compagnon hand-made camera bags for creatives

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Tobias Mochel for netucated // http://www.ohokay.de/

…The compagnon backpack is a handsome whiz kid! If you’re in the market for a camera bag or backpack, be sure what your requirements and expectations are. […] For me, at the point in my quest that backpack is the perfect solution. It’s a blend of professional camera backpack with great everyday quality, especially because of its great interior layout and its looks. For me, the best camera backpack I could find.

 

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Immanuel Sander // Adobe Slate von Immanuel Sander

… Ask a woman how many handbags she owns, most linkely her response will be “many!”. I can sympathize. I’m a camera bag nut. I have a lot of camera backpacks and bags in general. But honestly, this one’s my favorite. If quality is important to you, this is the brand you should consider…

 

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Jörg Langer Taschenfreak // http://www.taschenfreak.de/

…Right when it arrived in the mail I took it on a 15 hour wedding documentation project. Let’s cut to the chase and get the verdict out there: I couldn’t be happier…

 

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Sascha Hauk // http://www.saschahauk.com/Compagnon

…I have been using several compagnon products for over a year. I have to admit, I’m not really pampering them along the way. They’ve been in the dirt, standing in tormenting rain. I set them down on the ground while shooting on wet golf courses or massive heat. A good thorough test, I’d say. The upshot was that they look cooler and feel even better everyday…

 

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Katrin & Reinhard Pictures http://karinandreinhard.com/ein-treuer-compagnon/

…Our Jamaica holiday and workshop couldn’t harm the backpack. Even when I dropped it from about 1 meter it protected lenses, cameras and notebook perfectly. If you’re careful not even a grain of sand will get in there uninvited. The ingenious design of the rolltop and the back panel is a main reason for that. The leather is smooth, nothing sticks to it while you close the bag…

 

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Oliver Friedrich // http://www.oliver-friedrich.de/

…my weekender can take the following gear: a Nikon D800, Nikon D600, Nikkor 70-200 2.8, Nikkor 24-70 2.8, Nikkor 16-35 4.0, Nikkor 50 1.4, two Nikon SB-700, six Yongnuo transmitters, Nikon batteries for the cameras, Eneloop batteries for off-camera flashes and transmitters, chargers for all the batteries, Lexar CF and SD cards, external mic, B+W ND Filter 1.8, folding reflector, Macbook Air 11″, various wires, mini flashlight, notepad, businesscards and a camera holster…

 

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Mark Diekmann-Lange // http://www.photoauge.de/ein-bisschen-taschenporn

…Since I’m using the smallest compagnon, the Little Messenger, I’m even more amazed what you can get in this little bad boy in a usable way […] Olympus OM-D E-M1 with m.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 attached, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II with m.Zuiko 12mm f2 and grip attached, m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8, m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8, m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8, m.Zuiko 14-150mm f4-5.6, both Body Cap Lenses 9mm f8 and 15mm f8, charger, E-M5 II Flash, 3 batteries, USB wires and iPad adapters, trigger trab, cleaning kit, grey card, lens caps […]

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Oliver Narr’s Fotoschachtel // http://www.foto-schachtel.de/compagnon…

…[over 2 years of wedding shoots] the messenger bag remained unscathed (and developed beautiful patina besides). Rain, snow, ice and burning summer heat, it took the lot without allowing any harm getting to my valuable equipment at all…

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Lichtpoesie // www.lichtpoesie.net/2015/05/whats-in-my-hochzeitsbag/

… Great quality is important. […] It offers many different compartments to store bits and bobs and the main compartment is big enough for five lenses and two bodies.

