailing with that classic Leica Red as well as the special hand crafting of premium materials that Leica is known for.

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Five Camera Bags for the Discerning Film Photographer

If you’re a film photographer, then chances are that you’re very particular about your camera bags. You probably don’t need to tote along a laptop with you but you need film, a camera or two, lenses, filters, flashes, light meters, etc. You surely do need different things and often in a smaller package.

So after going through our archives, we found a few bags that you’re bound to really like.

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Review: Hawkesmill Sloane Street Camera Bag

If there’s any place that photographers typically go to on the web to find out more about the latest and greatest camera bags, the two biggest sources are the Phoblographer and Steve Huff. But in true entrepreneurial spirit, I’m always thrilled when a new brand approaches the site with a new product–such is the case with the new Hawkesmill Sloane Street camera bag. The company is based in England, and is determined to grab your attention with their new wares.

Take the Hawkesmill Sloane Street for example: this high end bag is designed for the photographer that is also a serious business person and that at times needs to embrace a different aesthetic. While the likes of Tenba, Think Tank and others make some great practical bags that you may want to bring around for the very general and typical shoot, there are those moments where it would make sense for you to spruce up your look a bit more. That’s not to sit here and defend what some may call a hipster or elitist attitude; instead it’s an embrace of a major reality in the world of a professional photographer who needs to look the part of a business oriented creative at times. And most professional photographers will tell you that they shoot less and do more business.

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The ONA Clifton Backpack Doesn’t Look like a Camera Bag


Today, ONA is introducing yet another backpack. This one is called the Clifton and it is designed to be a very minimal style backpack but with ONA’s signature of use leather. The bag features removable inserts and an all leather exterior. ONA claims that it can hold your camera and up to six lenses.

If you’re putting that much gear on your back then you’ll appreciate that it sports padded shoulder straps. If that’s not all, it can accommodate a 13 inch laptop to really putting the hurting your back that you truly want.

All this for just $499. While that sounds expensive, you’re not really going to find anything with an interior like this on Amazon that can be modified with ease. Plus all the inserts/dividers can be changed up at will. Even better: this doesn’t at all look like a camera bag.

This bag seems to be one of ONA’s simpler bags, though the price is surely up there. More images are after the jump.

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