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As an avid hiker and photographer, the Peak Design CapturePRO Camera Clip (on Amazon) is one item I cannot live without. I’ve tried so many different ways of carrying a camera with a large backpack, and this was by far the easiest.
I’ve been using the first version of this for about 5 years now, and it shows some serious signs of wear-and-tear, but it’s still going strong. Only this year has the release been feeling a little stiffer than when I got it, but I think I’ll get a few more years before I need to replace it with the newer version.
Its all-metal components ensure that it lasts. It’s almost unnoticeable when on the backpack strap, although I do remember getting a little bit of a bruise on my arm or chest the first couple times I used it. It keeps the camera incredibly stable, no swinging around, no stiff neck, no clanging. It releases easily with the push of a button, and the audible “click” into place lets you know it’s secure.
It uses a standard arca plate which is a fairly common tripod mount. Although, if you already have a tripod with a separate mounting plate, you’ll have to switch it out to use the clip.
Sleeker and more stylish. Lighter weight and smaller than the original, but still all-metal. It’s capable of holding over 200 lbs. (90 kg), are you? I haven’t used it yet, so I can’t rate it, but I look forward to trying it out!
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