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Domke F-6 F6 little bit smaller review.

 
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Dec 01, 2012 10:34 |  #1

I've been on the hunt for a bag for "small kit outings". Something to carry my 5D II plus a couple of lenses. I tried the Domke F-5XC and the F-3X but neither was really "right". The F-3X didn't have enough dividers of the right size and was tough to shoot out of. The F-5 was too stiff and too small.

I almost gave up on Domke but decided to give the F-6 a try.

Here you can see it with just the 70-200 in it (for size) and another shot of the bag with my 5D II and 24-105. Notice how the camera is wider than the bag bottom, yet it fits fine. That's the beauty of Domke.

The bag is tall enough for the body plus lens and could hold a longer lens (mounted) but not as long as the 70-200.


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Dec 01, 2012 10:38 |  #2

The insert I got was velcro adjustable. The center dividers are sewn together into an X but you can change (somewhat) where they connect to the outer walls.

Also notice I covered the velcro strips on the sides. This way, the bag is more flexible (not tied to the sides of the insert) making it much easier to get the camera in and out.


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Dec 01, 2012 10:41 as a reply to  @ n1as's post |  #3

So here's what it looks like with the insert in the bag. The items (clockwise) are:
5D-2 and 24-105L
85 f/1.8 with hood
50 f/1.4 with hood
17-40L (no hood)
430EX

Shown with the camera lens-up and lens-down.


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Dec 01, 2012 10:44 as a reply to  @ n1as's post |  #4

But what about bigger lenses?

I tried to fit my 70-100 f/2.8 and 100-400L in the bag. They FIT. Mind you, this is without hoods. The 70-200 is bottom-down and the 100-400 is front (big end) down so the tripod color would fit.

The 70-200 is in the "middle" with the 100-400 to the right.

The collar on the 100-400L does bump the 70-200 so I'd be careful carrying it around like this. Truth is, I'd use a different bag for this configuration because I have one that is bigger (ThinkTank).


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Dec 01, 2012 10:45 as a reply to  @ n1as's post |  #5

This is what it looks like with the big lenses inside and the lid closed. Note I was not able to connect the right clasp. I could lengthen it but chose not to for this pic.

All in all, it is more workable in this configuration than I thought it would be.


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Dec 01, 2012 19:25 as a reply to  @ n1as's post |  #6

Thanks for posting this, it's a cool bag. I want to get one, but have quite the collection right now :p.


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Dec 01, 2012 21:29 |  #7

I was hesitant when I bought it. Jon specifically talked about his F3 seeing the world while his F6 sees the closet. As it turns out, my experience is just the opposite. I don't use my big lenses with this bag (nor did I with the F3) so this bag is the perfect pliable fit.

Oh, and it is under $100. :-)


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Dec 03, 2012 21:57 |  #8

I saw your review and I think this might solve a problem I have with my walkaround kit...
I bought one and will let you know in about a week after I receive it...
Thanks for posting, very useful pics!


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Dec 04, 2012 07:50 |  #9

I used to have an F-6. It's a very good bag to work out of as it's a little bit smaller and shallower than the F-2. I'm surprised that it works for such a bulky kit, I use rangefinders and you can fit fit two RF bodies and four or five lenses in that bag.


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Dec 04, 2012 09:15 |  #10

NICE review! I love my F6! It's crazy how much you can fit in it :D This is my setup minus Lee filters and foundation kit.

1Ds MK II
15mm FE
16-35mm (hood in place of where I have the Lee foundation kit pouch, left side)
28-70mm with hood reversed
Memory card wallet and accessaries in front pocket

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