Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: F-5XB
From: William Gower <>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 22:58:39 -0400

> F-5XB Shoulder & Belt Bag
> "On Sale! Normally $79.95 (looks like these guys are selling them for 53
> bucks)
> "Use this versatile carrying case as a camera bag or remove the included
> Gripper
> Shoulder strap and thread your belt through the tunnel for an instant waist
> pack.
> Facts and Figures: Seven compartments and pockets. Padded main compartment
> lined
> with Velcro compatible material has two removable padded divider walls.
> Main compartment 10.5L x 4.5W x 6.5"D. Approximate Weight 1 lb. 5 oz."
> I've got two of these. One Sand, one blue. They fit under each arm and hold
> what
> you mention.
> Mark Rabiner
> Portland, Oregon
> ..............................
> I got an FX5 bag in Singapore in 1999 to carry an M6, 35, 50, and a Fuji
> GS645S through Asia and Europe. There was room for film too. I sold all the
> cameras but still have the bag now for my M3, 35, 50, 90,135. "Never sell
> your Domke!"
> Bill Lawlor

I got sick and tired of my ancient Lowepro catching on stuff when I was in
Japan, so first camera shop I see, I ran in and bought a FX-5. Threw my old
bag in the trash at Tokyo station (probably looked like I was planting a

I think I paid too much (around 85 $US), but it was cheaper than a

What a gem of a camera bag - holds my M2, 50, 35, 90, Lunasix, filters, LTM
- -> M adapter, caps, micro-fiber cloth and a few rolls of film. Everything
fits in there snug as a bug.

Get the matching DOMKE pocket and attach it to the strap - gives you more
room for film and a flash.

It's the perfect bag for lugging around a Rollei too.