fStop f2.8 Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 505702-01
- Constructed from 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte fabric.
- Main compartment is padded on all sides (including lid) to protect your precious equipment.
- Deep front dump pocket for accessories. Rear zip pocket for maps etc.
- Strong leather side patches to attach optional AVEA pockets.
- Full grain leather and brass fixings.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
- Please note this bag is now no longer in active production. However you may find a retailer who still has stock. Alternatively we may be able to make the bag for you as a one-off, find more info here.
It's when you first open the f2.8 that you notice the thought that has gone into every detail. Its flared Quick Release System straps allow you to get into the main compartment silently and with one hand - perfect for professional street photography or just catching your child's steps. Inside you'll see the padded flap that also acts as a lid to help keep dust and the weather out - its padding means that the f2.8 is padded on all sides to ensure optimum protection of your equipment.
Also under the main flap is an easy access, full width leather-bound, front dump pocket that stands out from the main compartment thanks to the way it is cut and sewn. The main compartment features removable, repositionable Velcro® padded dividers, which allow you to custom-fit the bag to your specific needs. Front and rear internal pockets give you plenty of room for cables, memory cards and batteries. For added protection, the removable, soft nylon covered waterproof base uses closed-cell foam in its construction.
At the rear of the bag is the full-width, zipped pocket with extended puller for easy opening, perfect for carrying documents or maps. For those times when you have more gear than usual, but don’t want to carry a large bag, we’ve given you the option of attaching external AVEA Pockets, which fix securely to the sides of the bag via its solid leather straps, which also serve as the mounting points for the shoulder sling.
If you need to carry a tripod, you can attach one by threading our 5/8 tripod straps through the two sets of ‘D’ shaped holes which are located under the main stud fasteners. Whether you are on holiday or on an assignment it is reassuring to note that even with the AVEA Pockets attached, the fStop will still fit into an aircraft’s overhead locker.
The f2.8 is made in England and backed by our 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
The closest replacement for this bag is the Billingham S3
W300mm (11⅞") x D150mm (5⅞") x H240mm (9½")
W270mm (10⅝") x D120mm (4¾") x H190mm (7½")
0.78 kgs (1.72 lbs)
4.3 litres (0.18 feet³)
Full-length front slip pocket W260mm (10¼") x D25mm (1") x H180mm (7⅛")
Full-length rear slip pocket W250mm (9⅞") x D Nominal x H180mm (11½")
Rear zipped pocket W250mm (9⅞") x D Nominal x H180mm (11½")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 850mm (33½") to 1480mm (58¼") approx.
Width: 38mm (1½").
Colour of Internal Lining
|Colour of Outside of Bag||Colour of Inside Lining|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Black FibreNyte / Black Leather||Olive|
This bag is out of stock. How can I buy it?
You may find some shops with stock left - you can find a list of stores: here.
Alternatively we offer a custom service - where for an extra fee we can make recently retired designs like this. Find more info here.
Does this bag need re-proofing to keep it waterproof?
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.
What is the difference between 'Canvas' and 'FibreNyte'?
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 chose 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!
Do I need a shoulder pad for this bag?
The shoulder pad isn't essential but can stop the strap from digging into your shoulder if you carrying heavy equipment inside the bag or carrying it for long periods. It can also reduce the chances of the bag slipping off your shoulder if you don't wear it across the body. Remember only the 'SP15' and 'SP40' sizes fit this bag. Buying it with the bag will save the postage cost of buying it separately later.