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  • Introducing: New Spring Styles

    April 16th, 2014  —  2 Comments

    ONA is thrilled to announce that its new spring styles have arrived! We listened to your requests for a deeper messenger bag and an all-leather camera strap. We also decided to bring back the Capri Camera Tote Bag permanently–you may recognize it from its limited edition run in 2012–as well as introduce the tote in Italian-tanned leather. We can’t wait to hear what you think of the new products.The ONA Astoria Camera and Laptop Messenger Bag The ONA Astoria Camera and Laptop Messenger Bag

    The Astoria Messenger Bag

    As the largest messenger bag in our collection, the Astoria camera and laptop messenger bag is designed to accommodate a 13-inch laptop, one or two full-frame cameras, three to five lenses and small personal items. The Astoria is handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather. A discreet luggage sleeve can be opened to slip through the handle of a rolling suitcase or closed to act as a slim pocket for a magazine or tablet. A convenient top-grab handle provides extra stability when carrying the Astoria.

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    The ONA Capri Camera Tote Bag The ONA Capri Camera Tote Bag

    The Capri Tote

    Handcrafted with dark tan waxed canvas and trimmed with full-grain leather, the Capri tote is a chic, understated camera tote designed to protect your camera, two to three lenses, an iPad or 11-inch laptop and small personal items. The soft leather handles allow the bag to be worn comfortably over the shoulder while a zip closure keeps items safe and secure. Includes detachable crossbody strap.

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    The ONA Leather Capri Camera Tote Bag The ONA Leather Capri Camera Tote Bag

    The Leather Capri Tote

    The Leather Capri is a chic, understated camera tote designed to protect a camera, up to three lenses and small personal items. Handcrafted with Italian-tanned leather that develops a rich patina over time, the Leather Capri has a personal items compartment that can fit an iPad or 11-inch laptop, two interior pockets for personal items and a zipped back pocket. Includes detachable crossbody strap.

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    ONA Leather Presidio Camera Strap in Antique Cognac

    The Leather Presidio Camera Strap

    The Leather Presidio is handcrafted with an Italian-tanned leather neckline that is padded with soft neoprene. Two sets of chrome buckles allow for adjusting the length, while custom rivets provide an extra style point. The Leather Presidio is most comfortably worn crossbody and is designed for use with camera kits weighing up to six pounds. Available in Dark Truffle and Antique Cognac.

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  • Where ONA Goes: Oahu with David Guenther

    April 10th, 2014  —  Leave a Comment

    Each ONA bag is named after a place that founder Tracy Foster has traveled, all the way from Camps Bay in South Africa (where she came up with the idea for ONA) to her favorite neighborhoods in New York, like Brooklyn and Chelsea. The entire ONA team loves to travel, and we adore living vicariously through our customers who take ONA bags to new and beautiful places.David Guenther and Black Union Street in HawaiiWeddings are meant to be the most beautiful day in a couples’ lives, so it’s no wonder that wedding photographers often traipse around the globe from one gorgeous location to the next. Based in Alberta, Canada, David Guenther is most often surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains and stunning lakes. He recently traded in the evergreens and snowflakes for palms and sand, soaking up the sunshine and carrying his Union Street Messenger Bag as he shot a wedding in Oahu.David Guenther and Black Union Street in Hawaii“I travel a lot for weddings, and it’s extremely important that I have a camera bag that’s both versatile and durable. I’ve never had the right mix of something that I can stuff a bunch of gear into, but also use during a wedding while I’m dressed up and moving quickly. The Union Street bag is perfect. My trip to Oahu was the first time I’d used it, and I managed to fit all my gear into it for the trip. It’s super comfortable, and feels totally solid and secure. We were caught in a downpour one day and the bag got soaked, but kept my camera dry. The best part about this bag, and all Ona bags, is that I can carry it around as my everyday bag and feel cool. I love the style. It’s easily the best camera bag I’ve ever used, and I’ll have it for a long, long time.”

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  • What’s in Bethany Olson’s Chelsea

    April 8th, 2014  —  2 Comments

    Between product and lifestyle photo shoots, we have plenty of chances to experiment with how much gear can fit in each ONA and how to style each bag. But we’re always inspired and impressed by how real-life ONA owners manage to make the bags work for them (keep sharing your photos with us on social media!), so we decided to highlight how some of our favorite photographers make their bag work for them.

    Bethany Olson and her ONA Chelsea Bag

    As much as we love New York City, we can’t help but pine for the Pacific Northwest: it seems like so many of our favorite new photographers are based in Portland or Seattle, enticing us (via Instagram) with romantic images of tall trees, open skies and the Pacific Ocean. One of those photographers is Bethany Olson, a portrait and lifestyle photographer based out of Seattle. She loves to go on adventures with her boyfriend Cory and document her adventures and love of the Pacific Northwest on Instagram. We adore how she uses natural light and landscape as a backdrop to showcase her fashion and style: we’ll take those views over a flash and a white screen any day!

