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Billingham445 Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim)
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Good protection (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Daily transport (6)
    • Storage (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You know the quality

    By bobkat

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Durable
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

      I've purchased several bags in the past only to search for a more genuine means to transport my gear.

      I knew about Billingham years ago but could never get past the price. You know what they say, "You get what you pay for", and so I took the Billingham plung.

      I will never regret purchasing the 445 bag, after receiving and organizing my gear. This is the right bag if your looking to transport your gear from location to location or even for travel.

      I have two DSLR bodies, four lens, Fuji x100s, chargers, batteries and many other items in this bag and love it.

      I will indeed purchase another Billingham bag for everyday carry but this is the bag for transporting your gear.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very beautiful bag

      By mike

      from providence,RI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Travel

        Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

        very good bag, i put in 15" macbook pro, a canon 5D3 with 3 lenses include 70-200 F2.8, and a Leica M7
        almost i can put every thing in it.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding Bag

        By AronS

        from Petaluma, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Durable
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

          I bought the 445 to carry my Canon kit and Macbook Pro 13" laptop. I am very comfortably able to stash the following:

          Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS
          Zeiss 35mm f/1.4
          Canon 430 EX II flash
          Canon 50mm f/1.4
          Canon 40mm f/2.8
          Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
          A couple of fixed focal length manual Olympus lenses with Canon adapters
          Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS attached
          All hoods
          Charger, a couple of batteries, cables, filters, etc.
          Macbook Pro 13" and charger

          The bag is pretty heavy with all the gear and I don't normally walk around with it, it's really just for working out of the car or trailer and then I just carry the camera and maybe one extra lens but it's great to finally have one bag that accommodates it all instead of the old 2 - 3 bag setup I had. The 445 is strong and doesn't feel stressed at all.

          The construction is great and impeccably detailed, just as you'd expect a high-end British piece of luggage to be made. Like everyone else, I wish it were less expensive but I don't think it could be made as well for much less. I've probably spent as much on cheap bags over the last few years combined as I did on this but I feel like I'm finished for a good long while now that I have my Billingham.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic quality and stylish look

          By iriewoman photography & art

          from Oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Durable
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Storage
            • Travel

            Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

            I use this bag to carry my Canon 50D (a pretty hefty DSLR camera) and 4 lenses. Plenty of room for paperwork, pens, accessories, and whatever else I may accumulate. Loops sewn onto the bag allow toting a tripod.

            This bag is large, on the scale of a carry-on suitcase. Filling it with camera equipment will make it pretty heavy.

            My favorite feature is the bag strap. The Y-shape strap attachment ensures that even if your gear is imbalanced, the bag does not flip or tumble.

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Camera Bag

            By Ken

            from Santee, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Travel

              Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

              Carring camera bodies and lenses along with other gear

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              • No

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              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By CD

              from Vernon Hills, Il

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

              Great quality.

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              • No

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Bag for Travel

              By Humood

              from Bahrain

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable
              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                I bought this bag to carry my expanding Leica M9 camera, I knew it would be large for the M9 but I wanted a big bag to carry all my 6 lenses, my flash and all my accessories all in one place. I had to purchase additional dividers for proper organization, I like the handle which makes the bag easy to carry, a luxurious well built bag for my M9

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                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By HJ

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                    Perfact size for my husband and he is really happy with his new camera bag.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Pricey, but Solid

                    By G

                    from Urbana, IL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Travel

                      Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

                      I actually use this as much as a regular bag for laptops and general use as for as a camera bag. But its very useful and nice for both.

                      In turns of speed and ease of use, some of the more modern bacgs are probably better, but if you like the classic stylings and materials this is a good choice.

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                      • No

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                      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wonderful bag not only for photographer

                      By Rolleiflex

                      from Toronto, ON

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Rain protective
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment
                      • No padding for computer

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                      Although some people will think it a little bigger than they want, it's just the right size for me because I have to always carry my 15.4" Macbook Pro with my Nikon D50 and 3-4 lenses all in a bag during an international trip.

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                      (14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Big bad bag

                      By Alec Gold

                      from Netherlands

                      Comments about 445 Shoulder Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

                      This is a rather large bag and hold lots of stuff. I use it on a daily base with a Canon G7, Macbook pro, stuffed it with paper, calculator, floppy drive (don't ask) and several cables and a power converter. I had a backpack from Brenthaven, and it fitted that precisely, but really not much more could be stuffed in it. This bag can also hold my apple, lunchbox, a thermos coffee and still have space to spare. The 445 is able to take that and much more. Besides not looking like a computer or camera bag it has very good looks as well. I've used it now for about 6 months or so, so I can't really tell about wear, but I can tell it is as stable as a bunker. It is hard to explain, but it has a lot of flaps on top. At first I really had my thoughts about them, but you can flap them away to the back where they don't interfere. Because the bag is so stable it isn't a problem to have an open bag, nothing will drop out.

                      Expertise: I've got about 15 or 20 bags, so when it comes to bags, I'm a self-proclaimed expert :P

                      Problems Encountered: If there are any backdraws to this bag I would have to mention the price, it is sturdy, and I believe them when they say it will last a decade or more, but for me the initial price was a bit hard. One other thing is that there are not so much small pouches. But that isn't the design of the bag, so it isn't a real con, it isn't made for business use, it's a camera bag. Last thing is that it can contain so much stuff, it tends to get really, really heavy, so consider well before you buy. A big bag always seems to fill without any problem, but also gets heavy!

                      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Brenthaven, Crumpler, Lowepro

                      Items I Recommend: use a small side pouch for the cellphone, it tends to get last in the large pockets!

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