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Sep 18, 2016 07:40 |  #1501

I hope this is the best place to ask: How waterproof is a Billingham bag?


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Sep 18, 2016 08:03 |  #1502

Haswell wrote in post #18131702 (external link)
I hope this is the best place to ask: How waterproof is a Billingham bag?

Never had one leak in 10 years and it never stops raining round here:-)


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Sep 18, 2016 08:07 |  #1503

Thanks for that. Have you ever needed to proof it or is it still "as is"?


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Sep 18, 2016 09:01 |  #1504

Haswell wrote in post #18131712 (external link)
Thanks for that. Have you ever needed to proof it or is it still "as is"?

no and theirs hardly a mark on them quick wipe and let dry slowly


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Sep 23, 2016 21:21 |  #1505

Why buy a Billingham?
I bought a B. Hadley Digital after a Cape Cod trip
I went to the Cape and stayed in the most easterly hotel in mainland USA. Provincetown. There was no dining room. It was -a long way into town to get a real meal. And a long way back.
I was travelling light. Nikon D300S, grip, 18-200VR. In a TT Retro10

Weather called for an Atlantic storm. I put the rain cover on. I carried that sucker the whole way. Sky screamed rain. Retro10 was the wrong bag for me. Heavy.

Got home. The Hadley Digital was just the right size. I bought it. Weatherproof. light. perfect

Wish I had it on the Cape. Sure would have taken a lot more pics


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Jul 25, 2017 15:52 |  #1506

I recently got a Hadley Pro Large in Imperial Blue/Orange interior for 210 shipped straight from Billingham. Careful googling will yield (or did as of a week or so ago yet) a Black Friday page that they have accidently left active. It is not obtainable by searching their actual site. I usually don't luck out like this and there is the disclaimer that they reserve the right to not not honor prices that are obviously incorrect. But if they issue a tracking number AND send a shipping confirmation email it is a done deal. I thought for sure they'd quickly take the page down,,,,but like I stated--last I checked still there.

I've had it out twice to the Austin boardwalk loaded with a 5D Mark IV with 24-70 lens with hood attached, a 70-200 Sigma, and a 100 mm macro, a flash in an outer pocket, and a cable release and memory card wallet. of course there would still be room for 2 more lenses and more accessories given proper insert/padding.

I would not want to load it more due to weight. I found the quick 2 block walk from the vehicle to be fine. Anything lengthy I will wear my think tank belt harness system no matter how dorky it looks.

Like others have stated it is closed by two buckles which must be undone. However the buckles can be left undone without much fear. If I am going to shoot, and then walk a short ways up I might fasten 1 buckle.

So yes there may be more ergonomic or better functioning bags...but I've lusted over Billingham for several eyars now but could not stomach the 500 dollar US plus prices.
I don't think there is a more STYLISH bag. And The Price was Right :)


5D Mark IV, 6D,70D, 3Ti, Original Rebel, G7XMkII, Tamron 150-600, Tamron 15-30, Canon 400 F5.6L, Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX DG, Tamron 200-500 F5-6.3, Canon 35 F2, Canon 50 F1.8, Canon EF100 F2.8 USM, Tamron SP 85 F2.8, Tamron SP 10-24 F3.5-4.5, Tamron 28-75 F2.8. Rokinon 12 F2.8. Sirui and Manfrotto tripod and monopod. Canon 600EX-RT, 430EXII, MR 14-EX. Billingham, Tamrac and Peak Design bags.
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Oct 01, 2017 19:13 |  #1507

Billingham Hadley Digital

I was working out of my car today. I conceded and used my smallest bag. B. Hadley Digital. I was passenger. After all, I was carrying my a6000 with a large lens (24-240 full frame Sony) and RX100-2.

I got lazy and set the bag on the passenger floor. That wasn't a good idea. It spat out my RX100 when I wasn't looking. I found it later with a footprint on the screen

I'm going to have to be more careful. I've been absolutely spoiled by my TT Turnstyle 20. It's easy to work out of. And working from it I've never had it roll over and throw out gear.


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Nov 27, 2017 11:07 |  #1508

They are having a Black Friday sale right now and I ordered a L2 for $125. Not so bad! can't wait to get it.


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