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Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black)

B&H # DOF803B Mfr # 701-83B
You Pay: $119.89
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof Cotton Canvas
  • Two Interior Compartments
  • Two Large Expandable Cargo Pockets
  • Gripper Shoulder Strap
  • Reinforced Handle
  • Made in the USA

The Domke F803 Camera Satchel (Black) is a multi-use satchel made to carry various types of imaging equipment. It is made of waterproof cotton canvas with two interior compartments. There are two large expandable cargo pockets with individual weather flaps and a rear zippered flat pocket. The flap has two flat zippered pockets on the front. The satchel has an adjustable Gripper shoulder strap sewn completely around satchel and a reinforced handle that is box-stitched to top of bag.

Domke cases are made in the USA.

Waterproof cotton canvas multi-use satchel.
Padded side walls and bottom protect equipment
Compartments
  • Flexible main compartment with FA-280 1 compartment mini insert
  • Full length second compartment
Pockets
  • Two zippered pockets on flap
  • Two expandable cargo pockets with individual weather flaps under flap
  • Rear slip pocket
Carrying options
  • Adjustable Gripper shoulder strap sewn completely around satchel
  • Reinforced handle is box-stitched to top of bag.
Material Exterior: Waterproof cotton canvas
Interior: Padded side walls
Interior: Rigid top panel
Interior: Open-Cell foam liner in bottom
Type of Closure Metal snap hook
Exterior Dimensions 13.5 x 4.6 x 9.7" (34.29 x 11.68 x 24.64cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Dimensions 13 x 4.0 x 9.0" (33.02 x 10.16 x 22.86cm) (LxWxD)
Accommodates 2 or 3 film or digital SLR cameras, 3-4 lenses, and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Reinforced handle
Adjustable Gripper shoulder strap
Weight 1.0 lbs 15 oz (879g)
Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • FA-280 1-Compartment Mini Insert
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    DomkeF-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (18)
    • Durable (17)
    • Compact (16)
    • Comfortable strap (15)
    • Good protection (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (15)
      • Daily transport (14)
      • Storage (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Well-made, discreet, convenient

      I've included quite a few measurements in this review, sinceI carefully considered these factors before ordering thebag. My goal: A small, discreet, conveniently designed,well-made bag that would carry my camera gear...Read complete review

      I've included quite a few measurements in this review, sinceI carefully considered these factors before ordering thebag. My goal: A small, discreet, conveniently designed,well-made bag that would carry my camera gear along with afew small personal items. Mission accomplished with thisbag! If you have similar equipment, you'll probably lovethis bag.I ordered the optional one-compartment 3 x 6 x 8 insert,and my Nikon D80 SLR with lens attached rides on its back inthe insert. The zoom lens is rather large -- 4 from camerabody to filter when fully retracted.The optional insert made a big difference in my enjoyment ofthe bag. It's easier to slip the camera in and out, and thecamera receives extra protection without the bag becomingtoo bulky. Also, for some reason, the bag now stands up onits own. Before, it tended to need to be propped up againstsomething. I stash a flash in the 3 x 4 x 8 insert that came with thebag, but it would be fine for a couple of lenses if youdon't mind stacking items. The flash, which is 3-1/2 x 2 x6-1/2 inches, also fits in one of the front pockets butjust barely. I personally wouldn't carry the flash in thefront pocket because I prefer the more spacious feel, easeof access and extra protection of the insert, but it'sdoable. The two inserts fit well within the bag, but perhaps notperfectly. Together, they might be about 1/2 too long.Perhaps it's by design, but they fold just a little. It'snot bothersome. They have kind of molded themselves to theshape of the equipment. Domkes inserts are clever, and Iappreciate the way you can remove them with contents intactand can remove the individual foam paddings from whateversides you want.The bag's pockets have plenty of room to carry small itemssuch as filters, a wallet, a couple of manuals or magazines,etc. There are hooks on each side -- handy for carrying anextra pouch for more gear or even lunch. The bag has aplastic bar that runs the length of the top flap; I supposeit helps keep everything in place. One of the main reasons I chose this particular bag is thatit's very discreet. It doesn't look like a camera bag atall, and the Domke logo is hidden under the main flap.The construction quality and materials appear to be superb.I've owned another canvas Domke bag for about 25 years. Iteven went through several years of professional use, and itstill looks and functions great. It doesn't appear thatDomke has scrimped on quality over the years.

