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#1 Alain LeTourneau

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 03:34 PM

Can anyone recommend a canvas ditty bag that is similar in style to the Domke F-1X, but slightly
larger? I like the domke's top flap/lid and pocket design, but think the bag is a little small for my needs.


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#2 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:32 PM

Have you taken a look at any of the offerings from Modular 51? They don't have the same top closure as the Domke, but they definitely make some pretty large bags marketed towards camera assistants:

http://www.modular51.com/
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#3 Alain LeTourneau

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Patrick...

I didn't know this company existed. I find the bags a little large, and expensive, and I will never understand why AC bags have to be black or dark blue.... not great colors for sitting out in the sun. At least Cinebags makes gray ones, but then they are still so large.... And BTW I'm looking for CANVAS not nylon.

I'll probably stick with the Domke, I just wish it was larger.


I seem to recall I was going to get some series 9 retaining rings from you, at least
I think that was you? Do you still have those rings? If so, let me know when you'll be in SE as I around
my studio most days, esp in the mornings.


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#4 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:17 PM

Hey Alain,

I think you might have me mistaken on the Series 9's. I think the Domke might be your best bet- the only thing I have been able to find online are the standard canvas tool bags that you would find at any hardware store, which are obviously a much different bag than the Domke. Good luck in your search! For reference, there is a place on 23rd and Clinton if I recall called "Beckels Canvas" who might be able to custom make one, or modify your bag. I can't say for sure that they would do this, but I do know that they make canvas bags and tents and things like that. Might be worth checking out:

Beckel Canvas Products
(503) 232-3362
2232 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:28 PM

Look at Best Boy bags. www.best-boy.com
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#6 Alain LeTourneau

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:50 PM

Hey Alain,

I think you might have me mistaken on the Series 9's. I think the Domke might be your best bet- the only thing I have been able to find online are the standard canvas tool bags that you would find at any hardware store, which are obviously a much different bag than the Domke. Good luck in your search! For reference, there is a place on 23rd and Clinton if I recall called "Beckels Canvas" who might be able to custom make one, or modify your bag. I can't say for sure that they would do this, but I do know that they make canvas bags and tents and things like that. Might be worth checking out:

Beckel Canvas Products
(503) 232-3362
2232 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR




Yes, I have one of those "riggers bags" for my tools. They are great for hauling tools, but I'd like a bag that has a lid and a bit of padding for some protection. Beckel makes nice bags, I have a number of small canvas bags from them that I use for lighting clamps and such. Good suggestion about having them make one, however it seems that it would likely cost more than a Domke.

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#7 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:12 AM

Yeah, I'm sure they would charge a premium for a custom made bag. Those best boy bags look really nice, but it also looks as though they're made of Nylon? Just out of curiosity, why are you going with canvas?
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#8 Alain LeTourneau

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:42 AM

Yeah, I'm sure they would charge a premium for a custom made bag. Those best boy bags look really nice, but it also looks as though they're made of Nylon? Just out of curiosity, why are you going with canvas?





Because canvas is king?

I like the idea of buying a cotton canvas bag over nylon (even if cotton is one of the more heavily sprayed crops), and I find the material holds up
rather well. I have a riggers bag for tools (tons of pockets) which cost me I think $20, and a large LL Bean tote for all my rawstock, film cans, black
bags, extra camera cores, changing bag, and mag barney, and the white color is good for reflecting light/heat.

I've been using a nylon Lowe Pro bag that someone gave me, and while it works ok if I'm working out of a car I hate moving around with the thing. Not
very well designed if you ask me. I used to own a Domke F2 and always loved that bag, so I was wondering if anyone knew of bags similar to this. I think
I'll end up getting an F1X to suit my needs.


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#9 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 03:31 PM

Good reasons all around.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:22 AM

I really like this light tote bag

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 01:32 AM

I have a riggers bag for tools (tons of pockets) which cost me I think $20



Is this a non-nyon bag? If so would please let me know which bag or where you got it. I've never been able to find a good bag for carrying misc grip stuff like clamps. I'm allergic to nylon and hate having to awkwardly carry a bag to avoid large bags from rubbing against my arms or legs when carrying them. I have a rolling, nylon tool bag from a local store, but the pockets don't work well.
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#12 Michael Kubaszak

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:05 AM

I'm a fan of the Bucket-Boss bags, check film tools.
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#13 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:09 AM

I love the Harrison Tote; it's got some padding, a divider compartment inside a big zippered top, long handles and side loops where you can connect it to the handles of your camera cart.

I have no idea if it is cotton or whether it would suit your needs but it's quality and well-built. Here's the contact info:

Patti Harrison
Camera Essentials

Tel:(323) 666-8936
Fax: (323) 666-0214
patt0214@sbcglobal.net

http://www.cameraessentials.com/

Good luck!
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:14 AM

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I get that wholesale canvas totes bag from gotapparel.com.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:23 AM

Can i buy these bag in the u.k

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#16 Matt Garland

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:45 AM

Can anyone recommend a canvas ditty bag that is similar in style to the Domke F-1X, but slightly
larger? I like the domke's top flap/lid and pocket design, but think the bag is a little small for my needs.


-Alain


What about the one of the portabrace production bags? http://www.portabrace.com/category_56
Their cargo and run bags are sweet too, I have a CAR-3 and love it. Not to mention these bags are made in my home state!
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