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Tech Tuesday—Go Strap-free with CapturePRO's Camera Clip

July 23, 2013

By RF Staff

Have standard camera neckstraps fallen out of vogue? Sure, most of us still use the out-of-the-box strap that comes with all but the smallest point-and-shoot cameras. And, of course, there are harnesses and cross body straps for carrying one or more cameras, but the CapturePRO Camera Clip offers a strapless alternative.

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Now in version 2, the developer of this clever device, Peak Design, has received another successful Kickstarter round of funding. The new version of the camera, while maintaining the original concept, has been redesigned to be lighter, sturdier (and more secure) than its predecessor.

The CapturePRO Camera Clip, allows you to hook your DSLR, mirrorless camera or GoPro directly to a belt, your backpack or any strap up to 3-inches wide. The device slips over the strap and comes with your choice of quick release plates, so you can quickly and easily press the red release button and be ready to shoot. The CapturePRO can also be mounted to a tripod with the same quick release access when needed but we think it will appeal mostly to wedding, sports, landscape and other outdoor photographers.

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I received an early sample and can attest that the clip is well built and so far (I've only used it a couple of times), works as promised. It's designed to hold up to 200 pounds so you're likely to overload the strap (or your muscles) before getting anywhere near the clip's maximum capacity. Various plates and accessories are available and you'll find the best deals—especially for accessory bundles—on the Kickstarter page, with prices starting at $65 for the basic kit (a savings of $15 off the MSRP price of $80. You have until August 23 at 9 p.m. EDT to get the best pricing, so be sure to head over to the Kickstarter page before then.

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