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Old 09-07-2016   #1
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Old 09-07-2016   #2
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Awesome. It'll pair well with my chaps and mask.
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Old 02-05-2017   #3
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In general I dislike bags like the Domke, because I am scared that all that metal could scratch my gear.
But I have seen the ONA BOND STREET, color antique, and fell in love. A beauty a no dangerous metal parts!
The perfect companion of my M5! (in Italy we use to say "it would be its dead" meaning perfect match)
Can wait to buy one!
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Old 02-05-2017   #5
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I love my Ona Berlin II in black. And would get a bigger bag by them in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-05-2017   #6
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Not good for me: leather = heavy, and does not hold-up well in a tropical environment.
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Old 02-08-2017   #7
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In general I dislike bags like the Domke, because I am scared that all that metal could scratch my gear.
All the metal bits are on the outside though.
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Old 02-08-2017   #8
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Before today, I've avoided the thought of leather bags. I'm a canvas guy. Then I saw this one, randomly, on B&H's site... and it's killing me:

https://www.onabags.com/store/messen...antique-cognac

I know folks say the black goes much more unnoticed. Yeah... but the brown, baby. Gotta love it!
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Old 02-08-2017   #9
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Before today, I've avoided the thought of leather bags. I'm a canvas guy. Then I saw this one, randomly, on B&H's site... and it's killing me:

https://www.onabags.com/store/messen...antique-cognac

I know folks say the black goes much more unnoticed. Yeah... but the brown, baby. Gotta love it!
Black leather goes more unnoticed in a German bondage club perhaps. For all other purposes, I'd recommend brown leather.
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Old 02-09-2017   #10
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I agree with Paul about the Domke metal fasteners. Although I do use them, I have had a Domke clip put a really nice scratch on the viewfinder window of my M6TTL. I would prefer the much-maligned velcro, but the bags that use velcro won't hold the kit I usually carry.
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How is something metal on the oustide of your bag going to damage your camera on the inside? Also, I like the way the leather looks on the ONA bags but they are soooooo heavy.
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Old 02-09-2017   #12
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...I like the way the leather looks on the ONA bags but they are soooooo heavy.
Yes, that's my issue with Ona bags too. Even the canvas ones are way overweight compared to the Billingham and A&A that are priced in the same range. I'm also a bit leery of them because I've heard several reports of strap attachment point failure with Ona bags, particularly the Bowery model.

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"How is something metal on the oustide of your bag going to damage your camera on the inside?"
It is when you extract or put inside the camera of course
But in all honesty, it is me.
I am awkward and tiredness and apprehension may worsen things till disaster strikes
I understand a pro may use the camera in an iron bag and never scratch it
Me it is like the metal part were magnetic
Also I love the like new look of my gear. Amateur' sins
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I have an unhealthy obsession with bags.... If you guys have any questions about ONA bags I feel like Im the correct person to ask.

I own:
Bowery in Blue canvas
Bowery in Black canvas
Bowery in leather
Bond in leather
Prince street in leather
Brixton in leather
camps bay <--- was not happy with style of this bag.
Clifton in leather.

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Wow
I am bag maniac too. I tend to arrange a bag for each camera
But I have yet to get a leather one
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So far I have the most economic and humble ones
Case logic, Tamrac, Kata etch even a shameless Amazon basic
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I have the Bowery in leather but wouldn't buy any leather bag bigger than that due to the weight of leather bags. I would also never buy any bag in black due to heat issues in the summer months.
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I have the Bowery in leather but wouldn't buy any leather bag bigger than that due to the weight of leather bags. I would also never buy any bag in black due to heat issues in the summer months.
I have an A&A GCAM (I think it's 1100 but am not sure). It's a lovely, lightweight bag that fits two Ms and three lenses and has beautiful leather is amazingly soft but also amazingly tough. It had a frightening price tag when I looked it up new, but I bought it for $100 second hand (almost unused). It weighs less than half what an Ona Bowery in leather weighs and carries the same amount of gear.
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Yea the larger one shoulder bags are hard for walking around all day with.

Paul, yes it is nice to have a bag for a particular set up. =)
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I owned a Cognac Bowery leather bag. I sold it because it was too big for one body and one small prime, too rigid and too heavy.

I am slowly failing at resisting the new ONA Bond Street compact camera bag. It's smaller and lighter. I don't have issues with black leather. I fell the Cognac seemed to draw attention (that is it looks stylish). I don't like the Bond Street canvas fabric at all.

I live in a warmer climate now. I suspect any leather bag might not be a good 'carry everywhere' bag in high heat and humidity. I guess I need a shorts-and-t shirt bag that is similar to the ONA Bond Street.
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Awesome. It'll pair well with my chaps and mask.
Haha...
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Old 08-23-2017   #23
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Chris,

Curious about the Clifton backpack. Obviously the leather is nice, but can you speak to functionality for you and what you use it for, what annoys you about it, what you love about it?

Thanks!

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I have an unhealthy obsession with bags.... If you guys have any questions about ONA bags I feel like Im the correct person to ask.

I own:
Bowery in Blue canvas
Bowery in Black canvas
Bowery in leather
Bond in leather
Prince street in leather
Brixton in leather
camps bay <--- was not happy with style of this bag.
Clifton in leather.

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