I have found that the images on the web when trying to choose a Billingham bag just plain suck. So, I'm calling for all Billingham bag owners to post images of their bags and the gear it holds. I'm especially interested in the 550 and anything near that size. (445/555) You can see my list of daily carried gear below. (minus all the little extras)
FWIW, I currently own an Expedition 7 (Tamrac) and love it. It's great for hiking and certain things, but I want a classier satchel for other times like pro client shoots. I've tried the Lowepro Nova 4 AW. I really liked it a lot, but it was a little too soft for me and not as ruggedly built at the Billinghams seem to be.
Regarding the 550, I'm not sure about the buckles either - so, opinions on that are welcome too. Alternatively, I was looking at the 445/555 as well.
Any thoughts from the owners are more than welcome to help me decide. Please let me know where you got 'em and the best price. (US)
Looking forward to everyone's images and thanks for the help!