Daily Archives: January 18, 2019
I love collaborations! Domke and Fujifilm have teamed up to release a few camera bags celebrating the X-Series of cameras and lenses. When the X-H1 was released they offered a Domke F-803 Messenger bag with leather accents devoted to Fujifilm! I missed the chance to get one but my fairy godmother at Fujifilm was able to locate one for me! Thanks so much, my friend!!!!
My relationship with Domke goes all the way back to when Jim Domke, a former Philadelphia Enquirer photographer acquaintance of mine had a camera bag made for his needs. Other photojournalists saw it and clamored for him to make them one too. The rest is history, the Domke bags, (there are many models now), are treasured by working photojournalists across the globe.
This is a beautiful sand colored, waxed canvas bag that should hold up to long hard use. It will be perfect for trips that I don’t want to carry a lot of gear but “just enough”! Strangely after all these years my most used lenses for this kind of trip are still my 18-55 and the 55-200, both compact, cover a great range and are tack, tack sharp. I’ve added the 50mm f 2 Fujicron, (X-users slang, not an official Fujifilm term!) which has become one of my favorite compact lenses! The X-T3 is, now, my go to body and it is at the zenith of the X bodies!
The Domke bag has beautiful leather accents on the interior flaps and a leather I.D. holder plus a good sturdy, slip proof, strap the goes all the way around the bag! That’s the way all bags should be made!
Loaded up with the gear mentioned above plus 4 extra batteries, a charger, filters (polarizers & closeup diopters for the 50mm), and lens wipes weighs in at 8 lbs. Just right for walking around!
This bag is still available on Amazon for $199. which, in my opinion, is a great deal for a bag of this quality and utility. I will be using this bag on my trip to Nashville for Southeastern Photojournalism Conference and to Old Car City for a X-T3 sample shoot!