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DomkeJ-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Professional quality (8)
  • Highly compatible (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent shoulder bag for M43!!!

      I have an OMD with a 25mm 1.4, 45mm 1.8, 45-150mm and still have enough room for an external flash, a small lens or a pancake lens and filters. This bag is...Read complete review

      I have an OMD with a 25mm 1.4, 45mm 1.8, 45-150mm and still have enough room for an external flash, a small lens or a pancake lens and filters. This bag is stealth, not too big, not too small..just the perfect size. I like the ballistic nylon looks and I do get a lot of praises with this bag, people asked me...where did you get this bag??? The belt loop behind the bag, it's a great use because I can fit my table top tripod. I've looked and researched a lot of M43 bags, for the price, durablity, waterproof and looks...this is top notch! The only thing irks me with this bag is the velcro...which i bought some magnetic strap to cover it up.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Tell Wee Man I Found His Camera Bag

      I found this bag a little too small for my taste although I was very pleased with the construction and quality.

      I'm 6'1 1 1/2" and 160 lbs and the bag looked...Read complete review

      I found this bag a little too small for my taste although I was very pleased with the construction and quality.

      I'm 6'1 1 1/2" and 160 lbs and the bag looked disproportionately small when slung over my shoulder so I exchanged it for the larger J-5XC which I hope I will be pleased with.

      I would use caution when associating "Medium" with this bag; I think "Small" is much more accurate.

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      5.0

      Great little bag!

      By thedunker23

      from Ottawa, Canada

      About Me Business Owner, Photojournalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality

      Best Uses

      • Light Assignments
      • Quick Jobs

      Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

      Great bag - Domke bags always last long. Only design point I would change is maybe a pocket for phone, keys etc. There is a opening once you open the flap which can hold one... but isn't accessible without open the whole bag.

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      5.0

      Excellent little bag

      By Pablito

      from CT

      About Me Professional Artist, professional photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Good value
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

          This is an excellent bag for a mirrorless system. Can hold two small cameras with lenses or one camera and a little bit of extra stuff. Well made, tough, just the right balance between flexibility and stiffness of material. I might have worried about the zipper scratching the camera when taking it out or storing it, but the zipper seems to be plastic coated so it's not really an issue.Frankly, I don't think it's fair for reviewers to lower their rating because they found a bag too big or too small. It is what it is. If you find it too big or to small, you bought the wrong bag, it's not the bag's fault!

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          5.0

          Excellent shoulder bag for M43!!!

          By Tony

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

              I have an OMD with a 25mm 1.4, 45mm 1.8, 45-150mm and still have enough room for an external flash, a small lens or a pancake lens and filters. This bag is stealth, not too big, not too small..just the perfect size. I like the ballistic nylon looks and I do get a lot of praises with this bag, people asked me...where did you get this bag??? The belt loop behind the bag, it's a great use because I can fit my table top tripod. I've looked and researched a lot of M43 bags, for the price, durablity, waterproof and looks...this is top notch! The only thing irks me with this bag is the velcro...which i bought some magnetic strap to cover it up.

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              4.0

              Great quality

              By D

              from Denver

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                  Great bag for mirrorless systems! Its small but will fit camera and extra lens + some filters, etc.

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                  5.0

                  very high quality bag for micro 4/3

                  By rollinson

                  from PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor locations
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                    I own a number of Domke bags and find them strong and durable but easy to carry. This model is no exception. Ideal for micro 4/3 system.

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                    4.0

                    Does what it's supposed to do

                    By DRP

                    from Toronto

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good strap
                    • Lightweight
                    • Padded on all sides
                    • SIZE

                    Cons

                    • Velcro

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                      I quite like this bag. The material is durable, the strap is sturdy and grippy...but can be flipped over if it annoys me. Fits my E-M5 with PL25 attached, a zoom lens, and a flash.

                      My only (minor) gripe is that the velcro on the main flap isn't placed in the most optimal position, but not a big deal.

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                      5.0

                      at last, perfect M-system bag!

