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03-01-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Camera holster dilemma 'CapturePro' vs 'B-Grip'

Hi All!

I am currently looking for a strap alternative.
came across the 'CapturePro' & the 'B-grip Evo'.

what i liked:

B-Grip:
1. long tab seems to keep the camera more stable without any wobble.
2. much less expensive.

CapturePro:
1. Metal based, can carry up to ~200lbs.
2. more versatile.
3. tripod adaptable

what would you guys & gals get?
Thanks

03-01-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Op/tech sling strap plus a Markins arca-swiss plate. Very adaptable, works great with a tripod. And the strap unclips completely if you don't want it on when using a tripod.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ts357 Quote
Hi All!

I am currently looking for a strap alternative.
came across the 'CapturePro' & the 'B-grip Evo'.

what i liked:

B-Grip:
1. long tab seems to keep the camera more stable without any wobble.
2. much less expensive.

CapturePro:
1. Metal based, can carry up to ~200lbs.
2. more versatile.
3. tripod adaptable

what would you guys & gals get?
Thanks
I actually have both and use them both extensively. I'll give you a run down of how I use them and what I think of them. Keep in mind that I use them with all the cameras and lenses in my signature and I shoot while hiking, walking around town, and at events and family functions. I am not professional.

B-Grip:

Pros:
- Strong, and rigid with no play nor motion.
- The long tab keeps lenses away from your body, even with my largest lens, the DA* 300mm F4.
- The kick stand on the camera plate is nice.
- The included nylon belt is very strong, rigid, and a nice addition, esp when used with big, heavy equipment.

Cons:
- tripod mount is non-standard and requires a cumbersome, not included, universal tripod mount accessory.
- Requires two hands to mount and dismount camera from belt tab
- Large and non-ideal for casual shooting.
- Tab only works on belts. Mounting on bag straps requires not included accessory.

Capture:

Pros:
- Small and light
- Camera mount is arca swiss compatible and has loops for straps
- Can be mounted on belt and bag straps without additional accessory purchase
- Camera can clip into the Capture in four directions (B-grip clips in only two directions)
- Pro version of the Capture can mount atop a tripod or monopod for fast mounting and dismounting
- Can mount and dismount camera with one hand

Cons:
- The lack of "big tab" like on the B-grip means lenses rest and rub against your body.
- More motion with normal body movement.
- More "play" when camera is clipped into the Capture unless the optional screw-down knob is engaged.

I use the B-grip solely for hiking and big lens use. It is what I have my K-3 connected to. It is too big for my taste to use it for casual shooting. I use the Capture for everything else. The capture is perfect for lighter setups, smaller cameras, is pocketable, and is far less conspicuous. It does work with big cameras and long lenses, but their weight makes them rest on my leg or chest if I have it mounted on a bag. Bigger equipment also moves around a lot more.
I have one B-Grip and have a first gen Capture (broken), current gen Capture, and current gen CapturePro. I use all of them while hiking. I use the B-grip for my main camera (K-3), I have my Capture on the B-grip belt that I use to connect my IR converted K-01 that I use with small primes, and have my CapturePro atop my monopod/tripod for quick attachment/detachment. I also have an extra Capture plate on my DA* 300mm foot. I use it to clip into the Capture on my belt for quick lens changes.

I have been using both systems for about two years and highly recommend them both. Which one you get should be based on how you are planning on using them and in what environments. Oh, and I don't believe in neck straps or sling straps.
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I like that camera very much, it might be for down-unders or kiwis by design


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No. It's a special Pentax design for left handed photographers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
I like that camera very much, it might be for down-unders or kiwis by design
ooh, my left hand has been waiting so long, where I can buy one?
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Hi again all,
Thank you very much for your help.
i am still contemplating between the two.
going to have a look today at the CapturePro.
let you know later what i think.
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I don't know if you made your choice yet but I vote for the capture pro.
I got it 1 month ago and so far it's great !

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i forgot to give you an update.
i ended up buying the capture pro + pro pad.
it looks & feels well built.
if you are only using it on your backpack strap the pro pad is unnecessary,
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QuoteOriginally posted by ts357 Quote
i forgot to give you an update.
i ended up buying the capture pro + pro pad.
it looks & feels well built.
if you are only using it on your backpack strap the pro pad is unnecessary,
Thanks for the update. How do you like the pro pad?
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Thanks for the update. How do you like the pro pad?
it is ok, i would like it more if it was a bit stiffer.
really liked the side mounting option, but i put the RC2 adapter plate so i can now only mount up/down...
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