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DomkeF-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas)
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Good protection (9)
  • Comfortable strap (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily transport (9)
    • Travel (9)
    • Storage (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Carries A Lot, Comfortably

    I want to give this bag five stars, but the lack of pockets prevents me from doing that. I know Domke specializes in low padding, but interior pockets--for batteries and memory...Read complete review

    I want to give this bag five stars, but the lack of pockets prevents me from doing that. I know Domke specializes in low padding, but interior pockets--for batteries and memory cards, kept handier than in the flap pocket--would go far in making this a six-star bag.

    The laptop pocket works great, but for the fact that it weighs the front down enough that the bag is ready to fall forward when you set it down. I know why it's that way, and quite frankly, it carries better almost certainly because the laptop is at the front, canting the weight to lean away from the body, as well as keeping the back softer when it rests on my hip.

    But, the laptop pocket, when not in use, is a mostly useless slot on the front that's not well suited for the aforementioned batteries and memory cards. Side pockets, though, would be fantastic.

    It's always a balance: too much area taken up inside with pockets, means a larger bag, but end pockets might alleviate the issue altogether.

    I use the Postal Shoulder Pad, though the canvas strap is almost as comfortable all by itself. The Pad, though, not only cushions, but does a great job of holding the bag in place.

    I'm able to put a D5 Mk III with 16-35 in the middle (L bracket installed), with either a 100mm Macro 2.8 on one side and a 24-105 with 530 flash (in case) on the other. It fits well, with cables and small items in the flap pocket.

    It all works, but a few minor tweaks (maybe in the Next Generation Domke that's taking so long to hit the stores?) would make this perhaps the greatest multifunction bag on the market.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    meant for stacking lenses

    I got this bag to see if the extra depth could help me carry more stuff than my current bag. I was kind of disappointed. there is a lot of depth but if you...Read complete review

    I got this bag to see if the extra depth could help me carry more stuff than my current bag. I was kind of disappointed. there is a lot of depth but if you aren't interested in double stacking lenses its not that useful. in addition whereas my current bag can be compartmentalized so that you have 4 slots from left to right, the way the inserts that come with this bag are designed you can only have 3. now granted I realize that domke has lots of different kinds of inserts etc but thats not free either.

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    4.0

    Great bag, could do with more pockets.

    By Ollie the Aussie

    from Australia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Durable
    • Good Protection

    Cons

    • Too Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport

    Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

    I was originally after the F-802 reporters satchel, however this bag was on sale for half the price of the F-802 with an insert.

    Overall the bag is very large, probably a bit bigger than I need. I use the bag as a work bag and have taken out the double compartment to store paperwork, lunch, and other general stuff. I keep a camera in the single compartment. The front pouch holds a diary, notebook and a few other odds and ends.

    Personally I think I would have preferred the F-802 for its additional compartments, but this bag does the job. More space than I ever need.

    Not sure of the reason for the Velcro patch on the back of the bag. From the photo's I thought it was a pocket, but its not, and I have yet to figure out what exactly it was meant for - seems pretty useless to me.

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    5.0

    Awesome Bag

    By tjradtke

    from Wausau, WI

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pocket Room

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Travel

    Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

    This bag is wonderful to take out for a stroll with your camera because it does not look like a camera bag. This also makes it good for travel because it does not advertise your expensive equipment that could be stollen by a desperate local. Further, the camera inserts can come out making for a great all around messenger bag. Overall, I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for an urban disguise bag.

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    4.0

    Good bag (when on sale)

    By Darkurio

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Flexibility
    • Inconspicuous
    • Laptop Pouch
    • Spacious

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Heavy bulky
    • High Regular Price
    • Inadequate Protection
    • Not Very Water Resistant
    • Too Bulky
    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

    Inconspicuous- Flexibility to use as more than just a camera bag- All padding is removable and re-configurable- Canvas exterior; rugged and tough- Lots of space- Accommodates laptopCons:- Padding/inserts offer minimal protection- Front pocket could use bottom and side padding, especially if it holds a laptop- Velcro for main flap might be too minimal (easy to accidentally flip open or for thieves to get into; couple small buckles might be nice here)- Bag (with included padding) already weighs over 1.3kg- Could use optional strap padding (once you carry more stuff in there, you'll probably need it)- Can become quite bulky- Does not hold well against rain (according to other reviews)- Regular price is a bit steep for what you get (you pay for the brand)

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    5.0

    Camera bag in disguise

    By rdmarque

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

    Looks like a regular book bag, but inside carries the camera gear i need to get the job done. Makes carrying my street photographer gear real easy. Helps me fit in, more as a by-standard and less less of a photographer.

    Construction of this bag is awesome, very durable, plain and simple. It has has a padded camera lining which separates it from the bag itself. Good quality Velcro holds the compartment in place, Basic compartments, no hidden pockets for you to rustle through. The camera compartments are well padded. Camera doesn't move around when I walk or run around.

