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The Thorsten von Overgaard Gallery Store - "The Von Maxi SL Camera Bag" for dSLR and Leica SL2
 
 
     

A travel bag, for cameras like the Leica SL and other SLR systems. Designed by Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin.
A travel bag, for cameras like the Leica SL and other SLR systems. Designed by Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin.

 

The Von Maxi SL Camera Bag Leica SL and dSLR cameras

The Von Camera Bag is a travel bag for dSLR systems like the Leica SL2, Hasselblad 907X, Hasselbad X1D, Canon R or Nikon Z, drawn in classic lines that reminds of travel in the Jet Age (1950's) when travel in style was the only way to travel.

This is the big brother of the now-classic The Von Camera Bag (made for the Leica M system). In an age where most camera bags cost from $40 - $300, this handmade wonder clearly is a renaissance statement of elegant simplicity and the utilization of the best artisans in the world. Borne out of generations of know-how, this is how well things can be made if you know how to, and there are no limits to perfection. "It's ready when it is right".

Travel with your own home, style and way of organizing in a miniature size that brings a smile to your face whenever your eye meet this state-of-the-art in any hotel room, car seat or airplane overhead compartment.

A few years ago I designed my first camera travel bag for the Leica M system, The Von Camera Bag, and this is the big brother made for slightly larger SLR camrea systems such as the Leica SL2. The simplicity is the same, it's about having it all organized and cared for, without cluttering the space. It's stylish - and built to last a lifetime.


Tested for every-day use by myself over the course of two years, I know this bag does the job, has the right size, the right pockets and is built to be loved throughout a lifetime.
Tested for every-day use by myself over the course of two years, I know this bag does the job, has the right size, the right pockets and is built to be loved throughout a lifetime.

 

I like simple things

 
 

Our Italian artisans in Verona, Venica and Milano are part of family workshops which have been doing leather work for generations.

The simpler it is, the harder it is to make. To obtain the exact design, style and usability I wanted, we had to continue to work on the details. "It's ready when it is right," was the slogan through countless prototypes, drawings and tests of "The Von" bag which was first introduced in 2017, and subsequently tested through my travel to more than 50 countries since.

In most product designs these days, there are a lot of useless things added which complicate, or there are ways of doing things the wrong way for the right reasons. Things are seldom put to test in the real world by the people the product was intended for.

The sole reason I make camera bags, desk blotters, camera straps and other products was always that I wanted something done in a certain way, and it didn't exist. So I had it made for me.

As a general rule, I want simplicity, and it has to have out-of-this-world quality at the same time. And if something is awesome and works, it has to last for a lifetime. That's the simple philosophy.

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The Von Maxi SL Camera Bag

Drawn in classic lines that reminds of travel in the Jet Age (1950's) when travel in style was the only way to travel.
An elegant and simple camera travel bag that fits a Leica SL2 with three large zoom lenses. Or op to six-seven smaller lenses, as well as computer, reflector, battery charger and more.

Drawn in classic lines that reminds of travel in the Jet Age (1950's) when travel in style was the only way to travel.

This is an elegant bag that will make you happy when traveling the world, and when home using it for storage and to keep your camera system organized.

Adjustable soft shoulder strap. Four pockets and one large zipped compartment inside.

Size: 48 x 15 x 32 cm / 1kg.
Size: 19 x 6 x 12.5 inches / 2 punds.

Soft Italian calfskin with matching adjustable shoulder strap. With hand-painted orange edging to make it special, and "ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" stamped inside so as to whisper inspiration to you in the morning. That's all.

     
 

The Von Maxi SL
Black Calfskin Camera Bag

#TheVonMaxiSL

Black $2,998.00
Blue $3,498.00
Brown $3,498.00

Color

With insert and strap

 
     

 

 

Elegant and simple

The light-weight adjustable insert made of Alcantara is a removable insert and comes with The Von Maxi SL. The insert can be taken out if you want to use the bag as a weekend bag or document bag.
The light-weight adjustable insert made of Alcantara is a removable insert and comes with The Von Maxi SL. The insert can be taken out if you want to use the bag as a weekend bag or document bag.

