Based on the immensly popular Hadley Original, the Hadley Pro has extra features; a carrying handle, a weatherproof zippered back pocket and the facility to accept AVEA pouches.
The camera insert is removeable so one day it can be a roomy, well-equipped camera bag; the next it can double as a business case or a slightly posh beach bag. The Hadley Pro will accomodate A4 files and a small laptop computer.
In use, we recommend the flap straps are adjusted to length by using the buckle; the Quick Release System, i.e. the teardrop shape d hole which slips over the brass stud, is used for regular opening and closing. This way you will gain maximum benefit from the Q uick Release System.
W350 x D120 x H250mm
W13,3/4 x D4,3/4 x H9,3/4ins
W320 x D70 x H225mm
W12,1/2 x D2,3/4 x H8,3/4ins
The Billingham Pro is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Billingham Pro: Lightweight and Strong construction
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VERSATILE & GREAT QUALITY
I have several Billinghams and the Hadley Pro is the one I use most often due to its versatilitty. The bag has ample space to carry a DSLR camera with a small lens attached and two additional lenses with a speedlight in its bellow pockets. Its both comfortable to use and the bag does not scream CAMERA! like its competitors. That is critical for travel so as not to attract the wrong kind of attention. The bag has the capability to remove the padding which will make it a nice general purpose b...View full Review
I have several Billinghams and the Hadley Pro is the one I use most often due to its versatilitty. The bag has ample space to carry a DSLR camera with a small lens attached and two additional lenses with a speedlight in its bellow pockets. Its both comfortable to use and the bag does not scream CAMERA! like its competitors. That is critical for travel so as not to attract the wrong kind of attention. The bag has the capability to remove the padding which will make it a nice general purpose bag. The Hadley Pro comes with additional zip and a handle which will prove to be a great boon (unlike the Hadley Original and Hadley Large). http://htfotos.com
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This is nearly the perfect bag. It's lightweight, extremely classy looking and a pleasure to the touch. it's perfect for me to carry my 5D - I can even leave the 24-70 lens on without a problem. But it's a little narrower than I hoped. I wanted to be able to take a Macbook Air as well as the 5D/24-70 to walk around during the week. It juuuuust fits. The front of the bag bulges out. Another flaw - there is no easily-accessible pocket for keys or phones - you have to open unsnap the flaps to get to the outside pockets. Minor issues, really. If I take an iPad instead of a laptop, it's perfectly fine, even leaving the lens screwed onto the camera. The extra pocket thing is really just nitpicking, though I did notice it, so there's that.... Bottom line, it's a stylish, classy, well-constructed bag. You really can't do better than the Billingham Hadley Pro.
I recently resized from a Billingham Hadley small to the Hadley Pro small. There's a few inches difference. I had been using my original Hadley for years. It was incredibly tough, fast to access, and watertight. I expect no less from from the Hadley Pro. A big advantage to the Hadleys is that they are not too deep. when slung across my shoulder or chest they don't stick out too far. They sit tighter into your body. The Hadley Pro has the additional advantage of a hand strap.
It's a discreet and low key bag for dayly street walking. However, doesn't contain a lot of stuff.
Nice design and tough. Can be used everyday with or without SLR. It fits my D7000 with spare room for a lens and flash. Best with Billingham SP15 shoulder pad to redistribute the weight. Good service by Adorama. Thank you!! I have never worried about buying any item from Adorama.
I use this bag to bring a basic kit with me to work, fits nikon d3100, 18-55, tokina 11-16, 35mm 1.8, SB400 flash, and a nikon FE with 50mm 1.4 AIS attached with not much room for anything else in the main compartment. pockets still have room after all this stuff. Obviously the looks are great, the black color this comes in almost looks like navy, which I like because I'd rather have navy anyways. The quality is amazing...leather of very high quality and brass accents are very solid. Probably not for pros looking to do commercial work with extensive setups as this will not hold nearly enough gear, good for street photographers with rangefinders/mirrorless systems, the bag doesnt scream photographer.
I use it when I want to carry less camera gear, my laptop, or even as a bag to carry extra items. It's lightweight and comfortable. Versatile for me!
I had to return the purchase only because the bag was not big enough for my needs. I have a small Billingham and a Large one also ... looking for something in-between. Did find way I Needed ... the L2 was perfect.
Top quality equipment bag, but priced liked designer purses! No regrets, however.
A fabulous bag that I have used daily for several years. The AVEA bag fits a point and shoot. A my laptop fits comfortably in the removable padded compartment. They will repair the bag for free. The backing of the carrying handle is tearing through the canvas. They agreed to the repair but I have to pay the shipping. It will be 50 pounds from the UK to the USA and I assume the equivalent to there. That's about the cost of a new bag from Adorama!
This bag does it all for me! I have 2 Leicas that I carry in this bag with ALL their accessories. Lots of fully adjustable padding inside. Looks great but does not scream "CAMERA BAG". Nice if traveling to some not so savory destinations. I think this bag will give many years of service under any weather conditions. Only thing I wish it had were more pockets to hold all the little parts that make up a complete travel kit.