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Dec 13, 2011 14:11 |  #196

Hey DaveL ---

Just got my "used" (looks like new) eBay Hadley Digital in black/black. It fits the 5D-II with 24-105L perfectly. Also has room under the L-Dividers for the charger, extra battery, and a tiny 270EX fill flash. Will work great for when all I want to take is the basic camera/lens! ;)

It even makes my Hadley Small look big in comparison. :D


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Dec 13, 2011 14:24 |  #197

That's great Howard! It is an incredible little bag. Wish I had one in Cape Cod. i really like mine.
I shall buy a larger Billy bag. But not right away. some days I need to carry a little bit more.
Paid $160 or so for my Digital. I am glad you found a good one!

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Dec 13, 2011 14:36 |  #198

FWIW, I like the quality of the Billinghams, and truly like the closure strap. It is genious!

I like my Domke bags too.
However, I don't really like the snap fastener that Domke uses on the strap, and I am paranoid about the flap opening not being closed properly to keep the weather out...And Domke's cost so much at Henry's!

Billingham and Domle cost about the same here, for the smaller bags anyway.


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Dec 13, 2011 17:26 |  #199

hfgarris wrote in post #13539043 (external link)
Hey DaveL ---

Just got my "used" (looks like new) eBay Hadley Digital in black/black. It fits the 5D-II with 24-105L perfectly. Also has room under the L-Dividers for the charger, extra battery, and a tiny 270EX fill flash. Will work great for when all I want to take is the basic camera/lens! ;)

It even makes my Hadley Small look big in comparison. :D


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Sweet! Congratulations on finding that.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 18:51 |  #200

I resolved to buy a B. Hadley Digital when I was in Cape Cod last May. I brought the wrong bag to carry my travel rig: D300S, grip and 18-200 VR, with Black Rapid strap. Challenges? Long walks. About 15-20 miles a day. Rain and blowing sand. Sunshine too!
The Digital is perfect, as long as I keep my lens lust in check.
Howard, it will be a great bag. And it is so easy to carry.
Wish UpStrap made a pad I could slide onthe strap. (I don't havea Billy pad; I don't know if they have enough stiction to stay on my shoulder.


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Dec 13, 2011 19:29 |  #201

Have you looked at a Domke Postmans pad? A bit bulky, but very comfortable.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 20:07 |  #202

Randy thanks. I have a Domke Postal Pad that I alternate between my Hadley Digital and my Maxpedition Colossus.

Sad story--I was rushing going to work with a full messenger work bag, and my Digital with dslr inside. Hung from my right shoulder. Dropped it. Weatherproof jacket has a Teflon coating. It hit, and smashed the filter on my 18-200 lens. Could have been a lot worse! Lens is ok and sharp. In 40 years of photography, including many working my photo business, I had never done that.

Considering my old habits,a pad on the Billy is essential. I am using an UpStrap on my Nikon. The pad on it is incredible. A Tamrac suede strap I have is incredible.

Thanks for asking. They're over $40 Cdn here. The Domke postal pad I mean.


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Dec 13, 2011 23:30 |  #203

vmlopes wrote in post #13514473 (external link)
My 307, and what its home to.

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Whats In The Bag (external link) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (external link), on Flickr


and this is the pic that sealed the deal. Ordered my khaki with chocolate leather 307 today. I think I hate you or at least my wallet does..lol!! :D


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Dec 14, 2011 00:51 |  #204

Stone 13 wrote in post #13541859 (external link)
and this is the pic that sealed the deal. Ordered my khaki with chocolate leather 307 today. I think I hate you or at least my wallet does..lol!! :D

Glad I was of help :lol:


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Dec 14, 2011 08:39 as a reply to  @ vmlopes's post |  #205

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My 206 Presstop. Haven't seen one of these posted yet. It fits a whole bunch of stuff in it. Usually I have the 7D and lenses listed in my sig, plus my pocket trumpet in it which means I can fit another body and even an iPad2 or Netbook in it.

Paul | 7D | 10D
Canon EF 85 f1.8| Tamron 17-50|Canon EF 35-80 (macro)| Tokina 11-16 | 580EX II
5 MDH | Kata 3N1-22 | Billingham 206 Presstop | Horusbennu NEO 1128TT + LX-1T

  
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Dec 14, 2011 11:33 |  #206

vmlopes wrote in post #13542179 (external link)
Glad I was of help :lol:

I would also like to see your internal arrangement in the bag, and which superflex inserts you used to accommodate the lenses.

That is an impressive amount of gear to carry in one small bag! How much does it all weigh?


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Dec 14, 2011 14:24 |  #207

A Billy Bag for $100! *I've never seen one in such bad repair!*

http://toronto.kijiji.​ca …ed-100-W0QQAdIdZ335300292 (external link)


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Dec 14, 2011 14:40 |  #208

hfgarris wrote in post #13543989 (external link)
I would also like to see your internal arrangement in the bag, and which superflex inserts you used to accommodate the lenses.
-howard

I'm curious about this as well, do I need to order one of the larger superflex inserts for my 70-200?


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Dec 14, 2011 14:49 |  #209

Will get some shots up soon, but essentially I have both the inserts that came with the bag at one end. The 50mm and 18-35 sit on top of each other in the bigger pocket of the smaller super flex insert, in the other one is the SB900.

In the bigger super flex I have the 28-70 and the SB600..

The body sits in the bag opposite, and the 80-200 next to it standing up with the hood reversed, I have an optech strap so this and a small bag insert (tamrac) protects the body and lens from each other.

Don't normally take everything with me, but for a wedding it has coped well.


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Dec 14, 2011 14:52 |  #210

Stone 13 wrote in post #13544949 (external link)
I'm curious about this as well, do I need to order one of the larger superflex inserts for my 70-200?

You may be able to position the 2 standard inserts such that your 70-200 is in the remaining space. Otherwise, probably need a 12-21 Superflex for the f/2.8.

There is a real art to figuring out how to best utilize the Superflex inserts ... even to the point of cutting the smaller end off and using 2 side by side for smaller lenses. There have been some threads regarding this here on POTN. I find the actual internal dimensions of my Billy 207 to be slightly larger than the published specs, so certain side-by-side inserts will fit even though the numbers say they won't.

This may help some:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=880782

http://digitaljournalo​fphotography.blogspot.​com …am-307-review-part-i.html (external link)
http://digitaljournalo​fphotography.blogspot.​com …m-307-review-part-ii.html (external link)

Follow some of the links off of the main article for more information too.

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