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Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert

B&H # DOFA226 Mfr # 720-226
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Product Highlights
  • Fits F-6 Little Bit Smaller Shoulder Bag
  • Replacement Item

The Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert is part of the Padded Insert System that is designed to organize and protect imaging gear. This insert is a complete, self-contained storage component with walls that are sewn to the bottom so items won't stray. You can move or remove any insert without having to empty it first.

Nylon, padded insert designed to hold film or digital equipment.
Insert is a complete, self-contained storage component.
Walls are sewn to the bottom so items won't stray.
Compatible with Domke F-6 Little Bit Smaller shoulder bag
Material Nylon
Attachment Method Touch fastener
Exterior Dimensions 3.0 x 5.5 x 7.0" (7.62 x 13.97 x 17.78cm) (WxDxH)
Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    DomkeFA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert
     
    3.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Good protection (7)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily transport (8)
      • Storage (6)
      • Travel (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect Insert for Micro Four Thirds

      The inserts can be used with the Think Tank Retrospective bag series. The inserts are from the Domke F-6 Ballistic bag series. The overall dimension work great and do not get in the...Read complete review

      The inserts can be used with the Think Tank Retrospective bag series. The inserts are from the Domke F-6 Ballistic bag series. The overall dimension work great and do not get in the way of any internal zipper compartments in the T.T. retro bag models, 7, 10 or 30. I have a Think Tank shell and these inserts from the Domke ballistic series the velcro works for me. Of course they work great within Domke ballistic bag series.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      What happened, Domke? This is garbage!

      I've owned Domke bags for...oh, I dunno, about 30 years or so. Wore out several when I used them for work prior to my retirement. They were always well made and...Read complete review

      I've owned Domke bags for...oh, I dunno, about 30 years or so. Wore out several when I used them for work prior to my retirement. They were always well made and affordable. Today I still own several bags of varying sizes. I've always kinda liked their bags. Mainly, I use the Little Bit Smaller bag because I don't carry much equipment anymore. The LBS bag comes with a 4-compartment short insert but I also wanted a smaller insert, thus my order of the 2-compartment insert reviewed here. If you're considering this insert there's a few things you need to know.It's smaller than two of the compartments in the 4-compartment insert and the fit is narrower front to back. The separation of the two compartments is not stitched in, it's kept in place with a Velcro-like substance . The Velcro-like substance is trash, doesn't hold worth diddly. The padding is thinner than the 4-compartment insert that came with the bag. What this is, is a poorly padded, too small single compartment insert that Domke decided to make into a 2-compartment insert by including a little piece of nylon covered thin foam with fake Velcro stitched on that doesn't work . If what you really want is a one-compartment insert that's a little on the small side, you should order this. Otherwise, look elsewhere.Essentially, if you intend to use this as it is intended--you can't. I can't fit the Canon 50/1.4 and 35/2 lenses side-by-side in the insert. Too small. These lenses fit fine in two compartments of the 4-compartment insert. At this point, I would caution anyone who has been buying Domke bags to carefully check them in the future before purchase. They may not be what they used to be. This insert sure ain't.I would return this silly thing for a refund since it cost me [$] bucks. But it's not worth the trouble to have to ship it back to B&H. I'll either toss it in a box with the other now-useless photo gear I've accumulated over the last 40 years or I'll attempt to find a use for it as a poorly padded single compartment insert in one of my older (good) Domke bags.

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      5.0

      Perfect Fit

      By MS

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

        I purchased this to use with the Domke F6 bag in addition to the insert that comes with the F6. I frequently use this insert without the divider that comes with it transforming it into a one compartment insert which is just the right size for my Fuji X-T1 with lens attached.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Provides Sufficient Protection

        By Miguel

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

          I use this the Domke F6 and it fits well with the included insert. The version I received has a removeable divider that can be difficult to adjust. The good news is that when it's set in place, you'll feel confident that it's going to stay there. I often use it without the divider to carry a camera body by itself or in combination with a small lens..for example: either a Leica MP with a 35mm F2 Summicron, a Nikon FM3a with the pancake 45mm, or a Sony RX1.

          While the Domke inserts have improved over time, I still think the seams could be sewn.

          Overall, I'm satisfied with the product and would purchase it again if needed.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect Fit

          By Duck Man

          from Arkansas

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport

            Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

            Great addition to the F6 Bag.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Junk.

            By Blaneyphoto.com

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Poorly constructed

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

            For such a simple item, this is a pure piece of garbage. Poorly made and not worth 2 dollars. Avoid it like the plague.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            What happened, Domke? This is garbage!