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Fatma Gökalan // www.goekalan-fotografie.de/2015/05/27/compagnon-messenger-bag-whats-in-my-camera-bag/

…The bag has a divine leathery odor. The workmanship is top notch. It is well padded and features plenty of different cushioned partitions. I have no doubt that my equipment is well protected in this bag…

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Matthias Wagner // www.matthiaswagner.de/2015/05/24/compagnon-messenger-der-perfekte-hochzeitsbegleiter/

…bags by [brandname] are practical, well made and do work well. However, they don’t offer a style factor which made me still feel like uncle Bob, the family’s own oddly enthusiastic hobby photographer.[…] The solution: The compagnon messenger…

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Akira Schüttler // www.akirafotografie.de/meine-kameratasche-whats-in-my-bag-video

… You probably don’t see me without this bag anymore. I also use it in my free time. I’m really happy with it and always like to recommend these…

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Jeannette Lorenz // www.rimanerenellamemoria.blogspot.de…

It [the compagnon unique] has a really cool look and is an incredible premium product. […] If quality and style is important to you when choosing a camera bag, you should look no further…

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Marc Grimm // www.marc-grimm.de/lange-versprochen-jetzt-endlich-eingehalten

… [Considering] Look and Feel: It’s a leather bag. Do we need to say anymore? It feels awesome, the leather is soft and smooth. And it has a dapper look. It’s also practical since it’s quiet (no “CCHHHRRRT” velcro sound), access is quick and easy. The compagnon has been approved during weddings, shoots or on the road….

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Markus Schönau // www.markus-schoenau.de/compagnon-weekender

…[the weekender] is extremely spacious, taking multiple camera bodies, lenses, flashes and other equipment. There is also an extra laptop compartment inside, into which my 15″ Macbook Pro fit perfectly and remains well protected. Additionally, there is enough room left for business cards, note pad, memory cards and batteries. When it comes to visual impact it certainly is at 100 percent, this leather looks luxurious and is still dependable…

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Ben Hammer bei MOBILELIFEBLOG // www.mobilelifeblog.de/blogger-essentials-ben-hammer-benhammer-de

…A little messenger by compagnon. Actually, I hate bags and prefer to stuff my trouser- and parker pockets instead. However, I do make an exception for leather bags made by compagnon because they just seem to fit, feature gorgeous leather and I really like the guys behind the brand…

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Thomas Winter // www.soloart.de/jawohl-ich-habe-es-getan

…I noticed it took the bag [a compagnon little messenger] with me more frequently than I used to carry other camera bags along. I can only assume the great design, which does also suit a male photographer well, was the reason for this effect. My camera was always at hand and all the other compartments were easy to reach and use as well. The material is great and feels very smooth…

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Mark Diekmann-Lange //www.photoauge.de/ich-bin-ein-compagnon

…Let’s cut to the chase: The compagnon bags don’t just look great, are made from signature leather and a luxury item. No. They are really functional. There are not many bags that will stand on their own. Have you noticed that? Setting it down, taking stuff out, you have to get it back upright. You don’t with a compagnon. Their level bottom and metal studs hold it up…

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David Hallwas // www.hochzeitsfotograf-nrw-vest.de/compagnon-the-messenger-die-kameratasche-fuer-hochzeitsfotografen

…I still like my other [brand name] bags. But they do lack a certain style and elegance. […] The [compagnon] bag does feel high-class, all the stitching is dependable and the zippers are easy to operate. The leather really flatters your skin, it’s smooth and silky. After one week the bag lost its out-of-the-box stiffness. Now, my equipment slides right in as if this bag was tailored for my camera gear…

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Ulrich Niehoff // www.ulrich-niehoff.de/blog/ausruestung/compagnon-the-messenger-die-geniale-fototasche

…The way it feels, soft and smooth, it’s just in a different league compared to all those synthetic bags I’ve had over the years. I immediately took it on a three week vacation with intense daily use. […] The rain and the sun merely made it more beautiful. […] This is a bag I probably will never part with voluntarily…

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Jörg “Taschenfreak” Langer // www.digitaler-augenblick.de/wenn-einem-fotofuzzy-die-zeit-mangelt-oder-whats-in-your-bag

…Carrying all this stuff I am prepared no matter which daily struggles I might face. I feel like a Navy Seal in photography. All this fits into my compagnon little messenger comfortably…