      Problems Encountered: As reviews elsewhere mention, the main hook is somewhatdifficult to open and close. Domke says this is to make itmore pilfer-proof, and it probably does. After I used thebag for a few weeks, either I got used to it or it loosenedup a bit. Still, I'd prefer an easier hook and haveconsidered replacing it.

      Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Domke canvas bag

      Items I Recommend: 3 x 6 x 8 Domke insert

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice bag but a little too small for DSLR

      I can carry my Rebel DSLR body, a flash and two lenses but it's a tight fit. Partition not designed for carrying my camera with lens attached.

      I can carry my Rebel DSLR body, a flash and two lenses but it's a tight fit. Partition not designed for carrying my camera with lens attached.

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      5.0

      Perfect small bag.

      By RCinSF

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

        Perfect size for small camera (ie. Sony DX-7 or rangefinder), w/2-3 lenses and a flash. Tough, waterproof canvas, discrete. Zip pocket for filters/extra chips, etc. Two outer velcroed pockets, covered by flap, can hold notebook, glasses, phone. OK, common complaint, the front buckle is clumsy. And no padding on bottom. But it comes w/Domke padded insert and other Domke touches, like the gripper strap going all the way around the bag and compatible w/Domke line of inserts.

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        5.0

        Perfect for extra lenses!

        By Dan

        from St. Louis

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo shoots

          Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

          I bought this to carry lenses on photo shoots instead of carrying big backpack of equipment. Best for when you are carrying your camera on a shoot and need quick access to extra lenses.

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          5.0

          Brilliant bag for smaller camera systems

          By Kevin

          from Asia Pacific

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Travel

              Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

              I've always been a fan of Domke products, in particular the F-802 bag, which functions just as well as an everyday messenger bag as well as one that can easily carry a full DSLR setup and fairly big lenses. But after adding a Fuji XE1 mirrorless to my setup, I needed a smaller bag for the occasions when I did not need to haul all the glass along - and the F-803 fits perfectly. All of the benefits of the F-802 bag which I know and love, in a smaller, lighter size. It accomodates the camera, a number of lenses (depending on the size, but mirrorless have smaller lenses compared to the big L glass) and the back pocket will accept a full-sized iPad.

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              3.0

              Nice bag but a little too small for DSLR

              By Al

              from Upper Marlboro, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Enough Pocket Room
              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

              I can carry my Rebel DSLR body, a flash and two lenses but it's a tight fit. Partition not designed for carrying my camera with lens attached.

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              5.0

              Perfect for Micro 4/3rd Kit

              By Nate

              from Honolulu, HI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Discreet
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Travel

                Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                After going back and forth amongst Think Tank Retrospectives, Crumpler Million Dollar Homes, as well as Lowepros and Tamracs, finally settled on the Domke F-803. The main reason--it's size! I have a micro 4/3rd kit and most bags are just too fat/thick for my taste. This is one of the thinnest (slim profile) bags you will find. Just finished carrying my gear around San Francisco for a week and it worked out great. Here's what I fit: Panasonic GX-1, Panasonic 14mm f2.5, Panasonic 25mm f1.4, and Panasonic 45-175mm, a 3 filter filter-pouch, spare battery, spare sd cards, lenspen, cleaning cloths, and still had room for travel brochures and small souvenirs that I bought throughout the day. It's a very well-thought out design. I do wish they had built in some sort of straps to allow attachment of a tripod bag to the bottom. On another note, the Sirui T-005 tripods actually fit in these bags (with everything else if you take out the insert--but things get a little tight).Overall an excellent bag. My first Domke purchase, and very pleased with their product. Very discreet also for those going for that basic messenger bag look.

