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Old 04-18-2007   #41
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they are cdn but have a warehouse in vermont. if what you order is in the u.s. warehouse then they move it to the cdn warehouse and ship via canada post. it works out to be cheaper but takes a bit longer to get to me. shipping the same bag from helix in the states cost 26 bucks but with photocan shipping was 9:50 and acc. are free or discounted shipping.
they are on ebay.
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Old 04-18-2007   #42
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talk about timing!
f6 back in the line up.
i ordered one.
seems a good choice for the cv kit.


Nice choice! F6 is the best bag I have used. Absolutely perfect with Leicas. In pictures stuffed with gear the bag looks like it's "square", but the softness of the bag makes it actually not "square" in actual use. And the size is perfect; The bag is small, but can hold 2 m-bodies, 3-4 lenses, 20 rolls of film and some extra stuff. If the size would be bigger it would be too big to carry comfortably IMO and if it would be smaller it would look too much like a old woman's hand bag
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Old 04-19-2007   #43
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while i still look forward to the f6 for now i have to use the 5xb, and it all fits in the 5xb with still some room to spare!!

pretty amazing bag...


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Bag recommendation?

yeah: Buy one.
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Old 04-19-2007   #45
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The F6 is an ideal shooting bag because it's shallow and the flap folds back. I use it for RF and SLR:

Domke F6 loaded up (320KB)

Each pocket of the insert can hold a prime, P&S, or M with attached 35/2 (or collapsed 50).
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Old 04-19-2007   #46
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thanks for the pics rico.
i'm looking forward to this new bag.
one camera with lens outside the inserts, 3 lenses in the insert along with the grd and plenty of film in the outside pocket, looks ideal.
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Of course it's ideal, would we steer you wrong?
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Can we have a new rule to stop moderators annoying trolls with pictures of kit.
I gotta take a train about 3 miles to the photo shop now...

I hope you are better.

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Old 04-20-2007   #49
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photos of gear...it's what i do best!
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Old 04-20-2007   #50
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I've looked at your galley it is ok. May be I'll take a camera to the bag shop.

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to comfortably fit... r4m and 15/finder, 21, 28, 35 and maybe a 40/2.
so far, i think all would actually squeeze into a domke 5xb, but very tight and i can see lenses slipping out of my hand when trying to change them on the camera.
not the 803
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I use an f-5xb for M7, cv 28, 35/2.5, 50/2.5, 90/3.5 about 4 films and odds and ends. I can also cram in the 35 Nokton in a pinch, but its not really ideal. I save some space by having two of the small lenses back-to-back on glued-together rear caps. I'm thinking of getting one of the 3-series bags for low light, which means the M7 with the Nokton, and Canon 7s with the 50/0.95, film, odds and ends ... maybe also one or more of the slower lenses. Not sure about this yet.
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Old 04-27-2007   #52
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the f6 just arrived.
it looks like a winner for my needs.
it's the closest thing i have to a tradtional camera bag, i think, but i can get over that. everything fits with space all around, even seperate room for exposed and new film cans, i like that.
i also bought one of those p.o. shoulder pads but the bag is so light i feel silly putting it on.
is there a 'right' way, btw? the thicker side of the cushion nearer to the neck or away?

many thanks for all the suggestions - it seems the f6 was a great recommendation!!

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And like all my Domkes it just gets better every time you use it. Soon it will fit you and your gear like a glove, or a pair of leather pants, or something
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leather pants!

not thinking so...
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Old 04-27-2007   #55
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Looks familiar! But those lenses are swimming around in there...
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not much i can do about that peter, they are small.
i did add another layer of closed cell foam to the bottom of the 4 compartments and under each camera as well.
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i just want to thank everyone who suggested this bag to me.
i used it earlier today and it is truly perfect for my needs.
it fits everything i want to carry and could handle more, it's easy to work out of and molds itself to my curves() quite nicely.
the 5xb is still great for a smaller amount of gear or just to have when a smaller bag is called for.
but the f6 is right on and now i want one for the zeiss kit too!

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Yep. I think they are perfect for everyday type use. I used mine on a New England RFF meet and I think Rover and Ray_g may have got theirs after taking a look at mine.
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Yep. I think they are perfect for everyday type use. I used mine on a New England RFF meet and I think Rover and Ray_g may have got theirs after taking a look at mine.
That's right. The olive one looks very nice, Joe.

And I got a Luigi after seeing Rover's, who got a Nikon S2 after that meeting.

These RFF meetings can get pretty expensive.
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most of my bags are (ninja ) black.
one of my 3 5xb bags is sand.
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Old 04-28-2007   #62
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You have the same bag in the same color?
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Thanks Joe just purchased a f6 now all i have to do is wait.
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You have the same bag in the same color?
for bags i have...

1 black m classic
1 black domke f6
2 black domke 5xb
1 sand domke 5xb
1 black no name book bag with an insert
1 black aluminum case
1 silver aluminum case
1 black tamrac (similar to the 5xb), very old bag
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I see a "how many 'man-bags'" poll thread in my future
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i also bought one of those p.o. shoulder pads but the bag is so light i feel silly putting it on.
is there a 'right' way, btw? the thicker side of the cushion nearer to the neck or away?
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The high side of the cussion shall be away from the neck. This to even out the little slope on the shoulder.
I don't have one of these shoulder pads since the straps are soft and abrasive to sit comfortable as is. I even use a Domke strap for a LowePro bag as i really dislike their shoulder straps.
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The high side of the cussion shall be away from the neck. This to even out the little slope on the shoulder.
I don't have one of these shoulder pads since the straps are soft and abrasive to sit comfortable as is. I even use a Domke strap for a LowePro bag as i really dislike their shoulder straps.
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that's what i thought.
i have to admit that i doubt that i will use the shoulder pad much longer on the f6 as the whole thing does not weigh enough to warrant it.

if i get another f6 for the heavier zeiss kit i would try it on that bag though.
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I could have used one on my F7 years back, but this RF stuff is so light I hardly notice the bag, till 3pm or so...
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these days, my knees or back will give out before the bag starts to get heavy.
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My chiropractor has a love/hate dilemma over the lighter bag I carry now.
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This the bag I use when I want something small. It is meant for carrying film in, but works well for my RF kit. It will attatch to a belt or a shoulder strap may be used. It has a hide-away waterproof rain cover stowed in the bottom. The interior dividers are of the adjustable velcro type.

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