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Peak Design

I have just been sent the details of their latest product. It's a great idea which allows you to change lenses one handed but only available in Canikon and Sony mounts. Sent them a comment on kickstarter saying it is unlikely I will support future products as I am unwilling to support anyone who does not support me. I feel a bit like a curmudgeon but I also get fed up with the anti m43 prejudice that exists out there. I realise that companies need to look at the economics but you don't gather new customers by ignoring a growing chunk of the market (both Fuji and m43). I also realise I am p***ing into the wind but.....
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Re: Peak Design

I'm sure this was a cold economic decision, nothing to do with anti mirrorless prejudice. As you say, they don't support Fuji at the moment, and they also don't support Sony (the system used and widely promoted by Trey Radcliffe, their collaborator in the new Messenger bag startup).

I suggest giving them a few months and then see what comes along.
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Re: Peak Design

They are supporting Sony E mount which is the mount on the A7 as far as I can gather. Yes you are right, but unless we make a noise we are unlikely to be heard.
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Re: Peak Design

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They are supporting Sony E mount which is the mount on the A7 as far as I can gather. Yes you are right, but unless we make a noise we are unlikely to be heard.
Oh, that's good. I couldn't see that on their website, though.
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Re: Peak Design

Sounds like a solution looking for a problem to me.
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Re: Peak Design

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Sounds like a solution looking for a problem to me.
I have seen other versions of this type of thing. Leaves your lenses very vulnerable to damage and dust ingress. And more things to get in the way of your photography. Lenses are better protected in bags. I can see that some people need quick access to different lenses but not me.
I do like my Peak Design straps though.
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Re: Peak Design

I would like to try one of these out, but I agree about the general issue of leaving your lenses unprotected, and especially if they are swinging round your body or off the shoulder on long straps as shown in the PD images. I know from personal experience that leaves kit very prone to getting clonked on bollards and walls in town, and rocks and stiles in the countryside. You also have to be very careful when you drop to your haunches or knees or try to lie down. You also look like a bit of a dork.

No, I see one of these clipped to the outside of a bag or on the bag's strap. When you are alternating between 2 lenses for, say, urban photography, you can very quickly switch - you don't need to worry about lens caps, and overall it would probably reduce the risk of dropping a lens. No, I wouldn't use this if it was raining.

Like many clever photographic innovations this has a niche application for which it is very useful, but using it all the time may cause more problems than it solves. This is a good excuse for buying lots of kit, of course...
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