PDA

View Full Version : F6


dafiryde
04-10-2009, 10:49 AM
looking to get an F6 and i would really like some input on its colour
which colour do you find makes it look less like a camera bag or would draw less attencion to it

Dave

Andrea
04-10-2009, 01:23 PM
I've hear that the Sand looks the least like a camera bag. And doesn't get as hot out in the sun.

saschagabor
04-11-2009, 06:21 AM
My mind was set on the Sand when I got my first Domke (the F-6), but the store was just out of stock. I had to get my order through quickly (a large order together with others), so I got the Olive one instead. The plan was to sell it later and get one in Sand, but when I got the bag and saw the color in real life... I had to keep it, it was just too nice.

Every new Domke since then have been Olive, but I´m hoping that will change, as the next one will be in Wax Wear, preferably an F-3x.

I would also say that the Olive draws less attention than the Sand, if you don´t dress in light brown clothes all together.

Jon
04-11-2009, 11:48 AM
My F1x is grey, and I have one F2 in navy and covered with aviation patches. All my others are sand (although I'd grab a grey F3x or F5x(something) if they were offered).

dafiryde
04-11-2009, 12:23 PM
My mind was set on the Sand when I got my first Domke (the F-6), but the store was just out of stock. I had to get my order through quickly (a large order together with others), so I got the Olive one instead. The plan was to sell it later and get one in Sand, but when I got the bag and saw the color in real life... I had to keep it, it was just too nice.

Every new Domke since then have been Olive, but I´m hoping that will change, as the next one will be in Wax Wear, preferably an F-3x.

I would also say that the Olive draws less attention than the Sand, if you don´t dress in light brown clothes all together.

is the olive a bright green or a nice dull green

Dave

Henrick
04-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Olive looks good actually, better than i thought...
http://www.cambags.com/nikon/d70/shoulder/images/domke_f6/domke_f-6_nikon_d300_mike_1.jpg

But I took mine in sand, it's really the best colour to me :cool:
http://www.pixelistes.com/forum/images/uploads/Raekwon/IMG_0029_112.jpg

saschagabor
04-11-2009, 04:56 PM
is the olive a bright green or a nice dull green


I would say it´s got a shiny, deep color when new. I always give my bags a wash (about 40 deg.) which tone down the color and kills most of the shine. It also softens up the canvas in a nice way. The result is what you could call a nice dull green, yes.

dafiryde
04-16-2009, 08:57 PM
The result is what you could call a nice dull green, yes.

thanks

Dave

Farff
05-13-2009, 02:22 PM
I have two green Domke bags. My F-6 has faded nicely over the years. My F-2 is almost brand new and still has that deep dark olive green to it. I'm not sure my F-6 was ever that dark but it's been ten years since I bought the F-6, so it has had some time to fade!

Andrea
05-13-2009, 02:25 PM
I'd love to see a picture.

Farff
05-13-2009, 02:34 PM
I'd love to see a picture.

Actually, I tried to post one but cannot because I'm a new member. Something about having to have ten posts. I'll post a photo to the "what's in your Domke" thread when I've exceeded that limit. Until then, you'll just have to dream of the nice faded green F-6. ;-)

Andrea
05-13-2009, 02:55 PM
I'm not the best dreamer but luckily I can cheat. I think I've fixed it so you can post a photo.

Farff
05-13-2009, 03:22 PM
Look at you go, Andrea! Thanks.

Here is the F-6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67694160@N00/2173218643/in/pool-domke).

I'm actually pretty surprised at how well the color has held up over the last ten years given how often this bag is toted around! It has gone virtually everywhere for quite some time.

admin
05-13-2009, 03:27 PM
Thanks!!! The color has really held up, actually it looks like the whole bag did.

Farff
05-13-2009, 03:50 PM
Thanks!!! The color has really held up, actually it looks like the whole bag did.

I suppose the color held up because I've never used anything other than a damp cloth to clean it. It really never crossed my mind to put it in a washing machine as I've read numerous others on this site have done.

Trius
11-01-2009, 06:30 PM
looking to get an F6 and i would really like some input on its colour
which colour do you find makes it look less like a camera bag or would draw less attencion to it

Dave


I have an F6 and the F5X-B, both in sand. I prefer the sand for all my Domke bags because I think it looks pretty inconspicuous, but also because of the heat issue, as mentioned. I do have an olive F-802, which I bought this weekend in as new condition, from a friend who no longer needed it. I like the colour, and as I live in Southern Ontario and western New York state, a lot of the time heat sink won't be an issue. In addition, its main purpose will be as a notebook/laptop bag, with camera gear secondary, so it will be inside a lot.

If you don't think heat absorption is an issue with cameras, then you might want to do an experiment. One day when I was shooting an outdoor event on a very hot (~35C) summer day, I kept my excess gear and film in the back of my white pickup truck with a white fibreglass cap on the bed. I was really glad for that setup, as the gear and film were a full 10deg or more cooler than if they had been in the full sun or a dark coloured vehicle. Of course I had parked under a tree that helped, but I think you need every advantage you can get. Why tempt fate?

dafiryde
08-31-2010, 08:59 PM
I have an F6 and the F5X-B, both in sand. I prefer the sand for all my Domke bags because I think it looks pretty inconspicuous, but also because of the heat issue, as mentioned. I do have an olive F-802, which I bought this weekend in as new condition, from a friend who no longer needed it. I like the colour, and as I live in Southern Ontario and western New York state, a lot of the time heat sink won't be an issue. In addition, its main purpose will be as a notebook/laptop bag, with camera gear secondary, so it will be inside a lot.

If you don't think heat absorption is an issue with cameras, then you might want to do an experiment. One day when I was shooting an outdoor event on a very hot (~35C) summer day, I kept my excess gear and film in the back of my white pickup truck with a white fibreglass cap on the bed. I was really glad for that setup, as the gear and film were a full 10deg or more cooler than if they had been in the full sun or a dark coloured vehicle. Of course I had parked under a tree that helped, but I think you need every advantage you can get. Why tempt fate?

thanks
i know heat is an issue for film, but not sure how much for digital, then again too much of something is never good

Dave
Trini