« on: December 30, 2013, 08:52:59 PM »
Once you've moved away from the traditional neck-strap, it's very hard to go back. But the whole sling-strap and holster industry is still very young and evolving fast. PeakDesign has been one of the bigger Kickstarter successes. Is anyone using the Peak Design Capture system?
The Peak Design CapturePro looks to me to be a sophisticated, evolved, compact design. The DualPlate is an intriguing design compatible with both Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss. Any reviews I've read are gushing, but appear to have been written by acolytes or affiliates. Any real-world feedback?
The Leash strap system can convert in seconds from a sling strap to a conventional neck strap. The Leash looks a little thin, so I emailed Peak Design who replied almost immediately saying a wider, more comfortable strap suited to the weight of a pro body with 70-200 zoom will be shipping very soon.
I often work long days on my feet carrying a load of gear. The search for a perfect carrying system is a bit like the search for the holy grail. I have a Spider Pro system www.spiderholster.com with the dual holster belt which has been very good but is now worn out and needs replacing.
Recently I had a case of buyers-regret on a full set of CarrySpeed straps; the Extreme, the Pro and the Dual plus extra F1 foldable plates. Initially the system looked full of promise, and I figured I'd get used to the clumsy attachment system and bulky components. What I will say about CarrySpeed is that it is just great if you're only carrying one body/lens so long as that does not include a 70-200 f/2.8. The ability to instantly hitch the camera up tight solves the BR bouncy-bouncy issue. Two straps doesn't work together and the design implementation of the Dual is a mess.
So what to choose? The new kid from Peak Design? More Spiders? BR? And CarrySpeed appear to have been wiped off the face of the map, litigated out of existence by a cashed-up BR for having the audacity to make a sling strap.
I freaking love the capture. I have the original capture from the Kickstarter campaign, but it has been replaced by the newer version.
I prefer the newer capture as it has a tripod thread on the bottom and is fully ARCA compliant. The thigh pad is a must if you are rocking a heavy lens though, otherwise it'll dig into your hip like mad.
Normally I'll leave my BR strap attached to my camera and only click it into my capture when I don't want my camera bouncing. There's some slack in the BR strap, but that's fine. **I do attach my BR strap to my camera with a split ring on the Canon strap attachment bar.** Otherwise you couldn't use the BR strap and the capture at the same time.
I wear mine with a holster (gun) belt. It has the stiffness needed to prevent my pants from coming down. I prefer Disse Gear belts, but Bullhide Belts, and Orion Leather Company (not marketed as a holster belt) belts work great too.