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Capture Camera Clip v2

Lots of little tweaks

More comfortable and secure

Extra protection

Pro version

New slot geometry

More plates

Clip it on

Ready to move

Quick-release

Ready to shoot

The Capture Camera Clip System makes it possible to turn any strap, belt, or bag into a secure quick-release carrier for your camera. It consists of two main pieces: a metal clip that clamps onto a strap or belt and a mounting plate that screws into a standard 1/4-inch tripod mount. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011 for the original Capture clip, Peak Design is back on the crowdfunding site with version 2.
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Peak Design used a lot of user feedback for the new version (top). It doesn't look all that different from the original (bottom), but there are several small changes that make the second-gen model much better. For example, the rounded body gives it a more ergonomic fit.
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Some of the key changes include new clamping bolts and quick-release buttons. The rounded bolt tops on the new model (right) are not only more comfortable to turn, they won't get snagged on clothing easily or poke you in the side when the clip is attached to a waist belt.

The redesigned quick-release button is at a slight angle, making it easier to press, and its double-spring action prevents binding.

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Sliding the plate into the clip secures your camera in place; just push the button to release it. However, if you're afraid you might accidentally hit the button, you can twist its top, which prevents the button from going down.
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There are two versions of the new Capture: Standard and Pro. The back plate is a major difference between the two, with the aluminum Pro version getting a 1/4-inch tripod mount so you can use the whole unit as a quick-release mount for a tripod or monopod. The Standard version is glass-filled nylon and doesn't have the tripod mount.
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One of my issues with the first-gen version was that the mounting plates didn't always slide in and out of the clip smoothly. That's not a problem with the update. The slot redesign makes it a better fit for the company's GoPro mount as well.

Also, the clip's security lock (activated with the knob on top) now clamps onto the quick-release plate; the first-gen used a less-elegant pin to lock in the plate.

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With the Standard version you get a die-cast aluminum plate compatible with Arca-Swiss tripod heads. The Pro version comes with a choice of Pro Plates. Made from machined and anodized aluminum, these have a load-bearing D-ring so you can attach the plate to a camera or hand strap like those from BlackRapid. You can choose from an Arca plate, a dual plate that handles Arca and Manfrotto RC2 quick-release tripods, or a micro plate for use with small-body cameras.
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The Capture goes on a strap pretty fast. Just loosen the bolts and slip your strap between the two pieces. It clamps securely onto any belt or strap up to 3 inches wide and 0.5 inch thick. (Peak Design says longer bolts will soon be available to fit thicker straps.)
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Once the Capture is attached to your strap and the plate to your camera, you just drop the plate into the slot and it locks in place.
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Press the button and pull up and the plate slides right on out. For this picture I had the camera on a shoulder bag strap, which puts the camera on my hip and out of the way. Because it works on any strap or belt, you can just attach it to your waist or a backpack strap.
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As of July 29, the Kickstarter campaign for the Capture Camera Clip v2 was fully funded with 25 days to go. Like a lot of Kickstarter projects, though, Peak Design has several reward packages that make funding it further an advantage. According to the Kickstarter page, Peak Design intends to ship at the end of August when the campaign ends.
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