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550 Camera Bag

$785.00

5 year manufacturers guarantee

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Model Number: 503833-70

Barcode: 5035627103983

The largest capacity camera bag that we offer and the only bag that includes two removable End Pockets. The first production bag Billingham made. The 550 camera bag has the ability to carry 2 DSLRs (3 at a stretch) plus several lenses. With its many pockets you can even carry some overnight stay essentials too. Made in England with 3-layer waterproof fabric and real leather.

Select Colour:
Khaki Canvas / Tan leather (Olive Lining)
Select Colour:
Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather

This is What's Included

Multiple layout options inside

Multiple layout options inside


Similar in size to the 555 and even more luxurious, the bag has numerous layout options inside.

 

Included are:

  • Padded base 
  • ‘SuperFlex 10-15’ partition 
  • ‘SuperFlex 10-18’ partition 
  • ‘SuperFlex Flap’ (not shown in photo) 

 

There are 20+ different sizes/styles of padded dividers available to customise the bag to your gear:

  • SuperFlex Partitions
  • DF Dividers
  • V-Bridge 15

 

Please note the photo shows ‘9-15’ and ‘10-15’ size SuperFlex Partitions.

Numerous Pockets

Numerous Pockets


Under the main flap, you can find the main compartment as well as two front zipped pockets and two dump pockets with a press stud close.

 

The main compartment is padded on all 4 sides, plus the padded base. It boasts a heavy duty zip that can be folded out of the way when the bag is in use.

 

In total, the 550 has 5 pockets, plus the main compartment and two removable End Pockets.

Back zip pocket

Back zip pocket


The rear streamlined pocket is ideal for storing maps or travel documents without having to open the main flap or compartment.

550 End Pockets included

550 End Pockets included


Two detachable 550 End Pockets for additional storage – the only bag we sell that comes with End Pockets included.

Buckle front straps

Buckle front straps


The front buckle straps keep the bag closed and secure and are perfect for those who want an alternative to the QRS straps on some of our other bags.

Brass feet

Brass feet


The 550 has brass feet mounted to strong leather corner patches. Together these help prevent wear to the corners of the bag and extend it’s longevity.

Craftmanship

Craftmanship


  • Made of a 3-layer waterproof material​
  • Real, full-grain, vegetable tanned leather​
  • Solid brass fixings​
  • Individual serial number​
  • 5-year manufacturers guarantee​
  • Made in England
The Bag

External Dimensions

W470mm (18½") x D280mm (11") x H300mm (11⅞") (excluding removable end pockets)

 

W620mm (24½") x D280mm (11") x H300mm (11⅞") (including removable end pockets)

Internal Dimensions

W440mm (17¼") x D150mm (5⅞") x H260mm (10¼")

Capacity (Main compartment)

16 litres (0.57 feet³)

 

Capacity (Total)

21.5 litres (0.76 feet³)

Weight

2.44 kgs (5.38 lbs)

 
 
Pockets

in addition to the main compartment and the removable pockets.

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(including removable pockets, excluding main compartment)

 
 
Front dump pockets (x2)

Internal Dimensions

W150mm (5⅞") x D50mm (2") x H190mm (7½")

Capacity (individual)

1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

 
 
Front zip pockets (x2)

External Dimensions

W210mm (8¼") x D40mm (1½") x H290mm (11½")

Capacity (individual)

1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

 

The openings to these pockets are just above/behind the front dump pockets.

Rear zip pocket

Internal Dimensions

W400mm (15¾") x D Nominal x H280mm (11")

Capacity

Nominal

 
 
Detachable End Pockets (x2)

External Dimensions

W180mm (7⅛”) x D80mm (3⅛”) x H210mm (8¼”)

Internal dimensions

W150mm (5⅞”) x D75mm (2¾”) x H190mm (7½”)

Capacity (individual)

2.25 litres (0.08 feet³)

 

Weight (individual)

0.12 kgs (0.26 lbs)

 

Please note these pockets are unpadded.

 
 
Shoulder Sling

Length

Can be adjusted between 810mm (31⅞") to 1360mm (53½") approx.

Width

50mm (2")

Compatible with SP20 and SP50 Shoulder Pads. The SP20 Shoulder Pad is included when you purchase the 550.

 
 
SP20 Shoulder Pad (included)

External dimensions

W71mm (2¾") x D5mm (¼") x L227mm (9")

'D' measurement excludes fixings on top

Weight

0.08kg approx (0.18 lbs)

 
 

You can find out sizing for each specific part of the product. Just select a section from the below options to find out more details.

