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Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22MP DSLR Bundle w/TV



Adorama offers the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM Lens, model no. 5260B009, bundled with the LG 55" 4K 2160p WiFi IPS LED-Backlit LCD Ultra HD Smart Television, model no. 55UH6550, Canon Pixma Pro-100 Photo Inkjet Printer, model no. 6228B002, and the Canon LU-101 Photo Paper Pro Luster 13" x 19" 50-Sheet Pack, model no. 6211B005, for $3,500. Redeem this $350 mail-in rebate to cut the price to $3,150 with free shipping.

The camera features a 3.2" LCD, 1080p video recording, 6fps continuous shooting, CF and SD card slots, and USB. The TV features a 3840x2160 (4K 2160p) native resolution, HDR, 4K upscaling, LED backlight, webOS 3.0 media streaming apps, 802.11ac wireless, USB, and three HDMI inputs. Rebate expires December 31.

Deal: GoPro Hero5 4K Action Camera, $60 Amazon GC



Amazon offers the GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action Camera, model no. CHDHX-501, bundled with a $60 Amazon Gift Card for $399.99 with free shipping. This 4-oz. camera is waterproof up to 33 feet without a housing and features a 2" color touchscreen LCD, up to 4K video recording at 30fps, 12-megapixel photo resolution, voice control, three microphones, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-HDMI, microSD slot, and built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery. Deal ends today.

Deal: Manfrotto Befree One Ultra Compact Tripod



Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama offers the Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Tripod with Ball Head, model no. MKBFR1A4B-BHUS, for $79.88 with free shipping. It features a maximum height of 51.2", supports up to 5.5 lb., and folds up to only 12.6".

Deal: Custom SLR 25% Off Black Friday Bundles



Our good friends over at Custom SLR is offering a massive promotion. Now through Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, you can get 25% off ANY of our new bundles. Just enter BFBUNDLES at checkout.

Starter Bundle: $57.95 (with coupon code BFBUNDLES - $43.47)
  • Air Strap
  • C-Loop Strap Mount, Silver
  • ProDots - Shutter Button Upgrade, Black
Pro Bundle: $149.95 (with coupon code BFBUNDLES - $109.47)
  • Glide One
  • Hand Strap w/ Mount
  • M-Plate Pro Tripod Plate
  • ProDots - Shutter Button Upgrade, Black
  • M-Plate Hand Strap Attachment
Mirrorless Bundle: $49.95 (with coupon code BFBUNDLES - $37.47)
  • Slim Strap
  • C-Loop Mini Strap Mount

Deal: Peak Design Black Friday Sale



Our good friends over at Peak Design is having a Black Friday Sale. If you've been looking to get that special someone some Peak Design gear or even for yourself, now is the time. Peak Design has a few great offers. You can also check out all of our Peak Design reviews.
Discounts only apply to purchases made between this Friday and the following Monday, and cannot be retroactively to purchases that have already been made. Sale begins Friday (11/25/16) at 12:00am PT and runs through Monday (11/28/16) at 11:59pm PT.

Don't forget to check out our other exclusive deals from Peak Design (10% coupon code below), Amazon and many others.

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Deal: Think Tank Photo Holiday Special Offers



Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced two holiday special offers on their award-winning camera bags. The first is their Outlet Center, which is chock full of huge discounts. And second, through December 31st whenever you buy a Think Tank rolling camera bag you will receive Road Warrior Kit for free. The Road Warrior Kit features 10 Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder and a Travel Pouch. That’s $54.50 worth of accessories FREE!

And don’t forget, with our special relationship with Think Tank you will also receive a free gift when you use my special URL, as well as free shipping. So get shopping!

Press Release: DJI Announces Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 Drones



DJI has announced the release of two new drones, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2, and both of them are packed with interesting upgrades and features.


Visually the Phantom 4 Pro looks similar to the Phantom 4. The Phantom 4 Pro includes a camera with a 1" 20MP sensor with almost 12 stops of dynamic range and has a mechanical shutter to eliminate rolling shutter effects from fast motion. It can record 4K/60p video at 100 mbps and offers H.265 video compression. The FlightAutonomy feature uses three sets of visual systems to map obstacles in front of, behind and below the drone to help it avoid obstacles, while a Landing Protection function will help it avoid landing on uneven ground or water. It has a maximum speed of 45 mph and a high performance battery provides up to 30 minutes of flight time. It also includes new intelligent flight modes.


