Now every time I come across a website that offers camera bags (specifically made for the lady-folk – ie. doesn’t look like a angler’s bum-bag), I have a mental swoon and then go through several stages of inner turmoil. Since shifting to full-time I haven’t had time to explore my city and take loving photos of it. So buying a camera-specific handbag would be pointless…right? I mean, when could I use it? When I’m on holiday? When I’m on a day trip? When…um…buying groceries?
But then I came across another crop of lady camera bag websites, in particular, ONA – as they make all of their beauties out of leather. Oh, be still my beating heart.
THE BROOKLYN, ONA - Chestnut $329USD
Inspired by the classic 1940s school bag, the Brooklyn is a vegetable-tanned leather camera bag that’s designed to protect an SLR with an attached lens and up to 3 additional lenses or small accessories. A slit pocket along the back of the bag is perfect for securing your iPad or e-reader, while the front pocket is designed to hold a small wallet, lens caps and personal items. The Brooklyn is the ideal companion for weekend getaways, impromptu photo shoots with friends, and professional shoots where only your camera and few lenses are needed.
THE BOWERY, ONA – Antique Cognac Leather $229USD
Handcrafted with Italian-tanned leather and detailed with antique brass accents, the Leather Bowery camera bag is both stylish and versatile. Featuring five exterior pockets for personal items and an interior padded with closed-cell foam, the Leather Bowery can carry a camera, one extra lens, and small personal items. Thanks to a detachable strap, the Leather Bowery can be used as a stand-alone camera bag or as an insert to protect your camera in a larger bag.
THE PALMA, ONA – Congac $309
With a focus on simplicity and style, the Palma camera satchel embodies a more elegant era while providing the modern conveniences today’s photographers need. The customisable interior is fully padded with closed-cell foam and has room for a DSLR and up to two lenses. The Palma also includes a convenient front pocket for an iPad or Moleskine. The Palma’s soft and supple leather has a rustic elegance, showing light natural marks and developing character with use. The Palma features a secure turn-lock closure and bold gold accents.