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dafiryde
03-10-2009, 02:03 AM
if you look at this pic that i put up, the back of the bag has 2 rings on either side .
how come the bag that i got from amazon does not have these

Dave

Arnaud
03-10-2009, 02:47 AM
Hi,
my F4 has those too.

Andrea
03-10-2009, 08:19 AM
Are they important to you? If so, I can fix that problem for you.

dafiryde
03-10-2009, 09:29 AM
Are they important to you? If so, I can fix that problem for you.

How?

since i have been seeing a lot of what is called chineese imitations, on the market recently, that seem to copy a lot of products on the market today, in as much detail as possible, i keep wondering if Amazon gave me one of those.
last night i typed in Domke F3X pics in google search, an this is where i am seeing the little differences in those pics as compared to the one i got.
i live in the caribbean and our island is the last one in the chain going south, just off the coast of Venezeula and no we dont speak spanish, we are ruled under the British commonwealth, so for me to see and compare my bag with another one will only be when i go up to Miami USA, which i have not done since i got this bag,
My Amazon order # was 104-4173429-9307405
img 5892 shows back of bag that does not have the two ring clips
img 5893 shows the front which i asked about previously showing the excess in clasp and it is at it shortest adjustment

Dave

Andrea
03-10-2009, 11:18 AM
Yes, there are a lot of imitations around these days and we are working hard to stop them. However, I can guarantee you that you bought a real bag from Amazon. It is true that those pieces are missing on your bag and if it's an issue for you, I will replace your bag. If it's not, then enjoy your bag.
Andrea

dafiryde
03-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Yes, there are a lot of imitations around these days and we are working hard to stop them. However, I can guarantee you that you bought a real bag from Amazon. It is true that those pieces are missing on your bag and if it's an issue for you, I will replace your bag. If it's not, then enjoy your bag.
Andrea

huh a free bag,,,,,nah
just the comfort guarantee that mine is authentic is enough
the pieces that are missing is not an issue , but did raise some thought on its originality

but you can make it up to me and i am willing to pay for an F3X Sand without the side pockets, i guess this can be done when your production is doing some they can stitch the bag up without it

Dave

dafiryde
04-09-2009, 12:23 AM
huh a free bag,,,,,nah
just the comfort guarantee that mine is authentic is enough
the pieces that are missing is not an issue , but did raise some thought on its originality

but you can make it up to me and i am willing to pay for an F3X black without the side pockets, i guess this can be done when your production is doing some they can stitch the bag up without it

Dave

have you thought about my request

Dave

Andrea
04-09-2009, 07:41 AM
Hi Dave,
Sorry, missed the request when I was reading your e-mail. Sorry, I really can't do that. But we will have some new bags coming out later this year that might better suit your needs.
Andrea

dafiryde
04-10-2009, 10:07 AM
Hi Dave,
Sorry, missed the request when I was reading your e-mail. Sorry, I really can't do that. But we will have some new bags coming out later this year that might better suit your needs.
Andrea

can you say if you will be bringing out one, like the F3 internal dimensions , made up the same internally, but without the side pockets,
i hope you will be staying with canvas
nylon bags are too camera looking, and the canvas feel and look is what got my attencion, and because it hardly has padding, which makes a bag big and bulky,

people today stress so much about babying their cameras but yet smoke 2 packs of cigarettes a day

Dave

Andrea
04-16-2009, 07:48 AM
Hi Dave,
people today stress so much about babying their cameras but yet smoke 2 packs of cigarettes a day
I agree. :)

We are currently working on a solution to make pockets optional but sturdy. Once we have that worked out we will either make a new bag or redo the current F-3.

Andrea

Jim Domke
04-16-2009, 10:25 AM
Rings on the back are useful mainly for larger bags, it enables you to clip on the backpack. We constantly modify the bag and try to make it as functional as possible.

