My friend is returning from the USA later this year, and I am planning to ask him to bring me back a Domke bag. What I'm asking for is insight on which bag I should get.
Currently, I own a Canon 1D series body with a 35-350mm L lens, a 17-35mm L, and a 50mm STM. I carry a flash sometimes, and a myriad of other accessories (lens hoods as well) just like most photographers.
Searching through the forum I am sure the F2 is a no-brainer, it should hold my gear, but then again, I would like some insight. Will the F2 be a stretch for all the gear I own, which, honestly, is not much, but the gear is rather large, heavy and bulky.
I am not planning on getting much more gear, maybe a backup body at a certain point in future, and the main camera will most definitely be a 1D series body. As far as lenses are concerned, the only possible addition would be a 70-200 f2.8, when and if I sell the 35-350mm. So the amount of gear I am carrying with me should not drastically change.
I already own a Lowepro Nova 190AW which fits this gear rather tightly, and I use it everyday, hence I am used to carrying around a somewhat heavy shoulder bag. I also own a Lowepro Classified 220 AW, which I don't use too much, and that thing can easily hold much more gear than I own, plus it weighs a ton fully loaded with a laptop.
Finally - the question - is the F2 a sound choice? I never saw a Domke bag in person, so I don't really know what to expect, but I've heard nothing but good stuff about the bags. I also looked into the F1X and the J series of bags, but they are overshadowed by F2's legacy. I plan on carrying the camera with a lens attached (probably the 50 or 17-35). I know they released a new generation of bags, which are indeed a bit pricey, but if it's worth it - leave your feedback here.
Thanks in advance!