For professional and semi-professional drone uses, the Inspire 2 is similar to DJI’s Inspire 1 model. It features a magnesium-aluminum alloy body which increases stiffness while lowering weight and a new battery system allows flight time up to 27 minutes. It also offers a new forward-facing camera that will give the pilot a view for flying while a camera operator can independently control the Zenmuse camera mounted on the main gimbal. It includes a new image processing system, called CineCore 2.0, which improves file processing and supports 5.2K video at 4.2 Gbps for CinemaDNG Raw video capture, as well as support for ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 XQ, H.264, and H.265.

DJI has also released two new Zenmuse cameras for use with the Inspire 2. The Zenmuse X4S includes a 1" 20MP sensor with 11.6 stops of dynamic range, a 24mm F2.8-11 lens and a mechanical shutter. The Zenmuse X5S has a 20.8MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with 12.8 stops of dynamic range, and it supports 8 lenses ranging from wide angles to zooms. A handheld mount will also be available for both cameras in the future.

The Phantom 4 Pro will retail for $1,499 with a standard controller and $1,799 with a high luminance display controller. The Inspire 2 will retail for $2,999 (aircraft only), and $6,198 for the Inspire 2 with the X5S camera, CinemaDNG, and Apple ProRes license, but will be available for $5,999 if ordered before January 1, 2017.

You don't have to wait long as the Phantom 4 Pro will begin shipping one week after launch, the Inspire 2/X5S camera combo will begin shipping in early December, and the Inspire 2 and X4S/X5S cameras sold separately will ship in early January 2017.

All products are available for immediate pre-order: Amazon | B&H Photo

DJI Raises Bar For Aerial Imaging With Two New Flying Cameras
Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Give Creators Unique High-Performance Tools

November 15, 2016 – DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology, Tuesday introduced two new drones that raise the bar for professional imaging: Inspire 2, the best ready-to-fly platform for high-end film and video creators, and Phantom 4 Pro, the smartest and most creative flying camera of its size.

“Professional filmmakers and photographers always push to create images that have never been seen before, and DJI never stops trying to give them the tools to achieve their vision,” said DJI CEO and Founder Frank Wang. “Our newest flight platforms and stabilized aerial cameras are smarter, faster and more powerful than ever before. We can’t wait to see how creators use Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro to capture dazzling images.”

Inspire 2

Advanced Imaging for Professional Results

Inspire 2 offers powerful capabilities and is easy to operate. The nimble new magnesium-aluminum alloy body increases stiffness while lowering weight. It has a top speed of 67 mph and takes only 4 seconds to accelerate to 50 mph. With the new dual battery system, flight time is up to 27 minutes. A new forward-facing camera offers the pilot the best flight view for operating the master controller, while the camera operator receives a separate feed from the professional Zenmuse camera mounted on the main gimbal. The Inspire 2 supports the brand-new Zenmuse X4S and X5S cameras and will support additional cameras in the future.

An entirely new image processing system, called CineCore 2.0, is embedded into the airframe, which allows processing large files faster than ever before. Inspire 2 captures 5.2K video at 4.2 Gbps for Adobe CinemaDNG RAW videos and leverages a newly-designed, fast CINESSD storage for a smooth work experience. A variety of video compression formats are supported by CineCore 2.0, including Adobe CinemaDNG, Apple ProRes 422 HQ (5.2K, 4K) and ProRes 4444 XQ (4K), H.264, and H.265. When recording 4K video in H.264 and H.265, the birate is up to 100Mbps.

Inspire 2 offers professional capability and control suitable for many scenarios. With optional high-altitude propellers, Inspire 2 can reach a maximum service ceiling of 16,404 feet above sea level, and the self-heating dual battery redundancy system maintains good performance of the battery to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Through an optimized mode, Inspire 2 streams smooth video at the widely used 1080i50/720p60 broadcast standard. Enhanced Lightbridge video transmission makes smoother HDMI video possible.

High Performance and Professional Reliability

The dual-battery system ensures that if one battery fails during a flight, the other will be able to provide power for a safe return to home. Stereo vision sensors have been included on the front and bottom of Inspire 2 for obstacle detection, and upward facing infrared sensors on top of the aircraft add protection when flying in enclosed spaces.

The redesigned propulsion system can safely carry Inspire 2 through incredible vertical camera moves, climbing at almost 20 feet/second and descending at almost 30 feet/second. Redundant systems provide reliability for the IMU, barometer, electronic speed controller communication and satellite navigation modules. The master and slave controller range now extends to 328 feet and users can switch between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies to cut through any noise for greater signal stability.

