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Jul 02, 2014 02:28 as a reply to  @ post 16980440 |  #1411

I just bought another Billingham bag to add to my collection.

Picked up a Billingham Leica Combination bag in black.

A little more structured than the Hadley's as it doesn't conform to the body.

Very stealth bag as well as there are no external markings or buckles. I do wish the liner was "softer" though, like the Hadley's (more of a nylon divider set up than soft felt dividers).

Added to this bag to my Hadley Large, Pro and Small (all black lol).

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Jul 02, 2014 19:43 |  #1412

I have coveted a Hadley small for a while. Or a 1.4....


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Jul 13, 2014 07:42 |  #1413

Hi, I'm an happy owner of an Hadley small that I use to store my OMD E-M5, a Zuiko 12-40 pro, the Zuiko 45, 60, 75, a Panasonic Leica 25 and an iPad; all of them fit exactly in the bag.
The problem is that I've bought also the Zuiko 17 and I'm planning to buy the new 40-150 pro and 300 when they'll come out and I want to put also them in the bag when I'm going out for summer holidays, I'd like also to take a MacBookPro 13" instead of the iPad so I need a bigger bag. The Billingham support suggest me to buy the new Hadley Large Pro but my shop have a good offer (100 euros off) on the packington, some suggestion?
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Jul 13, 2014 14:27 |  #1414

Howard and Doc have so much experience here.

I don't so much. Only have 2 smaller Billy bags.


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Jul 26, 2014 21:15 |  #1415

finally took the plunge and picked up a hadley pro a couple of weeks ago for a trip. gotta say, for the 6D with a blackrapid fastener, and a 24-70 with hood reversed, its a bit tight for sure. i cant quite figure out how to best set up the dividers just yet

loving the bag so far, but i can definitely see the need for a shoulder pad.... what do people recommend? go for the billingham pad, or get the domke postal pad/similar?

how padded is the billingham pad (and which do i need?)


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Jul 26, 2014 23:26 |  #1416

ekinnyc wrote in post #17058275 (external link)
finally took the plunge and picked up a hadley pro a couple of weeks ago for a trip. gotta say, for the 6D with a blackrapid fastener, and a 24-70 with hood reversed, its a bit tight for sure. i cant quite figure out how to best set up the dividers just yet

loving the bag so far, but i can definitely see the need for a shoulder pad.... what do people recommend? go for the billingham pad, or get the domke postal pad/similar?

how padded is the billingham pad (and which do i need?)

For starters, you probably noticed that the bag is " D " shaped looking down on it from above. The center is where you want your camera/lens as the bag is deepest there. Then put other lenses/flash/etc. on the ends.

I like the Billingham pad as it is not bulky, seems padded enough, and holds securely without slipping off. I will admit that the Domke Postal Pad is also very comfortable with a heavy load, but I think it is a bit big for the lighter weight I would carry in a Hadley Pro. You need the 1.5" (40mm) which is a SP-15 or SP-40 for precise strap fit. The wider pads will also work if you like more surface area to the pad.

Enjoy your new Billingham ... :)


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Jul 27, 2014 00:56 |  #1417

Aranollo wrote in post #17028451 (external link)
Hi, I'm an happy owner of an Hadley small that I use to store my OMD E-M5, a Zuiko 12-40 pro, the Zuiko 45, 60, 75, a Panasonic Leica 25 and an iPad; all of them fit exactly in the bag.
The problem is that I've bought also the Zuiko 17 and I'm planning to buy the new 40-150 pro and 300 when they'll come out and I want to put also them in the bag when I'm going out for summer holidays, I'd like also to take a MacBookPro 13" instead of the iPad so I need a bigger bag. The Billingham support suggest me to buy the new Hadley Large Pro but my shop have a good offer (100 euros off) on the packington, some suggestion?
thanks!

The Packington is a thicker bag, and (IMO) would be overkill for what you are planning to carry in it. Even the Hadley Large will be more than enough, but the Hadley has the thinner profile and will be easier to carry over the shoulder.


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Jul 27, 2014 01:41 |  #1418

Rudi wrote in post #17058525 (external link)
The Packington is a thicker bag, and (IMO) would be overkill for what you are planning to carry in it. Even the Hadley Large will be more than enough, but the Hadley has the thinner profile and will be easier to carry over the shoulder.

My problem is the MacBookPro, the support tell me that for the Hadley only the large pro can hold it :(




  
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Jul 27, 2014 01:52 |  #1419

Aranollo wrote in post #17058555 (external link)
My problem is the MacBookPro, the support tell me that for the Hadley only the large pro can hold it :(

I have a MBP 13" non-retina and it fits inside my Hadley Large easily. Even when inside a STM neoprene cover.


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Jul 27, 2014 09:46 |  #1420

Aranollo wrote in post #17058555 (external link)
My problem is the MacBookPro, the support tell me that for the Hadley only the large pro can hold it :(

I have the hadley large.
I can put inside both the rmbp 13 and the rmbp 15 (of course not at the same time :)).

It does have a slimmer profile, but for example I can put 5D3+24-70, 70-200 and 135 inside as well as the laptop and assortment of extra items at the front pockets. This is my go-to gear when I'm not going with my motorcycle when I need to use a backpack.

It does not feel too bulk or stuffed inside and squeezed to me.


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Jul 28, 2014 07:08 |  #1421

Good to know :-D




  
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Jul 28, 2014 12:32 |  #1422

Alright there hasn't been any user pics of a bag since March 30. I need more billingham porn.....


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Jul 29, 2014 07:35 |  #1423

benji25 wrote in post #17061700 (external link)
Alright there hasn't been any user pics of a bag since March 30. I need more billingham porn.....

Especially the Hadley Pro Large.




  
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Aug 01, 2014 03:53 |  #1424

Anyone ever seen a Billingham bag with button clasps on the exterior front and back that are used to mount side bags. Kind of like the 550 side bags but they are strapped to the front and rear instead of looping on the side. I'm trying to figure out the model name or number for a bag like that but it's so hard to identify older Billinghams.

It's basically like this bag.

http://www.ebay.co.uk …_trksid=p3984.m​1497.l2649 (external link)

I know I've seen bags with the button clasps on the exterior before, but I've never understood the reason for them until I saw these side pockets. Also, it's hard to tell the size of that bag from the photos. Maybe comparatively it's a 225?




  
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Aug 04, 2014 08:53 |  #1425

I bought the hadley large. Did not like the buckle design to get in and out of the bag. Looking for an alternative. My hadley pro feels tiny with a 70-200 inside.


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