I just got the peak design clip/arca plate, and I like it so far.
I like it on my belt not for carrying the camera but for switching lenses outdoors. belts are not meant to take another 10 lb of camera it seems. anyone using suspenders with a belt?
It seems durable and secure, not sure about the plastic locking button release, but i think i can replace it if it breaks. there are definitly enough ways to lock it in that i am not worried about the camera falling.
I actually bought it just for the plate, because it has a loop for my blackrapid strap to connect to. My problem was that it was cumbersome change from blackrapid to tripod. Now i can hook the blackrapid right to the plate, and the plate to the tripod, and then into my belt to change lenses. seems effective but i havent actually used it on a long adventure. The plate does not allow for the safety bolts that my benro plate has, but im not too stupid so fingers crossed.
With the mk2 one, I can put the blackrapid screw into the bottom of the clip if i want, and use it that way. the weight of the clip helps keep the strap from getting in the way while the camera is on the tripod. I will report back as to how these styles work after i get a chance to carry it for a while.
The price was dirt cheap for camera stuff. hard pressed to find even a filter for 75$ let alone such a nifty solution.
Cast aluminum can be pretty shady, and all the working parts are hidden from view so i cant tell what they are. the coating appears to be powder coated, not anodized, so it scratches off easily especially around the locking screws.
The locking screws are not yet perfect, they have to be unscrewed a long ways to allow the plate to swing open, even when it is floppy loose on the belt or strap. they also come out all the way and could get lost. a captive system would be difficult but better.
the position of the release button is a bit awkward, maybe having 2 or moving it would help.
the matte anodizing on the plate is not as smooth as the gloss on my benro plate, and it doesn't slide into my tripod as easily, but that could be a pro, because it doesn't fall out right as soon as i crack the screw loose.
all i can think of for now.
PS the blackrapid fasteners are all pretty sketchy and i would like to see a better sliding faster system. easy to sell it separately as an "accessory clip" and tell blackrapid to shove it.
EDIT: can someone post a picture showing how the peak design strap ends connect to the strap? i would like to be able to work them into a hand strap as well as a sling strap and do away with my blackrapid alltogether.
I wouldn't rely on the d-ring screw mount on the plate. Even though it looks sturdy, I don't think the intentions of it is to hang something from it. So just be wary.
In regards to locking screws and opening all the way, it all depends on how thick your belt/strap is. On a belt, it has to be opened a little. But if you're attaching to a think shoulder strap or something, you'll have to open it more. If the strap is 3/4 or more thicker, you'll need new long clamping bolts that can be purchased separately (compatible with Capture v2 only). Long bolts are also included with POV kit and ProPad.
I have reviews of both Peak Design Leash and Cuff.
Leash - http://www.1kindphotography.com/2013/05/review-peak-design-leash-camera-strap.html
Cuff - http://www.1kindphotography.com/2013/05/review-peak-design-cuff-camera-wrist-strap.html
It attaches via "cow hitch" loop as shown. I have it on the strap loop which will be perfect for the Cuff. You can place another on the opposite side and one on the plate for the Leash sling strap.
Here are some different ways you can set up your strap
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