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BillinghamDigital Hadley Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim)
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Strong construction (21)
  • Well padded (19)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Easily accessible equipment (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily usage (17)
  • Transporting gear (11)
  • Protecting gear (9)
  • Daily transport (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Billingham bag perfect for small outfit

I'm really happy with my Billingham Digital Hadley bag. I like to work with minimal gear so it's just perfect. It either carries a Fujifilm X100 with lens hood fitted and wrist strap in...Read complete review

I'm really happy with my Billingham Digital Hadley bag. I like to work with minimal gear so it's just perfect. It either carries a Fujifilm X100 with lens hood fitted and wrist strap in place or a Leica M6 with lens and hood. Either are easy to get at and there's still room for other accessories. With my M6 and anything up to a 50 mm lens, it's ideal. Actually, you can set the bag up for a three-lens Leica M outfit by using one side of the bag (with its divider) and mounting, say, a 50 and a 28 back-to-back with one of those plastic couplers Leica used to make. Above all, the bag is superbly made and looks wonderful - like a fine piece of luggage. Amazing for the price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality Camera Bag with two exceptions

Billingham is known for quality workmanship. A shoulder pad should be included because it is really needed.
The negative to this bag is the sown in flap on the top that covers the...Read complete review

Billingham is known for quality workmanship. A shoulder pad should be included because it is really needed.
The negative to this bag is the sown in flap on the top that covers the contents of the bag. It would be nice if this could be folded into the bag or have a zipper so it could be removed. It slows you down to work out of these bags. The bags do not need a serial number, it is not practical and that flap could be made removable. Now to the cost, compared to similar bags this size it is maybe 25% - 30% more than it should really cost. If you can get over the price it is a good bag. Padding is ok and I think the cost is in the shell of the bag not the inserts.

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4.0

Great Bag!

By Italy Bound

from Birmingham, AL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

Got this bag for my Sony A6000, 18-200mm lens and 10-18mm lens for upcoming trip to Italy. I wanted a lightweight bag to hold the camera and extra lens, cell phone and filters and something that was stylish and didn't scream tourist with camera bag. This bag is perfect and has just the right amount of room for everything. The front compartment with snap works for cell phone, and the inner padded compartment works for the camera and accessories. One of the earlier reviews complained about the padded cover, but I like it because it protects the camera. However, you can fold it down inside the bag if you don't like it. The front leather latch is easy to open with one hand to grab the camera. The strap is plenty long enough to wear cross body or on the shoulder. I took one star off because it is pricey for a canvas bag.

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4.0

handy small camera bag

By Les

from Florida

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction
  • Well Padded

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Usage

    Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

    Overall love the quality. Perfect for a walkabout when you may need only 1 more lens or a flash plus audio recorder and extra battery. Would have given it a 5 if it had a hanle on the top.

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    5.0

    Great little camera bag.

    By PFW

    from Westerly, RI

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Sage with Tan Leather Trim):

      This is a great little camera bag. It can take an SLR with large lens, and a few accessories. You can add two Avea3 pouches, if need some more space.

      Best used by me as a short trip, essential camera bag, when there is no need for extra lenses, etc.

      The usual top-quality Billingham workmanship and classic look.

      Highly recommend as a small camera bag.

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      3.0

      Quality Camera Bag with two exceptions

      By Carry Me Home

      from Maryland

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage

        Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

        Billingham is known for quality workmanship. A shoulder pad should be included because it is really needed.
        The negative to this bag is the sown in flap on the top that covers the contents of the bag. It would be nice if this could be folded into the bag or have a zipper so it could be removed. It slows you down to work out of these bags. The bags do not need a serial number, it is not practical and that flap could be made removable. Now to the cost, compared to similar bags this size it is maybe 25% - 30% more than it should really cost. If you can get over the price it is a good bag. Padding is ok and I think the cost is in the shell of the bag not the inserts.

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful, top quality bag

        By Noregrets

        from Ontario

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

          but a little too small for what I was looking for. I spent quite a bit of time trying to convince myself I could make it work, but in the end I made a different choice. I was looking for a bag that would hold my Sony a7 with a 35 mm lens (and another lens down the road) and some other things. The camera equipment it could handle well, but it got a little small with the other things. It feels comfortable to wear - not too big or bulky. The inside top flap may have gotten on my nerves down the road, but it does offer good protection. Really nice looking bag.

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          5.0

          Perfect for small cameras and light trav

          By Prof. Roy

          from Iowa City

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

              I use this photographing in rural villages in West Africa. I cary very light equipment, a BlackMAgicDesign pocket video camera and a Sony DSC-RX100, with external microphones and two lenses for the BMDPVC. This bag holds them all just right. Well designed and rugged, as always from Billingham.

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              5.0

              very comfortable

              By Don

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport

                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                great bag. lightweight & very comfortable. I carry my Fuji X-Pro-1 with a mounted 32mm lens and the 60mm fits just fine down in the bottom. The front pocket holds an extra battery an other accessories. It's a quality bag sure to last for a very long time.

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                • No

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great bag, but is it worth the $?

                By Karen

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Great Looking
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Snap Is Unforgiving
                • Too Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                I've been using this bag for about 2 months, in rain, snow and fair weather. It's a great looking bag, which is intimately why I splurged and bought it. I treat it like an expensive purse. So far, it's serving me well - my Panasonic FZ200 fits snuggly in the bag with no wiggle room - which I like. The pocket has a very firm snap, which cannot be unsnapped with just one hand. The leather and brass outside fastener is still too new to slide off easily, which is probably a good thing. The bag makes me happy just looking at it, but honestly, I'm not sure it's worth the money. There are other good, uncomplicated, all-weather canvas bags out there for point and shoot cameras like mine. Before you lose your heart to this one, shop around for a better buy.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice camera bag!

