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Oct 21, 2014 06:45 |  #1456

I have both.

I have a narrow and a wide Billypad. please don't buy the wrong width.

I agree. should come with the bag.

I dropped my Hadley Digital. slipped off my shoulder. cost me a b&w filter. could have been much worse


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Oct 21, 2014 16:37 |  #1457

freitz wrote in post #17222766 (external link)
I had the bag for about a week. I couldn't get over the belt style straps. It was to cumbersome to get my camera's out of the back. I wish they would have kept the original hadley pro design just larger.

Yeh, I''d have preferred the quick release style straps like the Hadley Pro. I don't find I need to fasten the straps, other than for security, when I'm using the bag. Although I'm not usually putting the camera in/out the bag a lot.




  
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Nov 01, 2014 06:04 as a reply to  @ stu.artd's post |  #1458

My New Billingham Hadley Small

My new Billingham Hadley Small in Sage/Tan. :)
Seems like the perfect bag for my Micro 4/3's gear. A big step up from the Lowepro Nova Sport 7L I had previously (actually a great bag for the price).
Took a while to get the Billy packed nicely and still may need to adjust things as will be buying the M-Zuiko 40-150 soon. Shoulder pad should arrive soon also.


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Pictured with the contents. My Olympus Micro 4/3rds gear

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Amazed this all fits in so easily with room for the 40-150 to come.

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Nov 01, 2014 08:28 |  #1459

Lovely kit. Beautiful first post. Welcome!

OMD M5 myself. often in Hadley Digital


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Nov 01, 2014 21:49 |  #1460

2mnycars wrote in post #17245275 (external link)
Lovely kit. Beautiful first post. Welcome!

OMD M5 myself. often in Hadley Digital

Thanks. I've actually had the bag for a couple of weeks but didn't want to post until I had read the whole thread. 98 pages took a while.

Very happy with the bag, love the look and feel and it holds everything I need. Not a pro photographer so chose the Olympus as I wanted a camera that I would be willing to carry around (without causing a spinal injury). Also helped that I got a superb deal on it, $400 off coupon from JB and $300 cash back from Olympus was too hard to resist. :D




  
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Nov 01, 2014 21:56 |  #1461

Considering reading all 98 pages to see if anyone has a comparison to the ONA bags...




  
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Nov 02, 2014 16:53 |  #1462

HDJedi wrote in post #17246681 (external link)
Thanks. I've actually had the bag for a couple of weeks but didn't want to post until I had read the whole thread. 98 pages took a while.

Very happy with the bag, love the look and feel and it holds everything I need. Not a pro photographer so chose the Olympus as I wanted a camera that I would be willing to carry around (without causing a spinal injury). Also helped that I got a superb deal on it, $400 off coupon from JB and $300 cash back from Olympus was too hard to resist. :D

Paid full price for mine. bought a grip too. a 40-150 lens (great!)

Regret it.


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Nov 02, 2014 21:26 |  #1463

2mnycars wrote in post #17248255 (external link)
Paid full price for mine. bought a grip too. a 40-150 lens (great!)

Regret it.

Regret paying full price or regret buying the gear?




  
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Nov 03, 2014 06:36 |  #1464

yes. it doesn't perform well with moving subjects in my hands


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Dec 11, 2014 14:02 |  #1465

Finally I took the step. Bought myself a 307L for Christmas. Can hardly wait! :-)




  
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Jan 03, 2015 08:57 |  #1466

HDJedi wrote in post #17248705 (external link)
Regret paying full price or regret buying the gear?

welcome to the forum!

I do regret buying

I do regret paying full price

Issue is focus on moving subjects. kids. dogs.

after further use, the 40-150 lens is very slow focusing. images are good from this shiny plastic thing, provided they are in focus.

The 12-50 focuses faster.

the M-5 is a good camera. except the eye piece keeps falling off. and one shiny knob falls off too. IBIS works well for me.

I like that it is weather sealed. I like the grip. it's not worth much on a trade in just a year after I bought it. I found that out when they tried to sell me an M1

It fits perfectly in my Hadley Digital


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Jan 09, 2015 10:03 |  #1467

I have too many to post!! I have a large model which is kept in a cupboard and now used only for binoculars and scopes; for photography I choose between the Hadley Digital if I'm going out with the 5D3 and a single lens (50L or 135L normally); f1.4 if I'm going out with two lenses, or the Hadley Pro if I'm taking everything. Mostly I use the f1.4, and carry the 5D3 with 50mm attached, and the 135 + cleaning stuff in the other compartment. GREAT bags. My only slight concern is that the keyholes in the leather straps become a bit loose after a while, and if the bag is slung around my backside in a bustling crowd, I think a skilled thief could easily get a hand inside without me feeling it. I try to stay aware at all times when in a crowd, and carry the bag at the front if worried.


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Jan 13, 2015 10:32 |  #1468

aldownie wrote in post #17373834 (external link)
My only slight concern is that the keyholes in the leather straps become a bit loose after a while, and if the bag is slung around my backside in a bustling crowd, I think a skilled thief could easily get a hand inside without me feeling it. I try to stay aware at all times when in a crowd, and carry the bag at the front if worried.

Good thing that this part of the strap is replaceable. Lucky for me I've have a few of these bags as a while now and alternate between them. The leather snaps are still tight on each one.

A skilled thief would have no trouble tight or not. The buckles may confuse some not accustomed to this type of closure.

I always have any bag I am carrying in front of me in a crowd and have the least important stuff as high as I can in the bag.I would be cool to have a zipper on that main compartment with the ability to tuck it out of the way like the 5 series.




  
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Jan 24, 2015 19:33 as a reply to  @ splbound's post |  #1469

Should I go with the 307 or 445?


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Feb 25, 2015 05:29 |  #1470

I have had to buy a new Camera bag as my walkabout crumpler has became worn near the zip area. I decided if i'm gonna spend some decent money on a new bag i may aswell go for one of the best, since my crumpler was'nt water/rain proof.
I decided that my purchase should be a Billingham Hadley Pro after doing much research on this thread, much to the thanks of all of you who have posted your snaps. I thought it would only be appropriate to return the favour and post some shots of my new baby...  :p Thanks for all your help and advice within this thread to help me make the perfet choice for me. Enjoy...

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