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Andrea
09-12-2008, 02:52 PM
We at Domke would love to hear from our customers. Do you have any questions? Any comments? Things you would like see? Or things you would like to see changed? We'd like to know.
Thanks!!!!

dick@grafixstop.com
09-23-2008, 03:00 PM
With the confusion in the airline industry about carry-on luggage, extra charges,
stricter attention to number and size of bags, I would like to see Domke develop a "inside day pack" type offering. Specifcally, I would like a durable canvas insert similar to the "two pack". This could serve two functions, first as a durable additional organizational device for the original bag, and secondly as a low volume "day pack" for hauling around a camera, extra lens and flash on a vacation or casual assignment. With strap brackets on the outside, it could use the "motherbag's" shoulder strap when necessary. It should take minimum additional space inside the bag, could have a pocket in the inside of the lid for batteries, flash cards or other small items and could be sold as an add-on to those of us with the bigger bags or as a stand-alone solution for the unobtrusive jaunt.

Jim Domke
09-25-2008, 06:50 PM
The Satchel bag was developed to clip onto the F2, so you could carry more onto the airplane and look like you had one bag when you really had 2. We still have the spring clips on the side pf the Satchel series that enable it to clip onto the base of the shoulder strap. You can chose how much you can, or want, to carry.

However, we like getting suggestions and will think about solving challenges facing today's photographer.

Jon
10-21-2008, 07:33 AM
The Satchel bag was developed to clip onto the F2, so you could carry more onto the airplane and look like you had one bag when you really had 2. We still have the spring clips on the side pf the Satchel series that enable it to clip onto the base of the shoulder strap. You can chose how much you can, or want, to carry.

However, we like getting suggestions and will think about solving challenges facing today's photographer.
I can vouch for that. We were passing through Heathrow while the one-bag strictures were in place. Fortunately, I have the F-801 (yet another one I wish you still made); I clipped it to my F-802 (that I was using as my camera bag for our trip) to meet that and still have enough room for reading matter on the plane and to avoid having to check anything critical (like chargers, computers, etc.). One of the security people told me "One bag, sir"; I was able to quiet her by picking up the combo by the F-802's strap. And the F-802 was much more practical for maneuvering through the aisles of the bus on our tour than the larger bags are.

JPiseski
10-28-2008, 09:35 PM
Jim,

I must be either dense or tired, but I'd like to see a couple of photos of what you're describing above:

"The Satchel bag was developed to clip onto the F2, so you could carry more onto the airplane and look like you had one bag when you really had 2. We still have the spring clips on the side pf the Satchel series that enable it to clip onto the base of the shoulder strap. You can chose how much you can, or want, to carry."

I have both of these bags and would like to hook them up as you've described.

Many thanks,
Big Joe :)

Andrea
10-29-2008, 07:55 AM
Hi Joe,
I just did some quick pictures of some bags in my office and they are not even the same color, but it shows how they go together.
Andrea

Arnaud
04-18-2009, 03:39 AM
Just an information : I spent a couple of days off in Firenze (Italy) last week and travelled with Ryanair. They have 'test carry on size' device in which you can try the size of your bag. I was with my F4 but I think the F1 would be OK.

dafiryde
04-18-2009, 11:07 PM
We at Domke would love to hear from our customers. Do you have any questions? Any comments? Things you would like see? Or things you would like to see changed? We'd like to know.
Thanks!!!!

i for one would like to say
Thanks to Domke and their wonderful product, i was a little scepticle at first when i first saw your bags " with no padding" , but i gave myself a few days to think about it and then realised that , this is the type of bag i need. a bag to hold my stuff, and not look as if i am carrying a suitcase strapped to my shoulder.
i would personally wish you all the best, and please keep up the good work,
stick with the canvas, that is your signature, leave the nylon to the big, bulky, stiff, bag manufactuers

Dave

jimlevitt
07-07-2009, 03:39 AM
I'd like to see a taller F-2, a bag designed for the larger 70-200/2.8 lenses that are a mainstay of working photographers now. I just loaded up my F-2 for a short trip, but this time I'm taking the 70-200/4L IS instead of the 2.8. Everything fits great, reminds me of the "old days" when the Nikon 80-200/4 or Canon 70-200/4 was the typical zoom. But anytime I need to faster, larger lens, I have to go with the F-1x bag to make it work. And that bag gets a bit difficult to work with, as it wants to swing around on its own a lot more. So how about making a taller F-2, stretching the F4-AF bag so it can hold as much as the F-2?

