Olympus and Barber Shop Bags Collaborate to Make Hip Camera Bags

Let's face it. Most camera bags and straps are ugly. Sure, they're practical, but they're not incognito, everyone knows that you have a camera in that bulky bag hanging off your shoulder. Camera straps, in particular, are an easy way to upgrade the look of your camera.

Olympus has teamed up with Barber Shop Bags -- an Italian producer of high-end bags, backpacks, straps, and organizers -- to make a new line of products just for its cameras. Of course, you could put whatever camera you want in one, but it will be laser etched with the Olympus logo.

The four new products are:

  • Pageboy Small Messenger Bag
  • Full Beard Cross-body Camera Strap
  • Razor Cut Wrist Strap
  • Tight Contour Hand Strap

The Pageboy is a high-quality small camera bag that's both stylish and functional. It comes in black or brown leather, can hold an Olympus camera body and 3 M. Zuiko lenses and is available for $399.99 USD.

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The Full Beard Cross-body Camera Strap is designed to allow your camera to slide freely but remain secure. It's available only in black leather for $169.99.

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The Razor Cut Wrist Strap is available in black or brown leather for $72.99.

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The Tight Contour Hand Strap is made specifically for the Olympus OM-D E-M1® Mark II camera body and is available in black or brown leather for $95.99.

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Premium Series of Handcrafted Camera Bags and Straps Join

Effortless Style with Practical Functionality

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 19, 2018 -- Olympus is pleased to announce a collaboration with Barber Shop Bags to offer a premium accessory collection including leather camera bags and straps entirely designed and handcrafted in Italy. The style-savvy enthusiast and professional photographer can now transport all their Olympus® photography essentials using these luxurious yet functional camera bags and straps, each laser-etched with the Olympus logo.

Pageboy Small Messenger Bag

The Barber Shop Pageboy small messenger bag is designed for photographers seeking a stylish and classy, yet functional camera bag. This handcrafted bag of high quality Italian leather features a wide and adjustable shoulder strap with a sliding shoulder pad. It closes with a snap button on the front flap. The Pageboy accommodates an Olympus camera body and two to three M.Zuiko® lenses as well as small accessories. The bag is uniquely designed, allowing you to remove the protective, padded camera insert and use it as an everyday bag if you choose. A padded sleeve inside the bag creates additional storage space, ideal for a small tablet. Plus, an exterior pocket on the rear of the bag is suitable for storing and protecting items such as batteries, cables, memory cards, keys, important documents or a smartphone. Barber Shop Bags offers complimentary personalization to add a personal touch. The Pageboy Messenger Bag is available in black or brown leather for $399.99 USD ($499.99 CAD).

External dimensions: 28 cm W x 20.5 cm H x 11 cm D / 11.02 in W x 8.07 in H x 4.33 in D

Internal dimensions: 23.5 cm W x 13.5 cm H x 10 cm D / 9.25 in W x 5.31 in H x 3.94 in D

Full Beard Cross-body Camera Strap

The adjustable Barber Shop Full Beard single bridle cross-body camera strap allows your camera to slide freely while keeping it secure in any environment. The Full Beard features a comfortable shoulder grip and attaches to the camera with a ¼"-20 screw-in connector. Handcrafted in Italy with vegetable tanned leather, the Full Beard Cross-body Strap is available in black leather for $169.99 USD ($214.99 CAD).

Razor Cut Wrist Strap

The Barber Shop Razor Cut wrist strap is a comfortable leather strap featuring a thoughtful and attractive design. Constructed with the finest Italian leathers, this strong yet supple strap enhances the appearance of your camera while conveniently securing it to your wrist. Its clever design keeps the metal hardware away from the camera body to protect it from scratches. The Razor Cut Wrist Strap is available in black or brown leather for $72.99 USD ($89.99 CAD).

Tight Contour Hand Strap

The Barber Shop Tight Contour leather hand strap is an ergonomic solution for the photographer who prefers to shoot one handed or simply wants to give their neck a break. Perfectly matched to the Olympus OM-D E-M1® Mark II camera body, this hand strap is stylish yet comfortable on your hand, using soft microfiber material on the inside to secure your palm to your camera. The Tight Contour Hand Strap is available in black or brown leather for $95.99 USD ($119.99 CAD).

The Olympus Collection by Barber Shop will be available for purchase at getolympus.com beginning in July 2018. For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website: http://www.getolympus.com/. Journalists interested in more information and high-resolution images of The Olympus Collection by Barber Shop should contact Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719, [email protected]or visit the Olympus asset portal: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.

Olympus is a global technology leader, creating innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies; life sciences; industrial solutions; and cameras and audio products. Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has focused on being true to society and making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

Our Consumer Products Business expands the boundaries of product design and functionality, empowering consumers and professionals alike with innovative digital cameras, lenses, audio recorders and binoculars, opening up new possibilities with its precision optics and groundbreaking technologies. For more information, visit http://www.getolympus.com.

Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. All trademarks and registered trademarks listed herein are the property of their respective holders, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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