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                4.0

                Perfect street shooter bag

                By Nicolas

                from Tours, France.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight
                • Nice

                Cons

                • Front pocket small

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Street shooting
                • Travel

                Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                I bought it because my billingham hadley pro insert was in a bad shape and when I saw the price for replacement I prefered buy another bag.

                What I fit in :
                -leica mp with one lens in the insert
                -konica hexar AF on one side
                -1 or 2 other leica lens on the other side
                -notebook and lenspen in the front pocket
                -films in the other front pocket

                or

                -leica MP with one lens in the insert
                -nikon d7k with lens on the other side.
                -notebook and lenspen in the front pocket
                -films in the other front pocket

                The bag doesn't look like a camera bag.
                It is well built and nice.

                The only issue is that the top of the bag is a little bit too rough for my back when I carry it like a messenger bag.

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                5.0

                Great Bag for Micro Four Thirds System

                By coroander

                from auckland

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                    Small, light, strong and stealthy this bag is great for holding a Micro Four Thirds camera, flash, and a good number of lenses. Pockets are great for holding filters. Unlike other bags which close by velcro which can fail and result in your camera gear falling from the bag, this bag uses a secure clip to close. The clip is also much quieter than velcro.

                    Only downside for M43 systems is that there needs to padded separators so that a number of lenses can be placed on top of each other. I'm solving this for now by placing the middle lens in a wrap.

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                    5.0

                    Great camera/ messenger bag for everyday

                    By Jrm1184

                    from Texas

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport

                      Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                      I originally bought this bag to use as a camera bag. I'm a student so the idea of a messenger bag was an easy concept for me to digest. I've had it three years and I have been using it every day since I bought it as just a multi purpose bag / backpack / camera bag. It's extremely durable and has only worn slightly in three years. The double walled canvas offers great protection from the elements too. I have dropped this bag into several inches of water, and none of my books or papers were even damp. In fact the inside of the bag never had any moisture. This bag has paid for itself already, and has lots more mileage left in it.

                      The size is not too small for my needs. Almost too small for a binder, but will fit most books or a small laptop if you're considering other uses.

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                      5.0

                      awesome bag

                      By pault

                      from New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cameras
                        • Daily Transport
                        • Storage
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                        last for years 15+ great bag

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Best rangefinder bag ever

                        By mbenphoto

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Elegant

                        Cons

                        • Expensive vs comparables
                        • Limited flexibility

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                        This black Domke satchel is the perfect bag to carry around a rangefinder, or small DSLR, with some lenses and accessories in a small package which does not says "cameras here".
                        Acces is easy and zip-lock free, the main compartment has enough room for my Leica M9 with lens attached and up to four spare lenses, even though the single available divider (actually a square "box") limits flexibility. Spare cards, batteries and other stuff can be stored in the two front pockets or small flap zippered pockets. In the back there is another open pocket which can accommodate an iPad or netbook.
                        One of its best features is the rubber-lined shoulder strap, which firmly grips on any kind of fabric.
                        It's an expensive bag which delivers.

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                        5.0

                        Lightweight and adaptable

                        By Andrew

                        from Toledo, Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport

                          Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                          I bought this so I could carry my 35mm rangefinder, a couple filters, and a book, for which it's perfect. A small SLR would fit, or a long lens (without the book) or a couple smallish cameras. It won't fit much else.

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                          5.0

                          A Perfect Camera Bag

                          By José

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Storage
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                            I've been buying camera bags for over 30 years, and although many have been quite good, all have had serious flaws. They were either too large, too small, too complicated, ergonomically awkward or just plain unattractive. I have Billinghams, Lowepros, Tamracs, and a few others, but until this Domke F-803, I have never been truly happy with a camera bag.
                            Currently I'm using it for my Leica M9 and can comfortably carry the camera with any lens on it, and two others, along with external viewfinders, a blower, etc. These are not short lenses either ... a 90mm, the 16-18-21 Tri Elmar and the 35 Summilux. When I shoot with shorter lenses, I can fit four in this simply designed, beautifully constructed satchel.
                            It's also amazingly small and unobtrusive. Does not scream "expensive camera case", it just looks like an attractive messenger bag.
                            YKK zippers, rugged clasps, extremely durable fabric ... this is an outstanding product.

