New Bags from ONA

 

ONA Astoria

The largest messenger bag in the ONA collection, the new 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.

Additional details:

  • Handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas
  • Secure antique brass tuck-clasp closure
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • Discreet luggage sleeve also acts as slim pocket
  • Room for two cameras and up to five lenses
  • Exterior Dimensions: 16” L x 11” H x 7” D
  • Interior Dimensions: 15.5” L x 10.5” H x 6” D
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds

ONA Canvas Capri (left) and the Leather Capri

Also new from ONA is the Capri tote bag in both canvas and leather.

Handcrafted with dark tan waxed canvas and trimmed with full-grain leather, the Canvas 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. The Canvas Capri is $269. and available in dark tan and antique cognac colors.

Additional details:

  • Handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas
  • Detailed with full-grain leather
  • Detachable leather crossbody strap
  • Room for a camera and up to three lenses
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.5” L x 11.5” H x 4” D
  • Interior Dimensions: 15” L x 11” H x 4” D
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds

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. The Leather Capri is $329. and available in light tan and antique cognac colors.

Additional details:

  • Handcrafted with Italian-tanned leather
  • Detachable leather crossbody strap
  • Room for a camera and up to three lenses
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.5” L x 11.5” H x 4” D
  • Interior Dimensions: 15” L x 11” H x 4” D
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds

Interior of the Capri

 

New From FujiFilm

TCL-X100

Fujifilm has released today the much-anticipated X100/X100s teleconverter along with a few other handy accessories for the popular X-T1.

The TCL-X100, is a 1.4x teleconverter that will extend the focal length of your X100 or X100s to 33mm (50mm equivalent), and along with the WCL-X100 wide-angle converter, gives you the ability to shoot at 28mm, 35mm or 50mm.

MHG-XT Small and Large

In addition to the teleconverter, Fuji also announced a set of accessories for the X-T1, including two new grips — the MHG-XT Small and Large, a grip strap that lets you hold the X-T1 securely with one hand, and an extended eyecup

All of the accessories, including the teleconverter, have been slated for a May release with prices TBA. For more info :

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n140416_02.html

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n140416.html

 

To the Moon and Back Again: The Hasselblad HEC

On the 21st through the 27th of December 1968, NASA sent a manned space ship to orbit the moon. On this mission NASA equipped its astronauts with refitted Hasselblad 500 EL cameras. These cameras were refitted by Hasselblad under guidance from NASA, and renamed HEC for Hasselblad Electric Camera.

These cameras underwent extensive modification to accommodate for lunar missions. These modifications included, replacement of leatherette covering with aluminum plates, removal of mirror assembly, control mechanism, and auxiliary shutter, removal of finder and glass focusing plane, replacement of film magazine with 70mm magazine, replacement of film magazine lock with a larger lock that could be operated with thick gloves, modification of the shutter, modification of aperture and focusing rings by adding tabs, so that they could be operated with gloves, painting of the entire body black, adding a hing to the batter cover panel, and replacement of the charger/cable release socket for a larger shutter release pad.

Our Hasselblad 500 HEC comes in great condition, with a 80mm 2.8 Planar lens, and a 200 exposure 70mm magazine. All of the markings and numbers on the body, lens and magazine are correct and unaltered. This is truly an exquisite Hasselblad and NASA collectors item.

SFMOMA TO OPEN NEW CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2016

The SF Bay Area will soon have the largest center in the United States dedicated to photography.

Funded by a lead gift from John and Lisa Pritzker and generous gifts from four additional benefactors, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is in the process of expanding and in 2016 will become the largest museum exhibition space and resource center dedicated to photography in the country. The more than 15,500-square-foot center will nearly triple the current amount of space for photography at SFMOMA.

“The Bay Area has always played an important role in the history of photography and is home to a uniquely vibrant and engaged community of enthusiasts and private collectors,” said John Pritzker. “We’re thrilled to support San Francisco and SFMOMA as the preeminent center for all things photography and to further cement the museum’s long-standing leadership in the study of a medium that’s such a far-reaching and powerful cultural force.”

Source: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Finding Vivian Meier Now Playing in Select US Theaters

Now playing in select US theaters, Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers. Discovered decades later, by John Maloof, Meier is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art is revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her in this film directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel.

Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.

More on Vivian Meier here : http://www.vivianmaier.com

See if the film is playing at a theater near you : http://www.findingvivianmaier.com/see-film/