    Bethany Olson and her ONA Chelsea Bag

    Here’s what Bethany is carrying in her black Chelsea Bag:

    • Canon 5D Mark II with the Presidio camera strap
    • Canon 50 1.2L
    • Canon 24-70L
    • Extra battery
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Lots of memory cards
    • iPhone 5S (for the Instagrams)
    • Battery Charger

    Bethany Olson and her ONA Chelsea Bag
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    Note: photos of Beth were kindly taken by Cory Staudacher.

  • Instagram Contest: #ONAPets

    April 3rd, 2014  —  2 Comments

    ONA is a super pet-friendly company: we love bringing our four-legged friends into the office (especially when Coffee gives out high-fives), and we joke that founder Tracy’s dog Knox is the exact shade of Antique Cognac. We also send around funny dog videos (this is one of our current favorites) and follow quite a few famous pugs on Instagram. And one of our favorite combinations on Instagram is a cute dog and an ONA bag!

    #ONAPets Instagram contest

    Share a photo of a cute pet and an ONA bag (you can borrow a friend’s pet or bag!) and share on your Instagram page and tag @onabags and #ONAPets. We’ll regularly share our favorites on the ONA Instagram page–and every Friday, we’ll pick our favorite of the week to share on the ONA Facebook page.

    At the end of the month, ONA judges will pick one entry to win a $250 ONA gift card.

    Note: Winners must be following @onabags on Instagram.

    The ONA Instagram Contest begins April 3, 2014 and ends April 30, 2014 11:59:00 p.m. US Eastern Time. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules and allows the entry to be shared on ONA social media channels with proper photo credit. Multiple entries allowed. The winning entry will be chosen by ONA judges and will be announced on May 1, 2014. One person will win a $250 ONA gift card. Prizes can only be shipped to the continental United States and will not be shipped to P.O. boxes. Only online entries will be eligible.

    The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph. 

    Photo credit above: Katelyn James and Bokeh, Chloe Rice and Harvey, Mat Rick and Sudo.

  • Where ONA Goes: Cuba with John Barclay

    April 2nd, 2014  —  Leave a Comment

    Each ONA bag is named after a place that founder Tracy Foster has traveled, all the way from Camps Bay in South Africa (where she came up with the idea for ONA) to her favorite neighborhoods in New York, like Brooklyn and Chelsea. The entire ONA team loves to travel, and we adore living vicariously through our customers who take ONA bags to new and beautiful places.

    Cuba by John Barclay

    We’re constantly intrigued by the wide variety of lifestyles and career paths for photographers, especially when it’s crafted around a love of travel. Although he’s based in Pennsylvania, John Barclay is often on the road to lead photography workshops and give inspirational speeches. His current workshop line-up includes learning about light in Hawaii, capturing late summer in Cape Cod and seeing the perfect fall foliage in the Poconos. He was kind enough to share photos from a recent workshop in Trinidad and Havana in Cuba, where he carried his Union Street Messenger Bag and Leather Bowery Bag.

    Cuba by John Barclay
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  • What’s in Othman Kammah’s Leather Bowery

    March 31st, 2014  —  Leave a Comment

    Between product and lifestyle photo shoots, we have plenty of chances to experiment with how much gear can fit in each ONA and how to style each bag. But we’re always inspired and impressed by how real-life ONA owners manage to make the bags work for them (keep sharing your photos with us on social media!), so we decided to highlight how some of our favorite photographers make their bag work for them.

    Othman Kammah and ONA Leather Bowery

    We love it when we get to know our customers via social media: it makes us so happy to have the chance to immediately interact with people enjoying ONA products. Othman Kammah is one such passionate ONA customer: the owner of a Dark Truffle Leather Bowery and a Black Lima Strap, he share his love of ONA and Fuji products online and as a co-founder of the Fuji Tuesday meet-up group in Toronto. Othman is a talented guitar player as well as a photographer, and his knowledge of music undeniably affects his composed yet laid-back images.

    Othman Kammah and ONA Leather Bowery

    Here’s what Othman is carrying in his Dark Truffle Leather Bowery Camera Bag and Insert:

    • Fuji X-Pro 1 with Black Ona Lima Strap
    • Fuji XF18/2 Mounted on the X-Pro 1
    • Fuji XF35/1.4
    • Konica Hexagon 57/1.4 mounted on Fuji adapter
    • Wired remote release
    • Business Card holder
    • B+W 10 Stop ND Filter for the 18 and 35
    • SD Cards
    • Hand Warmer because it can get really cold in Canada

    Othman Kammah and ONA Leather Bowery

    Othman wears the Black Lima Camera Strap.

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  • Where ONA Goes: West Coast Road Trip with Sam Hurd

    March 27th, 2014  —  10 Comments

    Each ONA bag is named after a place that founder Tracy Foster has traveled, all the way from Camps Bay in South Africa (where she came up with the idea for ONA) to her favorite neighborhoods in New York, like Brooklyn and Chelsea. The entire ONA team loves to travel, and we adore living vicariously through our customers who take ONA bags to new and beautiful places.

