I’d almost given up on finding a good camera strap solution for the way that I work but luckily I found Peak Designs . The problem for me is that I often don’t want to have a strap on the camera at all, sometime I just like to use a cuff or a clutch and why notalight strap. Most strap solutions gravitate towards using big bulky padding of some sort and that makes them both expensive and cumbersome to carry around for the small number of times I find myself looking for a new one. . I’ve got several straps in my gear closet but all of them gather dust. They are just too big and overly complex with these slider mechanisms that people seem so fixated with. I guess if you walk around 12 hours a day with a camera on your shoulder then it might seem more useful but for the way I work it’s just not necessary. Thing is though, there’s always some point where I wish I had a shoulder strap with me. Up until this point though I hadn’t seen a solution that gave me what I wanted.
The Micro Anchor system is the key to making the Leash easy to use and versatile. Each Anchor is rated to hold 100lbs so you can easily carry your camera kit or even a supertelephoto lens. The Leash and the Cuff both come with 4 Anchors. Once you slide them into clip on the Leash and give it a tug you’ll hear it click into place. To detach the Leash you have to push down on the Anchor and slide it back out of the clip. It’s a secure system that I loved and trusted straight away.
There’s also an anchor point on the adjustment buckle for the Leash. This means that you can create a loop for tethering your camera to either yourself or a static object like a railing if you are shooting from a building. If you are carrying a backpack you could also tether the camera to your bag to save it if you ever dropped it. Speaking as someone who has often found myself peering over the tops of buildings, lookouts, bridges and cliffs, this is an awesome little feature that I’ll be using a lot.
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