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Nice Work, Peak Design

I'm not shy about my support of the photography gear company, Peak Design. Just recently, my good friend Mike tweeted to me about some concerns with Peak Designs strap connectors - also known as their anchor hooks. 

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In short, I responded with by saying that regardless of the gear you have, you should always double check your gear before heading out for a shoot. 

Just the other day, the PR team of Peak Design reached out to me to share this information. Staggering numbers. Awesome gesture. What are your thoughts?

You may recall that in August of 2017 Peak Design updated their Anchors with a thinner Dyneema cord. This update helped Anchors adapt to a wider variety of camera eyelets without needing an intermediary ring. While this design solved the initial problem, it didn’t take into account the varying degree of smoothness of camera eyelets between the countless makes and models of cameras on the market. In some cases, abrasion between the camera’s eyelet and the Anchor cord occurred more quickly than anticipated.
We’ve seen just seven customers affected by accelerated wear (to provide context, Peak Design has more than 1 million of these new thinner cords out there). However, this small rate of failure is unacceptable by Peak Design standards. As a result, the Anchor design has been updated, and all customers who purchased affected straps in the past have been notified and offered free replacement Anchors via this survey: pkdsn.com/anchorsurvey.
Here’s a handy video that we put together outlining the problem and solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5rHCjuVCY4