When used in the bag, there still remains space in the ends (to the left and right) for hard drives, chargers, etc. 

The Von Maxi SL insert also features a side pocket for a reflector or a 16" laptop.

The Von Maxi SL insert also features a side pocket for a reflector or a 16" laptop. Even with that, it still has extra space on the sides for small pouch, notebook and otehr things.

There is also space above the insert for a sweater, newspaper or whatever else you may want to carry in the bag. See herehow it works. 

It comes with The Von Maxi SL bag, but can also be bought individually (17x 5 x 10") to use as an insert in any larger designer-bag like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc. 

Limited display edition in GOLD
Send an email to am@overgaard.dk for this version. $3,498.00

 

 

Other Bags:

The Von Mini SL daybag:

The now-classic The Von is a carry-on bag for travel with 2-4 Leica M cameras and lenses.

The Von "Blue Berlin"
The Von "Blue Berlin"


The Cuba 55 weekend bag


The 24hr larger-than-life carry-on bag

The Von Mini Messenger is a walkabout bag for men and women.

Slings around the body and looks discrete and great. Awesome feel of soft Italian calfskin leather.
Slings around the body and looks discrete and great. Awesome feel of soft Italian calfskin leather.


The Von Maxi SL Camera Bag

Hand-stitched handles for comfort, precision and durability through a lifetime of use.
Hand-stitched handles for comfort, precision and durability. Meant to last a lifetime of real use by heavy travelers.


The Von Maxi SL Camera Bag.
The Von Maxi SL Camera Bag.

The Von Maxi SL comes with adjustable shoulder strap that you attach when you need it.
The Von Maxi SL comes with adjustable shoulder strap that you attach when you need it.
The Jet Age is the inspiration for The Von Maxi Sl camera bag.
The Jet Age is the inspiration for The Von Maxi SL camera bag.

The zipper goes all the way to the bottom so you can open the bag wide open when you organize your camera equipment.
The zipper goes all the way to the bottom so you can open the bag wide open when you organize your camera equipment.

The zipper allows the bag to be wide open for acess. There is lots of 'secret space' between the insert for the camea and the outside of the bag.
The zipper allows the bag to be wide open for acess. There is lots of 'secret space' between the insert for the camea and the outside of the bag.


Slightly wider in the bottom as part of the understated Jet Age design of the 1950's.

Edges are hand-painted nine times in best Italian artisan-traditions, with orange paint to give it a discrete elegance.
Edges are hand-painted nine times in best Italian artisan-traditions, with orange paint to give it a discrete elegance.

Discrete and decorative coverage of the corners, and two decorative striupes on the side. A reminder of how it was to travel in style. Now you can do it all again.
Discrete and decorative coverage of the corners, and two decorative striupes on the side. A reminder of how it was to travel in style. Now you can do it all again.

Simply organized equipment in one stylish bag, ready to grab and go places.
Simply organized equipment in one stylish bag, ready to grab and go places.

 

Drop it like it's hot. Five metal studs under the bag so you can park it on the floor in the airport or anywhere else without smudges or water getting into it from the bottom.
Drop it like it's hot. Five metal studs under the bag so you can park it on the floor in the airport or anywhere else without smudges or water getting into it from the bottom.

 

decorative coverage of the corners for the Jet Age feeling.
Decorative coverage of the corners for the Jet Age feeling.

 

A customer in Hong Kong who has been a Hermes client for many years, wrote us back, 'I am really impressed by the bag. I have been using it on my European trip, and even had it on me for a hike in the Swiss alps. It is really Hermes quality and a bit sturdier I think. Well done! I also got positive comments from people I met.
A customer in Hong Kong who has been a Hermes client for many years, wrote us back, "I am really impressed by the bag. I have been using it on my European trip, and even had it on me for a hike in the Swiss alps. It is really Hermes quality and a bit sturdier I think. Well done! I also got positive comments from people I met.

