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Billingham Hadley Small or Pro/Large?

 
BzBrian
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Apr 30, 2011 01:29 |  #1

I'm thinking about getting a Billingham Hadley Small ( i love it's general size) but I'm afraid it won't be able to carry my gear so I might opt for the Pro/Large version.

Can the Hadley Small fit...
1 Canon 7D with a 10-22mm attached
2 AE-1 with a 50mm attached
3 50mm 1.8
in the bag?

Also, what's the difference between the Pro/Large version besides the handle? Why would one get the Large over the Pro?


I'm a happy Canon SLR and Leica rangefinder user. bw!

  
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Apr 30, 2011 21:47 |  #2

anyone?


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May 02, 2011 20:35 |  #3

c'mon... its been 48 hours. any help would be appreciated


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May 02, 2011 20:48 |  #4

based on the google images pics it looks like it will be a tight fit to get all of that in there, though it probably can be done




  
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May 02, 2011 23:39 |  #5

I have both the Hadley pro and the large. With what you currently have, it can fit the pro.

I can carry the following in the Hadley pro:
-- Canon 7D with 24-105L attached with hood reversed
-- Canon 580EXII
-- Canon 100-400L lens with hood reversed but no tripod ring
-- a bunch of other stuff like extra battery, charger, filter, etc.
Others may say that you can put more in it like the front pockets but it will look too bulky.

The Hadley Large is somewhat wider (I think 1.5 inch wider) but it is definitely deeper.
I can put the following:
-- Canon 7D with 100-400L attached with hood reversed with tripod ring
-- Canon 24-105L with hood reversed
-- Canon 50mm 1.4 with hood reversed
-- Sigma 10-20mm with hood reversed
-- Canon 580EXII
-- and a bunch of other stuff like extra battery, charger, filters, etc.

As you can see, the Hadley large takes on more stuff but it gets heavy.

There's a great picture of the Hadley large in Cambags.com: click here (external link)

Hope this helps.


Gear List: Canon EOS 7D; Sigma 10-20; Canon 50 1.4; 24-105 F4L; 100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS; 580EX II; 2x Calumet Genesis 200; Billingham/Think Tank/Tamrac bags

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May 03, 2011 00:40 |  #6

Thanks a lot jluspo. Comparing the large v. the pro, which one do you see yourself taking out more often?


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May 03, 2011 08:07 |  #7

BzBrian wrote in post #12337585 (external link)
Thanks a lot jluspo. Comparing the large v. the pro, which one do you see yourself taking out more often?

I usually take the large more now since I can take more stuff -- just in case. I try not to fill it up just so it's not so heavy; it depends on wheere I'm going. I do miss the top handle. The Hadley large looks more like a briefcase/laptop bag and I sometimes take out the inside lining to use it as such.

Keep in mind that the Hadleys do not come with a shoulder pad. I have the Billingham pad but I think it's more stylish than functional. I'm now using a pad that came from my Pacsafe strap and it's much more comfortable.

I really really like the Billinghams; they are very well made -- I have 3 of them (335/Pro/Large). Out of the 3, I like the Hadley Large the best.

Good Luck!


Gear List: Canon EOS 7D; Sigma 10-20; Canon 50 1.4; 24-105 F4L; 100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS; 580EX II; 2x Calumet Genesis 200; Billingham/Think Tank/Tamrac bags

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May 03, 2011 20:07 |  #8

thanks a lot man! i already ordered the hadley small but once I get it on thursday, i'll more than likely return it to get the hadley pro.

thanks again.


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May 03, 2011 20:34 |  #9

Here are some pictures of my Billingham Hadley Pro:

https://photography-on-the.net …p=11918898&post​count=3414
https://photography-on-the.net …p=11918904&post​count=3415


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May 04, 2011 08:51 as a reply to  @ hfgarris's post |  #10

From and old film shooter...

I did like my manual focus Canon film cameras. I shot with an A-1 + AE-1P but, I wonder what you shot with your AE-1 than you cannot shoot with your DSLR?

There may be other photographers who do this but, you are the first person I have met on these forums who carries a DSLR + a film camera at the same time.


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BzBrian
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May 05, 2011 00:09 |  #11

RPCrowe wrote in post #12345206 (external link)
I did like my manual focus Canon film cameras. I shot with an A-1 + AE-1P but, I wonder what you shot with your AE-1 than you cannot shoot with your DSLR?

There may be other photographers who do this but, you are the first person I have met on these forums who carries a DSLR + a film camera at the same time.

Haha, I know what you mean. I rarely do - I asked for the sake of airport/travel. If I go out for a shoot, I'll put the AE-1, 135mm and 50mm inside or the 7D, 10-22mm and 50mm


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