Headquarters: Hauppauge, NY

States manufacturing in: NY


There are a lot of really cool bagmakers out there that are producing their bags right here in the USA, and one of the classics in the camera bag industry is Domke. They are owned by The Tiffen Company.

Domke has been synonymous with camera bags for over 40 years and is even the official camera bag of the White House News Photographers Association.

These days, Domke is owned by Tiffen, a well know American manufacturer of camera and imaging accessories. Typically with a lot of these big acquisitions, you’ll see the new parent company change up a bunch of operations and potentially move manufacturing overseas. That’s not the case here – Tiffen kept Domke manufacturing in the U.S. and we’re really glad they chose to continue supporting American workers.

Domke has about 20 different camera bags you can choose from that range from the small F-8 shoulder bag to the much larger J-1 and F-2 shoulder bags. They also have a few different styles to choose from, the most popular being the:

  • RuggedWear (the one I have) – waxed cotton canvas
  • Original – cotton canvas

The main difference is really just the look and feel.

Domke also offers some limited edition camera bags like their camo bag which helps benefit these great charities focused on veterans: Fisher House, Homes for our Troops, Gary Sinise Foundation, ECAD (Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities). I might pick up one of these camo bags next to show support!