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On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (115 comments in total)
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EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

@NZ Scott - You can, but if they had time they could cut through the zipper pull. If you're really that concerned, get one of these:

http://static.dudeiwantthat.com/img/household/security/pacsafe-anti-theft-bag-9337.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/Pacsafe-120L-Backpack-Protector-Steel/dp/B004WN9XAO

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 04:47 UTC
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Karroly: Neither the Sony A9 falls short with Canon lenses attached nor Canon Lenses fall short when attached to a Sony A9. Rather, some "unpolished" adapters fall short to make Sony A9 and Canon lenses work together...

@scokill - Priced too high compared to what? It's aimed at the Canon 1DX II and Nikon D5. 1DXII is $6000, D5 is $6500, A9 is $4500.

The other role of the A9 is to be a "halo product", which helps sell lower-cost downstream products. I certainly think it will help boost the sale of Sony's other mirrorless cameras. The A6000 is one of the top three best selling ILC's on Amazon.

https://ibb.co/jTeqL5

Not too long ago, it would have been totally unbelievable that a Sony mirrorless camera could be one of the best selling cameras on Amazon. But all of Sony's mirrorless cameras are selling well. Among mirrorless cameras, Sony sweeps the top spots on Amazon's mirrorless sales rankings.

https://ibb.co/cwpcHk

And I suspect the A9 is definitely helping these sales.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 04:28 UTC
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Edmond Leung: People already made mistake investing in Samsung cameras and lenses. Will they make a similiar mistake in Sony?

@pkcpga - You seem to be forgetting that ILCs are entire ecosystems of interconnected hardware. It's not a line of stand-alone hifi receiver. PCs are also stand-alone products. It's not an intangible thing like a music format. We're talking about a hardware ecosystem built from scratch.

Sony has invested heavily in mirrorless. In the short 3 years 8 months the Sony FF mirrorless system has been in existence, they've produced seven FF bodies (A7, A7R, A7S, A7II, A7RII, A7SII, A9)-- more than any other brand. They also have 22 FE lenses to their name. Huge investment. Nope, this is not a fad for them. They clearly want to be a dominant force in the ILC market. And it certainly helps that they control 50% of the image sensor market.

And you're naive if you think that mirrorless is just a passing fad. Mirrorless cameras have now account for 38% of all ILC shipments. Next year, it'll break into the 40s. Eventually, they'll be the majority. SLRs are in decline. They are old technology.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
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Karroly: Neither the Sony A9 falls short with Canon lenses attached nor Canon Lenses fall short when attached to a Sony A9. Rather, some "unpolished" adapters fall short to make Sony A9 and Canon lenses work together...

@scokill - Sony is expected to release a 400mm later this year.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/whats-next-sony-135mm-fe-400mm-fe-rx-camera/

Would it have been nice for them to have released it at the same time as the A9? Sure. But is this gap in time between the A9 release and their first telephoto prime release going to even be remembered a year or two from now? Probably not. It'll be ancient history. Besides, all this free PR the A9 is getting is priceless. We're all talking about the A9. Right now, we're all talking about how the A9 can AF track with adapted telephotos (which other cameras can't do at all). A few months from now, we'll be talking about the A9 again, but with native telephotos. Then, there will be side-by-side tests between native telephotos and adapted telephotos on the A9, and we'll talk about that. Overall, other than a few nasty trolls, these conversations have been very good, and drawn a lot of attention to the A9. Seems like a net win for Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 01:39 UTC
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Karroly: Neither the Sony A9 falls short with Canon lenses attached nor Canon Lenses fall short when attached to a Sony A9. Rather, some "unpolished" adapters fall short to make Sony A9 and Canon lenses work together...

Well said. It's not Sony or the A9 that are falling short with these adapters and adapted lenses. It's the firmware of these adapters that is falling short, which Sony has nothing to do with. It's like blaming the camera manufacturer for the poor rendering of RAW files in Lightroom or ACR or some other RAW processing software. That's on Adobe or whoever is making the RAW software.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
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NicoPPC: Maybe the "big" question for the A9, is: Can you work a whole day with an EVF ?

Also, what are the true advantages over the D5 or 1DX ? Weight difference is not relevant, AF probably good for all of them...

