335 Camera Bag
All prices in British Pounds (GBP)Model Number: 503033-70
- The 335 is a mid-sized 5-Series bag - perfect to carry 2 DSLRs with small to medium lenses attached or 1 DSLR with a selection of lenses.
- 9 pockets in addition to the main compartment.
- Includes SP15 shoulder pad.
- Includes Superflex 9-15, Superflex 10-18 and Superflex Flap padded dividers.
- Expandable with optional Delta pockets.
- Full length front pocket (unpadded) can be used to carry accessories or a tablet or small laptop (including 13 inch MacBook).
- Constructed from 3-layer waterproof FibreNyte material.
- Real full grain leather and brass fixings.
- 5 year manufacturers guarantee.
- Made in England.
The 335 is unmistakably Billingham - classic, well thought-through design and hand crafted quality make this a bag of distinction. Its a mid-sized camera bag for those who have sizable but not huge gear.
Designed with a no-nonsense approach the 335 (and the other 5-series bags) are popular with busy photographers who like the fact that they can get to all their gear quickly and safely thanks to the TukTop feature. This allows the two sides of the zippered opening to be tucked behind the bag's internal front and rear dividers.
You’ll find nine good-sized main pockets in all – two at the front under the flap, two in the inside zipped front compartment , four internal slip pockets in the main compartment and a zipped rear pocket .
When you look at the detail design of the 5 Series, you’ll notice the way the Quick Release System has been adapted so that the top grain leather straps pass through solid brass ‘D’ rings at the end of the webbing carry-handles. We’ve done it this way to provide fast, secure closure even when the bag is heavily loaded. An embossed leather grab handle keeps the hand straps together and makes it much more comfortable to carry.
Behind the main flap you will find a secondary flap which protects the two full-depth front pockets. Behind them there is the full width double-zipped pocket and of course, the main zipped compartment with it's TukTop feature. At the back, a full-width zipped pocket is ideal for manuals, maps or documents.
Thanks to a third, internal web carry handle ,moving a 5 Series around safely – even with the main flap open - is no problem.
Like all 5 Series bags the 335 is fitted with an adjustable ‘Y’ shaped Delta sling, designed to help prevent rocking, even when the bag is full. For times when you need extra space, optional Delta Pockets can be fitted to the base of the sling.Tripod straps for small tripods can be attached to the loops at the bottom-front of the bag.
Finally, 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.
Please note: Some photos include a 'V-Bridge 15' - this is not included with the bag.
W370mm (14½) x D220mm (8⅝") x H265mm (10½")
Internal Dimensions (Main compartment)
W355mm (14") x D150mm (6") x H220mm (8⅝")
10 litres (0.35 feet³)
1.8 kgs (3.97 lbs)
Front external 'dump' pockets (x2) W130mm (5⅛") x D40mm (1½") x H200mm (7⅞")
Capacity (each) 0.75 litres (0.03 feet³)
Front full length zipped pocket W350mm (13¾") x D40mm (1½") x H250mm (9⅞")
Capacity see below
Front internal ‘dump’ pockets (x2) inside front full length zipped pocket W170mm (6¾") x D30mm (1¼") x H170mm (6¾")
Capacity 4 litres (0.14 feet³) (Front zippered and two internal 'dump' pockets combined)
Front & rear internal pockets (2 + 2) inside main compartment W160mm (6¼") x D Nominal x H240mm (9½")
Capacity (each) Nominal
Rear zipped pocket W330mm (13") x D Nominal x H220mm (8⅝")
Shoulder Sling Measurements
Length: can be adjusted between 1050mm (41⅜") to 1500mm (59") approx.
Width: 38mm (1½").
Colour of Internal Lining
|Colour of Outside of Bag||Colour of Inside Lining|
|Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather||Olive|
|Sage FibreNyte / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Tan Leather||Olive|
|Black Canvas / Black Leather||Olive|
|Black FibreNyte / Black Leather||Olive|
|Grey Canvas / Black Leather||Black|
|Imperial Blue Canvas / Tan Leather||Orange|
- SP15 Shoulder Pad
- SuperFlex 9-15
- SuperFlex 10-18
- SuperFlex flap
- 300 SuperFlex Padded Base
- Drawstring Bag 'Size C'
(these are also available as additional or replacement items)
Eyebeam Images (Very detailed!):
Part 1: https://eyebeamimages.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/billingham-335-review-part-i-overview/
Part 2: https://eyebeamimages.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/billingham-335-review-part-ii-superflex-inserts-delta-pockets/
Part 3: https://eyebeamimages.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/billingham-335-review-part-iii-series-5-series-7-comparison-common-criticisms-of-the-series-5-and-verdict/
Do you sell other sizes of SuperFlex Partition?
Yes you can find them: here
I have a large DSLR camera, where can I put it as the middle divider in SuperFlex partitions would get in the way?
We'd recommend you put the camera between the SuperFlex Partitions, not inside of them.
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!
Some of your bags have removable padded inserts. Does this bag have a removable padded insert?
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®).