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DomkeF-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easily accessible equipment (11)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Well padded (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily usage (8)
    • Transporting gear (7)
    • Protecting gear (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Miami Portrait

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

      Good looking, not bulky at all, durable and easy to carry.

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      • No

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      5.0

      My "man purse"

      By Lenscapes

      from Oahu, Hawaii

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

        This sturdy, durable, and good looking camera bag has served me well, my last bag lasted at least 7 years, that's 7 years of almost everyday use. I carry my camera nearly all the time! I am a photography teacher in school and therefore take my gear with me to classes..it also goes on Scout troop hikes and camping, service projects, our kids' sport and performance events and yes even to church on Sundays.
        It also serves to carry my wallet, calendar, checkbook, pens, notepaper, firstaid kit, kleenex, aspirin, keys...you get the picture.
        To fit 6-10 lenses may be pushing it, but it is an efficient system geared toward easy access and adequate equipment protection. The only drawback for me is that the gripper shoulder strap wears out too quickly. I would not deviate from purchasing this bag again and again.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this bag.

        By T-bone

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

          I love this bag. I have been us Domke F-2 bags for almost 30 years. My current F-2 in black canvas finally got so beaten up that it did not look professional, unless you were another hard-working photographer.

          The F-2 bag is a work horse and just holds a ton of stuff. I currently have it filled with a camera body, 5 lenses, a teleconverter, Quantum battery, flash unit, my Hoodloup, dust rocket, memory card holders, spare batteries, cables, and other incidentals.

          Features of the this new nylon bag that I really like are that is is a little stiffer and stands up better. Also, the compartment under the main flap is no mesh so you can see what is inside. And lastly, the 4-compartment padded unit that holds your lenses has adjustable velcro dividers which is great since all lenses are not the same size.

          Wish I had bought this sooner.

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          • No

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          5.0

          great bag

          By mr.john

          from new jersey

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

            Domke is a shooters bag. last for ever. When it gets beat up looking no one thinks you have expensive camera equipment inside the bag.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good Bag but

            By ThomY

            from Bethlehem, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

              I have enough camera bags to get my wife PIS*** off when I buy another & this one replaces a F10 bag. I use 2 Nikon DSLRs with battery packs & when trying to place the camera with a 90mm Macro it got cramped in the bag, putting both cameras in the bag along with flashes & other necessary stuff would be impossible. I usually carry one camera around my neck so this is not a problem but saying this bag will carry 2 large DSLRs with zoom lens is a stretch. BUT I do like this bag over all the other bags I have.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Light weight

              By Saint-Loup-de-Varennes

              from japan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                Robustness of the Ballistic nylon is good.
                Two camera bodies.
                Four lenses.
                580EX.
                In addition, I can receive accessories.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great Bag

                By Orange

                from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage

                Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                Currently using the bag to fit;
                Canon G11
                Mamiya 6, 50mm and a 75mm lens.
                Light Meter
                Filters
                Film and other misc items.
                Can easily fit in a pro Canon kit, having used it to carry a 1d MarkIII too, with a 24-70 L and 16-35 L.

                Brilliant for people on the move who want a bag that doesn't scream look at me and yet still fit ridiculous amounts of equipment.

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                4.0

                Solid workhorse

                By Gene

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Poor Padding

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage

                Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                Use it all the time, it's almost perfect. When you get it's very rigid and overtime it adjusts to your wear and tear. I really like the simple layout of it! My only problem with is the clips that hold the cover. When you close it, the clips can get inside flip inside the bag and come in contact with lenses (which at the weddings are generally exposed) I think a cover of sorts would be great.

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                5.0

                Simple is best!

                By RRS

                from New Jersey

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Stealthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                  Simple is best! This bag is wonderful and can contain a deceptively high amount of gear (I carry 2 Nikon bodies, 3-4 lenses, flash, cleaning equipment, filters and wipes) in a relatively small form factor. Part of the reason, is that the bag is designed differently than the typical overly padded camera bag (my previous bag was a Tamrac). I also like the fact that the bag doesn't scream "I am a camera bag with expensive equipment inside" to observers, and could easily be viewed as a standard bag. The steel latches on my bag are also very secure and discourage any would-be pickpockets. I prefer the very rugged ballistic nylon to the canvas versions, but I am sure either choice will probably suit you. If you carry a lot of gear, be sure to purchase the shoulder pad as well. Highly recommended!

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                  4.0

                  Excellent

                  By Nikon May

                  from Jackson Tennessee

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage

                  Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                  General Photography

                  Easy to use, not "over featured"

                  So far, no regrets....

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                  4.0

                  As expected

                  By Nedim IMRE

                  from Marseille, France

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Plastic buckles

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                  I realy love this bag.
                  I think I'll enjoy it for a long time.
                  The only problem is that the buckles are in plastic (Mekko's one are metalic.....)
                  But a very good bag.

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                  4.0

                  Don't judge a book by it's covers

                  By Hortwizer

                  from Singapore

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Low-Profile
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Weight

                  Best Uses

                  • Carrying delicate equipme
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-2B Original Ballistic Shoulder Bag:

                  It's great for stuffing loads and loads of equipment though it look small from the outside. Durable and usable in any type of weather, it puts your mind at ease when carrying your equipemnt. It's really one of the best camera bag i've own.

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