External Dimensions

W470mm (18½") x D280mm (11") x H300mm (11⅞") (excluding removable end pockets)

 

W620mm (24½") x D280mm (11") x H300mm (11⅞") (including removable end pockets)

Internal Dimensions

W440mm (17¼") x D150mm (5⅞") x H260mm (10¼")

Capacity (Main compartment)

16 litres (0.57 feet³)

Capacity (Total)

21.5 litres (0.76 feet³)

Weight

2.44 kgs (5.38 lbs)

in addition to the main compartment and the removable pockets.

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(including removable pockets, excluding main compartment)

Internal Dimensions

W150mm (5⅞") x D50mm (2") x H190mm (7½")

Capacity (individual)

1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

External Dimensions

W210mm (8¼") x D40mm (1½") x H290mm (11½")

Capacity (individual)

1.5 litres (0.05 feet³)

The openings to these pockets are just above/behind the front dump pockets.

Internal Dimensions

W400mm (15¾") x D Nominal x H280mm (11")

Capacity

Nominal

External Dimensions

W180mm (7⅛”) x D80mm (3⅛”) x H210mm (8¼”)

Internal dimensions

W150mm (5⅞”) x D75mm (2¾”) x H190mm (7½”)

Capacity (individual)

2.25 litres (0.08 feet³)

Weight (individual)

0.12 kgs (0.26 lbs)

Please note these pockets are unpadded.

Length

Can be adjusted between 810mm (31⅞") to 1360mm (53½") approx.

Width

50mm (2")

Compatible with SP20 and SP50 Shoulder Pads. The SP20 Shoulder Pad is included when you purchase the 550.

External dimensions

W71mm (2¾") x D5mm (¼") x L227mm (9")

'D' measurement excludes fixings on top

Weight

0.08kg approx (0.18 lbs)

Two (maybe even 3) DSLRs with lenses attached (e.g. Canon 1DX, Nikon D6, Canon 5D, Nikon D850) plus extra lenses depending on their size. Tall enough for a 70-200mm (possibly while attached to a camera depending on size).

A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a very long lens attached (up to 37cm or 14½ long physically) laid horizontally.

Two or three mirrorless cameras with lenses attached (e.g. Fujifilm XT-4, Sony A7IV, Canon R6, Nikon Z7 - with or without a battery grip) plus extra lenses depending on their size.

Medium format cameras (Fujifilm GFX 100, Hasselblad H6D, Hasselblad 500CM etc) with extra lenses.

Some large format cameras that can be folded relatively flat.

Enough clothes for an overnight stay (maybe not the same time as a lot of camera gear!)

No. The fabric is made of 3 layers - the middle layer is butyl rubber. Water cannot pass through this butyl rubber layer. As long as you don't get a hole in the fabric or expose it to harsh chemicals (for example in a washing machine) the fabric should remain waterproof for many years. There is no need to apply re-proofing.

In simple terms ‘Canvas’ or ‘FibreNyte’ refers to top layer of fabric on our bags – the facecloth.

 

‘Canvas’ is a mix of cotton and polyester. ‘FibreNyte’ refers to our face fabric that is completely synthetic. Canvas is hard wearing, FibreNyte is very hard wearing.

 

Both fabrics are bonded to a non-wicking polyester backing fabric with a middle layer butyl rubber – this rubber layer makes both fabrics equally (and very) waterproof. Water can’t get through that rubber layer.

 

Both fabrics have a similar weave - the FibreNyte looks similar to canvas. Canvas is slightly softer to the touch, FibreNyte is slightly rougher to the touch.

 

People tend to choose Canvas if they want the bag to age gracefully and look vintage over time. This is particularly true of people who choose our ‘Khaki Canvas’ fabric as this looks particularly lovely as it ages.

 

People tend to choose FibreNyte if they want the bag to look newer for longer or if they are particularly hard on their gear - for example by carrying the bag to work with them every day, doing a lot of hiking or filling it particularly full. If you are buying a black bag it’s particularly worth considering FibreNyte as it will stay looking blacker longer. Also Sage FibreNyte is particularly attractive as a colour – it’s probably the most popular colour among our staff!

Unfortunately there is no good way to store a laptop in this bag - the only way to do it would be in the same compartment as the camera equipment but that would stop the SuperFlex dividers attaching to one wall of the bag. If you want carry a laptop I would look at the 555 bag instead (that bag has a long front pocket into which a laptop would fit).

No. The main compartment of this bag and the 555 are almost identical in size (they use the same padded base - included) - however the full length front pocket on the 555 gives that bag a slightly larger useful capacity. So by a small margin we consider the 555 to be our biggest bag.

The one size advantage the 550 does have though is that it comes with 2 removable end pockets included in the cost. They aren't padded but they do offer a useful increase in the overall capacity of the bag.

No - on this bag the padding is sewn into the walls of the bag. However, the padded dividers are removable (they attach inside with Velcro®).

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