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Capture Camera Clip Attaches DSLRs to Belts, Backpacks, Bikes, and Cars

Engineer Peter Dering wanted a better solution for carrying his DSLR around so, after tinkering around with ideas and prototypes for a couple years, he quit his job and designed the Capture Camera Clip System, a small device that lets you securely attach your DSLR to belts and backpack straps. There’s also plans for an attachment that will allow you to attach cameras to the frame of your bike or the roof of your car. The camera attachment uses the standard tripod mount, and the base piece has a quick release system that provides easy access whenever the camera is needed. It’ll cost around $70 when it begins shipping in July, but you can support the project and pre-order a unit for $50 through its Kickstarter campaign.

Capture Camera Clip System (via Digital Trends)


 
  • Valerie

    Shows potential for clipping it onto something, but on your belt? I can’t imagine clipping 1,5kg camera + lens to my belt (that I don’t wear, as a woman, to begin with). Should be a quality belt then. Also, using a custom strap I can snap away quickly, I can see myself quick releasing this one to the ground when I want to take a quick picture.. :S But the car roof and bike option looks neat.

  • Ed

    Nice idea but If I attached my body plus 24-70 2.8 to my belt, my pants would be on the floor!

  • http://twitter.com/HLimPhotography Harry Lim

    Reminds me of the spider holster: http://www.spiderholster.com/

    Also, saying an SLR takes great pictures is like saying Yo-Yo Ma’s cello makes great music.

  • JD

    Belts can easily hold a lot of weight, I wouldn’t worry about that part unless you have one that is fraying. This looks nice. However, if you just want a belt clip rather than the whole range of capabilities this offers, a belt clip from a leather store and a short screw can get you there for less than $10. You’ll need to drill a hole in the belt clip, but that’s pretty easy if you clamp it down onto a piece of wood.

    I’ll air one more question about the Kickstarter, do these have a track record of coming true when they raise the proper funds? I haven’t seen any stories of success or failure yet.

  • http://twitter.com/Martin_Q_Blank_ Phil Lowe

    If attached to your side it’ll soon get twatted during day to day use. Hanging at the front? You’ll get a lens in the bollocks every step. No thanks.

  • Valerie

    Right, I forgot to mention that one (it made me pause the video and laugh out loud), thanks @Harry Lim > “Also, saying an SLR takes great pictures is like saying Yo-Yo Ma’s cello makes great music”

  • bri

    this dude quit his job for this?

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    DSLR’s take great pictures? Since when do inanimate objects make magic happen?

  • ranger9

    “Pants on the ground! Pants on the ground! Use this with a heavy DSLR and you’ll have pants on the ground!”

  • Anonymous

    I hope it isn’t really die-cast metal… that method of forming metal parts is prone to fracture and normally used in cheap parts

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  • ultraviolet7

    Seems somewhat similar to the Adorama B-Grip:
    http://www.adorama.com/CZPOP9.html

    or the cheaper version:
    http://www.adorama.com/CZPOPN.html

  • JMD

    He’s sold $55,000 worth of product in less than four days…seems like a good decision to me…

  • jder

    Really? Because I’ve never seen a die-cast metal golf club shatter. Yes, forging increases durability, but you can’t label all die-cast metal products as cheap…

  • JD

    I agree. I think some camera frames are die cast metal. A lot of automotive parts are die cast metal, I’ve seen it in suspension, engine and electrical housings. The shells of camera lenses often have die cast metal. The list goes on. I can’t think of any die cast metal failures, except for one water pump shell that wasn’t bolted on tightly, which isn’t a failure of the manufacturing type, but poor assembly. Part designs properly engineered to the manufacturing technology is going to yield a long lasting part.

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  • Anonymous

    investment casting is used on golf clubs, and in slim parts like this as apposed to a cast engine block and depending on the quality of metal the durability might or might not be the best. Mainly I was thinking in terms of if the part is bent over time at a wear point it might not hold up.

    A cast camera body normally isn’t flexed at a bent point and would be subject to impact forces more than bending.

    Either way the make said he was an engineer so I hope the choice of metals and process mas considered it is just for me personally I’ve broken small cast parts like buckles and clips before.

  • JD
  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
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  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • http://www.marketsandpatents.com Mark Nowotarski

    Awesome design! Patents for these
    innovations can also be crowdfunded as part of the same kickstarter
    project. Details are here http:/bit.ly/kikpat

  • TalkAboutCameras

    you’re worried about your belt, but you’re totally okay with putting it on the roof rack to your car? that doesn’t make sense.

  • TalkAboutCameras

    hence the belt. those were made years ago. maybe try suspenders.

  • http://thevideogenius.com/ Video Production Charlotte

    yea JMD served you guys, I think that clip does look nice, I like the adorama one too but this one sounds like the north face of belt cam clips.

  • Guest

    I hike and backpack a lot and this would be ideal. No, I wouldn’t use it on a belt, hell, I don’t wear a belt..but a backpack waist strap or shoulder strap would be great.