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Mar 19, 2015 13:58 |  #1

I have a Domke F2, however, really displeased with the buckles. Sometimes I do lens changes, and the metal buckle will fall right onto the lens. The bag works quite well for my mirrorless setup, lenses narrow enough to fit inside without issue. I can also fit a ton of crap into the bag.


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Mar 19, 2015 16:34 |  #2

Not an issue I've noticed - if I expect to need to do fast lens changes I fold the flap back between me and the bag to work; otherwise I'm usually changing the lens away from the bag and capping the lens before returning it.


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Mar 19, 2015 17:36 |  #3

thanks, I dont think it will scratch the lens, however I may try to coat the metal with plastidip or something to ease my mind. It did flop right into my lens filter the other day.. I have a spare ugly F2 that I may cut off the ends and find a plastic solution.


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Mar 19, 2015 19:38 |  #4

jon, I was going through my camera gear and found a lowepro strap that had removable plastic buckles, looks like a great solution!


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Mar 22, 2015 21:17 |  #5

I have an F4-Pro and while the bag is a good size for me, and I like the easy access to my gear, the pockets and hardware are really poorly designed. The metal buckle is an awful choice when IMO there are better plastic ones available.

I like the understated look of the bag, but honestly I won't be buying another Domke and next time will probably try something like one of the thinkTank Retrospectives instead.


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Mar 23, 2015 15:33 as a reply to  @ Bob_A's post |  #6

funny that you mention retrospective, since I'm using a retro 10 and going back to the domke. The retro feels as bulk as the domke, however the domke can hold a crapload more gear. The retro feels a bit heavier for some reason, could be due to the stiffness of the bag.

who knew that going to mirrorless, I am now carrying more gear than ever :mrgreen:


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Mar 23, 2015 21:39 |  #7

Charlie wrote in post #17488593 (external link)
funny that you mention retrospective, since I'm using a retro 10 and going back to the domke. The retro feels as bulk as the domke, however the domke can hold a crapload more gear. The retro feels a bit heavier for some reason, could be due to the stiffness of the bag.

who knew that going to mirrorless, I am now carrying more gear than ever :mrgreen:

I really appreciate your take on the Retrospective. It looks like all of the pockets, dividers and zippers must take up a lot of space. I was thinking of a Retro 20 to replace my F4-Pro, but maybe I should keep looking.


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May 16, 2015 15:02 |  #8

As much as I loved the Domke F-2, the metal buckles were what kept me from using it. They are ridiculously pointless and far toom much for what the bag needs.




  
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Jun 24, 2015 14:33 |  #9

Domke help please

F-4AF PRO SYSTEM BAG

re: L lenses & insert slots for the two lenses

I can fit these lenses if I remove the hood. but there really isn't anywhere to put the hoods.
I would expect a bag with the name PRO in it, to fit pro lenses with hoods.
weird right?

135L hood reversed doesn't fit
16-35L 2.8ii hood reversed doesn't fit
24-70L 2.8ii hood reversed doesn't fit


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Jun 24, 2015 14:51 |  #10

Charlie wrote in post #17482813 (external link)
jon, I was going through my camera gear and found a lowepro strap that had removable plastic buckles, looks like a great solution!

Heresy! :p

I have an F2 that is probably over 30 years old (not mine originally) but is still going strong, they are incredible bags.


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Jun 24, 2015 15:27 as a reply to  @ Dj R's post |  #11

What insert are you using? And remember that the Classic Domke line were designed before the days of AF lenses, so lenses (and their hoods) were smaller. Might look for a 720 or 245 insert. Or a newer 240; they've started making the insert dividers movable.


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Jun 25, 2015 09:20 |  #12

Jon wrote in post #17609394 (external link)
What insert are you using? And remember that the Classic Domke line were designed before the days of AF lenses, so lenses (and their hoods) were smaller. Might look for a 720 or 245 insert. Or a newer 240; they've started making the insert dividers movable.

you're right
the divider that the bag came with is for two tiny/long lenses - think champagne flutes! so weird, the old days!
I removed the lens insert and put in others and the bag works now.
thx Jon.


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Jun 27, 2015 19:43 |  #13

I had a Retro 10 and traded it It was the raincover didn't suit me at all. I should have looked more carefully.

It's a beautifully made bag.

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Jun 27, 2015 19:54 |  #14

Charlie wrote in post #17482378 (external link)
I have a Domke F2, however, really displeased with the buckles. Sometimes I do lens changes, and the metal buckle will fall right onto the lens. The bag works quite well for my mirrorless setup, lenses narrow enough to fit inside without issue. I can also fit a ton of crap into the bag.

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As much as I loved the Domke F-2, the metal buckles were what kept me from using it. They are ridiculously pointless and far toom much for what the bag needs.


The bag needs are irrelevant. It's what the user needs. I, myself, don't even use the buckles. But, that is me. As for scratching lenses... I cap my lenses at all times when not in use. On camera, or not. I think common sense comes into play, here. Don't leave the buckles in a potential energy situation, or don't flap them around like they are flower petals... Not brain surgery.



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Jul 03, 2015 14:06 |  #15

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1433654
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