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Question about Billingham Hadley Small.

Discussion in 'Fuji X Accessories' started by Sarge, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Premium Member

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    I am considering getting a Hadley Small. My kit consists of an X-Pro 2 with a grip, 23mm f/2, 35mm f/2, and 50mm f/2 lenses. Sometimes I will carry a Lumopro LP180 speedlight and Phottix Ares trigger set. Spare batteries for camera and SD card wallet.

    Will this all fit?
     
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    I'd say it's a stretch with the flash. The camera and lenses should be possible to fit with a little room left, but I doubt it'll be enough for the not small flash. Or you'll stretch the bag pretty significantly.
     
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    I doubt it. The camera, lenses, and battery stuff yes - but nowt else.

    EDIT You could always back-stack two lenses using two rear caps stuck together. With the other lens on the body you might then have a bit extra space.
     
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    I reckon you be better off with a Hadley Regular!

    I had one for thirty years, also used it as bag for work as well.
     
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    Don't do it!!
    I have two Billingham bags - a Hadley Pro and a Hadley Digital.
    The Digital is totally useless (anyone want to buy it??) - get a Hadley Pro, you will fill it up very easily ...and who says a bag has to be totally stuffed? easier to use a bag when there is a wee bit of free space.
     
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    Good advice.
     
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    The Hadley Small is great if you don't carry much stuff. I used it for X100T, TCL, EF-X20, Instax Share. Then there is still space in the front pockets. The problem you'd be facing is that the lenses are too long when mounted on the also much larger body, especially with grip.
     
  8. Sarge

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. Looks like that is not the bag for me then.
     
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    I carry an X-Pro/X100/14mm/18mm/35mm/56mm all in a Hadley Small with spare batteries, filters, lens cleaners etc. You can fit a ton of stuff in it.
     
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    I have a Retrospective 7 for my XPro2, a few lenses and backup body...
    it's meant to be the bee's knees ; though I can't say I'm that in love with it (it's only a bag after all)

    Maybe I'd find the Hadley Pro a more classy affair ?
     
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    My Hadley small kit consists of an x-t10, an XF16 f/1.4, XF23 f/1.4, XF 56 f/1.2, Nissin i40 flash, small Giotto Rocket-Air, 4 spare batteries and whatever else that will fit.
     
  12. Sarge

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    I had ordered a Retrospective 5 but found it to small. It was nice but I would not say it was worth the money.
     
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    Retrospective 7 is quite a bit larger than the 5... the size is perfect for me... I find it too floppy and would like something with more structure...
    Back in the days of pre-digital, my Dad gave me a black rectangular leather camera case... quite the thing and so classic as a camera case... wish I could get one today !!

    It looked a bit like this
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  14. Sarge

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    I currently have a Lowepro ProTactic SH 180 and it fits all the said gear in it but it is quite a heavy bag and I wanted something a bit lighter and maybe a bit more flexible. The ProTactic is a heavy duty bag that offers semi rigid protection. Not a good bag for just a day trip. It works good for paid shoots though.
     
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    You may want to look at the Lowepro ProTactic SH 180. It has good structure.
     
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    hmmm, not bad not bad... thx for the heads up ; I'll think about it
    3 Amazon UK reviewers say the strap broke... I once had a strap break on a Lowepro too..
     
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    I have not had mine very long. So far so good. My equipment is not the heaviest so I doubt there will be a problem with the strap. Good to know there has been an issue though.
     
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    I don't think Lowepro, of all makes, would overlook strap reliability...
     
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    You would think so. Perhaps they had a bad run. It does happen.
     
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    People may discuss the various benefits of different Billingham models,
    They may also discuss the varying merits of the different colours for Billingham bags
    - but no one has ever complained about Billingham bag failure - never.

    So you (we) are carrying thousands of dollars worth of equipment over our shoulder, the minimum demand should be 100% reliability.

    I think that should determine your choice of bags.
     
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