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May 23, 2013 23:38 |  #1

Which one do you have and how do you like it?


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May 24, 2013 00:35 |  #2

Hadley Pro. Have it because it looks nice, which means I can wear it when I'm going to more "formal" locations, it has a removable insert which means I can use it as a normal bag (which I do), it is very weather resistant, it has a top handle, it isn't very big which means I can't overload it and kill my shoulder/back but it can still hold my 5DIII. I like it a lot.


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May 24, 2013 00:58 |  #3

+1 for the Hadley Pro as well. Excellent build quality, very functional, and looks fantastic. Can double as a normal everyday messenger bag. Only con is price, but you end up getting what you pay for. I added a Billingham shoulder pad to mine for increased comfort. One, if not the best, messenger bags for those carrying non-gripped DSLR (or smaller) cameras.




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May 24, 2013 08:23 |  #4

Hadley Pro +1

Fantastic build quality, small size yet carries a perfect amount of gear! highly recommended!


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May 24, 2013 12:16 as a reply to 328iGuy's post |  #5

Another vote for the Hadley Pro. Simple, clean design that doesn't look overly like it contains thousands of £/$/€ worth of camera equipment.

Easy access to everything and it's well balanced/sits close to body. The carry handle helps with manoeuvring in tight spaces, and with the shoulder pad it is comfortable. It can hold a 5D Mk 3 with 3-4 lenses (depending on size!), but I only tend to use it with 2-3 lenses.

Expensive, but when you consider the price of some messenger bags it doesn't seem too excessive.


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May 24, 2013 12:38 |  #6

Hadley Pro as well, but also digging the 07 series. With Hadley Pro's snap out feature, I got a second insert and have both inserts setup for specific kinds of gear (full size DLSR versus Micro 4/3). Outside pockets contain misc. gear applicable to both systems.

O7 series for it's wide base, metal feet, fully open top and fully accessible gear after unzipping it. The bag when in open-topped position sports auxiliary handles to grab and bring it short distances while shooting. It's modular Superflex partition system can handle any kind of gear layout. Small to large sizes include 107; 207; 307; the only difference between them is bag length.




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May 24, 2013 19:40 |  #7

Billingham 307. I love the bag for walking around. :)




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May 24, 2013 19:58 |  #8

Mine is huge, can't recall the model, (450? 455?) ... but in essence to big for walking around.

It's a great bag to work out of though. Got it used at FM many years ago, and it's very nice.
If I could find a smaller one used at similar deal, I'd grab it.


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May 24, 2013 21:16 |  #9

nice way to compliment expensive camera equipment


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May 25, 2013 10:20 |  #10

I own a 445, it's a huge, well built, stylish bag that can carry all of my camera gear with room to spare.

I've also used it as a weekend bag when I didn't need it for my gear. It's great for packing 1-2 days worth of clothes and a few accessories. :D


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May 25, 2013 11:41 |  #11

I do like canvas bags but I've always thought of the Billinghams as a bit poncy. The Fogg bags are the same. Maybe it's just my upbringing... ;)


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May 25, 2013 20:21 |  #12

peter_n wrote in post #15966118external link
I do like canvas bags but I've always thought of the Billinghams as a bit poncy.

They are :)
But some venues require a bit of ponce. :lol:


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May 25, 2013 20:24 |  #13

peter_n wrote in post #15966118external link
I do like canvas bags but I've always thought of the Billinghams as a bit poncy. The Fogg bags are the same. Maybe it's just my upbringing... ;)

I see them as something a british pimp would carry ;).


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May 26, 2013 09:32 |  #14

Sirrith wrote in post #15967450external link
But some venues require a bit of ponce. :lol:

Yes but I try to avoid those.  :p

ed rader wrote in post #15967463external link
I see them as something a british pimp would carry ;).

Never seen one so I wouldn't know. ;)


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May 26, 2013 14:14 |  #15

ed rader wrote in post #15967463external link
I see them as something a british pimp would carry ;).

Hahaha thanks very much that's really made me laugh....:lol:
I use a hadley large in black it's the best bag I've ever owned, fits loads and carries well and is great to work from.


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