About Domke F-2

F-2 Original Domke - The bag that started it all. Jim Domke had the first one custom made for his own use in 1976, and tens of thousands of bags later, the F-2 is still the most popular Domke Bag. It is the faithful companion of professional photographers around the world.

The Domke F-2 is commonly used for Daily usage, Protecting gear, Transporting gear and more.The Domke F-2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Domke F-2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Domke F-2: Comfortable, Easily accessible equipment, Lightweight, Strong construction and Well padded

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (25),Lightweight (17),Comfortable (15),Easily accessible equipment (13),Well padded (10),Easily loaded equipment (9),Seals easily (4)
Best Uses:
Transporting gear (13),Daily usage (11),Protecting gear (11),Storing gear (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11),Pro photographer (7),Semi-pro photographer (7),Enthusiast (3)

Domke F-2 Features

  • Twelve compartments and pockets.
  • Patented four-compartment Padded Insert included.
  • Adjustable non-slip Gripper Strap runs completely around the bag.
  • Removable padded bottom stiffener.
  • Removable hand carrying strap included.

Domke F-2 Specifications

Internal Dimensions
12L x 6.5W x 9"D
Weight
2 lbs. 9 oz.
Material
Canvas
Capacity
2 cameras with or without motor drives, 6-10 lenses up to 300mm, flash unit, 10-20 rolls of film, and accessories
Colors Available
Black, Navy, Sand

Domke F-2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No Better Bag In The Field

There is no better bag in the field than this bag. I am a photographer for a newspaper and this bag stays on my shoulder all day long. All pockets are easily accessible. Changing lenses, grabbing a notepad, changing batteries can all be done without sitting this bag down and searching thru a mess of equipment. This bag is best transporting & carrying equipment while working in the field, it will NOT offer a great deal of protection for your equipment!! It is not meant for that - it is not pad...

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There is no better bag in the field than this bag. I am a photographer for a newspaper and this bag stays on my shoulder all day long. All pockets are easily accessible. Changing lenses, grabbing a notepad, changing batteries can all be done without sitting this bag down and searching thru a mess of equipment. This bag is best transporting & carrying equipment while working in the field, it will NOT offer a great deal of protection for your equipment!! It is not meant for that - it is not padded or reinforced in any way (there is a bottom pad). It is designed to work with you in the field, lightweight, not bulky, and contents are easily accessible. I have been caught in rain with this bag and contents stayed dry - although it is not waterproof, it takes a lot of exposure to rain to get thru the canvas. The pictures are the F2 I replaced, and the new one. As you can see these things will take a lot of abuse. Surprisingly, it also holds everything you need. In the newer bag pictured there is a Canon 1D, a 70-200 f2.8L, a Tamron 11-18 F5.6, a Canon 24-70 f2.8L, a Canon 580EX ll flash, 2 NPE3 Batteries, 8 AA batteries, sunglasses, extra media cards, notepads & pens, wet weather protector AND there is still one empty pocket for my cell phone!!!

Reviewed by 38 customers

 
5.0

Amazing bag even after 40 years use

By

from Buffalo  -  Semi-pro Photographer

First of all, my dad bought this bag when they first came on the market in the late 70's. I am still using the bag today. The only thing I have done is put a better strap on it, not that the old one was worn out though. In all this time there have been no rips, or tears or repairs needed in all that time. I've carried the bag with me from places like Panama, to Bosnia and Iraq as well as all over Europe. Right now I have a Nikon D-2H, A D-5100 body, five lenses, a Nikon SB 6-000 flash and assorted filters, batteries and a right angle finder and remote for the D-2H in it. I also carry the Kodak Pro Photographers guide, cleaning stuff, cords etc in the zippered pocket on the top. The only regret is that I can't carry a Sunpak 522 or similar flash in it easily.

 
5.0

Sturdy as ever

By

from Middletown, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Bought this version to replace my 18 year old beige F-2.

 
5.0

Big Love

By

from DFW, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

With three Pelican cases and three different sizes of LowePro Stealth Camera bags I was wondering if I really needed another bag. But the Domke F2 kept calling my name and I recently answered its call. We hit it off together immediately. Initially I was a bit peeved at the minimum padding. Four small "slots" for two bodies, three lenses and a few flash units?? Really??? But then I realized that this quality bag with great looks wasn't a heavy hauler. She was a sports car. An Italian model with smooth lines, soft skin and awesome looks. She wasn't meant to do the heavy lifting, she was there to look good. Carry your cameras around your neck at the ready and have an awesome light and great looking bag that holds just the few extra accessories that you might need at your side. Our relationship got even better as I moved the insert to the side and tossed in another holster style bag with he top cut off. Now my baby has padding all around and we go everywhere together. Now if TrekPak would jump on the Domke F2 bandwagon and would make an insert for it life would be complete.

 
5.0

Good bag for harsh conditions

By

from South Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Some like the Domke bag, some don't. If you do, and you sometimes get caught in rain or snow, consider upgrading to this model. It sheds even heavy rain completely -- I know! Sand and dirt brush off easily, too. If you shoot in the woods and fields you won't worry so much about having to set the bag on the ground. I'm less inclined to stay home when there's a chance of rain now, a common occurrence in Florida in summer. And I have a few hundred photos of ominous skies to prove it!

 
5.0

Durable, quick access, sexy

By

from PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Quite easily can you fit the following: 60D + grip w/ 30mm 1.4 Sigma attached, 580EXII (or two), 11-16 2.8 Tokina, 150mm/2.8 Sigma Macro + 2x teleconverter, 5 batteries, my cleaning goodies, my filter pack, and a standard size book in the back pocket. It's a wonderful bag and I'm only looking to upgrade to find something to also carry my laptop at the same time!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best gets Better

By

from North Carolina  -  Pro Photographer

I've owned ten Domke bags of various sizes over the years and the "rugged wear" bag is one of the best. The F-2 bags have always allowed me to get so much gear into just a single bag and they are so versatile in that respect. Another winner.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well built bag.

By

from USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I usually use a small sling bag when out and about and store my lenses, flash, etc in the Domke. I take the Domke with me when I know I want to take more gear. I can carry quite a bit in this bag.

 
5.0

Great Bag

By

from Gilbert,AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was a gift. It holds everything I need for a day of shooting. It's comfortable and wears well.

 
5.0

"I would buy this product again

By

from Cerritos, Ca.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I really like this bag, it looks great and it does the job well. I have seen other reviews on this product, and one of the complaints was that there wasnt enough padding, no problem, just buy some padding and insert it your self.l

 
5.0

Domke bag - LOVE IT!

By

from Reynoldsburg Ohio  -  Pro Photographer

This bag is tough, compact and it's just want I need to tote my equipment. I usually carry 3 lenses and I'm still able to put my camera body in as well. Love the side and front pockets and the inside one is great for little cords, straps, clips and everything else I always need on a shoot. Only con I can find is the price, it's pretty expensive, but I'm happy I bought it!

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Drew D  Is a shoulder strap included?
GORDON L. R  yES IT WAS INCLUDED. The bag just was not big enough so sent it back and ordered the same bag a little bit bigger
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