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Feyzi Demirel // www.oz50.de/2014/12/review-fototasche-compagnon-little

…One reason [why I chose compagnon] is the fact that the messenger does not look like a camera bag at first glance. Why do so many bags hoist a flag immediately? “Hey there, you over there, I do carry expensive photo equipment in this ugly bag! fyi, you might steal this stuff”…

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Benno // http://www.blendstufe.de/qualitaet-kostet-oder-warum-ich-ein-compagnon-bin

…The most affordable fine weatherproof camera bags, for example by [brandname], start around 380€ for a canvas version. But I wanted leather but the asking price was staggering. After days trawling the web, I found my choice: The compagnon messenger in genuine buffalo leather. […] It’s everything my heart could wish for…

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Stephanie “Frau Taschenfreak” Langer // www.taschenfreak.de/blog/…

…Dear female photographers & colleagues, I can only tell you one thing: To me, the women’s camera bag has been reinvented. I love it! It is perfectly discreet, yet very practical, just what you need when shooting wedding reportages…

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Patrick Markl // www.blog78.de/

…I don’t like to extensively adulate any products. When I say my compagnon is a very good camera bag, what I actually mean is: It is worth every damn penny! Reason for all these reviews and test verdicts praising these bags to the skies is that they are really that good. [Having used it professionally] I believe any sort of critique is on the highest level on the verge of being considered splitting hairs…

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Jörg “Taschenfreak” Langer // www.taschenfreak.de/blog/

…[having the weekender on test for four months], I can clarify some of the concerns I keep hearing from our readers: Yes, the carrying belt is sewn on the sides and does not run under the bag. But neither 16 beer bottles nor an estimated ton of camera gear could pose a threat to the leather, the stitching or the belt. It just works. No matter what. And yes, there is no extra rain shell. But after a season where I only covered rainy weddings having the weekender sit outside in the rain again and again, I can tell that nothing got wet or moist inside. Yet again, it works. It just does…

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Steffen “Stilpirat” Böttcher // www.stilpirat.de/der-compagnon-weekender-in-der-stilpirat-edition

…I used to travel with my [brand name] suitcase but it was always a gamble if I could get it through check-in as hand luggage. It was simply too boxy and too bulky to be considered hand luggage. The weekender solved this problem, it has just the perfect size, especially for air travel. Besides, it is discreet and low profile, highly fashionable and stylish AND: it gets rid of all those annoying discussions for me…

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Jörg “Taschenfreak” Langer // www.taschenfreak.de/blog/

…This week alone, […] I received 10 mails and messages asking about the compagnon messenger. Most questions consider its size, many people are having a hard time estimating what will fit. So here is my example. Deep breath: Fuji X-T1 with battery grip and Fujinon 23 1.4 (hood turned over), another Fuji X-T1 with battery grip and Fujinon 56 1.2 (hood turned over), Fujinon 10-24, Fujinon 18-135, two Fuji EF 42 flashes, a little note pad, business cards, 8 extra batteries for Fuji X-T1, 8 extra AA batteries for the flashes & an awful lot of memory…

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Christian Anders // www.andersgrafie.de/compagnon-the-little-messenger

…Long story short: For some time the name ‘compagnon’ has been synonymous for ‘best buy I made in years’. Followed by my coffee machine. Everyone of my blog readers knows how ecstatic I’ve been about this bag when it first arrived back in the day. This elation has not stopped in the meantime. I was not going to let another bag into my house ever again and this compagnon is going to stay with me till it falls apart. This was when they introduced the little messenger…

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Martin & Manuela // www.blog.formafoto.net/2014/08/die-compagnon-tasche-unser-standiger

…The craftmanship and the leather used [for these bags] are high-class from first sight. The bag is our travel compagnon, offering plenty of space and will go as hand luggage on the plane…

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Horst Bursik // www.bursik.at/compagnon-weekender

Usually I don’t give any equipment recommendations. Even if someone asks for my opinion, I try to avoid recommending a certain product. Mainly for two reasons. First because it is the photographer that makes the difference and not the equipment. And second because everyone has different priorities and a different taste. But today I will make an exception because I simply love my two compagnon camera bags and I can recommend them to everyone without hesitation.

