for Canon 300D / 10D / 20D / 30D / 40D / 50D / 5D / 7D
This is the small Domke bag that I love for 'round about town....i.e. traveling light. B&H Photo reports interior dimensions as 10.5 x 4.5 x 6.5" and exterior as 13 x 5.25 x 8.25" While, as with all Domke bags, there is some give....both bulge out and fold in...as needed (what I find as a real benefit), you can see that the exterior dimensions given appear to be off. The customer service person at Domke (Tiffen) was not able to confirm or deny. It comes with the normal (great) Domke belt, which has rubberized threads on inside to have it stay put.
This is the way I have it configured. It comes with 2 of the movable partition, of which I only use one.
This shows the interior pocket, from back side of bag. There is also a pocket across the from (you may see the pen stuck in one corner). I use the interior for CF/batteries, etc. Front for note taking and othe misc. stuff.
These are pieces I will later show in bag. Canon EOS 5D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM mounted, Canon 580EX Speedlite flash, 70-300 IS DO lens.
With this combo, I will, if I think I may need fill flash, stick a small 220EX flash in my pocket. The 220EX works great for this as it is very small and light.
In this view, you can see the slot for the front pocket. Just above it the velco to hold the top flap...which I find very useful...I rarely zipper the compartment close, and the flap holds easily, yet opens quickly for access to camera.
It appears to have a provision for using a belt, though I have never used this.
thanks to JRSchwaller for photos & info.
the Domke F-5XB. Perfect low profile, easy to work out of, walk around all day long bag.....
Thanks to Lmitch for photos & info
(Added 29th July 2008)
Equipment list in bag :
Canon EOS 40D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8EX DC(attached)
Canon EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM
Sunpak Auto 383 Super
I was looking for a small bag to take on vacations, specifically something that I could insert into my under-seat carry-on bag to reduce the amount of luggage I have to wrangle onto the plane. The Domke F-5xb is the perfect size for this and allows me to bring SLR gear I normally would have left at home in the interest of travelling light.
I found the velcro a bit excessive so I repurposed some scraps to reduce the amount of grip and noise.
The bag will zipper closed, but it's definitely a tight fit for a Canon 40D. Note the bulge in the second shot, but I don't think this will be a problem after the bag breaks in some more.
I used a spare bag insert (from a LowePro Nova 1) for the grip side of the camera (left side in the picture). The insert is shorter than the ones that come with the bag and has a floppy top to provide some padding for the lens underneath.
The internal pocket is really a space between the padding and the bag, which is really quite clever in its simplicity and efficiency. I keep a lens brush and all my spare camera batteries in there.
This is how the equipment fits in, a bit like a game of Tetris.
The front pocket so far only holds a pen and some other flat items, though not my extra memory cards since I prefer to keep them in the bag. I don't really expect to hold much in there.
Given the size, some might be concerned the F-5xb looks too much like a purse. Get the olive color and that might help the situation.
Likes about the bag:
Size, style, swivelling shoulder strap
Dislikes about the bag:
The velcro is a bit much but can be modified
Thanks to Cameron for review
(Added 9th March 2010)
Gear dropped in (flash head hasn't been tilted yet)
Flash head tilted & gear loaded
Zipper closed (no bulges)
This is my most minimalistic Domke for casual situations which require one DSLR body with a lens mounted to it (with hood) + a full size flash. To this regard, it doesn't get any more portable than the Domke F-5XB. This bag consists of interior padding with 2 dividers of which I use one (to separate the lens hood from the flash).
I intend to use this as a walk-around bag for those times when I need just one lens. It's inconspicuous and light.
Likes about the bag:
Solid construction: metal shoulder-strap fittings, tough canvas construction, sturdy yet flexible shoulder strap.
Plastic zipper with metal fasteners: plastic minimizes damage to gear inside.
Supplied name tag.
Belt mountable design.
Lightweight and portable.
Non-slip gripper strap.
One exterior & one interior slim compartment in addition to the main compartment.
Dislikes about the bag:
Noisy velcro closure on the front flap (I'm thinking of removing the velcro).
Domke logo on the front flap: Difficult to remove as it's close-stitched.
Thanks to Sabesh for review
Reviews for Nikon D70 / D100 / D200 / D300 / D700
I've been looking for a small, walking-around bag for some months and until a few days ago couldn't find one I liked. The bag needed to be big enough to hold the camera with kit lens attached and have room for one or two small primes/ or a flash.
Most bags I looked at seemed designed more like carrying cases or storage devices, and look it too. They are too easily recognizable as a camera bag and don 't permit quick access to the camera. (In some of the small bags I looked at, the camera fits so tightly that it is a struggle to take it out.) I looked at many small bags at B&H in NYC over the course of three visits, finally coming across the Domke Shoulder/Belt bag (Cat No 700-52B, model 5XB) hidden away under much larger Domke bags.
Basically, the model is a miniature messenger bag that fits comfortably on my shoulder or over my hear. I love it.
Front View of Domke Shoulder/Belt Bag...
Top View of Domke Shoulder/Belt Bag...
thanks to Leonardo for photos & comments
Reviews for Nikon D40 / D60 / D3000 / D5000
Nikon D40 + Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX
SC-29 TTL Cord
The two padded dividers that come with the Domke bag are on each end of the bag, providing more cushion than just the bag alone can provide. The padded divider separating the camera and flash is from a LowePro bag that I do not use. Works very well for the small D40.
thanks to Drew for review