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Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Holds Small DSLR, Two Lenses,Accessories
  • Water-Resistant Exterior
  • Quick-Access Exterior Lens Cap Pocket
  • Front Flap Protects
  • Additional Accessory Pockets
  • Two Adjustable Padded Interior Dividers
  • Wide Adjustable Shoulder Strap

The Union Photo Messenger from Acme Made is a get-around bag for anyone who needs minimal equipment held in a simple, stylish and functional bag. The exterior is water-resistant and protected by a large front flap that steers the water away from the interior. The interior is supplied with adjustable, padded dividers that hold your small DSLR, two lenses and a flash. The two zippered accessory pockets hold a wide variety of things - batteries, memory cards and other small items. There's also a small exterior lens cap pocket to prevent its loss. Carry the bag by its wide and adjustable shoulder strap or top carry handle.

Adjustable padded interior dividers
Two zippered accessory pockets keep items organized
Quick-access exterior lens cap pocket for easy storage and retrieval
Top handle and adjustable shoulder strap for multiple carrying option
Fits most small DLSR cameras plus two additional lenses or accessories
Material Water-resistant Bombshell technical fabric
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 6.25 x 8.75 x 13" (15.9 x 22.2 x 33.0cm)
Interior Dimensions 4.25 x 7.5 x 10.5" (10.8 x 19.1 x 26.7cm)
Tripod Holder Not Applicable
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Top carry handle
Weight 1.4 lb (0.6 kg)
Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black)
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    Acme MadeThe Union Photo Messenger (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (33)
    • Easily accessible equipment (33)
    • Lightweight (32)
    • Well padded (28)
    • Strong construction (27)

    Cons

    • Not enough pockets (3)

    Best Uses

    • Daily usage (29)
    • Protecting gear (16)
    • Transporting gear (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (10), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect bag for street photography.

    I puchased this bag to carry a light weight set up for street photography. Thus far I've found that it's done the job perfectly. One of the main things that attracted me to it...Read complete review

    I puchased this bag to carry a light weight set up for street photography. Thus far I've found that it's done the job perfectly. One of the main things that attracted me to it was that it's a very discrete bag that doesnt scream photographer; some of the places I want to take photos, are not the sort of place where you want to be advertising that you are carring a lot of expensive gear!
    I can fit a Canon 5d mk2 plus three lenses; a 40mm pancake, 50mm f1.4 and a 28mm f1.8 and a large flash, with one of the lenses mounted to the body. The other pockets have enough room for a few accessories like a spare battery. I find it to be very comfortable and can walk around the entire day without fatigue, It's just not a big enough bag to overload. The strap lacks any padding but you would find it difficult to load this bag up enough to require one!
    I would highly recommend this bag for carring a light kit; If you need to carry more well you need another bag!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Honest Review

    This is a new arrival and after seeing it in one of BH e-mail newsletters I knew I had to have it. I've looked everywhere for it, but BH was the only ones who...Read complete review

    This is a new arrival and after seeing it in one of BH e-mail newsletters I knew I had to have it. I've looked everywhere for it, but BH was the only ones who actually carried it. This bag is well constructed and is of good quality. I was looking for a bag that was more street friendly and didn't say "look at me with my $3,000 camera". With that said, that's how I came to desire this bag after many years and many bags later. The down side to this bag though is the size of it. When the sales person brought me the bag I actually said to him "you have the wrong bag", boy did I feel like a jerk when he told me it was the right bag. The bag is really small, if it was twice the size it would be the best bag ever! In the end I still made the purchase and wanted to give it a try anyways. It's a good bag, just a little feminine for me sometimes. As a guy who doesn't just own a lot of photo bags, but bags in general, this isn't the kind that screams of manliness. It is borderline man-purse, and I think my girlfriend has bags bigger than this. I'm not looking for a Mary Poppins, Hermione Granger, pull out all kinds of gadgets kind of bag but you will be surprised by this bag. In conclusion, I would still recommend this bag. It is a solid bag for average walking around, concealed, single-lens and body carry.

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    5.0

    Great small/medium bag

    By zaccarr

    from Washington DC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

    • Strap Can Chafe

    Best Uses

    • Daily Usage
    • Travel Photo Journalism

    Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

    I have used this bag for daily carry, hiking, and travel. It has never disappointed and always satisfied. It works great on a bike and motorcycle as well. It looks enough like a regular messenger bag that you won't stand out. The water resistance is legitimate and has kept my gear dry in heavy rain. Construction quality is excellent.

    It's not for everyone, however, and someone who wants to have two flashes, three lenses, and their D800 all in the same bag will want more space.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I needed!

