One of Domke's most popular bags, the F-2, is now a backpack. The bottom of thebag is configured exactly like the Domke Original F-2X bag, with a 4-section insert for lenses and space for up to two camera bodies. The top section has extra room for accessories or personal items.
In keeping with Domke tradition, there are 5 addition pockets, an inside mesh zipper pocket for small accessories, a front zipper pocket on the main flap and 4 additional exterior pockets, one on each side and 2 on the front bottom.
Keeping with the Domke look and style, we've used the familiar Domke cotton canvas, cotton webbing, large pockets, YKK zippers, and metal hardware. A comfortable foam padded harness with waist and sternum strap helps distribute the weight for comfortable carrying.
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.
Bought this version to replace my 18 year old beige F-2.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
This was a gift. It holds everything I need for a day of shooting. It's comfortable and wears well.
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
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!