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Domke F-3 Backpack (Olive)

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Product Highlights
  • Cotton Canvas Pack
  • Bottom Open-cell Foam Liner
  • Five Large Pockets
  • Foam Padded Harness
  • Waist Strap
  • Sternum Strap
  • Made in the USA

The Domke F-3 Backpack (Olive) is a durable cotton canvas with open-cell foam liner in bottom. There are two sections for lenses or accessories and two sections for pro camera bodies, with a removable divider. There is an inside mesh zipper pocket for small accessories, a front zipper pocket on the main flap and three additional exterior pockets, one on each side and 1 on the front bottom. It has a comfortable foam padded harness with waist and sternum straps that help distribute the weight for comfortable carrying. Domke cases are made in the USA.

Construction
  • Durable cotton canvas with open-cell foam liner in bottom and a removable divider
Compartments
  • Two sections for lenses or accessories
  • Two sections for pro camera bodies
  • The top section has extra room for accessories or personal items
Pockets
  • Front zipper pocket on the main flap
  • Three exterior pockets, one on each side and one on the front bottom.
  • Inside mesh zipper pocket for small accessories,
Carrying options
  • Foam padded backpack harness
  • Waist strap
  • Sternum strap
Street tough hardware
Made in the USA
Material Exterior: Durable cotton canvas
Interior: Open-cell foam liner in bottom
Type of Closure Q.R buckle
YKK zippers
Exterior Dimensions 12 x 6.25 x 16" (30.48 x 15.88 x 40.64cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Top: 9.5 x 5.75 x 7.0" (24.13 x 14.61 x 17.78cm) (WxDxH)
Bottom: 11 x 5.75 x 9.0 (27.94 x 14.61 x 22.86cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates 1 or 2 SLR film or digital cameras with or without motor drives, 3-4 lenses, flash unit, film, and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness
Waist strap
Sternum strap
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Domke F-3 Backpack (Olive)
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    DomkeF-3 Backpack (Olive)
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (9)
    • Comfortable (8)
    • Roomy (8)
    • Adjustable harness (7)
    • Easily accessible equipment (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (5)
      • Storing gear (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A good and practical bag

      Domke bags have come a long way, and the F3 backpack is a good example how they evolved while still keeping their legendary design features. The canvas hugs your body and is non-abrasive,...Read complete review

      Domke bags have come a long way, and the F3 backpack is a good example how they evolved while still keeping their legendary design features. The canvas hugs your body and is non-abrasive, and the backpack design allows hands-free operation. The bag is quite roomy and the upper compartment can accomodate a whole close up light set such as the R1-C1. This clever design allows the user to seperate photo gear from other auxillary items such as filters and flashes. The bag is deep enough for most lenses (up to 80-200mm f2.8D but not the 70-200mm f2.8G standing up) For the latter you can put it sideway, but if you do so you will void the usage of the inner pocket.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointing for a Domke bag

      I was encouraged to see Domke offer this pack but disappointed by its limitations. The fixed lens compartments prevent the use of Domke inserts, which would otherwise make this a versatile bag. The...Read complete review

      I was encouraged to see Domke offer this pack but disappointed by its limitations. The fixed lens compartments prevent the use of Domke inserts, which would otherwise make this a versatile bag. The top compartment is too small to be useful for anything other than a few small accessories or a small lunch. If you have only a few lenses and a single SLR body this bag would work well, but if you are looking for the flexibility found in other Domke bags, this is not the bag you're looking for.

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      5.0

      Using more and more

      By Joseph

      from New Zealand

      Comments about F-3 Backpack (Sand):

      I first got the F3X shoulder bag. It's great for a small kit but if you have to carry it for any length of time it can cause back strain because all the weight goes on one shoulder.I then got the F2 backpack which is very big. It is a great bag that can take your camera gear and anything else the kids want for the hike. Don't full it up entirely with glass as it will probably break like your back.Finally I got the smaller F3 backpack. It's perfect. My youngest always wants to be picked up so this bag is great because it's so easy on the back. Also it's great for longer walks. It can't take the big lenses like the F2 backpack but it will take my Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D and other smaller primes. It would have been nice if the two main compartments could be converted to one (like they can with the F2) but it's not a major. The first thing I did was to remove the waist belt and chest support strap. Totally unnecessary in my opinion and they just get in the way. Not sure why this is listed as discontinued. It's my favourite and most used bag at the moment.

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      5.0

      Solid, well made and easy to use

      By Robert C

      from Malibu, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about F-3 Backpack (Olive):

        This is my second Domke bag and I love it. I keep my cameras in there whether at home or on the go. The bags are VERY well made with heavy duty canvas, well stitched and the cameras are protected.