            By Birdshot

            from Louisiana

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Nothing Really

            Cons

            • Inadequate Protection
            • Not Enough Pocket Room
            • Too Small

            Best Uses

              Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

              I've owned Domke bags for...oh, I dunno, about 30 years or so. Wore out several when I used them for work prior to my retirement. They were always well made and affordable. Today I still own several bags of varying sizes. I've always kinda liked their bags. Mainly, I use the Little Bit Smaller bag because I don't carry much equipment anymore. The LBS bag comes with a 4-compartment short insert but I also wanted a smaller insert, thus my order of the 2-compartment insert reviewed here. If you're considering this insert there's a few things you need to know.It's smaller than two of the compartments in the 4-compartment insert and the fit is narrower front to back. The separation of the two compartments is not stitched in, it's kept in place with a Velcro-like substance . The Velcro-like substance is trash, doesn't hold worth diddly. The padding is thinner than the 4-compartment insert that came with the bag. What this is, is a poorly padded, too small single compartment insert that Domke decided to make into a 2-compartment insert by including a little piece of nylon covered thin foam with fake Velcro stitched on that doesn't work . If what you really want is a one-compartment insert that's a little on the small side, you should order this. Otherwise, look elsewhere.Essentially, if you intend to use this as it is intended--you can't. I can't fit the Canon 50/1.4 and 35/2 lenses side-by-side in the insert. Too small. These lenses fit fine in two compartments of the 4-compartment insert. At this point, I would caution anyone who has been buying Domke bags to carefully check them in the future before purchase. They may not be what they used to be. This insert sure ain't.I would return this silly thing for a refund since it cost me [$] bucks. But it's not worth the trouble to have to ship it back to B&H. I'll either toss it in a box with the other now-useless photo gear I've accumulated over the last 40 years or I'll attempt to find a use for it as a poorly padded single compartment insert in one of my older (good) Domke bags.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Does the trick

              By Swamp Rat Photography

              from New york

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                Using this as a floater between bags (J1, F-3XB). Extra protection holding my D700 nose down with mid sized zoom attached (24-120, 28-300, etc) . Good solution, but I wish it had Velcro on all sides.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect Insert for Micro Four Thirds

                By Camerman

                from Maryland

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • None to date

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                The inserts can be used with the Think Tank Retrospective bag series. The inserts are from the Domke F-6 Ballistic bag series. The overall dimension work great and do not get in the way of any internal zipper compartments in the T.T. retro bag models, 7, 10 or 30. I have a Think Tank shell and these inserts from the Domke ballistic series the velcro works for me. Of course they work great within Domke ballistic bag series.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect addition to domke f6

                By AlrightOk

                from nyc

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                    Holds a 285hv flash and 12oz bottle of water for me.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Nice insert!

                    By J in Cleveland

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Too Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport

                    Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                    Well constructed poto insert.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good For Holding Consumer Camcorders

                    By RJ

                    from San Francisco

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Storage

                        Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                        I use this product for my Panasonic TM700 and it fits in perfectly. My only complaint is that there is no padding on the bottom. However, I put some foam on the bottom and the problem was solved.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good for light gear.

                        By Shadyapex

                        from Bishop, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Lightly padded

                        Best Uses

                        • Light equipment

                        Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                        These are great inserts that you can use in almost any bag but they're kind of light. I'm using them in my Domke F-3x. Great for your rangefinder and lenses, small digitals, etc but probably won't provide the protection you want for your SLR and fast zoom glass.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good, but only for small lenses

                        By JGI

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                          I bought this 2-compartment insert for my F-6 bag but I ended up returning it because the compartment is too small for any lens that is bigger than 52mm diameter. Construction is good and well built but again be advised that the compartment will ONLY fit small lenses that are 52-58mm in diameter.

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                          3.0

                          Average Construction Quality

                          By Ped the Sled

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Well Padded

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear

                            Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                            I really expected better construction for the price, but the stitching is loose and there is no padding on the bottom.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice and handy for the smaller bags

                            By Lou

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Wedding Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • It does the job for me

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fast access to small lens

                              Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                              I use the Domke F6 and other assorted bags that are even smaller when I just need a couple of lenses. The two compartment fits nicely for that as opposed to the four compartment which is a bit too large for me.

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                              5.0

                              More than just for camera equipment...

                              By Vosges1945

                              from Huntsville, AL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Possibly the dark color

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Organization
                              • Storage
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                              The Domke name is well known for camera bags and such, but the inserts are great anytime you need to organize storage in a carrying bag. Whether it's a messenger bag, gym bag, or tote these inserts will do the job. This insert is perfect for keeping smaller items in one place in a bag; I use it specifically for keeping candies, antacids and cough drops in one place.
                              The insert is thinly padded for protection, doesn't take up a lot of space and has velcro to anchor the insert if you have velcro inside your bag.
                              The only negative point I can think of is the darker color can make it harder to find smaller items in the bottom of the insert in lower light conditions.
                              All in all an excellent tool for organizing you bag.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              nice, fits right into my North Face bag!

                              By Rebeckyruth

                              from Battle Ground, WA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Domke FA-226 2-Compartment Short Insert:

                                Bought the insert as an answer to my long-time search for an inconspicuous camera bag. This holds my 75-300 lens and my external flash. I also bought the one compartment to hold my camera steady. My accessories fit nicely in the bottom of the larger one-compartment. Foam not the thickest, but will aid in protection. Close fit for less room to bobble around. Two items fit nicely in my North Face, semi-waterproof, small base camp messenger bag...Heading out now for pics on the go!

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