Regards

@NicoPPC- "Can you work a whole day with an EVF ?"

I think this is a generational thing. The younger generation has grown up looking at electronic screens. The older generation finds this to be alien. BTW, weight is not really irrelevant. Keep in mind, a lot of pros carry multiple bodies on them. At least two, sometimes three or four. All that camera body weight does add up. 1DX II is 1530g, D5 is 1405g, A9 is 673g. Multiply that by multiple bodies, over a whole day of shooting-- that's not irrelevant. Smaller bodies also take up less room in your gear bag.

https://ibb.co/cwCsiQ

Up until now, pros who wanted top specs and speed had no choice but to carry the biggest, heaviest DSLRs. And people automatically assumed that pros love carrying big, heavy cameras! That's not necessarily the case. Now they have another option. And even those who think they don't mind the extra weight might change their mind once they are given an alternative.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

@cbphoto123 - Typical response: "that feature is of little importance." Keep in mind that Canon users have switched to Nikon, and vice versa, for far less. Also, the subtext of your response is really "my brand doesn't have it, so that feature/capability is quite useless." As a Canon DSLR user, I would love IBIS, focus points that go edge to edge in the viewfinder, totally silent shooting, face/eye AF, etc. And just because it happens to be in a Sony body doesn't mean that I immediately have the knee-jerk response, "that feature is menial!" No, I'm open-minded and happy to go where the features are. And it's even better that I can still use my Canon lenses.

What other questions? Pro services? Sony launched pro services. Ergonomics? That's a matter of taste. And Sony offers two add-on grips for the A9. What else? I think people are just trying to cling to any straw of denial. Given the pace at which Sony is moving, if they aren't "up to par" on something, just wait a few months! LOL.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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Edmond Leung: People already made mistake investing in Samsung cameras and lenses. Will they make a similiar mistake in Sony?

@pkcpga- Sony sticks with stuff far more than you realize. Sony didn't end cassette-based Walkman production until 2010, long after cassette audio tapes had declined from popularity.

https://techcrunch.com/2010/10/22/an-era-ends-sony-stops-manufacturing-cassette-walkmans/

Sony didn't end Mini Disc player production until 2013, 20 years after MD was introduced and well after MD had faded from common use. It wasn't even that popular during its peak!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/sony/9843269/Sony-stops-MiniDisc-stereo-production.html

Sony didn't stop Betamax tape production until 2015, 28 years after losing the war to VHS.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3311982/Sony-FINALLY-kills-Betamax-Electronics-giant-cease-production-cassettes-40-years-format-wars-VHS.html

Sony didn't end Betamax player/recorder production until 2002, 27 years after it was introduced.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2002/08/1594-2/

Sony is in the camera business for the long haul.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 20:49 UTC
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Edmond Leung: People already made mistake investing in Samsung cameras and lenses. Will they make a similiar mistake in Sony?

@pkcpga- Sony is still in hifi audio equipment. They've never left. And Sony has never really done kitchen appliances.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

@cbphoto123 - Clearly, you're ignoring what is being brought to the table. 693 AF points with 93% frame coverage, face/eye AF, IBIS, 20fps, no blackout, no rolling shutter, silent shooting, superb sensor, real-time exposure preview, lens adaptability, no micro-adjust back/front focus calibration needed, much lower price tag, etc. All of these things are *above par* compared to Canon and Nikon. If *any* of this stuff showed up in Canon and Nikon bodies, there would be great fanfare. But if it shows up in Sony's camera, it's "not up to par" or "comes up short", LOL. (In the case of the A9, *all* of it is there.) That is the attitude of someone who has their head in the sand. Fortunately, not everyone is as close-minded as you.

Watch Max Yuryev's comparison of the A9 vs D5. Honestly watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1sfy__7A4

A9 comes up short? No. It matches and surpasses.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Only two ways for Sony going to pro market:
1. Collaborate with Canon / Nikon to share their lens making technologies; or
2. Hire the people from Canon / Nikon; but too difficult for Sony to work iit out in Japan.
Without the above actions, Sony will still remain in the second tier market segment.

A-Sign - "I am sure that Canon and Nikon will find the right solution, they are big players like IBM and Microsoft in the computer world."

