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| p.1 #3 · Ona Union Street Out of box and opinions |
All this fit in the bag:
Ona2 by e24mpwr, on Flickr
_DSC8597 by e24mpwr, on Flickr
That is a lot of gear to fit in something so small-looking. Quality seems excellent throughout, though time will always tell. All the leather, the fabric and the stitching seemed very solid and well done.
The bag deals with bulk reasonably well. The buckles are high-quality. I was kind of hoping that you'd be able to press on the outside of the buckle to release/open, but it doesn't appear to work like that. Slightly fiddly.
The handle looks like it would be unbalanced, especially when loaded. It isn't, at least for light movement and picking it up/putting it down.
It carries very well - I'm amazed how light it feels vs. the same gear in my Lowepro AW200 on my back.
The gear carries well overall. The 80-200 has plenty of depth, though the pockets are shallow enough that the foot worried me. I pulled the shallow divider out from the "body pocket" and made a full-height space for the lens. No worries. The foot does provide some dimension to think about - I kept it turned toward the compartment with the shorter lens vs. the body compartment.
With all the stuff inside, I did need to extend the buckles to allow closure.
There should be a "pull-strap" on the buckle to help pull the buckle.
The front pocket is very, very tight. Even when it isn't loaded, access to the front pocket is unnecessarily tight. A simple, minimal flap or gusset to allow a broadening of the opening would have been all that was necessary. There are spaces for a cell phone, memory cards and other stuff (I threw in a USB hard drive, a couple extra batteries, some cleaning supplies, etc. Net: My issues isn't so much with the space, but the access to it.
So. I think it is going back. Sad - I love a lot of things about it, but it is supposed to be a travel bag, and that pocket is a big piece of travel convenience. If it cost less, I might be tempted to keep it, but premium gear needs to be absolutely right.