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Billingham 445 Camera Bag

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1 364 Mon August 19, 2019
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100% of reviewers $369.84 10.00
Billingham 445 Camera Bag

The 445 is a camera bag for those who want to carry a couple of DSLRs and several moderately sized lenses.

Constructed from 3-layer waterproof in the case FibreNyte material with real full grain leather and brass fixings. Comes with a 5 year manufacturers guarantee.

It's a classic, well thought-through design and hand crafted quality, along with considerable internal volume make this a favourite amongst many photographers.

One particular feature liked is the TukTop feature. This allows the two sides of the zipped opening to be tucked behind the bag's internal front and rear dividers - meaning its easy to pull equipment in and out of the bag.

Nine good-sized main pockets, two at the front under the flap  , four internal slip pockets in the main compartment  and a zipped rear pocket . A full length front pocket contains a further two internal pockets and has space to store a 13" inch laptop inside.

Quick Release System has top grain leather straps passing through solid brass ‘D’ rings at the end of the webbing carry-handles. Done to provide fast, secure closure even when the bag is heavily loaded. An embossed leather grab handle holds the hand straps together and makes carrying them for long periods more comfortable. At the back of the bag, a full-width zipped pocket   is ideal for manuals, maps or documents.

Included are SP20 Shoulder Pad, SuperFlex 9-15, SuperFlex 10-18, SuperFlex flap, 400 SuperFlex Padded Base and Drawstring Bag 'Size D'.

Fitted with an internal third web carry handle ,  for carrying around safely, even with the main flap open.

Fitted with an adjustable ‘Y’ shaped Delta sling, designed to help prevent rocking, even when the bag is full. Optional Delta Pockets can be fitted to the base of the sling and also fitted 5 point mounting loops for the optional Back Pack Harness.

To protect the underside, brass feet are fitted to top grain leather corner patches, while internally the bottom of the bag features a padded, waterproofed base.

External Dimensions W430mm 17" x D250mm 9⅞" x H300mm 12⅝"

Internal Dimensions W400mm 15¾" x D150mm 5⅞" x H250mm 9⅞"

Main compartment Capacity 14 litres 0.50 feet³ Weight 2.10 kgs 4.63 lbs

Pockets 10, Front external 'dump' pockets x2 W160mm 6¼" x D50mm 2" x H250mm 9⅞" Capacity each 1.25 litres 0.04 feet³

Full Length Front Pocket: Front full length zipped pocket W390mm 15⅜" x D40mm 1½" x H290mm 11½"
Capacity see below

Front internal ‘dump’ pockets x2 inside front full length zipped pocket W190mm 7½" x D30mm 1¼" x H220mm 8⅝" Capacity 5 litres 0.18 feet³ Front zippered and two internal 'dump' pockets combined

Front & rear internal pockets inside main compartment 2 + 2 W180mm 7⅛" x D Nominal x H280mm 11" Capacity each Nominal

Rear zipped pocket W280mm 11" x D Nominal x 180mm 7⅛" Capacity Nominal

Shoulder Sling Measurements Length: can be adjusted between 1050mm 41⅜" to 1500mm 59" approx. Width: 50mm 2".

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Registered: August, 2008
Location: Hielands o' Scootlund
Posts: 42,072
Review Date: August 19, 2019 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $369.84 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Well designed, tough, waterproof, 5 year manufacturers guarantee
Cons: To date none

It's probably the bag I should've purchased in the first place, rather than working my through Lowepro and Crumpler products to name but two.

This will be from now on, my "go to" decanted from Pelicans shoot bag.
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