Pro Speed Belt

New Distributor for Peak Design

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Snapperstuff is excited to announce that we are the NEW DISTRIBUTOR for PEAK DESIGN®.

Who are Peak Design®?

The mission of Peak Design is to enable photographers and outdoor/adventure enthusiasts to better capture the beautiful world around them. We will do this by designing and building innovative, thoughtfully composed, ultra-durable products that are easy to use and versatile. Right now our aim is to help people better transport and physically manage their cameras, but as time goes on we will continue to tackle other ubiquitous pain points that photographers and outdoorsy people face. We believe that wherever you go and whatever physical activity you do, your camera should be right there with you.

What’s their product range?

Peak Design has developed the Capture® Camera Clip System – which they launched through Kickstarter (and they are the 2nd most funded project in Kickstarter’s history!).

WHAT IS CAPTURE®?

The Capture® Camera Clip System rigidly holds your camera to any strap or belt, keeping it secure and accessible during any physical activity. Take your DSLR Camera everywhere. Capture® is an aluminum clip that will forever change the way you shoot. It lets you carry your DSLR camera, with lens attached, directly on any backpack strap or belt. This eliminates the need for a neck strap, sling, holster or bulky camera bag. Capture® holds your camera rigidly, allowing you to be physically active without your camera swinging and swaying.

CAPTURE CAMERA CLIP KEY FEATURES:

  • Holds any camera: DSLR, Micro 4/3 or point-and-shoot
  • Attaches to any strap or belt: Works with straps up to 7.6 cm (3”) wide & 1.3 cm (0.5”) thick
  • Quick-release locking action: means you’ll never miss another shot
  • Strong enough for any physical activity: Quick-release lock withstands over 150 lbs. of force
  • Compatible with other tripod brands: including ARCA® (see compatibility list below)
  • Change lenses with ease: Your camera locks into Capture omnidirectionally
  • Redundant twist-lock: Extra security for extreme activities & theft prevention
  • Works with hand straps: Built-in strap loops Ultralight, Ultra-Durable Weatherproof aluminium construction

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HOW CAPTURE® WORKS:

1. SCREW
Screw the quick release plate into the tripod mount on your camera. There are 3 low profile plates available, which can attach to any camera. Pictured: ARCAplate – also compatible with ARCA®-type tripods

2. CLAMP
Clamp the aluminum Capture clip around any backpack strap or belt using the two hand-tightened bolts.

3. SLIDE
Slide your camera (attached to the plate) into the clip. Your camera locks into place, keeping it secure as you move around. Access your camera instantly by pressing the quick-release button.

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There are 5 Capture® products in the range available now:

Capture Camera Clip with ARCAplate

Capture Clip with ARCAplate (above)Capture Camera Clip with DUALplate

Capture Clip with DUALplate (above)CW from top: ARCAplate; MICROplate; DUALplate

CW from top: ARCAplate; MICROplate – idea for 4/3s cameras; DUALplate – Manfrotto® RC2 & Arca®-type tripod compatible (above)

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 Download here:

 How to Attach Capture Camera Clip to Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt

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Where and when can I buy their products?

All Capture® products available NOW direct from www.snapperstuff.com – where you can also find a full Dealer list.

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My gear’s too heavy: how can I spread the weight? part 2

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‘The photo kit I have is heavy! It is too heavy to be supported around the neck!’

Wearing camera gear around your neck and over your shoulders for prolonged periods, may cause you aches and pains and eventually damage your neck and, or back…

For times when you need to carry camera equipment on your body a one good solution is to spread the weight across your body using a combination of belt and harness with pouches attached for your camera equipment.

For those of you who need a light weight solution with minimum bulk, the Think Tank Photo belt, harness and pouch system could be what you are looking for.

See: My gear’s too heavy: how can I spread the weight? part 1

Here I am on the Think Tank Photo stand at the PDN Photo Plus Show 2010, New York, USA helping a customer find the right carry solution for his gear:

Photo Plus Show 2010, New York, USA
Photo Plus Show 2010, New York, USA

You may also find that you hunch one of your shoulders to stop your camera slipping off…

…if you do, then you may find the Think Tank Photo Camera Support Straps™ and Camera Strap™ are the solutions for you (in addition to the belt, harness and pouch system):

Camera Strap & Camera Support Straps
Camera Strap™ & Camera Support Straps™
  • The Pixel Racing Harness™ is then clipped onto one of the belts in the Think Tank Photo range: Skin belt™, Pro Speed Belt™ or Steroid Speed Belt™, and your choice of pouches can be added to the belt.
  • The Camera Support Straps™ then clip onto the ‘O’ rings of the Camera Strap™, so you can hang your camera in front of you and adjust the height to suit. This way the weight of the gear is spread across the harness system rather than around your neck.
Camera Support Strap connects to Camera Strap
Camera Support Strap™ connects to Camera Strap™
  • When you add pouches to the belt, and lengthen the Camera Support Straps™ you can then rest the lens in one of the pouches, again helping to spread the weight more around the harness system and your torso, and prevent the camera swinging from side to side when you are trekking.

