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Domke F-3X

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Review Date: Jul 10, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Pros: Roomy while not bulky. The perfect size.
Cons:
Inferior quality, flimsy velcro attachments. Scant protection for equipment. Extremely expensive.

As others have stated, this bag is roomy, yet not bulky and truly the perfect size for my gear, EOS 30D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8, and EF 70-200mm f/4L plus the usual miscellanea, with much room to grow.

I bought this bag sight unseen based on several reviews here and elsewhere and because of its trendy-casual appearance. But in essence, this is just a common bag of inferior quality, poorly divided with flimsy velcro attachments that barely stay in place. It provides limited, if any, protection for the equipment. The closing hook at the end of the strap provided to secure the cover is a sorry looking, meager contraption that requires quite a bit of fiddling to either attach or remove. Inside, the fabric that will be brushing against your valuable equipment, (I bought the canvas version) more suitable for a plumber's tools, feels very rough to the touch and is likely to cause excesive wear on photo gear. Then there's the shoulder strap which...well, I don't want to overdo it, so I'll leave it at that.

Were this a $20-30 bag, it would not be grossly overpriced; at $97.00, it's way too much.

Orlando R.
San Juan, PR