Domke F6

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by RonSmith, May 7, 2010.

  1. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
    I have several bags that I've accumulated over many years, but found most too big for use as a field bag for my m4/3 gear. I just (as in yesterday) got a Domke F6. It's substantially smaller than the Domke F2 I've had for almost thirty years (damn thing just won't wear out). I haven't taken it out anywhere yet, but so far I like it. It won't hold everything I own (nothing will), but should serve nicely when I'm out taking pictures with my G1 and GF1 and a few lenses.

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  2. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Ron-

    Thanks for the mini-review.....and especially the pics.

    Much appreciated.

    R
     
  3. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    The F6 looks great, and the pics really do help :).

    I was also wondering if Domke or some other company makes an even small and thinner bag that I can use to hold my G1 w/20mm, and perhaps one other lens.

    Thanks,

    Warren
     
  4. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan

    Warren, check out Domke's F10 or F5XB. Either might be what you're looking for.
     
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  5. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    Thanks for the tip :). I'll check those out.

    --Warren
     
  6. adam

    adam Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 21, 2010
    Maryland
    The Domke F6 is a very under-appreciated bag. I had one for about a year and a half...I just sold it because I'm allergic to the rubber on the inside of the shoulder strap. Before I got rid of mine, I had a GH-1, 14-140, non-micro Oly 9-18, Oly 70-300, Oly MF 135 f/2.8, a couple of adapters, and an RRS pano kit in the bag at comfortable carrying weight.

    It's a great size for mFT gear. It doesn't do well with expensive Canon/Nikon glass (modern AF lenses are really fat), but the internal dividers work great with any mFT lens, most FT lenses, or pretty much any MF lens short of a 300 f/2.8.
     
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  7. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Thanks for this. I was thinking about that one, I have a FX5b that is often too small and a F2 that is almost always too bit, so this one looks perfect.
     
  8. MindsEye

    MindsEye New to Mu-43

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    Mar 25, 2010
    Arizona
    Ron, I know this is an older post but THANKS as I just found it. I am adding some lenses and such to a GH2 and this looks ideal (like you I have other Domkes that just won't quit.)
     
  9. MindsEye

    MindsEye New to Mu-43

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    Mar 25, 2010
    Arizona
    Ron,

    I know this is an older post but THANKS as I just found it. I am adding some lenses and such to a GH2 and this looks ideal (like you I have other Domkes that just won't quit.)
    Joel

    www.joelwolfson.com
     
  10. rkelac

    rkelac Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2011
    For those of you with and F-6, do you think an iPad would fit into it.
     
  11. Craig

    Craig New to Mu-43

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    Nov 27, 2010
    Toronto
    I have the IPad 2 and it slides nicely into the back pocket of the F-6, you just don't end up with any real protection.
    If you wanted to unvelcro the back side of your inserts you could keep the IPad inside the bag.
     
  12. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Another resurrection of this thread, appreciated by me for the OP's splendid description and visuals. This is a bag I need and that I've waffled over for lack of envisioning its capacity. Tiffen could use some help in the manner in which they portray their products.