Billingham 550 Original Shoulder Bag (Khaki)

Billingham 550 Original Shoulder Bag (Khaki)

Billingham 550 Original Shoulder Bag (Khaki)

B&H # BI550K MFR # BI 503833
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Product Highlights

  • Fits Medium- or Large-Format Kit
  • Soft-Weave, Waterproof Canvas
  • Closed-Cell, Foam-Padded Interior
  • Numerous Pockets
  • Carry Handles
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap
  • Made in England
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The made in England, 550 Original Shoulder Bag from Billingham is designed to carry a medium-format, large-format or DSLR camera plus accessories. The case is khaki with tan leather trim. It is constructed from soft-weave fabric which helps eliminate abrasions, combined with Stormblocker dual-laminate waterproof canvas and a heavy-duty, closed-cell, foam-padded interior. It has Superflex 10-15 and 10-18 partitions for organizing gear. There is a large rain flap with buckle fastening.

The 550 bag has two full-height zippered pockets inside the main compartment, double-bellowed front pockets with press-stud fastenings, two removable end pockets, and an external back pocket. It is carried by dual handles with an overlapping leather grip or an adjustable shoulder strap with an SP20 heavy-duty, neoprene-backed leather shoulder pad.

Construction
  • Soft-weave fabric helps eliminate abrasions, combined with Stormblocker dual-laminate waterproof canvas
  • Heavy-duty, closed-cell, foam-padded interior
  • Superflex 10-15 and 10-18 partitions for separating and organizing the interior
  • Superflex flap buckle and strap closure
  • 4 metal feet keep the bag from scuffing when placed on the ground
Pockets
  • Main compartment has 2 full-height zippered pockets
  • Double-bellowed front pockets with press-stud fastenings
  • 2 removable end pockets
  • External back pocket
Carrying options
  • Dual handles with overlapping leather grip
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with SP20 heavy-duty, neoprene-backed leather shoulder pad
In the Box
Billingham 550 Original Shoulder Bag (Khaki)
  • 2 x End Pocket
  • SP20 Shoulder Pad (Tan)
  • 10-15 Superflex Partition
  • 10-18 Superflex Partition
  • Superflex Horizontal Divider Flap
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Billingham 550 specs

    Carrying/Transport Options Handle, Shoulder Strap
    Features Adjustable Interior Dividers, Removable Interior Dividers
    Exterior
    Exterior Material Fabric
    Exterior Dimensions 24.41 x 11.02 x 11.81" / 62 x 28 x 30 cm
    Type of Closure Snap, Strap, Zipper
    Water Resistance Water Resistant Material
    Interior
    Interior Material Foam
    Interior Dimensions 16.54 x 5.91 x 10.24" / 42 x 15 x 26 cm
    Maximum Volume 5.68 gal / 21.5 L
    Weight 5.38 lb / 2.44 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.843 x 15.433 x 4.173"

    Billingham 550 reviews

    550 Original Shoulder Bag (Khaki) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Bag for all occasions This bag encompasses everything that is good about photography. It is versatile, it suits all users, it has withstood the test of time and gets better with age. I can only imagine that at it's creation it was an instant classic and still remains one today. I was advised before I bought the bag to make sure it was the correct one as this would be an investment that would last well over 10 years. It is excellent quality, really well put together and the capacity is enormous. It is adaptable enough for the keen amateur or the professional kit man! Expensive but well worth the investment.
    Date published: 2010-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shoulder Bag for Photography I have tried many different camera bags to carry all my gear, and this is the only one that can handle it all with room to spare. My standard gear consists of a Nikon D3x, three Nikon lenses (14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, and 70-200 F2.8, flash unit, remote, and a log of the smaller stuff like batteries, cards, cleaning, etc. It is easy to set up and adjust the interior for a custom fit. The only improvement I would like to see is a leather cover for the bottom of the bag. That's more of a nice to have than a necessity. It can get quite heavy when it's loaded up. I have a habit of taking too much stuff because I have the room. You have to pay a premium for this bag, but it truly should last a lifetime if you don't abuse it and keep it clean.
    Date published: 2014-02-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bag you can certainly be proud of The reason I got the biggest bag they made was to haul all my Camera Equipment around in the Car photographying my daughter's soccer games..I'm also taking this bag to Europe and using it to carry all my family's electronic Gadgets. Should serve the purpose well...There is no weak points in either the construction or the organizaion. I do wish they'd including some type of a diagram explaining how the interior pockets can be organized, as they leave that up to the imagination. All in all, a very heavy duty bag that should last longer than I do..
    Date published: 2008-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a great item that you should have. The material use can be the best, and it is water proof. The space in side is very big. It can nicely fit on my shoulder and I feel confotable when I carry 7D with 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f1.2, and 50mm.there is just one thing that should improve is that the super flex partition with the bag cannot fit the lens if with hood.
    Date published: 2011-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 550 shoulder bag, fantastic This is a fantastic shoulder bag, I carry my D3x + 3 Zeiss lens and a Nikon 70-200 lens, 2 flash units and bits of other gear. Everything fits just right, I love this bag, I changed from a Temba shootout, large shoulder bag as there wasn't enough room for my gear but the Billinham fits nicely.
    Date published: 2011-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from British craftsmanship is alive and well For years I lusted after the classic Billingham 550 camera bag. Finally, after a trip to Africa during which I had to divide my camera gear between two too-small bags, I ordered one with some trepidation. Would it live up to the hype? It did. The craftsmanship is as near flawless as any piece of equipment I've ever used; it's simply beautiful. And it swallowed my entire EOS kit: two bodies, two flashes, 17-35mm, 24-105mm, 70-210 F4, 300mm F4, 50mm macro, and a 1.4 converter. I haven't even found a need for the removable end pockets yet, but I'm sure I will. With everything inside, I can still slip my 13-inch Mac Air in its sleeve on the side of the inserts. Nitpicks: The exterior pocket flaps only snap, and gape enough at the corners that I could see a minor potential for losing small contents (dust protection is poor as well). I wish they had zippers in addition to the flaps. And I wince a bit picking up the full bag by its handle, with only the two leather straps and buckles holding it all together. The shoulder strap offers much more confidence. Small gripes in a superb product. I'm looking forward to a long relationship.
    Date published: 2011-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag Had one of these many years ago and sold it. Regretted it and bought one again! Can get heavy if you load it up, but it's a classic bag. Hard wearing.
    Date published: 2011-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Bag! As a woman photographer, I always deserved to carry a camera bag that looks good and features perfectly as a camera bag. I've tried so many bags, Billingham is the ultimate winner for me. I mean it DOES have some Cons. mostly because of its heavy weight and high price but having looks, functions, and quality, those two things were acceptable. Especially in terms of high price, it is totally worth it as I use Billlingham products more and more. I'm currently using 550, 335, and 206. It is a shame that my personal favorite material/color of Nytex/Stone has been discontinued!!! It is definitely beautiful color and tough fabric than the canvas..I've been exchanging emails with Billingham people and they said that they were experiencing difficulties getting Nytex materials and due to sales decrease on Nytex materials, they decided to discontinue on Nytex and introducing a new material which is Fibrenyte line. Besides, Billingham also announced that their Canvas Olive has been replaced by Fibrenyte Sage color. Anyhow, I hope Billingham keeps their great work on producing one of the best camera bags! Get one for yourself if you are serious about your photography???!!! Billingham bags are definitely worth it! Items I Recommend: Tripod Strap
    Date published: 2007-05-24
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