Billingham 225 Camera Bag
Please note: In-stock online does not necessarily mean in-stock at our SF store. To confirm in-store availability or to request a transfer from one of our other Camera West stores, please call (415)801-5066.
The smallest in the 5-Series range, the 225 is ideal for carrying 1 DSLR (or several rangefinder cameras), flash, lenses, and accessories. With nine good-sized pockets and the TukTop feature, this camera bag has a no-nonsense approach. Made in England with 3-layer waterproof fabric and real leather.
Multiple Layout Options
Shown here with the included padded base, the included ‘SuperFlex 9-15’ and the optional ‘V-Bridge 15’ holding the lens attached to the camera up.
There are 17 different sizes/styles of padded dividers available to customize the bag to your gear:
- SuperFlex Partitions
- DF Dividers
- V-Bridge 15
Please note the height of the 225 will not accept the ‘9-21’, ‘10-21’, ‘11-21’, and ‘12-21’ size SuperFlex partitions like the other 5-Series, 7-Series, and 550 bags can.
Main Compartment and TuckTop Feature
The main compartment is padded on all four sides, plus the base.
Behind the walls at the back and front is a slim space, made of 2 pockets each (4 in total). Ideal for manuals, lens filters, etc.
The zips can also be tucked down this space to keep them out of your way during use. We call this the ‘Tuk-Top’ feature. You can still store slim gear in the space while using the Tuk-Top feature.
On the front of the bag are two generously sized dump pockets. These are perfect for film, cables, batteries, spare memory cards, etc - helping you keep your bag organized whilst maximizing the efficiency when you need it most.
The secondary flap shown protects these pockets from dust, weather, and unwanted fingers. It closes with its own dedicated QRS straps – just lift them up-and-off the brass clogball to access the pockets.
Full-Width Front Zip Pocket
The 225 has a full-length zip pocket with enough space for an 11" inch iPad in a slim case. Two padded pockets can be found inside the full-length pocket, ideal for small lenses, small flashes, or lavalier mics.
Please note carrying a tablet computer may limit what you can carry in the two padded pockets.
Rear Zip Pocket
A rear zipped pocket the width of the bag is ideal for carrying maps, tickets and any slim items that you don't want to have to access the main compartment to get to.
All of our ‘5 series’ bags (225, 335, 445, and 555) have brass feet mounted to strong leather corner patches. Together this helps prevent wear to the corners of the bag and extend its longevity.
Leather Grab Handle
For the utmost comfort whilst carrying heavy items.
The bag has an extra internal webbing strap at the back – together with the front handle (that has the grab handle attached) it can be used to carry the bag safely even when it’s open.
Zip on Main Compartment
The delta sling is stitched into the strong leather side patches.
These provide a firm fixing point for the sling and also give structure to the bag.
Ability to Attach a Delta Pocket
The shoulder sling is made of strong woven polyester with a brass fixing to allow you to adjust the length to suit your height and shooting style.
Where the shoulder sling attaches to the bag it splits into an inverted ‘Y’ shape at each end. This split sling helps with weight distribution which in turn helps to keep the bag steady and level when carrying a heavy load.
The bottom ends of this split sling are also where optional Delta Pockets can be clipped on to, providing extra space or organization when you need it.
Quick Release Straps with Tripod Loops
The Quick Release System to open the top flap has been adapted so that the top grain leather straps pass through solid brass ‘D’ rings at the end of the webbing carry handles.
The bag was designed this way to provide fast, secure closure even when the bag is heavily loaded. The strong webbing and brass D-rings bear the brunt of the weight.
At the bottom of the bag are fixings front and back for optional Tripod Straps.
- Made of a 3-layer waterproof material
- Real, full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather
- Solid brass fixings
- Individual serial number
- 5-year manufacturers guarantee
- Made in England
All our shipments are fully insured. For shipments valued over $200, a direct signature will be required upon delivery.
We utilize various shipping carriers, with FedEx Express being our primary choice for 2-Day and Overnight shipping within the US, as well as International deliveries.
We accept returns within 14 days of delivery, subject to a restocking fee of up to 15%. This fee is not for profit, but to cover the costs associated with selling an item. Each return is evaluated individually, and we strive to minimize this fee. In many instances, we waive it entirely if the refund credit can be applied towards another item in the store.
Please note, all returned items must be in the condition in which they were shipped. If the items are returned in a different condition, we will not be able to accept them.
We highly recommend visiting us in person to experience our fine photographic tools before deciding which tool best fits your needs. Please note that our inventory is distributed among our three stores, and what you see online may be at any of these locations. Below are a few points that we’d like to make in order to meet your needs for in store pick up.
The location of each item is indicated online. For convenience, you can choose to pick up your item at any of our stores. Once purchased, the item should be ready for pick up within 4 hours at the designated store, although this might vary depending on the store's busyness and time of day. We request that you wait for a notification from us confirming that your order is ready for pick up, to ensure the best service.
If your chosen item is not available at your preferred store, we can transfer it there after purchase. If you want to pick up an item at a different store, select that store for pick up during checkout, or choose a regular shipping method and let us know your preferred pick up store via email@example.com or by responding to your order confirmation email.
For any questions about in-store pick up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
We offer a concierge trade-in program for the gear you'd like to upgrade, cross-grade, or simply pass on to a new owner. This enables you to acquire the tools that fit your specific needs. The easiest way to trade is to bring your gear into one of our stores and meet with us in person. However, we also accommodate those who can't visit our stores. Our online process is both personal and simple.
To begin, fill out the form on our Trade // Sell page with the details of the fine photographic equipment or watches you'd like to trade in. One of our team members will then contact you to confirm any details we might need for an accurate estimate. We will provide an estimate that doesn’t only look at the value of your trade in but the whole picture of where you want to go. If the estimate is satisfactory to you, we can provide a shipping label for you to ship your gear to one of our stores for a final inspection and store credit. Finally, we apply that credit towards your new gear!