Which Domke Insert for a 5D + 35 1.4 lens?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by mark.brennan, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Hi All -
    Happy New Year. I don't use camera bags much - mostly I just carry the camera around my shoulder or neck when I go out. However, in an effort to keep the camera with me more often, I need to explore bag options and one idea I had was to use a Domke insert and a standard messenger bag.
    To that end, does anyone know what size/type of Domke insert would hold my 5D with 35 mm 1.4 L lens mounted? I keep things pretty simply and don't carry/use other lenses/bodies.
    Any advice or info is greatly appreciated!
    Regards,
    -Mark
     
  2. I'd recommend a Domke F-6 bag. That's the perfect size for that combination.
    Eric
     
  3. It will fit in something like this with the inserts removed and stretched out or pointed down.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/149440-REG/Domke_720_2JM_J_Series_Main_Compartment_Insert.html
    Try looking at the Newswear which is less padding and more flimsy. It will fit here also:
    http://www.newswear.com/Large_Utility_Pouch.html
    Also... non photo gear. This is more of a case... kinda stiff:
    http://www.majorsurplus.com/Multi-Use-Padded-Bag-P15318C2230.aspx
    Best thing I have found for a messenger bag is the Tenba insert but it doesn't leave room for much of anything else depending on the size of your messenger bag:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/509016-REG/Tenba_638_251_Pro_Digital_2_0_Photo.html
     
  4. A midsize towel in a messenger bag works for me. Also use it in my normal backpack.
    J.
     
  5. I too used to toss a towel on the bottom of my messenger bag and stuff my camera inside. I could actually fit my EOS 3 and 400 5.6L inside, busting it out on a moment's notice.
     
  6. Hi All -
    Sorry not to reply sooner. Thanks to all for their feedback.
    - Jan & Puppy Face: I like the casual nature of a messenger bag and towel, but I think I'd probably use a Domke wrap instead of a towel, if I go with this choice;
    - Aaron: thanks for your various options. Rather than going with the J-series insert and removing or folding down the panels, wouldn't the Domke FA-211 large insert work better (http://www.tiffen.com/displayproduct.html?tablename=domke&itemnum=720-211)?
    - Eric: the F-6 bag is a sweet bag, and very classic, but I'm probably going to stay away from a "pure" camera bag. Although I must say, if I did go with a camera bag I would be tempted by the Crumpler bags.
    Thanks again.
    Regards,
    -Mark
     
  7. No problem carrying around your gear in such a bag but I don't advise storing equipment in canvas bags because they retain moisture and become breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Lost a lens just this way.
     

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