Is This Industrial-Grade Camera Clip Better Than The Neckstrap?

At first, I was skeptical a camera clipholder like this could be so small, function so casually and keep a DSLR in place. Then I watched the video. But I still question how many of us actually need this.

Former engineer-cum-entrepreneur Peter Dering makes a hard sell for his Capture Clip. But for us normal folk, I think we'd look like a bunch of assholes walking around with a DSLR stuck to our waists all day. And maybe it's just me, but it seems like having the weight of a full-bodied camera hanging from your belt or bag would get real annoying after about 20 minutes (or at least more annoying than your neck/shoulder).

HOWEVER, this seems like it would be great for professional photographers, who actually need to snap a shot at moments notice, or juggle multiple cameras, or change a lens. Plus the whole thing is made from die cast metal, and manufactured in factories that work with Boeing, so it seems like it'd hold up (barring any human error). And for that reason, Dering's kickstarter campaign is totally worthy of contributions. [Peak Design via Kickstarter via Digital Trends via PetaPixel]


Comments

    That is a sensational idea. Just spent a month travelling with my SLR, and the neck/shoulder thing did wear very thin, if this works as well as it looks it would be a great travel accessory. And for Pros, it would sell itself.

    I bet you'd feel so nervous on first test of it!

    But seriously it's an awesome idea

    ROFL I hope you've got love handles or suspenders so your belt doesn't fall off! I'd like to see it hold up my 5D +L lense...

    Yeah... now do it with a battery pack and a 70-200 f2.8 IS mounted... see how ur belt handles that.

    how about a holster version?

    I have a spyder holster which is a similar system, I was skeptical at first, now cant live without it. I'm built like a rake and have no trouble with my belt falling off even with 70-200 2.8... I threw my shoulder strap in the bin.

    But where's my red-dot sight with underslung grenade launcher?

    In all seriousness, this is an awesome idea. He has learnt the 'slimming white background' trick from Apple apparently.

    Interesting concept - for some folk it will be useful.

    But there are a few limitations that have already been mentioned. The biggest I can see are:
    1. the greater the mass of of the camera/lens the more problematic it will become
    2. the camera mounted plate needs to allow for different quick release units (eg Manfrotto)
    3. How do you stop the pickpocket wandering off with your pride and joy?
    4. You still need a camera bag to carry lenses etc

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