There are a number of products out there that connect your strap to your DSLR via the tripod mount, allowing it to swivel, but taking up the mount is an inconvenience for photographers who actually use it regularly with their tripod. San Francisco-based Custom SLR (makers of the C-Loop) has come up with a solution that offers the best of both worlds: the M-Plate.
It’s a new tripod plate that offers universal mounting compatibility: it works with whatever connection you use, whether it’s Manfrotto RC2, Arca-Swiss, or your standard tripod mount. At the same time, you’ll still be able to use any camera strap system as well, whether it uses a tripod mount or a traditional strap mounting point.
Here’s a video introducing the M-Plate:
The company is currently accepting pre-orders for the M-Plate through Kickstarter. $50 will land you one when they’re released.
M-Plate: A Multi-Function Camera Tripod Plate System [Kickstarter]
Disclosure: Custom SLR is a sponsor of this blog, but did not communicate with us at all regarding this post.