    By Pam

    from Idaho

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

        Perfect for my Mark II with lens, and can fit 2 other lenses. Plenty of pockets for spare batteries, phone etc and a large sleeve in the back for my tablet.

        Doesn't look like a camera bag and is small and compact. Perfect for photoshoots where I need to move fast and keep it all compact. Solid construction, just enough padding.

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        • No

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        4.0

        does the job, on the small side

        By mic

        from Toronto

        Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

        Reasonable bag for the price, mine was on sale [$] If you want to carry a body and a lens or two his bag is fine. Two bodies with their lenses on ok, but dont plan on bringing lunch. Has external pocket where I keep lens filters and such, three inside compartments divided by two adjustable Velcro dividers and a body side flat pocket for papers or documents, so long as they are folded. The fold over flap has a zippered compartment suitable for lens tissue and the like. Courier bag makes this sound bigger than it is so think courier style camera bag. Happy with it traveling with 2 small rangefinders but wish it had more outer storage. Pen and lenscap holders thoughtful enough for a cheap bag. Materials are fine, not cheap nor are they supper rugged. Wish it closed more than with the two clips like velcro on the flap. Adjustable shoulder strap is the main reason I likely is called a courier bag, and why I got it.

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        5.0

        Perfect bag for street photography.

        By Tony Abbott

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Discrete
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Street photography

        Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

        I puchased this bag to carry a light weight set up for street photography. Thus far I've found that it's done the job perfectly. One of the main things that attracted me to it was that it's a very discrete bag that doesnt scream photographer; some of the places I want to take photos, are not the sort of place where you want to be advertising that you are carring a lot of expensive gear!
        I can fit a Canon 5d mk2 plus three lenses; a 40mm pancake, 50mm f1.4 and a 28mm f1.8 and a large flash, with one of the lenses mounted to the body. The other pockets have enough room for a few accessories like a spare battery. I find it to be very comfortable and can walk around the entire day without fatigue, It's just not a big enough bag to overload. The strap lacks any padding but you would find it difficult to load this bag up enough to require one!
        I would highly recommend this bag for carring a light kit; If you need to carry more well you need another bag!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Looks great, works great

        By Jack

        from Singapore

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

          Aside from a backpack which I use when travelling, I have 2 other bags for general purpose use, a Billingham Hadley Pro (which looks right) and a Think Tank Retrospective 5 (which feels right). I got this Acme Made on a whim but I have to say it both looks and feels right.

          Nicely fits a DSLR with attached lens and 1 or 2 additional lenses, or a DSLR with attached lens and a MF (or any other fairly sizeable camera). Nice glossy stylish finishing. If anything, it could be a bit more padded but as it is, it's nearly perfect for my general use. Likely to be my main bag going forward.

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          3.0

          Nice purse...

          By @the_roeder

          from Northern California

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Fit

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

          Eh. Nice bag, well built but...it's very "purse" like. The outer material makes it look like an over-sized makeup bag.

          Fits a smaller DSLR or mirrorless kit perfectly.

          The strap is thin, and not very comfortable, but the bag isn't really big enough to put much weight in it, so no biggie.

          Ended up giving it to my wife for her D7000 kit.

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          5.0

          Great Lightweight Bag

          By Jim

          from New York City

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage

            Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

            Use for Fuji X-1Pro. Bag is wide enough for the Fuji Body. Easy access to camera.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Bag

            By Ballin13

            from boston, MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

              I can't say more about this bag, its excatly what i was looking for. Its not to big and not to small. At the moment i have Nikon D3200 and a sony Handycam inside.I'm thinking about addins a speedlight soon. The bag looks very sleek. This is my everyday camera bag.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice bag for m43

              By Clark511

              from Clemson, SC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • A Little Thin Padding
              • Not Enough Pockets

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

              I bought this to carry my OMD-EM5 with two lens and small accessories. So far I am happy with the bag. It fits my camera body and two lens and other small items. And it has a stylish look to it, that doesn't say "camera bag". I wish there were few more pockets to put stuff in. But I like the little pocket in front to store your lens cap when shooting. I also wish the padding would have been a little more thicker. But I like that it has a water-resistant cover. Overall a nice bag that is not too expensive.

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              5.0

              Nice walk around cam bag

              By Mr.D7000

              from Folsom, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Protecting Gear

                Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                I use this product whenever i go out for a shoot. What i like about this product is the size, weight, and fashion. Its not bulky looking compare to other cam bags and its very light to carry. And the design is a plus. It looks like a high class messenger bag, It also has a wide strap thats really comfortable on the shoulder. Inside the bag: you can fit your camera with lens and an extra lens and maybe a flash. And thats about it. I think its a good thing. You dont want to carry a lot of stuff unless your shooting some serious event. As what ive said in the beggining this is for walk around cam bag. I havent tested the durability but the bag looks solid to me. Its definitely water resistant, someone actually spilled water on it and it stayed dry in the inside. it has a lot of small pockets another plus more things to carry if needed. I really love this walk around bag.

