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Mar 31, 2013 23:05 |  #1051

princeofdark wrote in post #15775083 (external link)
Can you please help me to tell which one is this Billingham? I mean what do you think which model?

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I wonder if that is the "Original Hadley", before the Hadley Pro came out?

I haven't seen the label in that position either.

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Apr 01, 2013 11:24 as a reply to  @ hfgarris's post |  #1052

I would like to buy a Billingham to carry my D800 with most of the time one lens attached and one other. The lenses are not tall - nothing like 70-200 - only a 35mm and a 85mm. I know that the 5D is not as tall as the D800 is (I think 1cm difference), but even with the 5D it is a little bit bulky. I know most of you have Canon gear, have someone tried D800 in Hadley Pro or Hadley Large? I know the D800 will fit in the f2.8 bag, but it looks too "boxy".




  
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Apr 01, 2013 12:06 |  #1053

princeofdark wrote in post #15778794 (external link)
I would like to buy a Billingham to carry my D800 with most of the time one lens attached and one other. The lenses are not tall - nothing like 70-200 - only a 35mm and a 85mm. I know that the 5D is not as tall as the D800 is (I think 1cm difference), but even with the 5D it is a little bit bulky. I know most of you have Canon gear, have someone tried D800 in Hadley Pro or Hadley Large? I know the D800 will fit in the f2.8 bag, but it looks too "boxy".

How tall is your D800 with the longer of your 2 lenses?

My normal "walk-around" kit is the 5D-III with 24-105L and a 70-300L next to it. The Hadley Pro is spec'd at 8.75" tall (inside dimension). Either lens mounted to the camera will easily fit.

7.5" --- 5D with 24-105L
8.7" --- 5D with 70-300L

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Apr 01, 2013 12:28 |  #1054

Howard, thanks for your help. I've responded a couple of times with pm's, but don't have pro gear.

The advantage of the Hadley Pro is that the bag will stretch to accommodate larger gear. Then the bag bulges.

I think he is saying that with the camera inserted in the bag with lens down, will the front of the bag bulge out?
I've said with a larger camera in the bag, inserted so the lens is down, that the green top flat won't cover the whole camera back.

I'm so impressed with the Hadley Digital. It takes my Nikon d300s+grip with 18-200VR lens. It is fiddly, but it does work. (Hairbrained idea: use a Hadley Digital; put a Think Tank lens changer on the end (somehow).

Or provided it fits, go with the Hadley Large and do without the top hand-strap.

Hope this helps.
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Apr 01, 2013 12:28 |  #1055

ps Howard, wish I had your gear! Nice lens choices.


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Apr 01, 2013 12:44 |  #1056

princeofdark wrote in post #15778794 (external link)
I would like to buy a Billingham to carry my D800 with most of the time one lens attached and one other. The lenses are not tall - nothing like 70-200 - only a 35mm and a 85mm. I know that the 5D is not as tall as the D800 is (I think 1cm difference), but even with the 5D it is a little bit bulky. I know most of you have Canon gear, have someone tried D800 in Hadley Pro or Hadley Large? I know the D800 will fit in the f2.8 bag, but it looks too "boxy".

I use Hadley Pro with D800 + 24-70G in the middle, 85 1.4G and a SB-900 on the sides.

You should be fine :D

I prefer Hadley Pro than Hadley large. I just can't live without the handle! :lol:


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Apr 01, 2013 13:52 |  #1057

ching wrote in post #15779024 (external link)
I use Hadley Pro with D800 + 24-70G in the middle, 85 1.4G and a SB-900 on the sides.

You should be fine :D

I prefer Hadley Pro than Hadley large. I just can't live without the handle! :lol:

Wooow, thank you guys! :D You helped me a lot - Howard, DaveL, Ching.

Yes Dave, my problem was, if the front will too bulge out with the D800, because it is taller than the Canon 5D (I, II, III).