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                            5.0

                            What a great bag!

                            By Robert Petkus

                            from Long Island, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attactive
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Fast Access
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Street Photography
                              • Travel
                              • Work

                              Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                              For me, purchasing a new bag was more painstaking than purchasing a new lens - it's strange. Extremely happy with this purchase, though. I came from exclusively using Tamrac bags but wanted something discreet, well-built, tall and with a flexible interior space.

                              I want to be able to access my camera fast - IMO, this and a holster-type pack are the fastest. Here's what I fit inside:
                              - Pentax K-7 with either DA* 16-50 or 50-135 attached. The K-7 body with the 50-135 comes in at a length of ~9 inches. No problem.
                              - A handful of other lenses - primes, 90mm macro. Basically it's a tall narrow space so you can stack smaller lenses or place longer ones in a row.
                              - AF540GZ flash unit (about the size of the SB900)
                              - Filters, cords, maps, books, etc.
                              * If I pack it first, I can fit a 15" Mac Book Pro in the main compartment followed by the lens-mounted camera a a couple of other items. It's tight, though, and makes the bag bulge. But it can be done.

                              The (2) front pockets are large and can accommodate several filters (I have a few at 77mm), as well as a prime lens, pocket wizards, flash unit, etc. There are also (2) large sleeves, on the outside and inside but these are better served for slim objects (collapsible reflectors/diffusers, etc.), otherwise capacity in the main compartment will be cannibalized.

                              Although the bag is well-constructed, it only has a strip of padding on the bottom. If I'm in the middle of a shoot, I just plop my gear in there. Otherwise, during transport, I place everything of value in it's own OP/Tech sleeve, camera included.

                              I mentioned OP/Tech since I much prefer those products over Domke's own inserts which I think are worthless in terms of space management.

                              For a long day get a strap pad. There is also the Domke mail carrier strap add-on which I haven't tried.

                              Highly recommended.

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                              5.0

                              Killer Rangefinder bag

                              By Tobin

                              from CB, Canada

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport

                                Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                I use this for my M8. Lots of protection, light. Love it

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                                5.0

                                What is not to love

                                By Travel is my Life

                                from Brockton, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Storage
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                Love this bag. Perfect for traveling. Strap long enough to go across my body and was still comfortable. It fits my DSLR, 2 lenses, the flash (a good size one) and passport. Did not have to strap it down each and every time and the items were secure. The front velcro pockets, had my compact digital camera in it, the USB cords, the battery charger, and extra compact flash cards. When removed these,actually had a bottle of sunscreen in one and a water bottle in the other. The two zip pockets on top: used for my id, 2 credit cards and money. Then the back open pocket, expands not too tight, expands a bit. Had papers in it, small notebook, pen and snack bar. And the best is it does not look like a camera bag and can be used daily.

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                                5.0

                                the PERFECT messenger/camera bag!

                                By Nick Korompilas

                                from Sacramento, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                  Typically all of my gear goes into my Lowepro Vertex AW 200 - flashes, lenses, cameras - basically all of my digital and medium format gear. With all of that gear on me all of the time, I seemed to forgot what photography was all about because of my limitless options. While this bag is fairly small, it is literally the perfect bag for me. Without it looking too bulky, this bag allows me to carry my Bronica SQ-A, spare 120 film back, 80mm f/2.8, Canon 5d and Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 in the main compartments. Inside the velcro slots on the front I am able to fit 10-12 rolls of 120 film, a calculator, camera strap and a light meter. On the backside I'm able to fit a small notebook. The material is very durable, however a bit thin - but enough for me to feel that my gear is protected decently. The reason that I love this bag so much is because I feel that I can comfortably take it anywhere with me. It doesn't look like a camera bag, and it's not too bulky or small and when the insert in the middle of the bag is taken out it can also be used as a normal messenger bag. This is truly an awesome camera bag especially for traveling or city walking when you want to limit the amount of gear you will bring.

