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

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Easily accessible equipment (11)
  • Strong construction (11)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (12)
  • Daily usage (10)
  • Daily transport (9)
  • Storage (6)
  • Transporting gear (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Only one problem...

I am a photo journalist, and I use this bag to get to and from locations where I need to be a bit inconspicuous. For me, it will never be a bag that...Read complete review

I am a photo journalist, and I use this bag to get to and from locations where I need to be a bit inconspicuous. For me, it will never be a bag that I shoot out of, but rather a transport bag where I can get my macbook air, my rangefinder, writing material and such. It is also the bag I use for travel, when I am not travelling with my dSLR kit. It is great in airports and on flights.
Now the one thing that I do not like about it. In the pocket where you stick your laptop, there is no padding on the edges. That means that my laptop is the first thing to touch the table or ground when I set the bag down. That might not sound like much of a problem, but I like to be careful with my stuff, so it lasts me a long time. I have tried to put aome padding in the bottom, but you really cant put much in there before the laptop start poking out at the top. I might need to use a neoprene sleeve in there, but it must be a very thin one, there isn't much room left over...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well made, but big and heavy

I bought this bag looking for something smaller and more amenable to everyday use than the bigger backpack I have. Unfortunately I returned it the same day because I felt it was simply too...Read complete review

I bought this bag looking for something smaller and more amenable to everyday use than the bigger backpack I have. Unfortunately I returned it the same day because I felt it was simply too big and bulky for my needs and the smaller size would have been too small.

That said, this was a very well constructed bag, and the quality was extremely high. I just did not feel I could carry it around for days on end while travelling.

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5.0

WAXED CANVAS GOODNESS.

By Bill

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer
Staff Reviewer

Comments about Medium Messenger Bag (Navy RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

looks new York cool. lots of space ,swallows my SONY A7 with a 28mm 2.0 lens with L bracket on the body.13.5 mac book pro fits in too.love the canvas material no problem with moisture.made in the USA BONUS POINTS.my new travel bag .

 
4.0

Like all Domke products, designed for use

By ho-co

from Houston TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This case is the perfect size for a day trip with a dSLR and a couple lenses.

      I would like to see a hand strap for convenience along with the shoulder strap.

      And I'd like to see a flap pocket added. The one front pocket is fine but too large for smaller accessories.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bag, Low profile, Holds Lots

      By Mike

      from Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This is a great bag, that is comfortable to carry and holds lots. The quality of the bag and stitching are very good and it wears well. It's inconspicuous and blends in, which makes it great to carry gear when travelling. It'll hold my 5D Mark III, 16-35 f/2.8L II, 24-70 f/2.8L II, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, plus my 50 1.4 and a small 12" Sirui travel tripod in bottom of the front pocket. You may not choose to carry this much gear, but it'll hold it comfortably if you want to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent bag, well-constructed, useful

        By New York Nikon

        from NYC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

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

          Ths messenger/courier bag is great. I use to carry a DSLR, 2 lenses, a flash and accessories AND my MacBook Pro 13". One of the best bags I have.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice bag

          By Fiddlergene

          from Nj

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

          Much better than think tank

           
          4.0

          F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black)

          By swisstrix

          from Glyndon MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adaptibe Interior
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Open Interior
          • Useful Inserts
          • Well made

          Cons

          • Luggage Carrier Attachmen
          • Luggage Carrier Strap
          • No Outside Pocket

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Micro Photography
          • Slow Shutter Seascapes
          • Travel
          • Video

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

          I use this bag to carry a condensed group of gear for specific, varied tasks such as micro photos, video, music festivals etc. I can switch out equipment to suit each task. As such, it works well. Room for (at least) one DSLR, 2-3 lenses or equivalent flash etc. The bag is deep, so I've built cardboard boxes in the bottom of the inserts to carry over and under equipment. It has a tablet pocket under the front flap. However, it has no pocket outside the bag which would be very useful for travel documents, pens, notebooks etc when you don't want to fumble with the sticky velcro flap. And it has a silly luggage carrier strap sewn onto the back which is of no use to me.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Does exactly what it should

          By Omri Keren Lapidot

          from Israel

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Modular

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I got this bag to replace an old messenger bag i used to carry my laptop and some basic photo gear. though not specified- I assumed my 15" non SSD macbook pro will fit, and was right about it, though it dose not fit the laptop compartment. I slide it inside the main compartment. fits nicely and give me a better weight distribution, since the rather heavy unibody mac is now located close to my body. can easily and spaciously fit my 5D mkII with a 50 f1.4, a 17-40 and the 135 f2, with lots of room for other stuff. I would like some smell and manageable compartments, but love the overall. ergonomics and craftsmanship are both excellent. excellent,highly modular bag for various daily asiggaments, though it gets to heavy (for my taste at least) if stuffed full. highly recommended

               
              5.0

              Solid, comfortable bag

              By Aaron

              from Los Angeles

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

              This is a great shoulder bag. It's a lot larger than I thought. You can carry a large dslr with a large zoom and your favorite prime lens. You could also carry your tablet and other accessories. It's very solid and like many other Domke bags. They're all great.

               
              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 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 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)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Camera bag in disguise

              By rdmarque

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      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 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Comfortable, sturdy, spacious

                        By Tomas

                        from King of Prussia, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Not Enough Pockets

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Medium Messenger Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

                        The bag is not too bulky, but spacious enough to carry small/medium size DSLR with standard/telephoto lens. Interior can be rearranged using velcro-finished pads according to ones needs. It is an ideal bag for daily use or short trips.

                        I usually carry just the camera with lens attached, bottle of water and rain jacket, laptop with power supply in the main part, plus some small pieces of equipment, papers etc. in the front pocket.

                        My 14" laptop doesn't fit the front pocket, but easily gets inside main compartment.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Perfect size, inconspicuous

                          By RohanM

                          from Bay Area, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Compact
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Travel

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

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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          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 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!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Only one problem...

                            By Bigswede

                            from La Paz, Bolivia

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Usage
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Medium Messenger Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

                              I am a photo journalist, and I use this bag to get to and from locations where I need to be a bit inconspicuous. For me, it will never be a bag that I shoot out of, but rather a transport bag where I can get my macbook air, my rangefinder, writing material and such. It is also the bag I use for travel, when I am not travelling with my dSLR kit. It is great in airports and on flights.
                              Now the one thing that I do not like about it. In the pocket where you stick your laptop, there is no padding on the edges. That means that my laptop is the first thing to touch the table or ground when I set the bag down. That might not sound like much of a problem, but I like to be careful with my stuff, so it lasts me a long time. I have tried to put aome padding in the bottom, but you really cant put much in there before the laptop start poking out at the top. I might need to use a neoprene sleeve in there, but it must be a very thin one, there isn't much room left over...

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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