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                5.0

                Great little bag

                By Peter

                from CT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Just Great For The Price
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage

                  Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                  Bought this bag for my daughter as she's in a high school photoography program. Well built, well padded and good looking.

                  After seeing the bag I had to try to fit my gear to see what it could carry. D300 with 105 VR attached. 80-200 f2.8 nestled right next to camera.
                  That's about the max you'll fit.

                  But you could carry a camera+short tele and 3 small primes stacked next to camera. Or one extra prime and a flash unit.

                  Great bag for walking the city. Not big... but big enough.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for m4/3 kit

                  By DP

                  from NYC, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage

                    Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                    Quite comfortable to carry, fits EM-5 with 2 lenses, extra flash and table top tripod. A slight issue maybe buckles under the flap - takes a bit more effort to close

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                    5.0

                    The best little bag that could

                    By AA

                    from san francisco, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage
                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                      I purchased multiple camera bags over the years. I was looking for something I can walk around town with just one DSLR and 2 lens. This bag it's my favorite: easy access to my gears, adjustable strap (I am 5'2"), adjustable pads to fit different gears and above all else: it is so cute! The bag fits my 5D, one Carl Zeiss 50 Makro, one Carl Zeiss 21 mm, Rode VideoMic, memory cards, batteries. You can also throw in one or two Kind bars since you can walk around all day with this bag.

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                      4.0

                      Nice little traveller

                      By Jeff Ho Photography

                      from Markham, ON

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                        I originally purchased this for my wife who is also my second shooter while at B+H. This gave me a chance to use it while in NY for our family trip. I quickly learned to like it because of its size and its fairly discrete design.

                        It held my 5D MKIII well with 2 lens, or 1 lens+flash. There are pockets inside for batteries, memory cards and filters/expodisc.

                        I plan to make this my "personal around-town" bag. I only wish the padding was a bit more robust. No problems, but just seemed a little thin. There is also no padding on the strap, but that was not a problem carrying it all day because it is fairly light.

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                        4.0

                        Made for Micro Four Thirds

                        By TeltonMak

                        from Pasadena, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage

                          Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                          A micro 4/3 camera plus 3 or 4 lens and a flash will fit nicely in the bag. I use it as a day bag to carry my E-M5, Oly 12mm, Oly 45mm, Oly 12-50mm, Oly 40-150mm and a Metz 50 AF-1. The bag is very light but feels solid. I wish the material they use on the front flap wasn't too glossy (for my taste) and it also tends to get wrinkled easily. In the end it is a good cheap (price wise) bag. I am giving it 4-1/2 stars.

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                          5.0

                          Great for µ4/3 gear

                          By WoodWorks

                          from Ashland, OR

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear

                            Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                            I use this bag with my Panasonic GX-1 camera, and it holds the camera plus four lenses. Its understated style doesn't scream CAMERA BAG!!! which makes it perfect for travel and street shooting. Nice details too, like a slot for lens caps. Well-padded, and water-resistant.

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                            5.0

                            Love this bag

                            By mjk

                            from danville,ca

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage
                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                              This bag is great, as it looks like a regular messenger bag, but holds all your gear like a traditional camera bag. It's not very big, but can hold my Nikon DSLR with a zoom lens on and room for an additional lens and possibly flash. Pockets accommodate all the mounts and cards with room for some personal items, cash etc. I really like how the strap adjusts from the one side and clamps in nicely. I bought this for travel where I want to be hands free and not worried about someone knowing there was a pricey camera inside.

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                              5.0

                              GREAT BAG!!!

                              By mtbarbque

                              from Concord, North Carolina

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                                  My Nikon B5100 & 300mm lens fits perfect. Extra pockets for SD Cards & Battery. Love It!!!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great bag

                                  By Bret

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • 3 spacious compartments
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Outside compartment aswell
                                  • Stylish
                                  • Waterproof

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional compartments
                                  • Daily Usage
                                  • Ease of use
                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                                  I use this stylish bag almost daily when I get home from work and take some pics of my son playing outside. I mainly chose this bag for the compartment space it has. Helped also that the bag was very stylish for me.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Bag

                                  By Juscool

                                  from Brooklyn , New York

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Usage

                                    Comments about Acme Made The Union Photo Messenger (Black):

                                    I'm not a pro just a novice to photography so
                                    a compact bag for my T3 was just what I needed.
                                    This bag fit that purpose exactly. With just the right amount
                                    compartments for my accessories and small enough
                                    to move around with.

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