Review: The Little Strap That Could (Domke 1″ Gripper w/ Swivel)

Charlene gear 4 Comments

(Originally published on Kage Collective.) The Domke 1″ Gripper Strap with Swivel once saved me. In 2013, not long after arriving in Mexico City, I’d made the mistake of getting into the Metrobus – as the name suggests, a rapid transit system on wheels instead of rails – at rush hour. It was packed. I’d sardined into the bus with everyone else at the station, back against the doors, with both shoulder bag and camera (the good old X-Pro1) slung across my body to make sure they stayed with me. Arriving at the next station, the doors opened to disgorge the flood of departing bodies and take in a fresh wave of incoming ones. As they were closing, a guy who had been fighting his way to get …

Domke Lovin’

Charlene journal 14 Comments

A sand coloured Domke F-7 came into my life two weeks ago. I had been looking for a big camera bag for months, as my existing bags were getting too small to cope with my working gear, with one of them also splitting some seams. So I was after a replacement with the following requirements: Big enough to hold all my weekend working gear in one bag Side pockets allowing for easy access to frequently used items like memory cards and batteries – I’ve owned a few bags in this time and none of them have pockets that are quickly and easily accessible. Tough – i kick, drag and generally mistreat my bags woefully. The ones made of nylon don’t last very long. Simple – …