Second wish: a waist-belt version (or attachement) for the F-2 size bag. I'm using a Think Tank belt system more and more now, leaving my hands free to work with the two cameras, one on each shoulder. I miss having a bag that just "holds everything" easily. What I most definitely do not miss is the weight of that bag hanging off my shoulder. The waist belt takes a whole lot of strain off the shoulders. Is there any way to design an F-2 sized bag with a pass-through on the back for a substantial, adjustable belt? These days I tend to drive to a location with most of my gear in a Domke bag, but then I transition to using the belt system while I work.

Andrea
07-07-2009, 10:11 AM
Hi Jim,

We are working on the F-2 bigger bag now and I hope to have it ready by Early next year.

As for the Waist belt version F-2, I have not heard that request from anyone but you. I will ask around and see if it's something other people seem interested in.

Andrea

YankeeHotelFoxtrot
07-09-2009, 03:17 PM
I'm currently in the market for a new camera bag and really love the look and design of the Domke bags. Unfortunatley, though, the inserts are just too small for most of the larger (77mm diameter) lenses available now from Canon like the 70-200 f/2.8 IS and 100-400 f/4 IS. If Domke had a bag that was 8-9" wide instead of only 6", I'd buy it in a hearbeat. The 6" wide dividers are just too small to put all but the smallest lenses next to one another, and that's not to mention the hoods! I'm very disappointed that I won't be able to get a Domke bag, but I have to go with what fits my equipment (which I don't think is unusual). Domke needs a bag that fits the zoom lenses (with hoods!) that are currently on the market.

Dan

admin
07-09-2009, 03:21 PM
Hi Dan,
We have some coming out now and some planned for the future. Also, we are changing the current inserts so that the dividers are movable to allow for personal configuration.

Andrea

treeboy
07-11-2009, 11:05 AM
Looking to buy an F-7 in olive but none available. Do I have long to wait?

ken
07-14-2009, 05:19 AM
Hi, my name is Kenneth Wood and I have been using Domke bags for an long long time, think I got my first F1x in 1987, anyway times has changed but the bag has not, still got an F1x, now redundant, just can't use it with a laptop, tried in combination with an F802, not practical. So now I use an F804, better but not really good. I looked at the new F812 thinking that would be it. Sorry to say it is worse than anything I've seen so far. You just can't have the laptop pocket at the back of the bag, you'll just ending up braking the laptop or hurting yourself(tried it, a Macbook air in a slightly modified F1x). Obviously not designed by someone who uses the bags in the field. What I would love to see is a slightly taller F1x with a pocket for a laptop between the main compartment and the two front pockets, similar to the pocket on the F804(thats were my laptop live for now), as well as the same back pocket as the F804 only with a few wholes at the bottom to get rain water out should it get in. As well as the luggage sleeve, always missed that on the F1x. With the lid, side pockets and fittings for the back-pack strap from the F1x. Now that would be a bag I'll get straight away, perfect partner to the F5x(modified) and the belt with pouches. So please make one. Thanks.
Ken

Andrea
07-14-2009, 03:18 PM
Hi Treeboy,
Sorry, there is no F-7 Olive, nor any plans to make one.
Andrea

Jon
07-19-2009, 03:29 PM
On the waist belt, I'd rather see a back pocket a la the F1x. I never use the waist belt on my F7, and I'd rather be able to stow things where they're easily accessible in a back pocket like I do with all my other bags (except the F5 series).

broberts
07-20-2009, 08:07 PM
We at Domke would love to hear from our customers. Do you have any questions? Any comments? Things you would like see? Or things you would like to see changed? We'd like to know.
Thanks!!!!

Hello Andrea,
I recently purchased a waxwear 803 Satchel. I would like to add a larger, one-compartment insert. Will the 720-210 insert fit ?

Thanks,
Ben

Andrea
07-22-2009, 04:34 PM
Yes, it fits. I've used it a few times. Only issue is that the velcro is on the opposite side, but that's never been a problem for me because there is nowhere for it to really slide to.

carl
07-29-2009, 04:46 PM
Hi Dan,
We have some coming out now and some planned for the future. Also, we are changing the current inserts so that the dividers are movable to allow for personal configuration.

Andrea

hi hello Andrea.....do you have a release date for the new type inserts....i live in england.....all best carl

Andrea
07-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Sorry Carl,
No date yet, but as it gets closer I will post the information.

Thanks,
Andrea

carl
07-30-2009, 09:46 AM
hi hello Andrea....thank you for the reply...and yeah that would be ace....all best carl

f1point0
08-21-2009, 10:50 AM
I had an F3X and loved it and the arrangement of one middle camera slot and two looped lens holders on either side. However, when I got the 85L and 50 f1.0 which are really fat lenses, it became too difficult to get lenses in and out of those loops.

