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The Domke F-6 Little Bit Smaller Shoulder Bag is a canvas shoulder bag made to carry a film or digital camera outfit. It is constructed of tough, breathable, compressible, waterproofed canvas made to hug the shooter's hip closely. It provides sensible access to the equipment, with great space-to-size ratio. The bag features military-specification hardware, webbing, and adjustable closures. It has nine compartments and pockets, including a short four-compartment padded insert and two full-length zippered pockets. The non-slip Gripper Strap runs completely around the bag.
Great quality, great features. I had a 1970's era Domke and loved it. It served me well for over 35 years. After a sabbatical from photography, it is nice to know that Tiffen is continuing the tradition.
I love my Domke bags (have 3)
My first 1 star rating for anything!!! This is a smaller bag and fine for what I need it for, which is to carry my extra lenses, flashes and other stuff, while working events. It will fit a Canon 5D3 with a 24-70 2.8, but the other stuff will need to fit in the front pocket. The problem I have and the reason for the 1 star is not so much that the clasp that secures the top flap is cheep and did break - post warranty - but the customer support was mind bogglingly bad. Here is a cut and past of the response email, take note of that they want me find a solution from some 3rd party . "Unfortunately, Domke does not offer any repair services or parts other than replacement straps. You may be able to find a similar snap hook from a 3rd party." Keep that in mind when you are looking for a professional grade product.
I own two Domke bags, and will likely own another (F-2) very soon. Both of my bags are Sand color. It's a look I really like. I have this (F-6) as my daily working bag - both at home and on vacation. It typically carries a Nikon D7000, a Nikor 70-300, a Tamron 17-50, a Tokina 11-16 and either a couple of fast primes or a 35-70. The F-6 is big enough to store the camera on its side with any of the lenses attached. This is important, since I don't want to have to change lenses just to stow the camera for a few minutes. If you are going to use any of the available Domke inserts, a 70-300 is about the largest lens you can carry - on or off the camera. It's not tall enough to handle a 70-200 stood on end. If you want to carry a 70-200 lens, you'll need to remove the insert and sacrifice pretty much all else in the bag. Still, for those times when you don't need that behemoth, it holds an amazing amount of gear. With four lenses in storage and one on the D7000 I have enough room left over for a filter pack, a speedlight in its case, an extra battery, a memory card wallet, a remote release cable, and a lens cleaning kit. With all of this in the bag, it's pretty full, but I can still work out of it easily and access everything I need without setting the bag down or taking it off of my shoulder. Even this full, the bag is comfortable for a full day of shooting, although by the end of the day, you're ready for a drink and some rest. Like all Domke bags, the lack of stiff padding lets the bag hug your hip and actually makes it easier to maneuver in crowds. I can also easily shift it to the front of me if I'm concerned about "happy hands" in a crowd. I took this bag on a three week vacation to London and the Mediterranean and used it as my working bag every day. It kept my stuff dry when it rained and clean when it was dusty. It's not hermetically sealed like some bags, so I'd avoid tornadoes and hurricanes if possible - for health reasons as well as photographic reasons. Domke bags appeal to minimalists, I think. They are the essence of a working bag - no frills, no special features, no hidden compartments, no "user's manual!" (I still can't believe some camera bags come with a "user's manual!") It's a monument to simplicity and excellence. The design is pure simplicity, while the materials and workmanship reflect excellence. You won't find better materials or workmanship for anywhere near the same amount of money. If you want to spend 4 times as much, Billingham is the standard bearer. I have three small complaints about all Domke bags - the metal clips. First, they can be a challenge to work with one hand, especially when it's cold or they are wet. At times, I've needed to swing the bag from my hip to my front and use both hands to open both clips and access my gear. This can be awkward and time consuming, but I assume that if it's hard for me to get into my bag, it's equally hard for thieves and pickpockets, so there is a trade-off. Second, the metal clips can be sharp and will scratch or even cut your fingers. I've had this happen a few times - not often but enough to complain about it. Third, the clips are heavy and metal and could damage equipment if you are careless. I've not had this happen, but I've heard of some who have. That's not much to complain about really. If you are looking for a Kevlar re-inforced Abrams tank with more bells and whistles than your camera to surround your gear, you will hate this and any other Domke bag. But, if you are looking for a perfectly designed and crafted working bag that looks great and will last longer than you will, then you can't do better than Domke.