The camera connection plate that comes with Capture™ is designed with a geometry that will fit into any Arca-Swiss-style tripod heads. This includes tripod heads by brands like Wimberly, Induro, and Jobu.
compatibility was a major consideration in the design of Capture. Arca-Swiss is often regarded as the golden standard for high-quality
tripod connection systems. Arca-Swiss geometry is simple and logical,
and Arca-Swiss-style heads have been widely used by professionals an
amateurs for over 20 years.
Peak Design Capture Camera Clip System (DEMO)
What types of tripods does Capture work with?
What kinds of straps can Capture attach to?
Capture™ is designed to attach to any strap or belt that fixed to your body or any of your pre-existing gear. Capture can attach to a strap with the maximum width of 3 inches (7.6cm). Capture does not require a completely rigid strap (i.e. you don't need special belts or backpacks) but it works better on straps that are stronger and more secure (canvas, leather, ballistic nylon, etc). Most commonly users attach Capture to belts and backpack shoulder straps, but it can also be used with climbing harnesses, life vests, and many other types of gear.
I'm an aggressive outdoor enthusiast. Is Capture going to work with all my activities?
Capture™ can adapt to just about any activity. Capture users have taken their units downhill skiing, kayaking, hiking, motorcycling, mountain biking, fishing and mud racing to name a few. Other folks use Capture to free up their hands for pushing a stroller or holding a walking cane. It's really up to you to decide what activities you want to use it for... Capture will hold your camera firmly.
How much weight can Capture hold?
The quick release locking mechanism on Capture™ can withstand over 100lbs. of force. This is more than enough to hold any camera/lens/battery combination out there. The limitation you'll face is in the strap, belt or substrate you choose to attach your camera to. On a backpack that has a lot of weight in the back, a sternum strap, and a waist strap, you'll be able to comfortably put a lot of gear on it (i.e. long zoom lenses, not just camera bodies). A professional camera belt can easily support a number of Capture units, each holding a body and a beefy lens. On the flip side, a thin belt that rides below the top of the hips isn't going to hold as much weight.
Will Capture work well with a battery grip, or camera bodies like the Canon 1D or Nikon D3?
Capture™ can absolutely hold professional setups or cameras with battery grips. However, you should be cautioned about the ergonomics of using these setups. Specifically, putting a battery grip (and a flash) on your camera gets the center of gravity further away from the body, and makes Capture less effective. Some people have found success using battery grips and flashes, and that's great...however, we are not actively promoting Capture as a tool for large body cameras because it is a matter of opinion on how effective it is. Without question, the benefits of Capture are diminished anytime your setup's weight ventures too far from the base of the camera.
What are those tabs for on the camera connection plate?
Those are there for photographers who like to use a hand strap. We wanted to include as many features as possible with Capture™ to accommodate a wide variety of shooting styles.
Peak designs and builds their products to last a lifetime. For that reason, Capture™ comes with a lifetime warranty.