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Domke F-5XC review

 
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May 09, 2009 08:19 as a reply to  @ post 7886780 |  #31

Thanks for the review. Regarding the velco, I agree that they make some noice, but they can be a camera saver. I have the F-5XB and I can't tell you how many times I didn't zipper it and the extra strength in the velcro was great for additional support. Read a few of the "I can't believe what happend when the zipper broke on my bag" threads and you'll be glad you have the velco.


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May 17, 2009 14:59 |  #32

Thank you for your review. I pulled the trigger on the F-3X, then changed it to the F-5XC after reading your review. This is all after returning the Crumpler 7mill DH and receiving a the 6 mill DH. I really like the 6 mill DH to hold all my gear, which includes 40D, 70-200, 24-85, 19-35, 430ex II & tons of extras. The only problem I have with it is a little bulky w/ all the built-in padding. I really don't see myself using this cute bag as often as I would like. I think I might keep it when I want to take all my gear and have the F-5XC for easy travel & walking.

My only question is the bottom part of the bag. I haven't seen any really good pics of the bottom of the bag, looking down from the top. If I put my flash (in case) on the bottom, does the vertically held lens topside sit on it , or is there a shelf that divides the two? I am worried that every time I take any item out it will just fall like a Tetris game. It's a good game, but I don't want to play it w/ my expensive gear.

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May 17, 2009 16:06 |  #33

swolfcg wrote in post #7938392 (external link)
Thank you for your review. I pulled the trigger on the F-3X, then changed it to the F-5XC after reading your review. This is all after returning the Crumpler 7mill DH and receiving a the 6 mill DH. I really like the 6 mill DH to hold all my gear, which includes 40D, 70-200, 24-85, 19-35, 430ex II & tons of extras. The only problem I have with it is a little bulky w/ all the built-in padding. I really don't see myself using this cute bag as often as I would like. I think I might keep it when I want to take all my gear and have the F-5XC for easy travel & walking.

My only question is the bottom part of the bag. I haven't seen any really good pics of the bottom of the bag, looking down from the top. If I put my flash (in case) on the bottom, does the vertically held lens topside sit on it , or is there a shelf that divides the two? I am worried that every time I take any item out it will just fall like a Tetris game. It's a good game, but I don't want to play it w/ my expensive gear.

Thx.
Steph

There are 2 padded dividers that come with the bag, both articulated so you can fold them in thirds. I use one as "floor", for my camera w. lens to sit on, and the other folded like an upside-down U, creating two seperate, smaller compartments at the bottom. Perfect for my camera + 3 primes kit. It will all make sense when you get the bag :)

I love mine so much that I just got an F-1X as a carry-all bag. The two really supplement each other well... The F-5XC for camera and lenses and the F-1X for flashes, triggers, gels, cleaning kit etc.

Glad you liked the review, be sure to tell how the F-5XC works out for you :)


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May 17, 2009 17:18 |  #34

No problem, I will. Thanks for your response.


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Jun 24, 2009 18:53 |  #35

Can anyone with this bag please post pictures of a side view when it's loaded and a picture of themselves carrying it on their backs? Trying to figure out if it looks good or not.




  
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Jun 29, 2009 13:57 as a reply to  @ post 7710500 |  #36

Many thanks for this review. I've been looking for a "street" bag that doesn't look like a camera bag. I'll be picking this one up real soon.

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Jul 02, 2009 11:12 |  #37

Great review. I decided to change my dividers to how you have them, which solved my lens shade issue addressed in another post of mine. I think this bag is perfect for street shooting, or traveling light to places that are not conducive to larger bags or do not allow them (museums, etc.). Plus, as others have mentioned, it looks like a messenger bag, so it's fairly low profile.


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Sep 05, 2009 19:11 |  #38

Great review, been considering this bag recently.


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Sep 10, 2009 19:08 |  #39

what do you guys think...
will the 7d w/ 24-105 f4L attached, a tokana 11-16f2.8 or 16-35 f2.8L, and a speedlight 430 ex2 fit in the bag for day shooting?




  
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Sep 10, 2009 19:15 |  #40

Very nice review... thanks for posting :)


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Oct 01, 2009 01:12 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #41

I bought this bag last summer, and what a blast it's been.

It is almost the perfect street photography bag.

There are two versions, the waxed and the un-waxed. In Canada the waxed was running at $189 at Henry's. I bought the non-waxed version from Adorama for $89.

Pros:
Compact
Rugged canvas material
Great strap (gets more comfortable with USPS shoulder pad)
Can accommodate more than it looks like it could
Awesome velcro flap...it's prevented stuff from falling out when I forgot to close the bottom zipper
Easy to access top zipper to get at your gear
It doesn't scream "Photographer"

Cons:
Figuring out the best combination of the inserts is a pain
Very little padding


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I ended up buying other padded inserts off Ebay, and added them throughout the bag. I'm currently looking into actually tearing the top of the inside and inserting a sheet of foam to add extra padding, while leaving the fabric alone so I can still use velcro inserts inside the bag.

If it were better padded this would be the perfect bag.

I can squeeze my FE with a 20mm f4, my D40x with a 50mm f1.8, a YN-460 flash, one of my 85mm f1.4 lenses, a remote control, some film, and a body cap/rear lens cap plus a few other small accessories. What more could you want to carry?

Any larger and it would feel like a notebook bag, any smaller and it would seem like a gas mask bag (a la Indiana Jones). It's just the right size for my needs.


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Feb 04, 2010 22:42 |  #42

can your 40d fit with a grip?


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May 12, 2010 09:14 |  #43

anyone know if you can fit an Ipad into this bag somehow? sorry to revive such an old thread lol


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Aug 21, 2010 14:28 |  #44

will this fit a gripped 7d with a 24-105 and the hood in place mounted on it,a 10-22 and a 580exII?


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Aug 21, 2010 22:22 |  #45

Not a gripped body with lens attached. Of the Domke bags I'm familiar with, the F3x is the smallest that'll take a gripped body while the lens is attached.


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