• The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.
  • The Union Street p.II
Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r
Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.
You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.
What was in the bag
Nikon D800e
Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
Sony RX1r
Mophie charger
Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.
Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.
Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.
Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.
Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.
This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.

The Union Street p.II

Vollmer Peak Trail, Berkeley, CA // Sony RX1r

Today I brought The Union Street camera bag by ONABags with me on a hike to catch sunrise. Unfortunately the entirety of the sunrise was blanked in a heavy fog. Fortunately, this gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos of the bag with the beautiful diffused light.

You may have seen my first impressions post a few days ago, but here are a few more thoughts with the the bag on it’s second photo outing.

What was in the bag

  • Nikon D800e
  • Nikkor 85mm 1.4G
  • Carl Zeiss 21/2,8
  • Sony RX1r
  • Mophie charger
  • Glif iPhone mount + hotshoe mount
  • Accessories: extra batteries, gloves, air blower, filter wallet, memory.

Comfort - even though the bag was full if stuff, I actually felt more comfortable with this bag than with my InCase Ari Marcopoulus bag. The Ari bag was more designed to be fit close, but I never felt too comfortable with it. The Union Street sits a bit low and loose, but despite that, doesn’t swing around too much. Since it’s really snug, nothing shifted around either, especially when we had to go “through” a fence by hopping it. The huge padding I was complaining about before, actually did an awesome job of cushioning the hard edges of my equipment from my back and side.

Functionality - I continue to love the buckles over traditional zippers. The buckles release easily and access to things is really good. Everything I needed was snug, yet I could get everything out that I needed. I was previously not sure if it would function well with both the RX1r and D800e, but it worked well. There was no way to strap my tripod to it, so I just carried my tripod by hand. This may also be why this bag is just more easy to carry. Holding a tripod by hand isn’t a big deal, though this bag definitely has no place for it. The side pockets held my Mophie charger and my hotshoe mount with Glif, they were actually really easy to pull out. It wasn’t a mess of wrestling to get them free.

Looks - This bag is really nice to photograph. Catches light nicely, the canvas doesn’t cause for reflections, and the leather accents gives it just enough character to be interesting. The handle dye seems to have transferred a bit onto the top canvas, doesn’t look great, but not even sure where and when that happened. The bottom of the bag is leather, which keeps it from getting dirty when sitting in grass and dirt (not pictured are the numerous nuggets of cow leftovers…). When the bag is hanging from the handle, the front faces down, which is great for accessing stuff, but impossible to take photos of. So I had to hang from the strap for a few of the hanging photos on my tripod. Damn this bag looks good.

Overall, I really like this bag. Probably my favorite looking bag so far, and surprisingly functions better than I expected. I think it will replace my other shoulder bag for good. Now ONA Bags just needs to come out with a tripod sling or something.

This post was made and motivated 100% for my own interest. No sponsorships, bias, or anything of that nature prompted this post. I have a love for product photography, so I’ll readily review anything that photographs well.

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