Please Ching, can you post one photo of the bag how it looks inside when the gear you mentioned is there? I would really-really appreciate it. I will carry D800 with Sigma 35mm and Nikon 85 f1.8. What a nice thread:-)




  
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Apr 01, 2013 14:21 |  #1058

princeofdark wrote in post #15779243 (external link)
Please Ching, can you post one photo of the bag how it looks inside when the gear you mentioned is there? I would really-really appreciate it. I will carry D800 with Sigma 35mm and Nikon 85 f1.8. What a nice thread:-)

Not mine, but pretty much the same placement :D

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Apr 01, 2013 14:27 |  #1059

ching wrote in post #15779354 (external link)
Not mine, but pretty much the same placement :D

Thanks! I thought it will bulk out more, super! ;)

edit: are you sure it is D800, mine looks differently :-D D300? The D800 is 1cm higher, but if you say even with D800 it is OK, i trust you :)




  
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Apr 01, 2013 15:04 |  #1060

princeofdark wrote in post #15779387 (external link)
Thanks! I thought it will bulk out more, super! ;)

edit: are you sure it is D800, mine looks differently :-D D300? The D800 is 1cm higher, but if you say even with D800 it is OK, i trust you :)

Oh ... the height of the camera body, not the tip of lens to camera back.  :o

With that in mind, my 5D-III always has a RRS mounting plate on it (usually the L-Plate), and that has to be at least the 1cm you mentioned as the difference. I have no problems with the depth of the 5D-III with the additional L-Plate mounted to it in the Hadley Pro.

Keep in mind, that the Hadley series are designed to bulge out in the middle ... they have to since the center 2 dividers are considerably deeper than the end dividers. From above looking down, the Hadley series will appear " D " shaped, not a square box as other bags. This allows a more streamlined shape with your smaller, round lenses at the ends of the bag, and your bulky, boxy camera body in the center of the bag.

That's how it keeps it svelte shape ... :D


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Apr 01, 2013 15:09 |  #1061

hfgarris wrote in post #15779521 (external link)
Oh ... the height of the camera body, not the tip of lens to camera back.  :o

With that in mind, my 5D-III always has a RRS mounting plate on it (usually the L-Plate), and that has to be at least the 1cm you mentioned as the difference. I have no problems with the depth of the 5D-III with the additional L-Plate mounted to it in the Hadley Pro.

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It has to be because of my bad English, never mind :oops:

Yes, I meant the high of the camera body, cause I know there will be no problem with the lenses, because they are pretty compact. I was afraid that the front will too much bulk out. I also have a plate on it, using it with hand strap. :)

edit. I understand it will bulk out, I was only afraid it will bulk out much




  
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Apr 01, 2013 16:43 |  #1062

princeofdark wrote in post #15779545 (external link)
It has to be because of my bad English, never mind :oops:

Yes, I meant the high of the camera body, cause I know there will be no problem with the lenses, because they are pretty compact. I was afraid that the front will too much bulk out. I also have a plate on it, using it with hand strap. :)

edit. I understand it will bulk out, I was only afraid it will bulk out much


I understand.
It took me a long time to make up my mind and buy. I spent a while trying to figure out dimensions of Billingham bags, trying to figure out if my gear would fit.

Everyone here was very patient withme!

Your English is good.

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Apr 02, 2013 04:58 |  #1063

princeofdark wrote in post #15778794 (external link)
I would like to buy a Billingham to carry my D800 with most of the time one lens attached and one other. The lenses are not tall - nothing like 70-200 - only a 35mm and a 85mm. I know that the 5D is not as tall as the D800 is (I think 1cm difference), but even with the 5D it is a little bit bulky. I know most of you have Canon gear, have someone tried D800 in Hadley Pro or Hadley Large? I know the D800 will fit in the f2.8 bag, but it looks too "boxy".

The back of a gripped body is almost square, so it would make sense that a bag that would accommodate it properly without a bulge would look boxy. Sometimes personal sentiment on carry appearance does not match with what the content is that is being carried. Kind of like the fat lady who squeezes herself into and bulges out of a fashion not meant for her, but she desperately wants to carry the look of that outfit. Your case sounds like a candidate for a Billingham 107 or 207.




  
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Apr 02, 2013 13:06 |  #1064

Savas K wrote in post #15781784 (external link)
The back of a gripped body is almost square, so it would make sense that a bag that would accommodate it properly without a bulge would look boxy. Sometimes personal sentiment on carry appearance does not match with what the content is that is being carried. Kind of like the fat lady who squeezes herself into and bulges out of a fashion not meant for her, but she desperately wants to carry the look of that outfit. Your case sounds like a candidate for a Billingham 107 or 207.

It may have been in a PM rather than a post here, but I believe princeofdark mentioned that his D800 is not gripped, but it does have a AS plate on it. Perhaps someone reading with a D800 and a Hadley Pro could post a quick photo of how it all fits.

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Apr 02, 2013 13:40 |  #1065
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Richard1959 wrote in post #15775203 (external link)
My Billingham bag, not sure how old it is was given to me by my dad he used it for quite a few years.

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beautiful and awesome that it was passed down. what model is it? 335 maybe?


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