        I'm phasing out all of my other bags and will switch to Domke exclusively. I love the quality and I love the fact that they're made in the USA!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Discreet Casual Camera Bag

        By Robin

        from Guam

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Great For Light Travels
        • Multiple Pockets
        • Quality Canvas
        • Roomy
        • Safe
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive Original Price
        • Hard To Access Equipment
        • Needs Secured Pockets
        • Unnecessary Harness

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Light Camera Bag
        • Light Traveling

        Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

        I bought this bag because it wasn't an obvious camera bag and I wanted something I can bring around everyday that could also hold my personal things. The quality of the canvas is really good and I love the amount of pockets it comes with. I do wish the pocket underneath the flap was zippered, because if the bag were to tip over, things would easily slide out. When it arrived in the mail, I wasn't expecting it to be huge. I am a small frame female and only 5'2, and this bag looks huge on me but that's not much of a problem. There are 2 compartments for your camera, one on the top which has no padding and then one on the bottom with padding. I used to place my camera on the bottom compartment, but it took a while to remove my camera especially when I needed it right away. So I just use that bottom part to store my lens and use the top compartment for my camera. Overall, my gear feels pretty safe to store in this bag if I'm just going around town or doing light travels. I wouldn't bring it on a hike though. I haven't tested how this bag is in the rain and I wouldn't risk it either. If you want to travel as a light weight then I would recommend this bag. But if you're going to do anything rugged that could possibly damage your gear, then get a more heavy duty bag with more padding. Also. I bought this bag on sale for $99.99, but I would not purchase this bag with its original price of $[$]. That's really expensive, when you could buy another bag with more protection for less.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Quality!

        By 355marie

        from Hill Point,WI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Storing Gear

          Comments about F-3 Backpack (Sand):

          I couldn't wait to get my f-3 backpack.I was surprised to see how big it was in person.The picture makes it look smaller than it really is. But all is well.The extra pocket above the camera pouch makes it that way. But no big deal because now I have an extra pocket for anything. I can even fit my tripod in one of the pockets. Overall 5 star!

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          5.0

          Love it..t is perfect

          By shell

          from san antonio tx.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about F-3 Backpack (Sand):

            All of my equipment for photo journalism fits nice plus my extras.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Discrete All-around Bag

            By Maria

            from San Francisco

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Needs more bottom padding

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

            I can't have too many photo bags, it seems. I have 5 or 6, and I just purchased this Domke to add to the collection. I like it because it fits my probody DSLR plus a couple of lenses easily, and its somewhat plain exterior doesn't scream camera bag. When I need a fuller kit I'll use a different bag, but for more casual stuff (which I can now do more often with this bag!) and for wandering around town, this is now my go-to bag. If the side pockets were zippered, I'd be extra happy, but it's still a pretty good setup. (I think I can get rid of a couple of my older bags too!) Another thing that led to my purchase it is that it's not made in China. That was an important factor in choosing this brand.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Great protector. Uncomfprtable to carry

            By Collector

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Hard To Access Equipment
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

              Overall good quality. I have no doubt that it would protect my gear in rainy days. Had to return it because it is uncomfortable and heavy to carry around.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great day bag

              By TaoTeJared

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Multi use
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction
              • Zero paddingadd yourself

              Cons

              • No control belt

              Best Uses

              • Great day hike - city bag
              • Multi use-not just Photog
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

              This is a great size bag for moderate walking around sites. Build quality is great and provides a great platform to build your system around. Like most Domke products it is not padded but gives you ample room to add inserts if you feel the need. It can hold a ton of gear including a 70-200vr easily and you can overload it quite quickly. I can easily get 2 bodies, 4 lenses, flash and still have not touched the top compartment. Only thing I would change is a simple removable belt strap to keep is from swinging when riding a bike and a bottom board for protection.

              I have other bags for long hikes but for a day bag this is great. Many times I carry a body with 4 primes and this all fits in the top compartment leaving the bottom for gift shop stuff, lunch, etc. Other bags with dividers just can't do this.

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              • No

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              (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Good

              By Clavin

              from CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about F-3 Backpack (Sand):

                  I like domke very much!The product is wonderful.

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Good

                  By Calvin

                  from CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

                    It is comfortable and strong!I like it.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointing for a Domke bag

                    By Dr. J

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment

                    Cons

                    • Can't use Domke inserts
                    • Fixed compartments
                    • Too Small

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

                      I was encouraged to see Domke offer this pack but disappointed by its limitations. The fixed lens compartments prevent the use of Domke inserts, which would otherwise make this a versatile bag. The top compartment is too small to be useful for anything other than a few small accessories or a small lunch. If you have only a few lenses and a single SLR body this bag would work well, but if you are looking for the flexibility found in other Domke bags, this is not the bag you're looking for.

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                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      A good and practical bag

                      By Abe

                      from Flushing

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • No insert given

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about F-3 Backpack (Black):

                      Domke bags have come a long way, and the F3 backpack is a good example how they evolved while still keeping their legendary design features. The canvas hugs your body and is non-abrasive, and the backpack design allows hands-free operation. The bag is quite roomy and the upper compartment can accomodate a whole close up light set such as the R1-C1. This clever design allows the user to seperate photo gear from other auxillary items such as filters and flashes. The bag is deep enough for most lenses (up to 80-200mm f2.8D but not the 70-200mm f2.8G standing up) For the latter you can put it sideway, but if you do so you will void the usage of the inner pocket.

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