                      By rmkline

                      from Charleston, SC

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                          I wrote a glowing review for the Domke F-5XB, and my only real gripe was that they did not pad the ends (I wasn't the only one complaining). Then - Voila! I discovered this bag, with ends nicely padded, heavy-duty nylon instead of canvas, an extra pocket in the back, and the exact same weight and dimensions as the F-5XB! My hat is off to Domke for listening to their customers' complaints, and making a great product essentially perfect. Don't pay too much attention to reviewers who bought the wrong size bag for their intended purpose, then blamed the bag for their mistake. Holds an M camera and 3-5 lenses, depending on lens size and how you pack them. I actually often carry in this bag an M9 with lens, AND an FM3a with 50/2 Makro-Planar, with no crowding. Ultra-secure with zippered top, ultra convenient. Hooray!

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                          4.0

                          Nice & simple camera bag

                          By yemy

                          from amsterdam

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                            Super basic camera bag, not too big or small. Fits a SLR + extra lens. I'm happy with it. Although it was a little expensive, I don't regret buying it.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect bag for 2 Leica M systems

                            By Sonoran Explorer

                            from Tucson, Arizona

                            About Me Designer Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Perfect size for my needs
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • 2 cameras ready
                              • Great for landscape
                              • Great for street

                              Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                              Two Leica M cameras with lenses and all essential accessories fit within this bag ready for action.
                              The bag is compact, well padded and durable. It is my second Domke 5XB and my original one is still in use, also packed with cameras ready for action. I use 5 Domke bags for my photographic gear.
                              I have no complaints about this bag. I have never used the belt loops on my 5XB bags due to the relatively heavy weight with two cameras and lenses, but it is nice to have the option. I also appreciate the removable shoulder strap option.

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                              4.0

                              Discreet and water resistant

                              By JR

                              from Eastern MA

                              About Me Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Professional Quality
                              • Water Resistant

                              Cons

                              • Slightly too small

                              Best Uses

                              • Street Shooting

                              Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                              I just returned from a week in rainy Portland, Oregon, and this little bag kept my equipment bone dry. It is durable and discreet and relatively easy to get in and out of. If I had to buy this bag again I would go for the next larger size. I carry a rangefinder camera, 2 lenses and a light meter and there is not much space left over for extra film, which was a hinderance but I learned to work with it.

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                              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Tell Wee Man I Found His Camera Bag

                              By Hollis

                              from Barcelona, Spain

                              About Me Graphic Designer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Construction
                              • Quality

                              Cons

                              • Too small

                              Best Uses

                              • Day Outings

                              Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                              I found this bag a little too small for my taste although I was very pleased with the construction and quality.

                              I'm 6'1 1 1/2" and 160 lbs and the bag looked disproportionately small when slung over my shoulder so I exchanged it for the larger J-5XC which I hope I will be pleased with.

                              I would use caution when associating "Medium" with this bag; I think "Small" is much more accurate.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Quick access to equipment

                              By bandi

                              from PA

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Discreet
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance

                              Cons

                              • Padding could be better

                              Best Uses

                              • In city on street

                              Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                              Suitable for an essential photo kit and other items

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                              5.0

                              Super little bag

                              By Leicaguy

                              from Sarasota, FL

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Discreet
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Economical cost
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Professional Quality
                              • Secure against thievery

                              Cons

                              • Needs more dividers

                              Best Uses

                              • Leicarangefinder outfit
                              • Travel Photography

                              Comments about Domke J-5XB Shoulder and Belt Bag, Medium:

                              I've got a couple F5XB (canvas) bags but wanted the J5XB because it's a little lighter, more water- and slash-resistant. I've got a small Billingham and the Domke's are better (more security) for travel because they zip closed and also have a waist belt slot.

                              I replace the stock shoulder strap with an OpTech "SOS" Mini which has a stretchy neoprene pad that acts like a shock absorber, and worn across my body; and I also use a nylon web belt, loosely cinched. Together they make it very hard for a thief to snatch it. The velco flap makes a noticeable noise, and the main compartment is zippered, so pickpockets stand little chance of getting into it unnoticed.

                              For any money, I don't think there's a better bag around to safeguard a Leica outfit. With the addition of a couple extra dividers, the main compartment holds an M8 body w/lens attached, plus 4 more lenses (using rear-to-rear coupling caps), an SF24D flash, and a couple accessory viewfinders. The front pocket holds spare batteries, SD cards, and a couple spare IR-cut filters. The rear pocket holds a lens cleaning cloth and small note pad and pen. Love this bag, and the price is great.

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