We recommend first-hand inspection of the Billingham range of bags. Only by actually examining the bags is it possible to fully appreciate the preoccupation with excellence and attention to detail that makes a Billingham bag so special. The full range of Billingham bags can be viewed in our recently-extended showroom in Leamington Spa.
Black canvas with Black leather trim.
The Hadley Original remains one of Billingham's most popular bags. One day, it can be a roomy, well equipped camera bag; the next it can double as a business case. The Original is big enough to take A4 files or a small laptop computer.
A simple but valuable feature is the removable insert, which fits securely into the interior of the bag. This feature allows the user to, if desired, maintain two or more different camera systems, for example, system No.1 being a D-SLR outfit, complete with auxiliary lenses and flash. System No.2 might be a camcorder outfit. Rather than having to physically "swap out" outfits all the time, the user can simply keep whichever outfit he/she is not using at the time in an already packed and configured second insert, dividers and partitions in place and ready to go at a moments notice.
The ample front pockets are easily accessible and can carry a wide array of accessories, memory cards, cords, connectors, storage device, notepads, etc. These front pockets are secured with robust, colour coordinated snaps.
The top protective rain flap completely covers both the interior of the bag as well as the front bellows pockets and is secured to the bag via the famous Billingham Quick Release System. In addition, the front leather straps are fully adjustable, allowing for expansion when carrying bulkier gear. The carry Strap is securely affixed to the sides of the bag with strong nylon thread.
The Hadley Original will accommodate a full bodied D-SLR as well as two (2) medium sized zoom lenses, a standard 50mm lens affixed to the camera body, as well as an auxiliary flash. In most cases, the camera with a short zoom lens attached can easily fit into the Hadley Pro, and still fit the afore mentioned gear. Two (2) large vertical dividers and two ( 2 ) partition dividers are included.