Creative Freedom

Inspire 2’s new intelligent flight modes expand DJI’s computer vision technology to safely fly routes that give creators new ways to capture what they envision. Spotlight Pro Mode locks onto a subject during flight while the aircraft flies freely in another direction – and automatically rotates the aircraft to stay on the shot if the gimbal reaches its rotational limit. The forward-facing camera offers TapFly, which directs Inspire 2 to any point on the screen while avoiding obstacles along the way. ActiveTrack recognizes common subjects such as people, cars and animals, sending Inspire 2 to follow behind, lead in front, circle above or track alongside while always flying forward, ensuring the forward-facing obstacle sensing system keeps the aircraft safe.

New Zenmuse Cameras

DJI is enhancing the imaging potential of the Inspire 2 by expanding its line of interchangeable Zenmuse cameras, which are designed for aerial imaging and communicate directly with the aircraft’s gimbal and flight controllers. For situations that require a balance between weight and image quality, the new Zenmuse X4S has a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor with 11.6 stops of dynamic range and a 24 mm equivalent focal length. The Zenmuse X4S offers aperture control (f2.8-11) and a mechanical shutter that cancels rolling shutter distortion. The new Zenmuse X5S has a larger Micro Four Thirds sensor with 20.8 megapixels and an incredible 12.8 stops of dynamic range. The Zenmuse X5S camera now supports 8 lenses from wide angles to zooms. It shoots 20fps continuous burst DNG RAW (20.8 MP). In the future, a handheld mount will be available for the Zenmuse X4S and X5S cameras, bringing those cameras down to the ground for more flexible filmmaking.

Professional Accessories to Enhance Performance

A series of powerful DJI accessories will meet the needs of operators under various filming conditions. DJI Focus, a battery charging station, DJI CINESSD, CINESSD station and other optional accessories are available.

An optional DJI Crystalsky high-brightness IPS monitor features an ultra-bright screen that is clearly visible in direct sunlight and ideal for outdoor shooting. It comes in 5.5-inch and 7.85-inch sizes, with the highest brightness up to 1000 cd/m2 and 2000 cd/m2 respectively, and its dedicated system reduces video transmission latency. Dual Micro-SD Card slots within the screen make it easy to back up footage and can also be used to transfer and play back files. It operates in extreme temperature conditions from -4 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Phantom 4 Pro

Professional Imaging

Phantom 4 Pro offers a powerful imaging system for professional photo and video creators as well as non-professionals who demand excellence from the camera and platform they use to pursue their creative visions. The camera now packs a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor, and almost 12 stops of dynamic range bring out levels of detail and low-light performance unprecedented in a flying camera of this size. Its mechanical shutter eliminates rolling shutter distortion in fast-moving scenes. Phantom 4 Pro can capture slow-motion 4K video up to 60 fps at a maximum bitrate of 100 mbps. In addition, the Phantom 4 Pro offers H.265 video compression, which substantially improves video quality at the same bitrate.

Reliable with Enhanced FlightAutonomy System

Phantom 4 Pro builds on DJI’s original obstacle avoidance system with FlightAutonomy – three sets of visual systems that build a 3D map of obstacles in front, behind and below the aircraft, as well as infrared sensing systems on both sides. FlightAutonomy can position, navigate and plan routes for Phantom 4 Pro, enabling it to avoid obstacles in a sensing range up to 98 feet at front and rear, even in complex 3D environments. When returning to home and tapping to initiate auto takeoff or landing, the Landing Protection function is able to detect and help avoid landing on uneven ground or water. Phantom 4 Pro has high-performance battery technology that provides up to 30 minutes of flight time. The Phantom 4 Pro flies at 31 mph in P mode with obstacle avoidance in effect, and has a 45 mph top speed in sport mode.

Professional Control with New Remote Controller

Phantom 4 Pro’s revolutionary new compact remote controller comes with an optional high luminance display, providing a clear and vivid live HD view from the main camera as well as essential telemetry data, even in direct sunlight. The aircraft will automatically choose between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz once powering on to gain a clear signal in areas with high radio interference. The new controller has a built-in GPS, compass, Micro-SD card slot and HDMI port.

Intelligent Flight

New intelligent flight modes make Phantom 4 Pro the smartest flying camera of its size, opening new vistas for creators, such as the new Draw Mode that allows operators to draw lines on the controller display and direct the Phantom 4 Pro to fly that route.

