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Jun 11, 2016 08:29 |  #18991

xpfloyd wrote in post #18035954 (external link)
Thanks gene, what's your reason for not using the lug on the right? Just so it's out the way of the shutter button?

I think he mentioned before, so the camera points down rather than straight out


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Jun 11, 2016 08:38 |  #18992

xpfloyd wrote in post #18035954 (external link)
Thanks gene, what's your reason for not using the lug on the right? Just so it's out the way of the shutter button?


Charlie wrote in post #18035955 (external link)
I think he mentioned before, so the camera points down rather than straight out

Charlie is correct, I do that so the camera points downward at my right hip when slung over my left shoulder. That way, the lens is also pointing downward and less likely to be bumped.

Here is how my PD anchors are attached to my a7rII...

(Left and right are as viewed from the back of the camera)

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Jun 11, 2016 08:53 |  #18993

Gene, I have mine setup the same way for the very reason you mentioned. That's to keep the camera pointed down.


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Jun 11, 2016 08:59 |  #18994

Thanks gene, I had forgot you mentioned that before. I think I'll use the lugs, I like the camera back against my body when using a strap diagonally across


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Jun 11, 2016 09:18 |  #18995

xpfloyd wrote in post #18035800 (external link)
Gene / other peak design users - do you put the little attachments directly on the built in lugs or do you attach them to the little triangles that come with the camera that go through the lugs?

I hate those little triangles, so I remove them and keep them in a little bag inside the box. My Peak loops are attached to the camera's L-bracket.


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Jun 11, 2016 09:22 |  #18996

David Arbogast wrote in post #18036006 (external link)
I hate those little triangles, so I remove them and keep them in a little bag inside the box. My Peak loops are attached to the camera's L-bracket.

I hate those triangles too and normally put my QD loops straight on the lugs but after ordering my peak strap I read online about someone's peak loop breaking and got paranoid :) . On reflection though the incident in question was likely due to the fact that the guys loops were badly worn and 4 years old and he kept using them


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Jun 11, 2016 09:24 |  #18997

navydoc wrote in post #18035962 (external link)
Charlie is correct, I do that so the camera points downward at my right hip when slung over my left shoulder. That way, the lens is also pointing downward and less likely to be bumped.

Here is how my PD anchors are attached to my a7rII...

(Left and right are as viewed from the back of the camera)
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Those are the points where mine are attached as well, except that at both points they're attached to the L-bracket (my bracket includes a loop/slot at both ends).


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Jun 11, 2016 09:27 |  #18998

xpfloyd wrote in post #18036008 (external link)
I hate those triangles too and normally put my QD loops straight on the lugs but after ordering my peak strap I read online about someone's peak loop breaking and got paranoid :) . On reflection though the incident in question was likely due to the fact that the guys loops were badly worn and 4 years old and he kept using them

I read a similar review on Amazon back when I was first researching the product. Might be a good idea to replace them every so often.


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Jun 11, 2016 09:32 |  #18999

Unfortunately, my cheapo "L" bracket doesn't have a lug for a strap on the top left, as seen from the...well, you know...rear.

I especially like having the anchors placed the way I have them with long lenses. This helps keep them out of the way and the whole setup doesn't seem to bounce against my leg as much.

This is with the FE 90 G mounted but the camera/lens will hang this way even with the tiny FE 35 f2.8 lens on the camera.

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Jun 11, 2016 09:37 |  #19000

I'm actually going to try that. When I had a black rapid strap on my canon the camera sat that way and when you grabbed it it was already in the correct position for holding. Your setup looks similar in terms of camera position


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Jun 11, 2016 09:43 |  #19001

xpfloyd wrote in post #18036019 (external link)
I'm actually going to try that. When I had a black rapid strap on my canon the camera sat that way and when you grabbed it it was already in the correct position for holding. Your setup looks similar in terms of camera position
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Jun 11, 2016 10:08 |  #19002

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The trick to really cool wide-angle photography is getting close to your subjects...Those buildings look like they are a mile away they're so small. So, get really really close and fill your frame with them. :)

Oh I get that...like I said I haven't been able to really shoot. There will be s building in the foreground very soon for future shots. I write of my camera gear by shooting my work sites..so unfortunately my first tests are construction sites

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Jun 11, 2016 10:13 |  #19003

Speaking of these anchors breaking, did you know...

(I didn't)

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Jun 11, 2016 10:19 |  #19004

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Speaking of these anchors breaking, did you know...

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I have about 10 extras am always worried about these


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Jun 11, 2016 10:25 |  #19005

I should never read fred miranda forums that go into silly subjects like decentering lenses.


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