for Canon 350D / 400D XT / 1000D / 450D
I just received this Domke F-10 from Adorama. I was looking for a bag that looked good, wasn't too large, and would carry my XTI, with either two additional lenses or one lens and my 550ex Speedlight flash. This bag looks like a winner. Compact, clean-looking. Looks well built.
The bag comes with a non-removable long shoulder strap, a detachable medium strap and a built in hand-grip strap on the top of the bag. The bag has two velcro dividers in the main compartment. My XTI fits nicely in the middle of the main compartment, with the 75-300 lens attached, pointing down. The handgrip overlaps into one of the outside compartments, but still leaves room in that outside compartment for my 17-50 lens.
The other outside compartment is large enough for another extended zoom lens. There are two zippered pockets on the bag, a very large one on the outside, large enough for a point/shoot camera, batteries, filters, cards. That pocket is 10" at the top, 6" at the bottom and 6 1/2" tall. Expanded, it is 2" deep. The other pocket is in the flap of the bag. It is not very deep, and doesn't appear to all that useful. With the flap 'up', and the zipper open, items in this pocket will fall out, as all of the storage room is above the zipper.
The main flap of the bag is secured in a locked position by both a very large velcro strip, and a metal clip. The velcro is very loud when opened. I'll probably have my wife sew some cloth around most of the velcro to limit the strength of that connection.
I like the metal clip - it looks like it will last much longer then the normal plastic clips on most bags.
Likes about the bag: Looks, size, workmanship.
Dislikes about the bag: The velcro closure is too noisy
Thanks to Joe Arena for review
for Canon 300D / 10D / 20D / 30D / 40D / 50D / 5D / 7D
(Added 7th March 2010)
I use this bag to carry my favourite 7D combo: Canon 7D, 50L, 24L-II, Metz 58 AF-1, Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 & Pocket Wizard MiniTT1 (or 5D-II, 85L-II, 35L + the rest). It's a small, light bag that fits the mentioned gear with no bulges. It can fit up to an 85L-II attached (hood reversed) to the 7D/5D-II + 24L-II (hood removed, placed on top). It's a typical Domke: Minimalistic padding, canvas exterior with multiple pockets. There's a spacious pocket in the front which takes a full size flash, FlexTT1, MiniTT1 and CF cards. The bag is small, light, stylish and inconspicuous. It comes with the non-slip gripper strap, name tag, sewn-in leather/canvas carry handle & metal fasteners.
The main storage area is padded & supplied with two dividers. Placing a 5D or 7D on top of the dividers (camera vertical) with any sort of flat attachment on the tripod mount isn't a good fit (I have a hand strap attached). The flap barely reaches the velcro, but can be closed via the metal fastener. However, once the metal plate is removed from the tripod socket, the camera can be mounted vertically with no problems (neck strap can be bunched to a side). Hence, I have removed one divider and place the 7D or 5D horizontally, as I like using my hand strap.
In the vertical config, two small lenses (or flash) should fit on either side of the camera with attached lens. I don't have small lenses, so I'm unable to test this out. However, if anyone's interested, I can try fitting some of my smaller primes and post some related pictures.
This is a perfect bag for casual shooting which entails 1-2 lenses, a full size grip-less body, full size flash and accessories. The bags rests perfectly against my body and I can hardly feel it when walking around. Another excellent design by Domke.
Likes about the bag:
Solid construction: metal fasteners, tough canvas construction, sturdy yet flexible shoulder strap. Supplied name tag. Lightweight and portable. Non-slip gripper strap. Spacious compartment in the front which can take a full size flash + accessories. Minimal padding makes for a discrete design which is perfect for daily usage. 2 dividers allow for customization of the main compartment. Carry handle with metal fasteners (leather/canvas design). Zippered compartment under the front flap to store more accessories (literature etc). Slim compartment at the back for books and cables and other relatively flat accessories.
Dislikes about the bag:
Noisy velcro closure on the front flap. Domke logo on the front flap: Difficult to remove as it's close-stitched. Polycarbonate fasteners for the shoulder strap. I would have preferred metal fasteners.
Thanks to Sabesh for review