Are there any plans to make a version of the bag that has a layout like the F3X, but slightly larger? Thanks...

jhpani
08-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Hi there
I do have a domke f2 (I think) I bought this bag in 93, so I really don´t know if it´s the f2 or the f1 all the measures you have in the info are not the same as the ones I get on my bag.
The bag is grrreat!!! I love it, been buying around bags and always come back to my domke. The problem starts here...
the strap has lost all the grip stuff weaved into it, and the straps are sewn onto the "plastic clips" on the edge, how do I change the strap? or do I have to place a new strap with metal clips?
One sugestion can you put more pictures or maybe just the drawings on the website? it´s confusing looking just at the sizes and not being sure what I will get.
To my second question, I need a bag that will hold my nikon d700 with a 80-200 and another lens, a sb-900 flash and aditional stuff (cleaners, cards, batteries, manuals...) what would be a recomendation? and a second opinion, maybe I keep the bag I have and look for an extra bag that will acomodate the d700 with a 50mm and a 18-35 nikon on the side?
help!!!!

DennisW1
10-08-2009, 09:56 PM
We at Domke would love to hear from our customers. Do you have any questions? Any comments? Things you would like see? Or things you would like to see changed? We'd like to know.
Thanks!!!!

I would like to inquire about bag repair.

I have a J-1 bag that has been perfect for my needs. But after a couple years of hard use it is starting to show signs of wear. In particular the shoulder strap is getting pretty worn and frayed. Seeing as it is not detatchable, I am wondering what Domke's policy on repair of this item is?

Considering the expense of these bags I would much rather have mine repaired than have to purchase a completely new bag just for the shoulder strap.

Thank you

admin
10-08-2009, 10:00 PM
We sell a replacement strap. You can cut off your current one and thread it through. It doesn't need to be sewn on, but if you want it to be sewn, I hear that luggage repair places can do it.

DennisW1
10-08-2009, 10:10 PM
We sell a replacement strap. You can cut off your current one and thread it through. It doesn't need to be sewn on, but if you want it to be sewn, I hear that luggage repair places can do it.


Well the problem is that the part of the strap that is sewn into the body of the bag is also fraying badly where the plastic connectors that hold the shoulder strap on connect.

So, Domke offers no repair or replacement services? For a $275 bag frankly I expected a little bit better.

dafiryde
10-08-2009, 10:47 PM
We at Domke would love to hear from our customers. Do you have any questions? Any comments? Things you would like see? Or things you would like to see changed? We'd like to know.
Thanks!!!!

Good day Andrea
i recently got an F3X rugged wear, and all i can say is this bag rockssssssssss,
GREAT IDEA GREAT BAG

Dave

Knorske
10-23-2009, 09:25 PM
I have a new J-3, purchased to carry my Nikon D90. Right now, I have the MB-D80 multi-power battery pack and the AF-S Nikkor18-105 lens. I know the bag is designed to "carry everything," and I shouldn't worry about en route damage, etc. I wonder, though, just what is the "designed" method for loading a camera such as mine. Also, I have the SB-900 Speedlight and sundry other attachments, etc. Can you provide some suggested drawings or photos of how the bag was designed to be used? Thank you.

coaxord09
12-18-2009, 08:37 PM
> I check your website and I found that it is a bit flashy.
>Maupin I look your Natto-Cat page and it is not very fun too

I dont think we ask you feedback about our sites

Stop taking things personaly, you ask for feedback and we gave you a honest one.

JC

AstraeaBeauty
01-31-2010, 12:58 PM
Hi,
There is a 720-226 that is a two compartment that is just a little bit bigger. Also, by early next year we will have new inserts available that will allow you to move the dividers around. That should be a little more accomodating.

Andrea
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So it's end of january 2010 and I was wondering if you were able to give us a date yet, as to when the new insert/dividers would be available? I'm especially interested in the one mentioned above as I just bought a F-6 for myself. I'm assuming that we could just buy them at the typical camera stores, B&H, Adorama, ext.

Thanks,
Francesca

Andrea
02-01-2010, 08:47 AM
Hi Francesca,
I was expecting them in by February, but they are running late and should be available in March or April.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Andrea

AstraeaBeauty
02-01-2010, 07:34 PM
I just wanted to clarify that this is for the smaller version of your current 720-250D DSLR Camera Insert? Which I believe is currently used with F-2's. Also, are there any plans for a smaller (F-6 version) of inserts which have movable dividers? Or is this only for the F-2 and like bags?

Also, I'm curious....would this new insert or even the old/current one fit a Nikon D200 with 35mm lens attached? That would be ideal if it did. :)

Thanks,
Francesca