As nobody has done a review of the F6, I thought that I would add my 2 cents.
I have a Burton Zoom backpack which I use when cycling somewhere or if I am going to be walking any great distances, but I needed something to use when walking around the city, or just to go to a friends of families house without getting a load of sarcastic comments about paparazzi and the amount of gear I had with me.
My criteria was to get a low profile, small bag which had enough for my 40D, a couple of lenses, flash and possibly a few other bits and pieces. I found Domke and knew they would have what I wanted.
So, here it is. The outside of the bag is made from a sturdy canvas and feels very rugged. It has metal clasps on the front which are fairly tough to undo. They are definitely not for one handed operation but may loosen up in time.
The shoulder strap is also a tough material with rubber lines through it. This stops and sliding off your shoulder which is a nice touch.
There is a detachable short strap for carrying the bag in your hand.
The bag has a padded bottom, but no padding on the sides. It comes with a 4 compartment removable insert (shown). The dividers are stitched in, which limits creativity of layouts. I bought a second 1 compartment insert to fill the gap, but unfortunately the 40D body does not fit in it with a lens attached. I have taken on side of the stitching out so that the camera goes in.
The contents shot. The 70-200 stands about 2cm above the top lip of the bag, but due to the “saggy” look, it does not look stretched when closed. The zip compartment on the front can fit a surprising amount of accessories in it. There is an additional zip compartment in the underside of the lid too.
- It is the perfect size for my needs.
- In Olive, it resembles a bag from an Army surplus shop and not a camera bag.
- Very rugged build quality and feels like it will last a long time.
- Comfy to cart around. The bag is soft and moulds itself to your side.
- No padding on the actual bag sides
- Limited layout possibilities
- Lid is a bit loose fitting... I would not want to be caught in the rain with this bag!