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| p.1 #4 · Strap & Holster Failures |
As with Jim above...
I've not had a single failure, I use Domke gear, I've a very old Domke f2; bought it in 1978 and it is in great shape, visits to the beach, gardens; wet n dry and a few deserts haven't killed it yet. Their newer bags are okay, but some are sub-par.
I use Domke straps as well, match them to body size/weight, Rebels and smaller get a 1", gripped bodies; 40D and 7D; a 5D3 in the future, get 1.5" straps and 1D series bodies get 2". Back in the day a 2" was on my gripped 1V...
As for holsters, a small Lowpro; a bit old; held an EOS3 and 70-300 IS with hood on, it's carried a 40D and 70-200 f4L IS w/hood reversed. Today, for that size and bigger/heavier gear I use a TT Digital Holster 50 v2 and it's killer strong, super well made, can easily manage a 1D2N with a 300 f4L IS and 1.4x T/C...there's even more expansion for a 400 f5.6L if needed
My bags don't get thrown around much tho, since the bags aren't super padded they don't get pummeled like a Pelican case might...I don't abuse them either; just because.
I don't usually skimp on my bags. My 1st bag, well it was very old school leatherette covered beast, quasi stitching didn't last more that a few years, went thru a few 'cheep' bags from 67 to 78, then my Domke F2 arrived, and all is well...even 35yrs later
I have a rather large Tamrac, holds a ton of gear, in the closet...it's material, stitching, is just not heavy duty, not like the old Domke or newer TT bags. Some of the newer LowPro AW bags look nice and get good reviews. My monies with TT until I need better...