ActiveTrack recognizes common subjects such as people and bikes, then follows them from any angle while maintaining camera focus, and includes three new modes – New Circle, Profile and Spotlight.

Narrow sensing enhances obstacle avoidance sensitivity so the aircraft can fly through complex environments like narrow doorways. TapFly now works backwards and comes with a new Free mode that allows a pilot to set the direction of flight, turn the Phantom 4 Pro or tilt the gimbal without changing the direction of flight. With the new AR Route feature, operators will be able to tell the flight route on the screen.

As an additional safety feature, within a minute of losing GPS signal, the aircraft will automatically return to the last connected position and hover there precisely to wait for the pilot’s command. With the enhanced return to home function, the aircraft knows where it should be going from up to 984 feet away and avoids obstacles along the route.

Price and Availability

Phantom 4 Pro’s U.S. retail price is $1,499 with a standard controller. The Phantom 4 Pro, which includes a Phantom 4 Pro aircraft, and a high luminance display remote controller, will be available at $1,799. Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro are immediately available for pre-order at dji.com/phantom-4-pro and DJI flagship stores in Shenzhen, Seoul and Hong Kong. These products will begin shipping one week after launch.

The U.S. retail price of the Inspire 2 aircraft is $2,999. The Inspire 2 Combo, which includes one Inspire 2 aircraft, one Zenmuse X5S, CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes License Key, is available for $6,198. Customers who order the Inspire 2 Combo before January 1, 2017 can enjoy a special price of $5,999. Inspire 2 and its accessories will be immediately available for pre-order at dji.com/inspire-2 and also in the three DJI flagship stores. Inspire 2 Combo will start shipping in early December 2016 while customers who purchase the aircraft and camera separately can expect their orders to start shipping in early January 2017.

Deal: CamRanger Wireless Transmitter



As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo Video offers the CamRanger Wireless Transmitter, model no. 1001, for $199.99 with free shipping. It allows you to control select Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras remotely via your iOS device and features a 150-foot range. Deal ends today.
  • Control DSLR Remotely via iOS Device
  • Photo/ Video Capture, Live View, HDR
  • Intervalometer, Bulb, Focus Stacking
  • Control Shutter Speed, Aperture, WB, ISO
  • Metering, Drive/Shooting Mode, and More
  • Creates Ad Hoc Wi-Fi Network
  • Effective Range: 150'
  • Works with iOS 4.3, Android 3.2 or Later
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  • USB Charging & Ethernet Cables Included

Review: Peak Design The Everyday Backpack 20L 30L


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Overview : A pack that adapts to your ever-changing gear, lifestyle and environment, the Everyday Backpack was created by a team of designers, engineers, and photographers to meet the needs of creative, adventurous people. Unrivaled accessibility, expandability, and organization. The patented MagLatch provides lighting fast top access, with dual side-loading via two weatherproof side zips. Huge external carry capacity made possible by a versatile tuck-away strap system and 2 expandable external side pockets. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel. Endlessly configurable FlexFold dividers keep photo or everyday gear organized, protected, and not bunched at the bottom of your bag. Internally padded accessory pockets keep small items in check. Dedicated sleeve for up to 15” laptop, tablet, and documents. Ultra clean aesthetic, all-custom hardware, minimal dangling straps.


Features :
  • On-body access
  • Everyday carry
  • Dedicated laptop sleeve
  • Dual-side compartment access
  • Built-in expansion
  • Flexfold Dividers: configurable, adaptable, removable
  • Rolling luggage pass-through
  • Tripod carry
  • Ventilated back panels
  • Hidden waist strap
  • Briefcase-style carry
  • Theft-deterrent: Zipper pulls attach rigidly to bag

Quality/Usability : The most anticipated Peak Design product has arrived...the Everyday Backpack! It launched or shall I say, Kickstarted alongside with the Everyday Tote and Everyday Sling, raising over $6.5 MILLION!

Having released the Everyday Messenger 13 and Everyday Messenger 15, people have asked for a backpack and boy did Peak Design deliver!


Just like the Everyday Tote and Everyday Sling, the Everyday Backpack comes in charcoal and ash. Ash is the newer color with leather and blue accents. The Charcoal is the same as previous bags with black hypalon material and red accent. Those familiar with the Messenger and Field Pouch, none of the new items come in Heritage Tan.

