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Domke Ledger Camera Bag, reviewed by Dj R

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Aug 14, 2015 10:16 |  #1

Domke Ledger RM camera bag (journalist) military olive

Video review from when I had a bunch of Canon gear, recently began to transition over to Nikon
Here is the video, stills below...
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=tGxzcUMpmro (external link)

In the video, I had the bag setup to hold a body and three lenses, AND flash.
Since the video was taken, I have the bag set up differently.
Using only OEM dividers. One of which, I purchased extra for $20.
Now I'm using the bag to carry a body and three lenses, you can see in the images below.

DOMKE LEDGER RM
NEXT GENERATION BAG
JOURNALIST SERIES

As seen in images below:
Nikon D810
Nikon 85 1.4
Nikon 16-35 f4 VR
Sigma Art 35 mounted to body

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The bag is very expensive. List is over $300 US!
The big box stores will probably sell this item in the $225-250 range.
You MAY be able to find this at amazon or ebay for less, but good luck.

Immediately when you pick up this bag, you know it's expensive for a reason.
It's made with even higher quality than the previous generation.
It's very well thought out bag. They definitely spoke with real-world photographers who provided good input on design.
The main chamber is waiting for you to customize it.
I didn't comment (in the video) on the provided dividers b/c they were not with me, I am not using them, sorry.

The end pockets unzip to unfold (for use). or zip them up (for when you are not using them, and the bag gets a lot smaller.

Normal setup for this bag?
-D810 mounted a lens
-two additional lenses, sometimes three
-end pockets can hold flash, small prime, extenders, you name it. I've put my fuji x100t in it's thick case in here!

Front pockets:
ipad mini or similar tablet
charger, batteries, media, wallet, keys, filter wallets.

Rear pocket:
maps, literature, ipad mini or similar, key ring (using provided key ring strap!)

I will be utilizing this bag more and more, and will add additional content

Cheers

Item Number: J-LEDGE-RM
List Price: $319.95
UPC: 884613016142
Weight: 3.900
Warranty: 2 Years
Color: Military/ Black
Material: RuggedWear
Exterior Dimensions: 14.5"L x 7"W x 8"H
Interior Dimensions: 11"L x 6.5"W x 7.25"H

My bag is the military wear (olive). Sharp color!

NEXT GENERATION brings evolutionary and revolutionary features to the trusted name of Domke. The Ledger (the grandchild of the F-6) is the brainchild born of extensive review by professional photographers(who field-tested the prototype bags) and our innovative design team. The bag you hold in your hands, the Ledger, with functionality as the core design inspiration, integrates our patent pending systems for personalizing, protecting and accessing your valuable gear. Also available in RuggedWear Black and Cordura Black.

Features:

Khaki Color with Black webbing
Top access with double zipper
Rear slide pocket
Expandable zippered side pocket
Key-ring strap
Secure luggage strap
Custom antique steel hardware
Numbered identity plate
Side rain hoods
Padded zippered tablet sleeve fits up to 11x8"
"Quiet" system hook and loop silencer
Expandable front pockets
Detachable Gripper shoulder & Grab strap
Domke flap tucks in for anonymity
All zippers YKK®
Comes with 2 dividers

Accessories:

Domke GearProtex Insert System - a revolutionary, customizable insert system that allows you to compartmentalize and organize your contents to create any size or shape using bendable, self-adhering separators.

Domke PocketFlex Pocket and Pouch System - an ingenious system of movable, pockets, patches and pouches. These innovative storage components adhere to all interior surfaces, personalizing your storage.

The Ledger (the grandchild of the F-6)
is part of the Journalist Series of
Press/Field Shoulder Bags.
• Top Access with Double Zipper
• Expandable Zippered Side Pocket
• Expandable Front Pockets
• Padded Zippered Tablet Sleeve
Fits Up To 9.5” x 7.37”
• Key-Ring Strap
• Rear Slide Pocket
• Secure Luggage Strap
• Side Rain Hoods
• Custom Antique Steel Hardware
• Numbered Identity Plate
• Detachable Gripper Shoulder
& Grab Strap
• “Quiet” System Hook
& Loop Silencer
• All Zippers YKK®
• Comes with 2 Dividers
• Weight: RM-3.9 lbs.;
CB-3.55 lbs.; RB-3.75 lbs

BAG Reviews, master list!
Nikon D850/750, Sigma 12-24 f4 Art, Nikkor Glass: 20 f1.8G ED, 28 f1.4E ED FL, 58 f1.4G, 105 f1.4E ED FL, 70-200 f2.8E VR ED FL, 24-70 f2.8E VR ED FL
Sony RX100V

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Sep 20, 2015 10:45 |  #2

I have one of the new Domke's too. They are horribly high priced, but yeah, they are built extremely well. I treat mine like crap and it just keeps on ticking...excellent bags, just a strain on the ol' credit card.




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Sep 20, 2015 15:31 |  #3

Rainyday wrote in post #17714456 (external link)
I have one of the new Domke's too. They are horribly high priced, but yeah, they are built extremely well. I treat mine like crap and it just keeps on ticking...excellent bags, just a strain on the ol' credit card.


agreed
cheers

at this point I'm in love
I use the bag to carry two bodies, each with any of my lenses.
perfection


BAG Reviews, master list!
Nikon D850/750, Sigma 12-24 f4 Art, Nikkor Glass: 20 f1.8G ED, 28 f1.4E ED FL, 58 f1.4G, 105 f1.4E ED FL, 70-200 f2.8E VR ED FL, 24-70 f2.8E VR ED FL
Sony RX100V

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Oct 05, 2015 13:40 |  #4

Looks good. From the pictures I cannot figure out how it protects the gear against rain, salt spray and fine dust.
Is it just the flap covering the camera department or is there an additional protection?


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Post has been edited over 2 years ago by Dj R.
Oct 06, 2015 08:26 |  #5

garbidz wrote in post #17733843 (external link)
Looks good. From the pictures I cannot figure out how it protects the gear against rain, salt spray and fine dust.
Is it just the flap covering the camera department or is there an additional protection?

there are flaps on either end that fold in before the lid closes. It's nothing you would take on an african safari. more for reportage and wedding type shooters.


BAG Reviews, master list!
Nikon D850/750, Sigma 12-24 f4 Art, Nikkor Glass: 20 f1.8G ED, 28 f1.4E ED FL, 58 f1.4G, 105 f1.4E ED FL, 70-200 f2.8E VR ED FL, 24-70 f2.8E VR ED FL
Sony RX100V

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