    Sam Hurd + ONA Berlin Bag

    Wedding photographer Sam Hurd recently did a Pacific Northwest road trip, driving from Seattle to San Francisco with three other talented photographers: needless to say, the photos they took were stunning. There’s no denying that the towering redwood trees and crashing Pacific waves are beautiful, but Sam is able to capture it all JUST right. Using his Leica M240 (and carrying his Berlin), his images make you feel like you’re right there on the road trip with him: that sense of carefree fun while being overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of nature.

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  • What’s in Bijan Sabet’s Berlin

    March 25th, 2014  —  4 Comments

    Between product and lifestyle photo shoots, we have plenty of chances to experiment with how much gear can fit in each ONA and how to style each bag. But we’re always inspired and impressed by how real-life ONA owners manage to make the bags work for them (keep sharing your photos with us on social media!), so we decided to highlight how some of our favorite photographers make their bag work for them.

    Bijan Sabet and ONA Berlin Bag

    Bijan Sabet is a true photo enthusiast, someone who takes photos simply because they love it and because they produce incredible work. He’s a venture capitalist and an early investor in Twitter, with a keen sense of timing that translates from his business decisions to his photographs. His images are stunning in their simplicity, and a true (fleeting) glimpse into a moment in a place or of a personality.

    Bijan Sabet and ONA Berlin Bag

    Here’s what Bijan is carrying in his Berlin:

    • Leica M3
    • Leica m240
    • Sekonic L398 light meter
    • Portra 400 and tri-x 400 film
    • B+W 3stop ND filter
    • Sunglasses
    • Field Notes notepad
    • Pencil
    • Mophie juice pack

    Bijan Sabet and ONA Berlin Bag

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    Note: these photographs were taken at Sightglass in San Francisco by the talented Aaron Durand.

     

  • Photographer Profile: Mark Mann

    March 19th, 2014  —  Leave a Comment

    We first met Mark Mann when he offered to take portraits of the ONA team at Art Basel Miami; he was so approachable and hilarious that we were blown away when we realized that he’s taken portraits of just about every celebrity and the PRESIDENT. Mark’s an incredibly talented photographer with an impressive portfolio, but his charm lies in his lilting Scottish accent, his irrepressible good humor and his ability to make every subject feel like they’re the only person in the room.

    Mark Mann and ONA x Leica Berlin Bag

    Mark Mann carries the Leather Brixton Messenger Bag in Antique Cognac.

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    ONA: How did you get into photography/videography?

    MM: The short answer is that I was intrigued by a girl on a train. She happened to be studying photography at Manchester Polytechnic, and that seemed like a good idea! So I asked my art teacher in high school to show me the school darkroom, and it was love at first print. There was a certain magic to watching images develop in the tray. My early attempts were just objects on the enlarger with paper underneath, very “Man Ray.” I then of course applied to Manchester to follow the girl and study photography; no romantic interlude can be reported but I did learn to take photos.

    Portrait by Mark Mann

    ONA: What camera do you shoot with? What is your “go to” lens of choice?

    MM: Horses for courses: the go-to commercial workhorse is the Leica S-System, with that 120mm macro. For my personal work, I love the Leica M and on special occasions my beloved Graflex RB from 1940. And, of course, my iPhone!

    Portrait by Mark Mann

    ONA: What sort of project drives your creativity? Follow Up: What is your dream project?

    MM: I was extremely fortunate to shoot my dream project for Esquire magazine last year. 80 portraits of 80 men, ages 1 through 80–including a portrait of the President in the White House. I feel a bit like an astronaut now; I’m not sure how I’ll ever match that.

    Portrait by Mark Mann

    ONA: What is the hardest thing about being a photographer/videographer?

    MM: The hardest thing about being a photographer these days is being paid your worth. There’s so much is available and our culture demands that quality for free. Carving a niche where you’re actually paid can be tricky.

    Portrait by Mark Mann

    ONA: Describe your style of shooting.

    MM: I try not to overshoot. Shoot slowly, think, make decisions, push for the photo you want. Don’t just take what’s given.

    Portrait by Mark Mann

    ONA: In one sentence, what advice would you give to a photographer/videographer just starting out?

    Shoot to what you have access to, what you can get close to. Listen to your clients: remember they’re paying your bills.Mark Mann and ONA Leather Brixton

    ONA: How did you hear about us?

    I first saw ONA bags at Art Basel Miami; again, it was love at first sight…

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    Note: photos of Mark were taken by Andrew Ryan Shepherd.

  • The Berlin: ONA x Leica Collaboration Bag

    March 12th, 2014  —  17 Comments

    ONA is excited to announce our very first collaboration bag! Created to celebrate 100 years of Leica photography, the Berlin Messenger Bag is a limited edition ONA bag designed specifically for the Leica M-System.

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    The Berlin is handcrafted with full-grain leather that will develop a rich patina over time. The signature Leica red interior is fully customizable, padded with premium closed-cell foam, and can accommodate one Leica M-System camera, two to three lenses, an iPad and small personal items. The Berlin also features a zipped organizer pocket, a convenient removable top-grab handle, antique brass buckles, red rivet accents and a streamlined back pocket.

    Available for a limited time exclusively at onabags.com and Leica Stores in the United States. Limited quantities will be available at select retailers worldwide later this spring.

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