Excerpt: I've purchased several bags in the past only to search for a more genuine means to transport my gear.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />I will never regret purchasing the 445 bag, after receiving and organizing my gear.
Excerpt: 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.<br /><br />This bag is large, on the scale of a carry-on suitcase. Filling it with camera equipment will make it pretty heavy.<br /><br />My favorite feature is the bag strap.
Excerpt: 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.<br /><br />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.
Summary: I use this bag for my Nikon D300, 16-85mm, 70-200mm, Metz 40-MZ 3 Mecablitz Flash, Waterproof housing, Table-Top Tripod, Filters, Remotes, and manuals. The bag has plenty of compartments. The bag is sturdy, attractive and the shoulder strap is strong and comfortable. The only thing That I don't like about the bag is the button latches. That said, after looking at all the mass production bags, I found this amazing bag.
Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Summary: 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.
Pros: Rain protective, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons: Hard To Access Equipment, No padding for computer
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: Firstly - I have a 335 NOT a 445 but there isn't a review space for the 335 so I thought I'd drop my review in here - kinda fits?! I got my Billingham as part of a job lot through a local advertising rag - Dynax 7 + VC7, sigma 28-300, sigma 24-70, 2 x canon a1's + winders, canon 28, 50, 75-200, 199 flash, tripod, filters & the 335 (all 6months old or newer) - £660 - can't be bad!!
Pros: jeez - where do I start??, Size, materials, feel, comfort, versatility., If you have a 335 or 445 I can heartily recommend getting the backpack harness - makes a great bag even better!
Cons: Because its so apacious there's a temptation to fill it - my back fully laden weighs thirty pounds - at least its good exercise!!nearly