206 looks very good. May i know roughly how much is the retail price for one??
i'm looking at the outside of the bag and the opened appearance on the RTS website and below. two question here
1. if i sling it, and leave the front cover flap (the front straps) opened, does the bag still hold the shape?
2. how many steps is required to take things out? unstrap the front two straps... and unzip.... anything in between?
I do not have any Billingham bags but I have the Billingham Vest. The old Navy Blue one bought a few years back from PK and a new one http://www.rtsphoto.com/html/billvest.htm bought recently.
When I got my first vest I could not "deflate or hide the true price" from my wife, cos when she saw it, her first remark was "It must be very expensive, looking at the workmanship!, the rest of your vest looks cheapo." Ever since it's only Billingham for me (vest only)
get the smaller range you wun regret it. good things come in small sizes hahah if you think its not enough can add on with avea pouches =)
You can also unbutton these to increase the size
I am lovin my 206 hahaha
Nikon D90 | Nikkor 50mm f1.8 | Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 | Nissin Di622 |
Thks alot for ur kind advice, jus when i was in a dilemma on wad color to select, u shed light to my overcast skies..haha..
i contemplating the 5 and 6 series and packington..
But Pk Chan jus break the news to me that Packington is out until Nov..
Couldn't wait that long i guess, should get one tml!!
I got my bag at last!! from Pk Chan! Here it is!!
Can i take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all who contribute their advice/recommendations to me prior to me making this purchase (esp lomographer bro).
Greatly appreciated it!
And I mus really give to Mr Pk Chan!
Took the effort to pick me up from MRT Station and drove me to his home to handpick the bags (spent 1 hr molesting hadley pro, 206, 306, 225, 335, L2, to name a few). In the end, settled for 335 for its sleek design, canvas material, quick accessibility, loading capacity and lastly, prefer the kahki color over 306, furthermore it can accomodate a notebook!!! Highly recommended to all serious photographers!!
Small gestures like offering drink, give me advice, sharing his photography experience, giving me freebies for my purchase etc etc really made my day. A truly amicable, friendly and passionate guys with his fav line *Wat matter most is u happy , i aso happy!!!*
You wun regret buying from him tats for sure and i defintely gg bk to him for more bags next time (nt nw the least..wait for pockets holes to mend itselves first)
gratz and all i can say is hope your back doesnt give way to your laden weight.
great to hear you've gotten your billingham bryan!
buying from pk is something you won't regret, i've bought all my billinghams from him.
didn't know the 335 could accomadate a notebook, so now you've really gotten best of both worlds!
now i feel sad for your thinktank... it's going into cold storage
becos of the size of my cam +grip + lens, still prefer big bags. I still lovin my TT UD50, now i can interswitch between both bags depends on mood and where i intend to shoot.
I seriously think Billingham is more suited for City life. Damn Class and sophiscated and abit wasted to bring it out to the wild to shoot nature (landscape, macro etc..)
Now i m waiting for the 7 series like u aso Pk Chan said will be out most probably by end of this yr..
that is for bag, haven't heard of fogg vest.
and good thing about both is that they are still made in their home country.