We recommend first-hand inspection of the Billingham range of bags. Only by actually examining the bags is it possible to fully appreciate the preoccupation with excellence and attention to detail that makes a Billingham bag so special. The full range of Billingham bags can be viewed in our recently-extended showroom in Leamington Spa.
Black canvas with Tan leather trim.
The Billingham 555 Camera Bag is a firm favourite with serious photographers all over the world. The Billingham 555 camera bag has recently undergone a substantial re-design with a number of new features. The main compartment now includes four extra full depth pockets. The single zip top opening has been retained but has also been reprofiled, so that it is now possible for the zip panels to lie behind the inside pockets, so forming the Billingham TukTop. In use the zip can remain open and protected with the main flap. The simple zip path ensures long, trouble-free life. The adjustable Delta shoulder sling comes complete with a leather and neoprene SP20 shoulder pad.
A double laminated removable hard bottom amply padded with closed cell foam comes with each bag. In addition, upright Super Flex partitions come with each bag. When properly utilized, these partitions can hold a large amount of camera bodies, auxiliary lenses, and flash, as well as an abundance of accessories. A double row of velcro secures the partitions firmly in place.
Four (4) interior slip pockets are located between the main inner compartment and the exterior of the bag...great for carrying cords, memory cards, etc.
The main compartment closes with a full length heavy duty zipper. An additional zippered compartment, located on the front exterior of the bag has two ( 2 ) sewn-in padded pockets, which can easily hold filters, additional cords, and connectors as well as an area for notepad, paperback, newsmagazine, etc. Two (2) large front exterior pockets offer additional storage. These exterior pockets secure to the bag via Billinghams' famous Quick Release System.
An extra interior grab handle allows the photographer to hand carry the bag with the protective cover flap open. Two pen pockets complete the front of the bag.
The fully waterproof top flap completely covers the top of the bag as well as the front bellow pockets and secures with the Billingham Quick Release System. A beefy leather grab handle snaps together securely for easy hand carrying.
The extra strong shoulder strap (Delta Sling) is angled from the bag, that is, does not come straight up from the camera bag. This insures that the bag will remain completely upright and will not tilt when carried via the shoulder strap. A full size leather (neoprene backed) shoulder pad is supplied with each bag.
Ample leather trim is used throughout the bag, and each bag is finished with four (4) brass feet to prevent scuffing on the bags bottom.
A backpack harness, as well as tripod straps or waist straps adhere quickly and simply to the bags via a 3 point system
The 555 comes with a Billingham Superflex 8-15, a Billingham Superflex 9-15, a Billingham Superflex 9-18 plus a Billingham Superflex Flap, and is large enough to accommodate three SLR bodies, three large lens, two flashguns, plus other accessories. It also comes with a Billingham SP20 shoulder pad.