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Matthias Butz // https://fotografieren-lernen.info/

…This bag has an incredible feature: It’s size changes with its content. It feels like the bag was growing with the load. Once its stuffed to the top it is spacious. If you only take a notebook and leave the camera for the day, it shrinks. It gets much more handy while remaining as protective and stable as before…

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Taschenfreak.de // www.taschenfreak.de/die-compagnon-weekender-im-heidestudio-beim-stilpiraten-gesichtet

…The models look very luxurious but not too noble resulting in you not really wanting to use them. [compagnon founders] Vitalis and Valentin did the trick to introduce the market to a product that is high-class and will get more and more stylish with every scratch and increasing patina…

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Jörg Langer // www.digitaler-augenblick.de/ausruestung-von-zwei-hochzeits-emotionen-reportern

…[the compagnon] is more rigid and more robust than the images will show. It reminds me of my beloved leather school bag I used for so many years. You see what I mean?…

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Taschenfreak.de // www.taschenfreak.de/der-erste-eindruck-zur-compagnon-bag

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Marc Wiegelmann // www.mw-fotografie.de/compagnon-fototasche

…I do use this bag for more than six months and I am still more than happy with it. I use it daily, sometimes for camera gear, sometimes for other stuff. I am absolutely sure by now that this ‘thing’ has a soul. […] You can immediately feel that this bag is something extraordinary…

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Alexey Testov // www.nichtlaecheln.de/mein-neuer-bester-freund

…I do have a new best friend. He’s made from leather, smells awesome and certainly does not look like what he actually is. What a true compagnon…

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Carmen & Ingo // www.blog.carmenandingo.com/a-compagnon-for-every-shoot-leather-bags-from-germany

..We have been looking for nicer camera bags other than these big black bulky things screaming “look-i-have-10k-euros-photo-gear-in-here” for a very long time. For assignments we have not been unhappy with what we had. Nothing special actually and it worked for years. But for travels, we wanted something not looking like a photography bag. […]  we are super happy to have found this amazing bag which does not look vey big but holds everything we need for one casual shoot and two photographers…

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BlogTimes // www.blogtimes.info/compagnon-taschen-kann-man-nie-genug-haben

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Ben Hammer // www.benhammer.de/compagnon-die-etwas-andere-fotografentasche-crowdfunding-kampagne

…When it comes to putting a camera bag through its paces, you could hardly beat what [Steffen has done], taking it on the road all over vietnam…

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dpicture // www.dpicture.net/compagnon-fototasche-ein-erfahrungsbericht

…Once I opened the box, this mesmerizing buffalo leather odor reached my nose. I have to admit that I can see now where women do get the sense of pure pleasure when getting a new handbag. Right from the beginning it looked top notch and super high-class. The buffalo leather feels incredibly smooth and silky…

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andersgrafie // www.andersgrafie.de/compagnon-die-reise-beginnt

…What can I say: AWESOME!!! I know, that’s not a really qualified verdict, yet if I only had one word I’d be Awesome. The bag is not too small, not too big. From the start I thought I’d be carrying such a big thing. However, I quickly realized its size changes according to the content…

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offenesauge // www.offenesauge.de/compagnon-bags

…[taking it right out the box] and put it on, even though it was empty. There was this feeling telling you: “This is the real thing!”…

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Steffen “Stilpirat” Böttcher // www.stilpirat.de/compagnon-meine-gefahrtin

…To be honest, I had a crush on ‘her’ right from the first moment on and I couldn’t even figure out why. ‘She’ ain’t perfect, the dark brown color is actually not my cup of tea, yet my heart was beating for ‘her’ immediately. She is beautifully simple in her design and concept, does not need weird bells & whistles. Still, it features many small but practical details…

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