IBM was king of PC's. So much so that PC's were called "IBM PC's." They faltered and sold it all off to a Chinese company, Lenovo. As for Microsoft, they took a lot of mis-steps with mobile. Now they've lost the mobile market to Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Windows 10 Mobile is struggling (nearly dead). In 2015 it had 1.2% market share; in 2016 that dropped to 0.3%.

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/760593/Windows-10-Mobile-Phone

It just goes to show that "big players" can end up losing their dominance. Look at Kodak, Nokia, and Blackberry. They were all dominant in their markets. Where are they now? My point is that it's arrogant and naive to assume that dominance lasts forever, especially as markets and technology change. At one time, Apple was a joke to people like you. Today, Apple is worth more than Microsoft.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

@cbphoto123 - Like I said, "pro" covers a lot of ground. And ergonomics are a matter of taste. Some in the older DSLR generation only want bigger, heavier, thicker bodies. I think the younger generation is a little more open-minded and not so rigid in their mindset. And it's this younger generation that will be tomorrow's buyers.

I used to be a Canon DSLR die-hard. But even I have come to appreciate the smaller size of mirrorless bodies.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

@cbphoto123 - The word "pros" covers a LOT of ground. It's not just stadium sports photographers who are shooting big telephotos.

As for "looking at what pros are shooting with right now", let's not forget that the Sony FF mirrorless system has only been in existence 3 years 8 months, and Sony just released their FE 12-24/4, 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.9 and 70-200/2.8 lenses in the last year or so! The 12-24/4 and 16-35/2.8 were just introduced last month! These are all lenses that pros would want in a system before switching. And Sony just introduced them recently. Plus, Sony just introduced the A9 last month. Sony's pro body and lens offerings are literally just entering the market!

It took a while for people to steadily switch to Canon EOS too. It didn't suddenly happen a month after Canon introduced their first pro Canon EOS body. No, these things do take time. So it's absurd to be looking at what pros are using right now, and expect to see massive change at such an early stage.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

@CreeDo - "The article lets people know that's not gonna happen...they're going to need to buy into the whole system, glass included."

The only thing the article is telling is that with this current version of smart adapters, with these specific versions of Canon lenses, you're limited to 5fps AF tracking. Even with 5fps AF tracking, that's still good enough for plenty of users who aren't shooting sports! Not everyone needs faster than 5fps bursts. Furthermore, firmware is constantly being updated on these smart adapters. It's likely that we'll get even better performance with future firmware and adapters. But like I said, adaptability that provides AF, IS, IBIS, and up to 5fps AF tracking is still darn good enough for a lot of users. If they have specific lenses that they currently own and enjoy using, and they don't feel like replacing them, they can just keep them. I don't see anything in the article that would cause someone to say, "OMG I'm going to have to replace EVERYTHING!"

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

It's absolutely true that people have switched between Canon and Nikon for far less benefit and difference. And yes, the younger generation has no emotional or financial attachment to DSLRs or optical viewfinders like the older generation does, because that's not what they've grown up with.

Keep in mind that Canon EOS was introduced in 1987 with zero marketshare because it was a completely new system (no backwards compatibility with Canon's prior FD system), going up against Nikon who owned the pro market, had a huge established system, and had a huge base of very loyal users. So how is it that Canon gained so much marketshare to surpass Nikon? Well, it was a combination of switching users and getting the next generation of users who had no financial/emotional attachment to Nikon. So my "assumptions" have happened in the past. People are fools to ignore history. And back then, Nikonians like you bashed Canon just as much as you are bashing Sony today. It's deja vu! LOL.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (115 comments in total)
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EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

You can secure the side zippers. It's built into the design.

https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~TS590x0~articles/7414315278/zippers_and_handle.jpeg

Once the zipper loops are secured, you can't slide them unless you know how to unsecure them. Unless you know exactly how to do it, it would be difficult to do without being noticed. Heck, even if you did know how to do it, it's not so easy to do without being noticed. I guess the thief could try to cut the locked zipper loop, but these zipper loops seem to be made a tough material, so they wouldn't cut easily. On the ash grey version (the one I have) there's even an additional layer of tan leather sewn onto the zipper loop, making it even harder to cut!