"It's ready when it is right" is our philosophy, and everything is made for me first, used for a long while, adjusted and used again, then put into production. When it’s right, it’s ready.
"It's ready when it is right" is our philosophy, and everything is made for me first, used for a long while, adjusted and used again, then put into production. When it’s right, it’s ready.

 

Designed by
Matteo Perin and Thorsten Overgaard

Matteo Perin lives on an airplane and serves clients around the world with custom-designed and one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, clothing and interiors for houses, boats and airplanes. Together with Thorsten Overgaard he designs custom-made bags, camera straps, jackets, shoes and more which are also available as "Always Wear a Camera" brand ready-to-wear products.
Matteo Perin
lives on an airplane and serves clients around the world with custom-designed and one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, clothing and interiors for houses, boats and airplanes. Together with Thorsten Overgaard he designs custom-made bags, camera straps, jackets, shoes and more which are also available as "Always Wear a Camera" ready-to-wear products.


Thorsten Overgaard travels the world taking photographs, teaching photography and writing books. He enjoys well-designed and practical things, such as Leica cameras, and enjoys fashion. When he is not happy with what exists, he makes his own things with Matteo Perin. Designed by Matteo Perin with Thorsten von Overgaard.

The inside story

The inside of a bag is for you to enjoy, and it should remind you through its quality and aesthetics that this bag was made for your pleasure and long-term use. I’ve always judged a bag on its inside quality: this is where the craftsmanship shows. The interior is for me what the bag “really is" rather than just a pretty exterior to look at. 

Eight pockets (four on each side) for passports, business cards, notebooks. The pockets are flat and don't take up any space when not in use, but allow for rather bulky things in them, when used. They don't take up any space but give you lots of space for organizing and storage.
Four pockets for passports, business cards, notebooks. The pockets are flat and don't take up any space when not in use, but allow for rather bulky things in them, when used. They don't take up any space but give you lots of space for organizing and storage. 

Two pen holders large enough for fountain pens.
Two pen holders large enough for fountain pens. 

One zipped large compartment for cables, card reader, memory stick, WhiBal cards and all the loose parts you don't want to have floating around somewhere else.
One zipped large compartment for cables, card reader, memory stick, WhiBal cards and all the loose parts you don't want to have floating around somewhere else. 

The shoulder strap

The Von comes with a matching shoulder strap which attaches to the bag, using durable and long-tested metal parts (looks pretty too). The strap is adjustable in length, intended for carrying the bag across your body, but you can also have it hanging off one shoulder.The Von Maxi SL comes with a matching shoulder strap which attaches to the bag, using durable and long-tested metal parts (looks pretty too). The strap is adjustable in length, intended for carrying the bag across your body, but you can also have it hanging off one shoulder.



   

Other stuff I made for myself, you can buy:

Leica M10-P Safari with "Yosemite" black camera strap. Leica M10-P Silver with "Concorde" black camera strap.
Leica M10-P Safari with "Yosemite" camera strap. Leica M10-P Silver with "Concorde" camera strap.

 

Silver ventilated shade on the Leice 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE and Leica M 240 Safari camera.
More great design: Also check out the ventilated shades for Leica and other lenses designed by Thorsten Overgaard here.

 

The Camera Pouch and Photography Acessories Pouch
"ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" 
By Thorsten von Overgaard
The Camera Pouch and Photography Acessories Pouch "ALWAYS WEAR A CAMERA" By Thorsten von Overgaard

 

The "Always Wear a Camera" Calfskin Document Carry-On By Thorsten von Overgaard
The "Always Wear a Camera" Calfskin Document Carry-On By Thorsten von Overgaard

 

My Desk Blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective.
My Desk Blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective.

