I never heard a bad thing about a Billingham bag...

Started May 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Dodge Thomas
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Re: I never heard a bad thing about a Billingham bag...
In reply to dezignman, May 22, 2012

Well... nice bag, if its exactly what you want.

But for $60 you can put a Crumpler insert into just about any appropriately sized messenger bag, and have similar main compartment functionality except for the hinged lid (which for me is a drawback, not a feature).

The advantages are:

1) You can get just about any combination of additional pockets and storage you want.

2) You can get a bag that does NOT look like a camera bag.

I the insert in a Campomaggi Turri briefcase:

http://www.marcopoloni.com/TURRI-2-compartment-soft-leather-briefcase.htm

(And NO, I did NOT pay that price for the bag).

Unfortunately, the Turri is no longer made, but there are many similar bags.

This setup holds a GH2 or M5 sized body with up to a P100-300 attacked, 2/3 other lenses, med flash, SD cards, filters, etc. and still has room for a 14" notebook and a bunch of other stuff, without looking like a camera bag.

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