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Mar 14, 2013 20:06 |  #991

Ugh, so I got the Pro today and am tempted to keep it in addition to the Small. I was originally going to pick one or the other, but the Small fits my analog kit perfectly while the Pro fits my digital kit perfectly.

Logic would say, keep the bigger bag. But I want to carry the smallest bag possible at any given time.

My checking account is $525 lighter. :(

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Mar 14, 2013 20:25 |  #992

Yah that's how I ended with 3 different hadley bag. :)


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Mar 14, 2013 20:31 |  #993

Photographers are so irrational. :(


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Mar 14, 2013 21:52 |  #994

If it helps, I had gotten a second Hadley Pro insert so that one is setup for larger gear and one is setup for the small gear. You can optionally keep both inserts loaded and just snap the one in that you want to bring. If you get into and out of a car often, the handle on the pro version helps. Here is my inserts for the small camera gear.

Here is the cast of characters, assembled and ready.

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First layer of gear goes in. I show a gray central pad that is from another bag. (At some point later, I was able to use a matching green pad from another Hadley Pro insert.)

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Here, I put the OM-D's included shoe mount pop-up along with the FL-600R.

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Mar 14, 2013 21:53 |  #995

Second layer inserted.

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Headroom for my extended eyecup. (Sorry about the dust. I cleaned it later ...)

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Mar 14, 2013 21:57 |  #996

That's a great idea. But I literally want the smallest form factor whenever possible. Something to keep in mind, though!


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Mar 14, 2013 22:07 |  #997

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I carry a Canon 6d with a 24-105L on. Also I have Canon 8-15mm L fisheye, Canon 100mm L Macro, Canon 580 EX II and Canon ST-E3-RT.
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Am I missing something? How does an STE3RT function with a 580exII?




  
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Mar 14, 2013 23:10 |  #998

MDJAK wrote in post #15716615 (external link)
Am I missing something? How does an STE3RT function with a 580exII?

Not very well, I suspect. :D


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Mar 15, 2013 02:40 |  #999

I have the ste3rt for my 600. But it works ok for the 580 tbh. The 580 is big as it is. But the 600 is just too much to carry around:/


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Mar 15, 2013 08:37 |  #1000

Kristofer wrote in post #15717102 (external link)
I have the ste3rt for my 600. But it works ok for the 580 tbh. The 580 is big as it is. But the 600 is just too much to carry around:/

I'm intrigued. How do you use the ST-E3-RT with your 580EX (II)? ???


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Mar 19, 2013 06:13 |  #1001

You guys know how we're always saying Billinghams are waterproof?

Well they aren't really...

It was raining outside today so I thought I'd just take my Hadley Pro with me. I had an umbrella for myself (and the bag) thankfully. It was moderately hard rain, and most of the bag was covered by the umbrella, but the front of the opening flap was not under the shelter, and got quite wet. I opened it when I got home, and there is a nice large patch of wet fabric inside. Thankfully (due to my umbrella) this was only the part that covers the outer pockets, not my camera.


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Mar 19, 2013 06:40 |  #1002

Sirrith wrote in post #15731221 (external link)
You guys know how we're always saying Billinghams are waterproof?

Well they aren't really...

It was raining outside today so I thought I'd just take my Hadley Pro with me. I had an umbrella for myself (and the bag) thankfully. It was moderately hard rain, and most of the bag was covered by the umbrella, but the front of the opening flap was not under the shelter, and got quite wet. I opened it when I got home, and there is a nice large patch of wet fabric inside. Thankfully (due to my umbrella) this was only the part that covers the outer pockets, not my camera.

When I close my Hadley Pro that top flap covers everything preventing water coming into the main compartment or hitting the flaps of the front pockets. I have subjected my Haldey Large and Pro to some English downpours with not a drop of water ingress into the bag. I do know how hard the rain can come down in Asia though.

I can't see how the water will penetrate through that stormblocker material either which leads me to the design of the covering flaps of the bag.

On inspection I see a way the water can get in.

If the front pocket is full, the sides of the front pocket may not be fully covered by the front pocket flap. If the main flap is not there to cover the exposed sides of the front pocket, water will get in.

I guess you have to make sure the main flap is secured and covers everything, even over the holes of the front pockets.




  
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Mar 19, 2013 07:29 |  #1003

Sorry, I was not very clear. I didn't mean the front pocket flaps, I meant the main flap, where it covers the front pockets, the front of the bag where the "billingham" leather logo is. The water actually soaked *through* the flap, and by HK standards that rain wasn't too heavy (still heavy, just nowhere near as heavy as it gets). I do have a photo of it because I was quite surprised, I will post it later.


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Mar 19, 2013 08:43 |  #1004

Remembering tenting days and heavy rains...we had no drips inside. However, we were admonished not to touch the inside surface of the canvas. IIRC surface tension kept us dry inside.

The canvas looked wet, yet we were dry!

Was your gear dry?


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Mar 19, 2013 09:56 |  #1005

2mnycars wrote in post #15731511 (external link)
Remembering tenting days and heavy rains...we had no drips inside. However, we were admonished not to touch the inside surface of the canvas. IIRC surface tension kept us dry inside.

The canvas looked wet, yet we were dry!

Was your gear dry?

Yes I did say my gear didn't get wet :)

I have no idea how to tell my gear not to touch the canvas though... Its a pretty tight fit as it is.


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