This landed in my inbox this morning...


jules

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 05:14
http://mymiggo.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=miggo+-+Camera%27s+best+amigo%...

Initial sceptisism then a little Eureka, may be useful to some so I thought I'd share...
Cheers Jules...
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McBrian

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 05:33
Interesting concept but you still need to carry a bag or rucksack to put it in, IMO my Lowepro Slingshot 202AW is more convenient.
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aliengrove

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 07:31
I'm not sure putting a zip across the screen when you wrap it up is such a good idea.....
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 08:02
Thanks for sharing Jules , but what a stupid product.





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richandfleur

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 08:50
Smeggypants wrote:
Thanks for sharing Jules , but what a stupid product.

Why don't you tell us what you really think?

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 09:02
I think it's a good idea, except that the zip will be very uncomfortable around the neck, even turned upwards. Long hair will catch in it.

I have a neoprene case that wraps around a DSLR and lens and would provide just as good protection, and it cost a fiver.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 09:30
Ahab, Ovoid and Guy have come up with a reasonable product but alas - it looks ridiculous.
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 11:07
I think it is quite innovative and very clever...however I can see it appealing to the female market and perhaps those Latin men who are happy to carry 'manbags' around
more than the Anglo Saxon male market...if you know what I mean?

The other vital ingredient of course will be the cost...

Soran

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 11:29
Looks like a camera strap wearing pyjamas to me. Don't forget that Pentax are the Chuck Norris of the camera world and don't need a cuddly strap
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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 11:53
A onezy (if that's how it's spelt) for a camera/strap.
Not for me.
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MrB

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 12:13
It looks like an unnecessary product that the Dragons would kick out of their Den, unless perhaps the delicate products from other manufacturers need extra cotton wool protection. Most of the time when I'm not using it, my tough K-5 (with screen protector and lens cap on) goes in my general purpose shoulder bag with the rest of my junk.

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Last Edited by MrB on 31/01/2014 - 12:15

ChrisA

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 12:29
God, what a load of negativity!

I really like the idea. I don't use a neck strap, I use a wrist strap, but occasionally I'd quite like to temporarily free up the carrying hand without having to put the camera down.

I often have a 'day-bag' as they call it in the video, and it's a PITA to put the camera inside the holster, ensure that the LCD is protected from the wrist strap (which is often very sweaty if the weather's hot), then put the holster in the day-bag which then inevitably takes up more room than it needs.

Miggo would solve all that. Obviously, it's no good if you're carrying extra lenses, but I often don't.

Jon's point about the zip is valid - but if they've designed it properly, it shouldn't be a problem.

If it's not a crazy price, I'd probably buy one.
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 13:10
Sorry to add to the negativity but to me it looks like another over engineered solution to a problem that does not exist.

I think we have had a much more stylish and practical 'solution' to this 'problem' for years - called the ever-ready case.

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ChrisA

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 13:17
fritzthedog wrote:
Sorry to add to the negativity but to me it looks like another over engineered solution to a problem that does not exist.

I think we have had a much more stylish and practical 'solution' to this 'problem' for years - called the ever-ready case.

That doesn't solve the problems I listed though.

The ever-ready case is only any good for one small lens, and it has an uncomfortable strap, which is too thin, and gets twisted up too easily.

I really don't get the nay-sayers. It's a neck strap, a shoulder strap, a wrist strap, and a bag.

And as for 'stylish', that's just personal preference. The Miggo has loads of colours, including plain black with a red stripe, which is as Pentaxy as it needs to be.

I have to say, much of the negativity just sounds like plain old conservatism to me
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 31/01/2014 - 13:17

johnriley

Link Posted 31/01/2014 - 13:25
It looks like it will be a good solution for some. It wouldn't fit in with what I do, but I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't work as I do.

I did have one mischievous thought though. I'd hate to see what happens when Miggo is unfurled as shown and the camera has worked loose.....
Best regards, John
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