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Old 04-10-2009, 10:49 AM
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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
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:23 PM
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I've hear that the Sand looks the least like a camera bag. And doesn't get as hot out in the sun.
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Olive
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:21 AM
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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.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:48 AM
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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).
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:23 PM
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[QUOTE=saschagabor;548]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.[/QUOTE]

is the olive a bright green or a nice dull green

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

But I took mine in sand, it's really the best colour to me :cool:
[IMG]http://www.pixelistes.com/forum/images/uploads/Raekwon/IMG_0029_112.jpg[/IMG]
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:56 PM
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[QUOTE=dafiryde;550]is the olive a bright green or a nice dull green
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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.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:57 PM
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[QUOTE=saschagabor;552]
The result is what you could call a nice dull green, yes.[/QUOTE]

thanks

Dave
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:30 PM
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[QUOTE=dafiryde;544]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[/QUOTE]


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?
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:59 PM
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[QUOTE=Trius;1084]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?[/QUOTE]

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
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