Billingham 307 Camera Bag
The distinctive 7 Series with its contoured main flap and PressTop easy access system is available in three sizes: the 107, 207 and 307. They all offer identical features – only their width differs. The main flap has a central, double layered, waterproof seam which gives the 7 Series bags a distinctive rounded look. This isn’t simply a styling feature. By extending over the ends of the bag, it also provides excellent protection from dust, rain and snow. The 7 Series is exclusively made in FibreNyte which has the look and feel of canvas.
The Quick Release System tabs with wider ends make for fast opening and secure closure, even in difficult conditions. With the rain flap pulled back and the main compartment zip opened, you will notice another distinctive feature of the 7 Series bags – they are held wide open by the Billingham PressTop . This comprises two specially shaped fibreglass and aluminium wands which shape the fabric into a wide rectangle once the zip is pulled fully back.
The main webbing straps are secured by heavy stitching with a leather reinforcing strip at the back. Even with the bag open, two internal leather grab handles mean you can carry it safely. For full flexibility the front handle can even be unclipped and removed if required. At the back there is a full length, zipped rear pocket which is hidden by an extension of the main flap. This helps to maintain the bag’s smooth lines and protects the zip from bad weather.
In addition, the inverted ‘Y’ shaped Delta Sling webbing of the shoulder sling’s fixing points helps to prevent any tipping and rolling motion as you move – even when the bag is fully loaded. Speaking of which, if you sometimes need more space, you can fit our optional Delta pockets. Also incorporated into the main leather strapping are holes to take our tripod carry straps.
Damien thoughts on the 307 for Fujifilm GFX50s
“The Billingham 307 is the best bag for the Fujifilm GFX in my opinion. It’s a similar size to the excellent Billingham 335 but has a wider mouth. The bag opens up like a doctors bag and access to everything is easy. I can place my GFX with the 32-64mm zoom attached face down in the centre of the bag with a Superflex partition either side.
I use the supplied 9-15 Superflex partition for the GF110mm lens. This also works well with the GF32-64mm lens. I bought an additional 10-15 Superflex for my GF23mm, to use instead of the supplied 10-18. For the GF120mm I’d recommend using the 9-18. There is also a good slot for my glasses, another for an iPad and space for filters, batteries and a wallet too.
I store my lenses face down with the lens hood reversed on the front of the lens. However, do not place the camera face down with the GF63mm lens attached because you would break the focus mechanism. This is not a problem with the GF23mm, 32-64mm, 110mm or 120mm lenses.”
Billingham 7 Series
The distinctive 7 Series with its contoured main flap and Press Top easy access system is available in four sizes: the 107, 207, 307 and 307L. They all provide excellent protection from dust, rain and snow. The 7 Series is exclusively made in FibreNyte which has the look and feel of canvas.
Billingham 307 Size & Specification
- External Dimensions: W360mm x D210mm x H300mm
- Internal Dimensions: W340mm x D150mm x H220mm
- Capacity: 11.2 litres
- Weight: 1.82 kgs
- Pockets: 5
- Front ‘dump’ pockets (2): W130 x D60mm x H210mm
- Front internal pockets: W140mm x D Nominal x H240mm
- Rear internal pockets: W320mm x D Nominal x H230mm
- Rear zipped pocket: W320mm x D Nominal x H170mm
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A Billingham bag is unlike any other
A Billingham isn’t about nostalgia or tradition and it is much more than just a desirable object. It is about wanting and expecting the best protection for your camera and equipment, giving you comfort and peace of mind. Billinghams are unlike any other bags and the way they are designed and made is key to their unique character. We have already highlighted how important quality and detail are to us, so it will come as no surprise for you to learn that there are typically more than one hundred individual components in a Billingham bag – the majority of which are custom-made by us or for us. Where did this all start? In England where we make all our bags. When did it start? 1973. A long history but we never stop innovating to create the best camera bags and photographic rucksacks for you.