It’s fair to say there are thousands of camera bags out in the market today! The choice is vast, the colours are vibrant & the designs are fantastic. But what makes you choose yours?
Having a camera bag that works around your gear today is vital, no-one wants to work around the bag so Domke have felt that customisation, ease of use & durability are key features to include in their designs. Domke have kept a consistency with their designs making minor adjustments for todays cameras & accessories however some of the following features havent changed!
YKK, a zipper manufacturing company, was founded in Japan, in 1934, by Tadao (pronounced in English as Tah-dah-o) Yoshida. In the early years, Mr. Yoshida’s company carried his name; it was called Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha–or “YKK” for short. (That long Japanese name translates roughly into English as “Yoshida Company Limited.”) Over the years, the letters “YKK” were stamped onto the zippers’ pull tabs, and thus YKK became known as the Company’s trademark.
Domke have used YKK zippers from the very beginning and will always do so in future. The quality & durability of YKK zips match the overall quality of the Domke bags you buy today.
Snap Steel hooks
It’s one of those features that is considered “Marmite”…you love them, or you hate them! The majority of Domke’s larger style camera bags utilise these Snap Steel hooks such as the F2, F1X, F7 & F803, It’s the perfect security against thieves reaching into your bag while out and about with your expensive camera equipment. In addition, with most of Domke’s bags, you can leave the Snap Steel hook undone while on a shoot so you have quick access without having to unclip all the time. With welded steel rings — the most pilfer-proof closure short of a padlock — and other elements of composite hardware made of tough DuPont Delrin, It’s better to keep your camera gear safe from prying hands!
100% Cotton Canvas
If your tastes lean towards the traditional, understated, and casual then all-natural canvas is the right material to consider. Soft, supple, heavyweight cotton canvas molds around its contents, hugs your body, and has a smooth texture that’s friendly to both equipment and clothing. The fabric is naturally water-resistant, and we add a repellent treatment in the dying process for an extra measure of protection. Still, canvas is a “breathable” fabric, so the air in your Domke Bag stays dry even in the most humid environments. Canvas also helps prevent static electricity, a benefit when working with digital and electronic equipment. Finally, canvas has a character all its own; as your Domke Bag ages, it softens and wears like a favorite pair of jeans. And new or old, a canvas Domke is the ultimate in discretion – the bag that doesn’t shout ”Cameras!”
The saviour to a bag from slipping off your shoulder! It annoys all of us at the best of times so Domke custom weave twin tracks of high-friction rubber into some of the thickest, toughest cotton webbing on earth. The result is The Gripper™ Strap — the strap that stays on the shoulder to keep your bag where it needs to be. It also surrounds the bottom of the bag for maximum security and end-to-end support.
So there we have it, just a few of the key features Domke bags have to offer. They can be purchased in a vast range of colours and styles to suit most if not all HD DSLR, Compact System & compact cameras today so why not check out and see if there is one in the lineup that would suit your gear search for a bag!camera bag features, cotton canvas, f1x, f2, F7, f803, gripper strap, snap steel hooks, YKK zips