The Peak Design Capture Pro Camera Clip was unknown to me until I got the Sony a7r2. Since I wanted to carry it around in a more convenient way, I started looking around at the different options available. I had never heard of Peak Design when I saw their Capture Pro Camera Clip, in a shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
At first, I thought the design seemed to offer a lot of flexibility. Beside attaching it to a belt, it can also be placed on a backpack/bag strap. As well as on a tripod head. Thus I decided to give it a try.
I eventually got a second one. As part of pledge made for the Everyday Messenger bag, reviewed here. It came with a set of accessories from Peak Design.
All metal build except the small lock/unlock mechanism, the Peak Design Capture Pro Camera Clip comes with a mounting plate to attach at the bottom of the camera. It has 2 screws on it allowing to tighten it around a belt or whatever device you put it on. It can also be mounted at the head of a tripod allowing for fast and secure mounting/unmounting of your camera. The pro version is all metal built and comes with a larger all metal mounting plate to attach to your camera.
Dimensions & Weight
With dimensions of 4.2cm (1.65″) x 2.16cm (0.85″) x 9.91cm (3.9″), it weights 145g (0.32lb).
Using the camera clip is straight forward. Now that I have 2 (one of them came with a kit from another purchase), I keep one attached on my Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15” bag the other that I sometimes mount on my tripods or – more rarely – to a belt. It is easy to put on a strap, belt or tripod mount. Once placed, it hold securely and tightly and does not risk to fall.
The lock/unlock safety mechanism makes a definite click that you can feel in your fingers when rotating it from one position to the other. Depending on the size and weight/balance of the attached gear, it can feel a little bit uncomfortable to move too fast and freely. If I have to start running with it, I would not feel 100% confident. Not because it may break as I don’t think it would. But more in the vibrations and shocks it would give to the camera and lens. So when the need for more action comes, I simply put my gear in my backpack…