https://goo.gl/4GVhgu

Even if you could unzip the side, the amount of zipping you have to do to get access to the inside to remove something is quite a lot. I just tried it. The zipper is noisy. You'd definitely hear it with that amount of zipper movement.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: How about "Canon lenses falls short on Sony A9"

"M5 doesn't do that bad moving those huge lens elements with such a small battery"

Moving huge elements has nothing to do with the battery size. A bigger battery won't move the lens elements any faster. Battery size in a camera only effects how long you can keep the camera on, not how fast the camera can focus the lens. It's all or nothing. For example, even with cameras with big batteries, if AF performance was dependent on battery size, then we would expect AF performance to get slower as the battery drained down. Obviously, that's not the case. It's all or nothing; the camera keeps working normally until the battery dies, then you get nothing.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
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paulbysea: Not really very surprising. What is surprising though is that DPreview does not seem to realise yet that most people buy into a system and don't swap just because of one body or lens. Until Sony develop a system of comparable size to Canon or Nikon they will continue to struggle to be be taken seriously. I am with Canon and am unlikely to change because if my investment in bodies and lenses from them. Sure the Sony cameras are appealing but it would be financially ruinous to change systems. For this reason and that I like the ergonomics of Canon I will stick with them for as long as I can carry a dSLR and long lens around.

Before Sony came along, people switched from Nikon to Canon, and vice versa. And the benefits of going from Nikon to Canon, or vice versa, weren't that big. The differences in features and performance were very small. Yet, plenty of people have switched.

And it's not just about switchers. A new generation of users are entering the market every day who have no financial or emotional attachment to DSLRs, or optical viewfinders. They've grown up in the digital age, looking at digital screens. Sony's system is a system for the new generation. The older generation will probably just stick to the DSLRs they are accustomed to.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Only two ways for Sony going to pro market:
1. Collaborate with Canon / Nikon to share their lens making technologies; or
2. Hire the people from Canon / Nikon; but too difficult for Sony to work iit out in Japan.
Without the above actions, Sony will still remain in the second tier market segment.

Edmond, Sony is in a completely different position. Their cameras are selling well. Their A6000 is the 2nd best selling ILC on Amazon, only behind the Canon Rebel T6.

https://ibb.co/jTeqL5

Their mid-range bodies such as the A6500 (#12 on Amazon) and A6300 (#19) sell as well or better than comparable DSLRs such as the Canon 80D (#20), 70D (#22), or 7D MKII (#88). Samsung never enjoyed this kind of sales success.

If you look just at mirrorless sales rankings at Amazon, Sony holds 4 of the top 5 sales positions.

https://ibb.co/nNRsYQ

Again, Samsung never had this level of sales success. Samsung also never had FF. Sony is doing well with their FF MILCs. In the mere 3 years 8 months that Sony FF mirrorless has been in existence, Sony has released seven FF bodies (A7, A7R, A7S, A7II, A7RII, A7SII, A9) and they've sold well. So Sony is definitely in a very different position than Samsung. Sony is moving very quickly, evolving very quickly, and they have the sales to support it.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Only two ways for Sony going to pro market:
1. Collaborate with Canon / Nikon to share their lens making technologies; or
2. Hire the people from Canon / Nikon; but too difficult for Sony to work iit out in Japan.
Without the above actions, Sony will still remain in the second tier market segment.

I agree with zxaar and Thematic. Sony don't need anything from Canon/Nikon. Over 10 years ago they bought Minolta for their lens making technologies. They've collaborated with Carl Zeiss to make lenses. They released the 500/4 G and 300/2.8 G for their A-mount system.
http://www.steves-digicams.com/SAL300F28G2_angle.jpg

https://goo.gl/X7Eq9H

https://s17.postimg.org/rjzxoq19b/PSF8759.jpg

To date they have 22 FE lenses to their name. zxaar and Thematic are right. Sony just need to put out some E-mount telephoto, and they don't need Canon or Nikon to do so. A 400mm is supposed to be released later this year.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/whats-next-sony-135mm-fe-400mm-fe-rx-camera/

Lens design is not some voodoo magic that only Canon/Nikon are capable of. Even third parties like Sigma are giving Canon/Nikon a serious run for their money. (I can't was to see the FE lenses Sigma will make.) No need for anything from Canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 04:07 UTC
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