Below is a summary of the specific products mentioned and links to our Snapperstuff website for more product info:

T017 Pixel Racing Harness™ v2 – can attach to all version 2 belts in the TTP range
Skin Belts™
– webbing belt with no padding
Pro Speed Belts™ – lightly padded belt
Steroid Speed Belts™ – wide padded belt provides extra support
T255 & T256 Camera Strap™ – in black/blue or black/grey
T257 Camera Support Straps™ – (pair of) hang on harness & backpacks & attach Camera Straps to spread weight of camera

Look out for Part 3 coming soon with more suggestions to spread the weight of your gear…

by Helen Atkinson

My gear’s too heavy: how can I spread the weight? part 1

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‘The photo kit I have is heavy! It is too heavy to be supported around the neck!’ (customer feedback 2010)

Wearing camera gear around your neck and over your shoulders for prolonged periods, may cause you aches and pains and eventually damage your neck and, or back…

For times when you need to carry camera equipment on your body a one good solution is to spread the weight across your body using a combination of belt and harness with pouches attached for your camera equipment.

For those of you who need a light weight solution with minimum bulk, the Think Tank Photo belt, harness and pouch system could be what you are looking for.

Think Tank Photo Modular System
Think Tank Photo Modular System

There are three options to choose from with the belt:
Thin Skin – webbing only, so very lightweight – great for hot countries, times when you need to travel light or carrying a few small pouches
Pro Speed Belt – lightly padded, for more support and comfort, and to carry an average amount of gear
Steroid Speed Belt – double rail, padded, extra wide for support and comfort and to help spread the weight of heavy gear, especially good for those with back problems

Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt with Speed Changer & Whip It Out
Pro Speed Belt with Speed Changer & Whip It Out

Two harness options:
Pixel Racing Harness v2 – Harness affixes to all three styles of Think Tank Photo belt & helps spread the weight of the gear across the torso, not just the waist or hips
Belly Dancer Harness – is a one size fits all belt and harness that clips at the back & helps spread the weight of the gear across the torso, not just the waist or hips

Pixel Racing Harness with belt & Lens Changer 50 & Whip It Out
Pixel Racing Harness with belt & Lens Changer 50 & Whip It Out
Pixel Racing Harness attached to Pro Speed Belt (rear view)
Pixel Racing Harness attached to Pro Speed Belt (rear view)
Belly Dancer Harness
Belly Dancer Harness

Lightly padded pouches for three typical zoom lenses:
Lens Changer 50 or Large Lens Drop In = Canon 16-35 f2.8 OR Nikon 14-24 f2.8 (in each case with lens hood in position)
Lens Changer 35 or Lens Changer 50 = Canon 24-70 f2.8 OR Nikon 24-70 f2.8 (in each case with lens hood in position)
Lens Changer 50 = Canon 24-70 f2.8 OR Nikon 24-70 f2.8 (with lens hood inverted)
Lens Changer 75 Pop Down = Canon 70-200 f2.8 OR Nikon 80-200 f2.8 (can fit lens with hood in position or inverted AND tripod collar in place)
Whip It Out = Canon 70-200 f2.8 (with lens hood in position BUT no tripod collar)
Lightning Fast
= flash / strobe / speedlight or battery pack

Modular Pouches
Modular Pouches
Lens Changer 75 Pop Down
Lens Changer 75 Pop Down

Non padded pouches for your specific lenses:
Skin 50 = Canon 16-35 f2.8 OR Nikon 14-24 f2.8 (in each case with lens hood in position)
Skin 50 or Skin 75 pop down = Canon 24-70 f3.8 (latter pouch with lens hood in position)
Skin 75 pop down = Canon 70-200 f2.8 OR Nikon 80-200 f2.8 (can fit lens with hood in position or inverted AND tripod collar in place)
Skin Strobe = flash / strobe / speedlight or battery pack

Skin pouches
Skin pouches

Pouches for the camera bodies:
The Chimp Cage – for pro DSLR body
Skin Chimp – for pro DSLR body or holds a semi pro body with up to a 24-70 lens on it (also has pop down feature so can accommodate lens hood in position AND inverted)

Chimp Cage
Chimp Cage
Chimp Cage interior
Chimp Cage interior

All the Think Tank Photo pouches come with a fully seam sealed rain cover, for the times when it is bucketing down!

Look out for Part 2 next week for more techniques to spread the weight…