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Dec 31, 2007 23:49 |  #1

per aravena's advice, i figured it couldn't hurt to transplant my thread to this section. =)

after dropping roughly $2500 on photography eqiupment recently, i've realized that before the main parts ship in.. i'll need my new bag to hold it all. since i've already pretty much decided on getting a domke f-3x, i was wondering where people usually buy their domke gear. from the looks of it, adorama seems like the most legit place that carries the black one that i'm looking for, but it's full retail price at $100 and i'm really trying to pinch pennies now that i've cleared out much of my checking account already. anyone have any ideas on where i can get a somewhat discounted domke bag? (ebay has failed me, no joke.)

since this thread will undoubtedly be visited by jon sooner or later, since you live in my area.. if you know a local place that sells them, that'd be even better. =)


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Jan 01, 2008 00:07 |  #2

B&H has decent prices on them. Unless you find one used I don't think you are going to find it less expensive elsewhere.


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Jan 01, 2008 08:28 as a reply to  @ RichNY's post |  #3

So you spent $2500 on gear and are now worried about spending $100 on a bag. Don't worry, we all do this when staring out. But after you spend money on a decent bag you will soon realize that a bag is just as important as the rest of your stuff, maybe even more important.

Have you considered that you will probably have your bag longer than your camera and lenses? A good bag can last you a very long time. Several members here have had their Domkes for 20 years or so, lasting through their film days and into digital. The bags have changed very little in design over the years which further proves their usefulness and ruggedness.

Don't fret over the amount of the bag, just make sure you get the size and style you want. I love my F-2 and F-3x and have no doubts that I will still have them in 10, 15, or 20 years.


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Jan 01, 2008 08:42 |  #4

"20 years or so"? My oldest F-2 is closer to 30 and going strong, as is my sister's. My F-1x is "only" about 20, I think.


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Jan 01, 2008 09:14 |  #5

Bought it from eBay since it's very hard to get here in the Netherlands. Also, the prices are insane here. Very fast delivery, the supplier was photococan.


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Jan 01, 2008 12:45 |  #6

Konijnenberg (external link) and Fimex (external link) both carry Domke ;)


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Jan 01, 2008 13:15 |  #7

René Damkot wrote in post #4608850 (external link)
Konijnenberg (external link) and Fimex (external link) both carry Domke ;)

I know, but both didn't have the products I needed in stock (f-802+f-901+720-230 insert).

I could order them there but it would probably take longer and it was almost 100euro more expensive than ordering from Canada :)


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Jan 01, 2008 13:33 |  #8

I would say to save up a bit, and get the bag you want. It's hard to find one that isn't used for cheap. Domke bags are very worth it, IMO. I love my F-2.




  
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Jan 01, 2008 16:33 |  #9

i bought my F2 on ebay for about $70, you can find decent deals if you know how to work ebay. if you don't just spend the extra $50 and buy it from b&h, the hard part is figuring out which bag will work for you best.


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Jan 01, 2008 23:42 |  #10

In2Photos wrote in post #4607665 (external link)
So you spent $2500 on gear and are now worried about spending $100 on a bag.

hahaha, i know it sounds silly but that's sort of the position i'm in right now. after dropping all that on my kit, i have roughly $600 in my checking account. since i'm financially irresponsible and i think i'm also going to drop some money to get a tripod/head for ~$250 soon, i'm left with very little money to spare. next semester, textbooks will undoubtedly cost me around $300-400. since i'm still working right now it's not too big a problem, but we're looking at only having around $400 or so left over after this massacre on my wallet to last me for misc spending over the next few months. in essence, every dollar counts.

the reason why i was asking about the bag is, i've cleverly (or not-so-cleverly) been able to use discounts/coupons/reba​tes to bring down the price of everything else that i'm buying, but the bag seems to have no sale prices.. ever. i was just curious if anyone else was able to snag a domke for less, but it looks like that isn't the case. well, there goes another $100 then. oh.. this hobby will be the death of me.


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