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Billingham Hadley Large

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Overall 8

Works Great

Woodphoto, B&H Photo
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Great for DIY camera bag. Bought a $30 bag from a surplus store, stuck it in and now I have a fully functional camera bag for my Leica gear. Best of all, it doesn't look like a camera bag.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight
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Overall 10

Billingham Has It In The Bag

SamE, B&H Photo
1 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I am a Leica and Canon user. Like most people with some expensive gear in their bag I soon found myself looking for a bag a bit less conspicuous - ie: looks like a regular bag. So the solution I arrived at was to buy an old leather bag from a Thrift store and a Large Hadley Insert from B&H. And the solution works brilliantly! Not only did the insert fit the bag perfectly but there was both much more room and protection than i thought there would be.
  • Pros: Lots of Compartments, Strong Construction, Stylish, Well Padded
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Overall 6

too big for my bag

barbie, B&H Photo
10 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I wanted this to line a bag of mine but it turned out to be much bigger than I thought (height) Looked to be well made though.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
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Overall 10

Build your own camera case

Network security guy, B&H Photo
11 July 2008
  • Excerpt: I use this insert with an old messenger bag to make an inexpensive but functional camera case. The insert is big enough to hold my Nikon D80 with the 70-300 lens attached with plenty of room for a couple of smaller lenses and some other stuff. Padding is good and the inserts allow for lots of cusomization.
  • Pros: Cheap, Good Protection, Lightweight, Lots Of Pockets And Features
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Overall 8

Adaptable and Easy to use.

Weazel, WEX
9 January 2013
  • Summary: One of the great problems (or handicaps if you like) of toting around a lot of very expensive gear with logos emblazoned on them - is that you may attract the wrong sort of attention.As a solution I use a low key but durable shoulder bag with this insert cunningly stuffed inside. The insert gives me room for a hefty camera with a medium long lens plus two larger lenses or four smaller lenses.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight
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Overall 10

Canon 5D MkII with fitted battery grip

Adepalady, WEX
24 August 2011
  • Summary: Canon 5D Mark II with fitted Battery Grip, will it fit in a Billingham Pro or Large Bag?What can I say its a great bag. I've been using Lowepro bags for ages. My current bag is a Fastpack 350, don't get me wrong, this is a great bag, however I take my camera everywhere and in shops or crowded areas it tends to have the affect of a battering ram. I'm constantly knocking into people or whacking them when I turn around.
  • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Compact, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight
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Overall 10

Great Classic looking Bag

Nikcoolpix, WEX
19 August 2011
  • Summary: Eventually did what I wanted and bought this classic bag!I biggest fear was internal size, well I was pleasantly surprised that I could get my Nikon D300 with the 17-55 f2.8, along with my 15'Macbook Pro. Ok so not much protection for the MBP, however it does the job for transportation which is what I need sometimes. Plenty of room for cables, filters and my 10-20mm and a drinks bottle. Other all very happy as I was expecting not as much room.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Protection
  • Cons: Uncomfortable Strap
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Overall 10

What a bag

davy, WEX
4 April 2010
  • Summary: I,ve had one of these bags for 20 years or more and at the time it wasn,t cheap .but what you get is sheer quality ,handmade craftsmanship. This bag has been all over the place with me Europe etc etc and the great thing about it isit doesn,t look like a camera bag unless you know about photography bags .Like WE say it can also double up as a general purpose bag once you remove the insert .All in all a great bag
  • Pros: Sheer quality
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8

Good bag to carry all day long

Mladen, WEX
1 March 2009
  • Summary: I had previousley HADLEY PRO but was looking for slightly larger bag. My requirement was to carry 2 cameras with lenses attached; Nikon D300 with 70-200 f2.8 and D700 with 24-70 f2.8. Both lenses were transported with lens hoods reversed without problem.Bag performed intended task well, however hand grip handle and document pocket as on HADLEY PRO would be useful.
  • Pros: easy to carry and live with, Stylish, Well Made
  • Cons: bit small for 2 bodies with 2 lensess fitted., shoulder strap could be a bit wider
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Overall 10

User Review

13 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Hållbarhet: 5 Bekvämlighetsfaktor: 5 Min andra Billingham-väska. De spelar i en egen division, och jag har inte haft någon kameraväska som går att jämföra med dem. Hadley Large är ganska stor. Rymmer bl a en 15" laptop, kamera med ett par gluggar, en hoprullad regnjacka och "tusenmiljoner" småprylar i framfickorna. Ändå känns den inte klumpig. Snygg, ser inte ut som en typisk kameraväska. Tar man ur kamerainsatsen så får man en extremt rymlig messenger-bag.
  • Pros: Kvalitet, funktionalitet och stil! Regntålig.
  • Cons: Möjligen priset. Men man får vad man betalar för...
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