All Peak Design bags feature weatherproof waxed 500D Kodra shell with DWR coating to repel water. For this review, the 20L is in ash and the 30L is in charcoal.


On the front, there are no pockets other than the top flap. The MagLatch is a patent pending magnetic latch system that Peak Design came up with. This is one of the most unique latches I've seen. No velcro. No clips. So not only does it clip it securely locks it in place.


As you can see from the animation, it's very simple. Simply lift up to disengage the magnet and pull down to release the latch. It's attached to an elastic band which allows you to pull on it. Even though there is no audible sound like velcro to inform you that the bag is being opened like from unsuspecting people, they would need to tug on the bag in order to open it. With that tug, you'll know when someone is trying to gain access.


There are four different catch points depending on your load. This is where the MagLatch catches onto. With the MagLatch, it allows for one-handed operation to open and close. Since it is magnetic, it will automatically lock.

Depending on your load, the 20L has a capacity of 12L (minimum at the lowest rung) to 20L (maximum at the very top rung) and the 30L has a capacity of 18L to 30L.


On the bottom of the bag is a reflective strip. This is great if you're walking or riding a bike in the dark. There is a front compartment that hides two compression straps for external carry and uses magnets to help keep it closed. You can use these to securely strap items that may not be able to fit inside the backpack such as a drone (it will fit inside the bag but if you have camera gear, the drone won't fit), yoga mat, tripod, etc.

Also on the bottom but on the back side are two bottom zippers. I have these secured to the anchor points to prevent it from opening. I will discuss this in more detail below.

On my ash 20L, if you look at the middle image, the zipper pull was reversed during the manufacturing process. So on the right side, the leather is facing out, which is correct. But on the left side, the leather is facing in and the black is facing out. It's not a big issues but just a little inconvenience. Luckily its at the bottom and not as noticeable. I could probably send it back for a replacement but its only a cosmetic issue. If something else broke or came loose, I'll send it back under their lifetime warranty.


There are a few different ways you can use the compression straps to secure your item. It can be criss-crossed or parallel each other whether it be horizontal or vertical.


On both sides of the backpack are luggage carry handles and expandable external side pockets. One of the complaints with the Everyday Messenger bag was the ability to hold water bottles externally.


Well with the Everyday Backpack, you can hold two water bottles if needed! But you can also hold a tripod and other items. When the pockets are not in use, magnets help keep it closed.


To help secure larger items like a tripod, there is a compression strap in each pocket that is neatly tucked away inside. Also included is an anchor link to attach to your keys or other items you want to keep close and not get lost.


Like the Everyday Messenger and Everyday Sling, the backpack features an axial strap attachment. This allows the strap to swivel instead of being fixed. The shoulder straps themselves are fairly padded and comfortable.


A sternum strap is also included. Unlike other backpacks, it can either be clipped onto the same strap so that it is out of the way and not dangling, be removed completely or be clipped onto one side so that it is out of the way. It can also be tightened, loosened and removed all with one hand.


The back padding serves as dual purpose. Not only does it provide comfort and support but its also a luggage pass-through. This allows you to slide the handle of your carry-on through the backpack for easy carry.

There's also room at the bottom to act as a pocket to hide your passport, wallet, etc. However, do be cautious as things may fall out. I wouldn't put anything too bulky as it would make wearing the backpack uncomfortable.


One feature that I liked from the Everyday Messenger bag was the waist strap and I'm glad it's incorporated into the backpack. Like all the Peak Design bags, straps are neatly tucked and hidden away. The waist strap is not as big as other hiking backpacks but it definitely helps relieve some of the weight resting on your shoulders.

Trying to get access to it can be a little annoying as its tightly tucked away.


One of the main concerns from backers was theft. A quick glance at the zipper pull looks like a normal loop to help open the zipper. But a simple unlatching reveals the zipper pull theft-deterrent system. Simply loop it through the loop webbing on the bag and lock the pull back in place. This will prevent the would-be thief from gaining access to either pockets and is available for top and bottom side zippers. I personally will be using the top zippers mainly so I secured the bottoms to prevent the zipper from accidentally opening.

The unlatching and latching of the zipper pull can all be done one handed but you'll notice a tug for those who are unaware of the setup.


At the top of the bag, there is a weatherproof zipper that gives you access to a laptop compartment and a small pocket. The small pocket allows you to store your wallet, keys, batteries, etc.

