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04-19-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
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Camera clip for hiking, mountain biking, xc skiing - any good?

I was thinking it'd be great to have something like this for when I'm hiking, biking, xc skiing for my k3. Having the camera in a bag is a little restrictive, and the K3 has the sealing protection so the odd spray of water/mud/snow isn't a big issue. It could be great for commuting to work too, the camera is super accessible for quick shots.

I was wondering if anyone had experience with this kind of clip + sports or hiking and what they thought of it. I would probably mount it to a backpack strap, but am unsure if the camera would get in the way of my arm biking.

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The link doesn't like me. I looked up several similar clips and now I'm curious also.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
I was thinking it'd be great to have something like this for when I'm hiking, biking, xc skiing for my k3. Having the camera in a bag is a little restrictive, and the K3 has the sealing protection so the odd spray of water/mud/snow isn't a big issue. It could be great for commuting to work too, the camera is super accessible for quick shots.

I was wondering if anyone had experience with this kind of clip + sports or hiking and what they thought of it. I would probably mount it to a backpack strap, but am unsure if the camera would get in the way of my arm biking.

Peak Design Capture P.O.V. Camera Clip CPOV-1 B&H Photo Video
I have the capture pro and original capture. As you can mount it to any strap you should be able to engineer a way of keeping the camera away from cycling arms. The system is excellent in my opinion. Very secure I even trust my 645z to it
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I have the capture pro and like it. It is secure. I use it either on my belt or backpack strap. The plates are ARCA swiss compatible so fit my tripod when needed.

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I have the cottoon carrier strap carrier. we have rode some bumpy trails in Jasper Alberta and never had a mishap. I do occasionally check the allan head bolt for tightness. We do still use the safety strap just cause.
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capture pro is my choice

I used the Capture Pro on a recent five day backpacking trip in Arizona. It is a very convenient way to carry my K3. I can move the camera from the clip to a tripod effortlessly. However, I did take the precaution of tethering the camera to my backpack strap with some op-tech clip straps, but the Capture Pro never failed.
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04-22-2015, 05:40 PM   #7
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So I had some cash burning a hole in my pocket, so I picked up the capture pro. It is indeed a very nice, secure lock. My K3 seems a bit lens heavy with it on my backpack strap, and I think I'd need a much sturdier belt for it, but it will be super handy with a camera bag, and I'm sure I can make it work on a backpack strap.
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make sure you clip it high up the strap. This offsets the lens heaviness you describe too a,significant degree. 2 - 4 inches below the collar bone

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Went for my first mtb ride with it today, have biked to work with a camera strapped to my backpack a number of times. Not without it's faults but this is a great piece of gear!

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Thought I'd post up here, still going strong with this clip, it treated me really well on a 3 day hike this week.

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