Summary: This is a beautiful bag and I was so excited to get it, but it's not really functional for what I need. I was also surprise that it wasn't better padded. I am using a Canon 50D, 17-85mm IS/USM lens, 70-300 IS/USM lens. It comes with one padded insert, which I put the 70-300 in, but the only way I can then put in the 50D (with a lens attached) is laying on its back with the lens pointing upward.
Summary: This bag is made really well, it's tough but not obvious as a camera bag. It's also compact - I can fit a flash, sound recorder and CF cards, etc. plus just barely squeeze in my Canon 1D with 16-35mm lens attached (but it would be nice if it was just a little larger to fit pro bodies in easier).
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lightweight, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Weatherproof
Summary: I can't say enough great things about this bag. I use it for shooting weddings and it rocks. It can fit 40D with lens attached, 10D backup body, AA battery charger for flash, 24-105L, 10-22L, 24-85, 28mm, 430EX, tons of batteries, CF cards, etc. It can even fit the 400L (if you take the flash out.) The only drawback is that you need to buy an insert, but it is only[$] or so. It is padded well enough with the insert, that I don't worry about damaging my equipment.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lightweight, Lots Of Pockets And Features
Summary: 2 Leica M's and 5-6 lenses or an SLR and 3 to four lenses, both with memory cards, batteries, finders, filteers etc. I've had 4 of these now, as well as various other Domke bags, including the original brown one Jim sold from his house in Philadelphia. All have been excellent shooter's bags with ready access, good construction, non-ostentatious (especially after some use) and just enough padding. The pocket in the back is just the right size for maps and notebooks etc.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Flat body-hugging, Great access, Inconspicuous, Lightweight
Summary: This is the second version of this bag I have owned. I finally broke down and bought another one since my old one has finally started to wear out. It's still useable, so I use my old one for my company gear and the new one for my personal equipment. I'm a professional photojournalist. I've used the same bag for 10 years and it's literally been all over the globe, including war zones like Iraq. It always performed without a single problem.
Pros: Discreet, Durable, Lightweight, Lots Of Pockets And Features
Summary: I love this bag. It is simple, doesn't look like a camera bag which makes it awesome for street photography, and I can remove the insert and use it as a general purpose satchel to carry my work documents as well. And I love the little detail of having rubber lining within the shoulder strap. Brilliant. My only beef with it is that the olive color costs more than the others. I guess you pay more for style?oh, and I'm not a fan of the metal clip.
Summary: I've included quite a few measurements in this review, sinceI carefully considered these factors before ordering thebag. My goal: A small, discreet, conveniently designed,well-made bag that would carry my camera gear along with afew small personal items. Mission accomplished with thisbag!
Summary: All Domke F-803 camera satchels are ideal for carrying a small camera-outfit and they also have ample room for plenty of accessories. The bags are made from high-quality materials (including 100% cotton canvas and YKK zips etc) and are stylish and practical. No review of the Domke F-803 "Ruggedwear" bag, however, is complete without some general comment on the finish of "Ruggedwear" bags, which are treated in wax to improve their water-proofing...
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: A good camera-bag wants to be both practical and stylish, and the Domke F-803 camera satchel scores well on both fronts. The bag will comfortably hold a small camera-outfit along with plenty of accessories; and the bag's compact size and generally 'under-stated' look - derived in part from the cotton canvas from which it's made - make the bag quite discrete.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Compact, Discrete, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight