Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag

Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag (Black)

Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag (Black)

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The Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag is designed to handle the larger cameras and lenses favored by professional news photographers. It is made of water resistant double-ply ballistic nylon. There are 14 compartments and pockets including an adjustable padded insert that can be configured to fit the camera and lenses, a fully lined main compartment, two large end pockets, and a zippered pocket that stores filters, film and other things.

The J-1 also features include rubber feet, a removable padded bottom board, a full-length back pocket, two large front pockets, two pen/flashlight pockets, a hand-carry strap with grip, and an adjustable Gripper shoulder strap. Its extra height and length accommodates faster, longer lenses and lens hoods, and allows cameras to be carried vertically (in a padded insert) with the lenses mounted.

Main compartment has padded top with zippered pocket to store filters, film and accessories
Includes movable/removable Padded Insert
Removable padded floorboard.
Thumb release buckles keep pockets closed even when over-stuffed
  • 14 pockets and compartments
  • Two large front pockets
  • Two large end pockets with tough Touch Fastener closures
  • Two pen/flashlight pockets
Padded inserts included for interior and both end pockets
Accommodates optional interchangeable inserts
Rubber treads on bottom
Indestructible steel snap hooks and welded O-rings
Deluxe hand strap with leather grip
Adjustable Gripper Shoulder Strap runs completely around the Satchel.
UPC: 750062013110
In the Box
Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Padded inserts for interior and both end pockets
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Domke Journalist specs

    Carrying/Transport Options Handle, Shoulder Strap
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Exterior Dimensions 18 x 9.5 x 11.5" / 45.7 x 24.1 x 29.2 cm
    Type of Closure Snap Hook
    Water Resistance Water-Resistant Material
    Interior Dimensions 14 x 6.5 x 11" / 35.5 x 16.5 x 28 cm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.8 x 7.7 x 7.5"

    Domke Journalist reviews

    J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag for hobbyist I had previously only ever used Tamrac and LowePro, but Irealized for some of my shoots I didn't want to be slamminginto folks when I turned a corner with a backpack. The J-1is large enough to accommodate the lions share of my gear(70-300mm, 28-200mm, 420/430, 580 speedlites) and still haveroom for two bodies yet still gives me a little moremovement than a hiking pack. Expertise: Hobbyist Problems Encountered: Only regret is that it isn't too great if you have to storeit in overhead bin on a plane as it can't really be lockedup well. Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Mini Trekker AW Backpack
    Date published: 2007-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bag ever This story starts in 1997. I had gotten back into photography in a big way. I was upgrading bodies and lenses and had a side-gig shooting for a community newspaper. I needed a bag that would hold up to the stresses a photojournalist puts on their gear. Several people had Domke F2's and swore by them. I had a bit more gear to pack, so I bought a J1 way back when. For 19 years that bag has protected my gear. I've cheated on it a few times, but I've never stuck with another bag (save a backpack for travel with a smaller amount of gear). My straps were frayed to a point where there was concern they might not hold up. After not being able to get new straps, I bought a new J1. Transferred everything over. Fits like a glove. May I get another 19 years out of it!
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great bag, but plastic is its weak link I've owned this bag for two years, and is one of many Domke bags I had. Yesterday, after finishing an architecture shoot the plastic buckle holding the main strap snapped. Luckily, I caught the bag as it fell. Otherwise, it would have tumbled down the steps of a San Francisco Victorian, causing nasty things to happy to the two D3s' and lenses inside. A bag billed as a journalist's bag, one made to carry lots of gear, shouldn't have plastic in a critical spot.
    Date published: 2010-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bag, Loads of Room This bag has a lot of room but is a bit on the heavy side. You definitely need a WELL PADDED strap if you are going to carrying this around loaded. I had very sore shoulders after trekking around NY for 3 days straight. The FA-100 Backpack Strap or FA-031 U.S. Post Office Shoulder Pad is a must for long trips. It is built like a tank and would not give it a second thought if I drop it on the ground. Another note, the bag will hold a 70-200 VR mounted on a D3 standing upright.
    Date published: 2008-07-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding Bag with one weakness I bought a used J-1 bag for $40 three years ago, and it instantly became my go-to bag among all my shoulder bags. However, I find those two front metal latches for locking the top are the weakest design feature. I ended up cutting those two off completely because they tend to slow down my speed of lens change, in a hurry if you don't want to put the bag down first. And they tend to scratch your gear when taking the gear out, if you're not careful enough when the top is open. Here is what I can carry with the bag, two D700, or D3s/D700; 24-70, 14-24, 70-200VRII; two SB-900 and two SD-9; or one SB-800/SD-a, and one SB-800/SD-9; extra camera batteries and AAs; 77mm CPL and Singh-ray Vari-ND/MorSlo; Rocket Air Blower; if one camera with 50 1.8G on my shoulder, I can put in 85 1.4G and 35 1.4G; Sometimes, I attache the bag that contains Litepanels MicroPro LED On-Camera Light on its side if I need to do video. I use the bag in addition to ThinkTank Skin Belt components. It can become really heavy though so the shoulder pad is highly useful here.
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bag I've been looking for. I'm a 20 plus year working pro ENG video journalist and this is the best bag I've ever had. It is my carry-all bag and never leaves my side. My ENG camera has it own case, so I carry this bag more as a tool bag than a camera bag(although I carry a Nikon DSLR in it). I carry my wireless audio equipment, lav and stick, as well as iPad, headphones, wireless mouse, assorted small cables, memory cards and hard drives, multi-tools, and personal effects. There is room for everything. It'll hold more than you'd want to carry. This bag seems very tough, I'm curious to see how durable it is.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bag! This is the perfect bag when you want to carry a lot of gear. I can fit a 300mm F2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 2 cameras and flash, light meter and extra accessories. Expertise: Advanced amateur Problems Encountered: None Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Variety of tamrac shoulder bags sold after I bought this bag! Items I Recommend: FA-031 Shoulder Pad
    Date published: 2007-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag I upgraded to the J-1 after owning a backpack-type camera bag for a few years. This bag is great, it has enough space to fit the gear I need when I go on a shoot (two dslrs, 4 lenses, flash and other accessories). I've used it outdoors during a rainstorm and it kept all my gear dry. It does have a tendency to become heavy once all my gear is inside.
    Date published: 2010-07-26
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