                By lainey the camera newbie

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                This is a very nice camera bag - not too expensive, well made and perfect for my new digital camera. I like that this model has the adjustable 'walls' for the interior, and it has the extra flap below the top of the bag for extra protection. I was hoping that it would be just a teeny bit smaller, so that I could put the whole bag into my oversized travel purse (for when I travel) but realistically this bag holds everything perfectly, with a comforting amount of protection for my precious gear!

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                • Yes

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Understated elegance

                By photocyclist

                from Southfield, MI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Sage with Tan Leather Trim):

                  This was purchased to tote my newly acquired Fujifilm XE-1 digital camera. The thing I like most about Billingham bags is the feel of the canvas cloth used in them. It's not the coarse, scratchy ballistic nylon that most bags are made of, but more like fine twill, very rugged, but smooth to the touch. The leather work is exceptional as well. The closest thing to a negative I could think of is that getting the velcro dividers positioned is a bit tricky, but I found using a large index card would allow me to get them placed where I wanted them. I then slipped the card out and pressed the velcro to the interior and the problem was solved.

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                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful bag

                  By hk

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Sage with Tan Leather Trim):

                      Excellent build and looks great. Easily the best camera bag of this size that I have found to date for use with my Leica M9.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Worth every penny!

                      By Jack

                      from Murphy, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                        A perfect fit for my D7000 with 18-200 lens. The workmanship is outstanding. This is defintely a life time bag. I highly recommend.

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                        5.0

                        Billingham bag perfect for small outfit

                        By TonyW

                        from Vancouver, Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Sage with Tan Leather Trim):

                          I'm really happy with my Billingham Digital Hadley bag. I like to work with minimal gear so it's just perfect. It either carries a Fujifilm X100 with lens hood fitted and wrist strap in place or a Leica M6 with lens and hood. Either are easy to get at and there's still room for other accessories. With my M6 and anything up to a 50 mm lens, it's ideal. Actually, you can set the bag up for a three-lens Leica M outfit by using one side of the bag (with its divider) and mounting, say, a 50 and a 28 back-to-back with one of those plastic couplers Leica used to make. Above all, the bag is superbly made and looks wonderful - like a fine piece of luggage. Amazing for the price!

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                          • No

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          beautiful bag

                          By bb

                          from berkeley

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pockets

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage

                            Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                            Beautiful bag. Well made. Did not work for me though. I did not like the notion that there is only one pocket and it seems you could have things fall out of the pocket because it is not fully sealed when the cover is open. I need to carry a couple of lenses and other stuff. It seemed to fit my Olympus EP3 and a couple lenses. I would not rule it out if I was only carrying the camera. I also could not really justify the cost. All in all the bag itself is great just does not work for me at the moment.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            This bag is a beauty !

                            By romy

                            from Union township NJ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Sage with Tan Leather Trim):

                            I was looking for a nice bag to keep my Sony NEX 5n and 5 small lenses (2 sony and 3 legacies)plus accesories, this bag fits them nicely. It looks awesome and sturdy. This thing is a real beauty. Expensive but worth every penny.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            great still a little bulky

                            By snappysnaps

                            from atlanta,ga

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Access Equipment
                            • Not Enough Pockets

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage

                            Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                            fits my pentax k-r with a sigma telephoto lens. it is a little bulkier than i thought it would be but its still very classy looking. the front pocket has a snap button to close it but small things like a spare camera battery can slip out even with the button closed. overall it's very snazzy.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great bag!!

                            By tomoyubu

                            from Jacksonville, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage

                                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Tan Leather Trim):

                                I have gone through so many bags in the past at least 10+ bags. This one is well made, smell of the leather is great too. I also like the fact that it doesn't look like a camera bag. Only con is expensive.

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                                4.0

                                Unique and so beautifully made!

                                By Moum

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Beautiful design
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                • Darker than photo
                                • Lacks zipped compartment

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Sage with Tan Leather Trim):

                                This bag is big enough for a small SLR, but I use it to carry a Micro Four Thirds camera (with 14-140 mm lens attached), and it's perfect. It's beautifully made, and it has a unique look, so different from most camera bags. The bag is a little darker than the picture, and lacks a zipped compartment for memory cards and spare battery, but is still very practical. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

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                                4.0

                                Beautiful, Well-Made [Small] Bag

                                By Kim

                                from San Jose, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                • Small

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Khaki with Tan Leather Trim):

                                Love the construction and look of this bag -- perfect for looking casual and put-together on photoshoots! Look is great, sturdy buckle, adjustable wide strap...the one tiny issue I have is with the size. I'll be able to fit my Nikon D3100 + 35mm lens in there, but nothing else. It comes with two adjustable compartments so you can partition the inside however you like, but there really isn't any room for any extras -- just your camera. That's fine if you have a standard lens you use and you know what you want to shoot, but if you also like to carry around extra lenses, go for the bigger model. Still love this bag though!

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Outstanding Billingham Workmanship

                                By Mnky

                                from El Monte, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                • NONE

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage
                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Digital Hadley Bag (Black with Black Leather Trim):

                                Its Simply An Outstanding Bag. Quality Leather and Workmanship Is Top Of The Line. Worth Every Penny For Me.

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