 

 

 


         
         
         
         
     
   
   
   
     
         


 

 

   


 
     
     

 

 


 

 

"Always Wear
a Camera" Microfiber Cloths

"Always Wear a Camera" by Thorsten von Overgaard. The ventilated shade always comes with one, bnut if you want extras, order here.

#CLOTH

Ships internationally. Usually arrives within ten days.

$20.00 (for two)

Number of shades including freiight
 

 

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Hardware for Photography:
1. Ventilated Shades
2. Computer Shade for MacBook Pro
3. Second-hand Leica Cameras & Lenses
 
Software for Photography:
1. Lightroom Presets
2. Capture One Styles
 
Leather Products Handmade in Italy:
1. Camera Strap "Yosemite"
2. Camera Strap "Concorde"
3. Camera Pouches
4. The Von Camera Bag
5. The Von MAXI SL2 Camera Travel Bag
6. The Von MINI SL2 Camera Day Bag
7. The Von Soft II Camera Bag
8. The Von Mini Messenger Walkabout
9. The Von Cuba 55 Duffle Bag
10. The Von 24hr Travel Bag
11. Empire Hardsided Thrunks (coming)
12. Computer and iPad Sleeves
13. The Von Document Clutch
14. Desk Blotters
15. Black Cashmere Sweaters (coming)
16. Black T-shirts
 
 
Signed Original Prints:
Signed Original Prints by Overgaard
Signed Prints: The Raffles Connection
Signed Prints: The Salzburg Collection
Vintage Prints by others
 
Thorsten Overgaard Photography:
Thorsten Overgaard Archive Licencing
Commissioning Thorsten Overgaard
 
Online Photography Classroom:
Free Overgaard Webinar
TvO Complete Pack
Photography Books by TvO
Photography Extension Courses
Photography Video Masterclasses
 
Learn with Thorsten Overgaard
Overgaard Workshops & Masterclasses
One-on-one with Thorsten Overgaard
 
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Von Overgaard Gallery Store
Ventilated Shades by Overgaaard
Leather Camera Straps
Camea Bags
Calfskin Camera Pouches
iPad and Computer Clutches
Leather Writing Pads
Books by Thorsten Overgaard
Street Photography Masterclass
Leica Definitions
Leica History
Leica Lens Compendium
Leica Camera Compendium
Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon f/3.4
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 40mm Summicron-C f/2.0
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
7artisans 50mm f/1.1
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25
7artisans 75mm f/1.25
Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 90mm Summilux f/1.5
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
Leica Digilux 2

Leica M10
Leica M10-P

Leica M10-R
Leica M10-D
Pixii Digital Rangefinder
Leica M9, M9-P and Leica ME
Leica M 240
Leica M 240 for video
Leica M 262
Leica M-D 262
Leica M Monochrom
Leica M 246 Monochrom

Leica SL
Leica SL2
Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica R9 dSLR
Leica Q
Leica Q2
Leica CL
Leica TL2
Leica Sofort
Leica S digital medium format
Leica X
Leica D-Lux

Leica C-Lux

Leica V-Lux

Leica Digilux

Leica Digilux 1

Leica Digilux Zoom

Leica Digilux 4.3

Leica Digilux 3

Light metering
White Balance for More Beauty
Color Meters

Screen Calibration
Which computer to get
Sync'ing photo archive to iPhone
Lightroom Survival Kit
Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Capture One Survival Kit

Capture One Styles by Overgaard
Signed Original Prints by von Overgaard
The Story Behind That Picture
"On The Road With von Overgaard"

Von Overgaard Masterclasses:
M10 / M9 / M240 / Q / Q2 / TL2 /

 

 

Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

You can follow him at his television channel magicoflight.tv and his on-line classroom at overgaard.com

Feel free to e-mail to thorsten@overgaard.dk for
advice, ideas or improvements.


 

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