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                                  3.0

                                  Discreet, well made, but poor design!

                                  By Pentaxian

                                  from NJ

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Inadequate Protection

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                    Yes, it's discreet. Yes,it's well made. Yes, it will hold a small DSLR rig. Good bag overall. But how do people overlook the complete lack of padding on the front and back of the main compartment?!? Unless you purchase their dividers, the camera is essentially sitting in a canvas bag. Many people have to purchase their own inserts to retrofit the bag. It's almost perfect...except for the ergonomics of actually putting your camera in there safely!

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                                    5.0

                                    Confessions of a Camera Bag Junkie

                                    By Traveller

                                    from Toronto, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Strap
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily Transport
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                      I have to admit that I am a junkie. I keep buying hoping for the perfect camera bag. I have bought more than 15. The F-803 is unquestionably the one I keep going back to when I hit the road. It is inconspicuous and holds my 5D MKII with lens and three additional lenses and monopod. Its the only bag I feel comfortable with walking through big American cities or shanty towns in the third world. It doesn't cry out "Steal Me! or Mug the guy carrying me! I'm holding [$]worth of camera gear!". Its the only bag I've worn out (I'm on my second). I still have a dozen other bags sitting in the closet, some still in their cellophane. I guess its craigslist for them.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Bag, but get the J-803 Instead

                                      By Bob

                                      from Connecticut

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Strap
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                        Don't get me wrong, the F-803 is a really nice bag. I got it for my wife, thinking that the small size would be great for her. Then I bought a J-803 for myself. The J-803 is only slightly larger than the F-803, not as much of a size difference as I was expecting. But that little extra bit of room makes a huge differnce in the kinds of equipment you can store. Plus it has more pockets for accessories, cell phones, etc. And it's made of ballistic nylon instead of canvas, so it's more durable. The price difference was less than $10. When my wife saw my J-803, she decided that she wanted to swap her F-803 for the J model. [...] Both the F-803 and J-803 are great bags -- we just prefer the J model a little more.

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                                        5.0

                                        The classic

                                        By Photovan

                                        from Vancouver, BC

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Strap
                                        • Flat body-hugging
                                        • Great access
                                        • Inconspicuous
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Shooter's bag
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                          2 Leica M's and 5-6 lenses or an SLR and 3 to four lenses, both with memory cards, batteries, finders, filteers etc.

                                          I've had 4 of these now, as well as various other Domke bags, including the original brown one Jim sold from his house in Philadelphia. All have been excellent shooter's bags with ready access, good construction, non-ostentatious (especially after some use) and just enough padding. The pocket in the back is just the right size for maps and notebooks etc. The flatness of the bag is one it's best features; it doesn't stick out into traffic when going through crowds. Excellent strap, with the woven in rubber that has been a Domke trademark for a long time.

                                          The two flap pockets are hard to use, but can be useful for small items. It would be useful to have one of the front pockets compartmentalized so that memory cards etc don't all float around in one lump with batteries.

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                                          Shoulder Pads

                                          Domke -  FA-031 Shoulder Pad
                                          • Price: $14.42
                                           

                                          Inserts & Foams

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                                          Domke -  FA-220 Insert
                                          • Price: $24.95
                                           

                                          Camera Pouches

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                                          OP/TECH USA -  Zippeez Soft Pouch, Medium (Black)
                                          • Price: $15.95
                                           

                                          Wraps

                                          Domke -  15x15" Color Coded Protective Wrap (Black)
                                          • Price: $14.99
                                           

                                          Flashlights

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                                          Fenix Flashlight -  E01 LED Flashlight (Black)
                                          • Price: $12.50
                                           

                                          Care & Cleaning

                                          Sensei -  Clip-On Cap Keeper
                                          • Price: $8.69
                                           
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