Jon
04-16-2009, 10:59 AM
IIRC the original F3 had the same strap arrangement as the F-802/F-804/F-805 - it was loose so you could attach the F-901 or F-902 using the velcro backing straps; no side pockets. My ex kept that one, so it's been years since I last saw it, but it seems that would be a workable solution. I use it on my F-802 and F-805

JackKurtz
05-04-2009, 10:59 PM
I remember back in the 80's the original F3 (not the F3x) didn't have those side pockets. They were introduced with the F3X. I wonder if any of those old, original F3's have collectable value. :)

jack

timezero
05-10-2009, 03:00 PM
Andrea,

I have the same issue with my Olive F3x that I recently bought from B&H photo. As I do have some use for the two ring clips in the back, I was wondering if you could help me replace this bag. I also bought this bag expecting it will have it since the pictures online all have them. I thought it was an imitation for a while (even though B&H would never carry fakes). By the way, it's in EX++, pretty much new condition. I have rarely taken this bag out because I wanted to replace it when I got the chance.

A couple questions:
Will the replacement bag be a brand new one or is it a refurbished one?
What do I need to send?

Thanks in advance,
Mike

Andrea
05-11-2009, 02:44 PM
Hi Mike,
Please email me at arauch@tiffen.com to see what we can do for you.
Andrea

dafiryde
05-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Yes, there are a lot of imitations around these days and we are working hard to stop them. However, I can guarantee you that you bought a real bag from Amazon. It is true that those pieces are missing on your bag and if it's an issue for you, I will replace your bag. If it's not, then enjoy your bag.
Andrea

i finally reached back home, i went to pitmans and colonial photo unfortunately, both of them did not have the olive in stock, so i was once again unable to see, what this colour looks like and some how i think i will like it. anyway, pitman had the F3X in sand, and when i picked it up, tears came to my eyes
- the weight of the bag was heavier
- the 2 rings were on the back of the bag
- you could have felt a distinctive differerence in the thickness of the material
- the shoulder strap, you could feel the rubber webbing, mine you can only see it.
- the front clasp was properly in place and in the middle
- the hand strap was approx. 6" shorter
- the strap in front, that holds the clasps was approx. 3" shorter

so Andrea i am 100% convinced, that my bag is not an original Domke

Dave

admin
05-14-2009, 09:10 AM
Hi Dave,
I'm sorry to hear it. The biggest problem with the fakes is that they look the same. It's not until you compare it to an original that you can really tell the difference which is mostly the quality of the material and webbing and the workmanship.
Andrea

dafiryde
05-15-2009, 01:54 AM
Hi Dave,
I'm sorry to hear it. The biggest problem with the fakes is that they look the same. It's not until you compare it to an original that you can really tell the difference which is mostly the quality of the material and webbing and the workmanship.
Andrea

i wonder now, after all this time if Amazon will rectify this

Dave

Andrea
05-15-2009, 07:57 AM
Hi Dave,
Amazon is a very reliable source for Domke and I think I might know what went wrong. Can you please send me pictures of the zipper pulls, back of the bag and inside tags? Please email them to arauch@tiffen.com, I might be able to help you.
Thanks,
Andrea

dafiryde
05-15-2009, 08:09 PM
Hi Dave,
Amazon is a very reliable source for Domke and I think I might know what went wrong. Can you please send me pictures of the zipper pulls, back of the bag and inside tags? Please email them to arauch@tiffen.com, I might be able to help you.
Thanks,
Andrea

not any more
my daughter fell in love with it , . nice thing though, before she left, she went in my cupboard, filled it up with a Pentax K10D, 18-55 & 50-200 zoom lens, gave me a great big hug and kiss and took off with it.
what can i say , she my only princess,

actually what i ment, ( when i wrote if amazon could rectify this )
i sent amazon customer service an Email on this, as i would like to order another one, but would like them to assure me before they send it , that it will be an original and have the rings on the back, as this time i would also like to include the back pack harness in the order.
up to now they have not replied, an unfortunately they are the only ones i know of at this time that will accept an overseas credit card. even though its a master card,
i dont see my self reaching miami before August, an patience is something i never had
the begining of this month was a disaster, i was dying to see the olive . pitmans made me cry and on my way to orlando, a guy behind me decided to remodel the rear of the vechicle . no one had it , not even in a different model, to give me an idea. the black F3X i saw in pitmans looked cool, i had decided to leave Daytona a little early so as to pick it up on the way out of miami, before i returned home , but then there was a massive pile up on the turnpike and we just barely had enough time to get to the airport
But at least i got to spend some time with my little princess.

Dave