Both backpacks can carry a 15" laptop (up to 16" for 30L) as well as a tablet. Size is based on your laptop not having a case on it. My only complaint is with the 20L. You can fit the 15" MBP without a problem so as long there is no gear. But if you have gear like my Canon 5D Mark IV in the bag first and than you slide the MBP in, it gets stuck. Even if you put the laptop in and than the gear, the bag becomes hard to close. The only way to get your Macbook Pro in with a camera inside is all about configuration.

Further down below, you'll see a picture of gear inside the 30L. For the 20L, I had to rotate the camera clockwise 90°. So when the bag is laying on its side, the camera would be parallel with the bag. A better view would be in my 20L gear load video on YouTube below.



When you open up the top flap, not only do you gain access to the top portion of the bag but there is also a small pocket for ID or money with a magnetic clasp.


You are also able to access your gear from the weatherproof side zips. So no matter if you're a right or lefty, you'll be able to sling the bag around and access your gear. There are two zippers on each side zip, one at the top of the bag and one at the bottom of the bag. You don't have to use both but whichever one is easier for you to gain access to your gear.


The interior pockets on both sides offer a lot of storage. You can hold batteries, memory cards, pens, external harddrives, card reader, chargers, small notepads, sunglasses, etc. And if there's something that doesn't fit inside the individual pockets, you can just put it right inside the zippered pocket and zipper it.


When you open up the side flaps, you'll find FlexFold dividers. Three dividers are included in both the 20L and 30L. Like all FlexFold dividers, not only are they sturdy but they are like origami so you can actually fold them up to make shelves or an additional divider.

Even though the dividers are held in place with velcro, they are very sturdy. They hold a good amount of weight and they won't fall off. You can adjust the dividers to however you want and if you don't need the dividers because you're carrying textbooks or something big, you can just remove the dividers and it will become one big cavity.


Above is the 30L with a Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-70L II attached on the left. In the middle is a 70-200L f4, 600EX-RT flash with MagMod and Pixel flash battery pack. On the right is the MagMod MagSphere, MagBounce and not shown is a Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

Below are some videos of how I packed the 20L and 30L. The 20L is best for smaller DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. With bigger DSLRs it can get a little cramped. With the 30L, it's best suited for bigger DSLRs and multiple bodies.




If you own a Capture Clip, you can clip it onto the shoulder strap. The above image is the ideal location based on just how it looks when not worn.


However, when you wear the backpack, it is close to the top of your shoulders. When clipping the camera to the Capture, you would have to move your head out of the way; it's just awkward. And when you have the camera clipped on to the Capture, the camera is near your face.


The ideal location would be where the sternum strap would be located (also looked at Peak Design's first Hangout video and this is where they placed it as well). However, on this part of the strap, its a little thicker due to multiple layers of materials but this allowed me to easily reach for the camera. So if you're placing the Capture Clip on this part of the backpack strap, you'll need to find a happy medium on where you want to place the sternum strap and where the Capture would go.

You also have to factor in how you set up your sternum strap. If it disconnects on your left shoulder and you have the Capture also on your left, the camera may be in your way if you need to take off the sternum strap.

Conclusion : Overall, the Peak Design The Everyday Backpack 20L 30L is my new favorite backpack for a long time to come. If you're looking for that "perfect" backpack, this may come close to it, at least for me. Not only can I use it for carrying my camera gear but for everyday carry as well. There are so many features to this bag and they are all useful.

If you're a mirrorless user or have a smaller DSLR camera, go with the 20L. If you're carrying a lot of gear, bigger or full frame DSLR, I suggest the 30L. Just note that if you plan to carry your 15" Macbook Pro, the 20L may be a tight fit when you start adding your camera gear.

A lot of people will be put off by the price but if you're familiar with Peak Design and their products, you know that it is top notch. Granted, I did have an issue with one of the zipper pulls on the 20L ash but Peak Design has a lifetime warranty on their products. Any issues, contact them and they'll replace the item. Hopefully with my discount code, this will help ease your wallet a bit.

In regards to the Kickstarter campaign, estimated shipping was in December 2016. They started shipping out the backers one month ahead of schedule. There aren't many crowdfunded campaigns that meet their actual delivery date let alone ahead of schedule. This goes to show how streamlined and a well oiled machine they are.




Manufacturer: Peak Design
Site: Buy from Peak Design / Buy from Amazon / Buy from B&H Photo / Buy from Adorama
Price: $259.95 (20L) / $289.95 (30L)


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