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Olympus Partner with Billingham to Launch Limited Edition Centenary Camera Bag Exclusively for The Photography Show 2019

- 5 years ago

Olympus has teamed up with quality British bag manufacturer, Billingham to produce a limited-edition centenary camera bag to support the brand’s pro-OM-D products

The unique bag has been announced as a special edition of the iconic Billingham Hadley Pro camera bag, crafted in black canvas and leather, and featuring Olympus branding and a distinctive 100 years mark.


Harry Billingham, director at Billingham, told PhotoBite: “The Hadley Pro has been a trusted and essential accessory chosen by discerning photographers for many years. Professionals around the world rely on its robust construction to protect, organise and transport their valuable equipment. We are thrilled to collaborate with Olympus to celebrate their 100th anniversary with this specially created model.”

A limited quantity of the new bags will make an appearance as a special promo during The Photography Show, along with sales of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 X and E-M1 MKII cameras, either bought as a kit, or body-only.


The current favourite model within Billingham’s range of excellent camera bags, the Hadley Pro is hand finished at the company’s facility in the West Midlands, UK. Built from tough three-layer waterproof canvas with a butyl rubber centre, full grain leather trim and solid brass fixings, the bag combines adaptable front pockets, a rear zipped pocket, a reinforced top carry handle, shoulder strap and a removable padded insert. The bag perfectly suits the OM-D E-M1 MKII/E-M1X and a possible mixture of lenses. Photographers can take 1 or 2 pro camera bodies and up to 3 lenses.


Georgina Pavelin, Olympus Marketing Manager, said: “We are proud to announce the special edition bag to commemorate our centenary and the launch of the OM-D E-M1X; our portable message fits perfectly with the Hadley Pro encouraging professionals to benefit from the lightweight combination on their photographic assignments”

During The Photography Show, customers buying OM-D E-M1X/EM1 MKII body or kits can take their receipt to the Olympus stand [D91] to claim their free bag.


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