It’s fascinating that the Fujifilm GFX is getting used to promote the brand new Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 digital camera baggage of their announcement. In the previous, Billingham used Leica cameras to promote their baggage, however the launch of the GFX made it tougher for Leica followers to justify their buy. Maybe this can be a signal of issues to return or possibly Billingham and Leica’s relations have soured. It positive could be good if Billingham launched a Fujifilm branded bag for the GFX like they did for the Leica M.
Billingham has unveiled the Hadley Pro 2020: a brand new mannequin in its iconic Hadley digital camera bag vary, providing excellent safety, consolation and suppleness. The new bag builds upon the recognition of the Hadley Pro – Billingham’s biggest-selling mannequin – with the addition of a number of new options requested by Billingham homeowners and photographers worldwide. The enhancements have been designed to extend the bag’s versatility and portability, whereas retaining the favored dimensions, capability, ergonomics and basic format of the unique Hadley Pro.
The Hadley Pro 2020 might be out there from 7 August 2019 at a steered retail worth of £240 together with VAT.
With full-frame mirrorless cameras changing into extra prevalent available in the market, there may be as soon as once more a rising demand for baggage that may accommodate barely bigger our bodies and lenses. Manufactured in England from sturdy, three-layer, waterproof Billingham Canvas or FibreNyte materials, the Hadley Pro 2020 ensures prime quality, long-lasting safety for quite a lot of tools – simply accommodating most DSLRs or virtually any mirrorless digital camera with three small to medium sized lenses and equipment.
New options embody:
• A high-strength deal with with leather-based underside for additional consolation and grip, strengthened with fibreglass to minimise stress, significantly when carrying heavy tools
• A very detachable, adjustable shoulder sling constructed from rugged shuttle woven spun polyester, delivering additional flexibility and comfort
• A sturdy baggage trolley retainer strap, making life simpler for frequent travellers
• A helpful weather-proof zipped pocket on the again to stow and shield essential paperwork
The bag can also be furnished with a particular Billingham ‘HP 2020’ embroidered label to simply distinguish the brand new mannequin from the Hadley Pro, Hadley Small Pro and different baggage with related options.
As with all Billingham merchandise, the Canvas or FibreNyte cloth is complemented by sturdy, full-grain leather-based trims, in addition to stable brass fasteners and buckles for max longevity.
The Hadley Pro 2020 might be out there from launch within the following six color combos:
• Black Canvas / Tan Leather
• Black FibreNyte / Black Leather
• Burgundy Canvas / Chocolate Leather
• Khaki Canvas / Tan Leather
• Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather
• Sage FibreNyte / Chocolate Leather
Safeguarding invaluable tools from the weather, the primary high flap of the Hadley Pro 2020 is sculpted across the opening to stop rain, snow or undesirable fingers stepping into the bag, making it the proper accent for avenue images.
Further safety is afforded by Billingham’s purpose-built Canvas or FibreNyte cloth, which features a core of butyl rubber that’s impermeable to water. FibreNyte provides all the advantages and weather-resistance of Billingham Canvas, with the additional benefit of color fastness and even higher sturdiness. Extremely powerful, but mild in weight, neither materials ever requires reproofing, each sustaining their waterproof properties all through the lifetime of the bag.
For ease of entry, the Hadley Pro 2020 incorporates Billingham’s proprietary Quick Release System, permitting the bag to be opened and closed rapidly and securely when required. In addition to this method, Billingham has fitted prime quality, stable brass buckles, enabling the person to regulate and broaden the 2 entrance pockets to swimsuit their particular person wants.
Completely adaptable to every photographer’s wants, the Hadley Pro 2020 comes with a detachable padded insert with a lid constructed from fabric-covered foam that protects the contents inside from all sides. By eradicating this insert, the Hadley Pro 2020 might be remodeled into an informal messenger bag or trendy journey holdall.
Inside the padded insert, Billingham has provided 4 detachable, repositionable foam dividers to maintain tools and equipment absolutely organised – these comprise two vertical dividers and two small hinged dividers, good for stacking lenses.
Expandable when required, the capability of the Hadley Pro 2020 might be elevated and customised with the addition of optionally available Billingham AVEA 7 or 8 pockets, which fasten securely to the leather-based aspect panels to guard essential equipment.
Furthermore, on the again of the bag customers will discover a discreet, weather-proof zipped compartment, helpful for storing and accessing airline tickets, passports or different important paperwork when travelling – and preserving all contents dry in extreme climate situations.
Integrating some of the well-liked options of recently-launched Billingham baggage, the corporate has included a sturdy baggage trolley strap, enabling the person to retain the bag over the deal with of a trolley suitcase, whereas nonetheless allowing quick access to the rear zipped pocket when mounted on a case.
Harry Billingham, director, commented, “The Hadley Pro is a tried and trusted formula appreciated by photographers around the world for the last 20 years. With its clean, elegant lines and premium finish, it’s easy to see why this has become our most popular photographic bag. As always, we listened intently to our customers’ feedback and suggestions, and have built the Hadley Pro 2020 to meet those expectations. While adding extra versatility and resilience to the bag, we have been careful to preserve the classic functionality and essential protection and design features that our Hadley Pro owners have come to value and trust, for a lifetime of reliable performance.”
Made with precision at Billingham’s manufacturing facility within the West Midlands, all supplies and textiles meet strict standards, making certain each bag is crafted from verified, sturdy elements. Each Hadley Pro 2020 is topic to intensive high quality checks, and as soon as handed, the bag is furnished with a laser-engraved label and particular person serial quantity enabling the product to be registered and tracked by its lifecycle.
A complete vary of matching equipment is on the market for all Billingham baggage, together with top-grain leather-based shoulder pads for added consolation when travelling and leather-based baggage tallies in numerous color choices.
The Hadley Pro 2020 is made in England and backed by the Billingham 5 12 months assure.
Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 technical specs:
|External dimensions (W x D x H)||W430 x D140 x H280mm (Height excluding deal with: 240mm)|
|Internal dimensions (W x D x H)(inside detachable padded insert)||W340 x D80 x H210mmPadded insert is versatile so ‘D’ measurement can broaden to 100mm on the backside of the bag and (as much as) 160mm on the high.|
|Weight||1.2kg (together with detachable shoulder sling)|
|Front dump pockets x 2 (W x D x H)||130-170mm x 40-60mm x 200mm, 1-1.25 litres capability|
|Rear zipped pocket (W x H)||320mm x 180mm|
|Detachable, adjustable shoulder sling||Length – might be adjusted between 94cm and 164cm approx.|
Width – 38mm; Weight – 0.16kg