    What does it fit? This bag holds my X-pro 1 with 35mm attached, Canon AE-1 Program with 35mm attached, Fuji 14mm lens, and I have room for another camera(mirrorless). The pockets hold extra film, memory card, and all the cleaning gear I need.

    You do have to stay organized due to the simplicity of this bag. If you like to throw everything in a bag and forget about it, youll spend extra time looking for it.

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    4.0

    Great bag

    By pentax user

    from Phila, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

        Very spacious, with good padding. Another closure besides velco would be nice though. Also, a zipper would be nice for the "laptop" pocket, since I'm not putting a laptop in it, just small camera accessories.

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        3.0

        meant for stacking lenses

        By Max S.

        from Rockville MD

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

            I got this bag to see if the extra depth could help me carry more stuff than my current bag. I was kind of disappointed. there is a lot of depth but if you aren't interested in double stacking lenses its not that useful. in addition whereas my current bag can be compartmentalized so that you have 4 slots from left to right, the way the inserts that come with this bag are designed you can only have 3. now granted I realize that domke has lots of different kinds of inserts etc but thats not free either.

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            5.0

            Nice bag

            By jdkahler

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

              Had the general idea of a new bag in mind when i saw this one on special. The almost 40 year old Nikon bag I've been using was getting worn and tight for a body and 3 lenses. I like the idea of a flexible bag that looks less like a camera bag than a general bag. The top load design works well, the computer slot is just right for an iPad and some extra stuff, and can fit body with lens attached, small and large zoom and a fixed lens plus a medium size strobe. Add the B&H price on this at the time and it was a great deal. bag recommended in any case.

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              5.0

              Another Quality Domke Bag

              By blue fox

              from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

              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-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

                I got this bag to be used as a temporary camera bag when I only need a few things out of the big camera bag. It has to be smaller, lighter, and easier to carry than the big bag. I generally use it to carry my Panasonic GX1, two or three small prime lenses, spare batteries, and a memory card holder. It carries all this with plenty of room left over for any other small items I might need.

                I carry it like a messenger bag with the strap slung across my right shoulder and descending across my body down toward my left hip. I can easily slide it around, pull out or put in what I need and slide it back. I like this carry style because, when I don't need the bag, I can forget about it. I'm afraid I would have to work harder to keep track of a smaller bag.

                The bag came with more padding than I need so I now have some spare padding.

                I don't miss the side pockets because, for my use, I don't need them.

                The bag is deeper than it needs to be for my use but I can live with that.

                If you want more pockets or a less deep bag, this bag is not for you. If you want a medium sized bag that can be carried messenger style, give this bag a look.

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                4.0

                Perfect size, inconspicuous

                By RohanM

                from Bay Area, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Travel

                Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

                Exactly what I was looking for in a slim profile. Fits a lot of equipment.

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                5.0

                Great Bag!

                By Talon

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

                  Great bag. Nice size. High quality as expected from Domke! Made in the USA is a big bonus! Have been carrying Domke bags for many, many years!

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                  4.0

                  Carries A Lot, Comfortably

                  By Clay Ewing

                  from Wimberley, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pocket Room

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

                  I want to give this bag five stars, but the lack of pockets prevents me from doing that. I know Domke specializes in low padding, but interior pockets--for batteries and memory cards, kept handier than in the flap pocket--would go far in making this a six-star bag.

                  The laptop pocket works great, but for the fact that it weighs the front down enough that the bag is ready to fall forward when you set it down. I know why it's that way, and quite frankly, it carries better almost certainly because the laptop is at the front, canting the weight to lean away from the body, as well as keeping the back softer when it rests on my hip.

                  But, the laptop pocket, when not in use, is a mostly useless slot on the front that's not well suited for the aforementioned batteries and memory cards. Side pockets, though, would be fantastic.

                  It's always a balance: too much area taken up inside with pockets, means a larger bag, but end pockets might alleviate the issue altogether.

                  I use the Postal Shoulder Pad, though the canvas strap is almost as comfortable all by itself. The Pad, though, not only cushions, but does a great job of holding the bag in place.

                  I'm able to put a D5 Mk III with 16-35 in the middle (L bracket installed), with either a 100mm Macro 2.8 on one side and a 24-105 with 530 flash (in case) on the other. It fits well, with cables and small items in the flap pocket.

                  It all works, but a few minor tweaks (maybe in the Next Generation Domke that's taking so long to hit the stores?) would make this perhaps the greatest multifunction bag on the market.

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                  5.0

                  satisfied customer!

                  By lilcinmc

                  from elkton, maryland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Storage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas):

                    I bought this bag for my husband for Xmas, (along with his Nikon 7000).
                    He is very happy with the style bag and all of the compartments it
                    Has to offer. He likes that is easier to wear than a typical camera
                    Bag and it strangers can't tell it is a camera Bag. It also has plenty
                    Of room for additional gadgets etc.

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                    • Yes

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