With an Alaskan photography expedition planned for this coming August 2014, I’ve been collecting my gear and accessories and I realized that I wish there was a way to carry my camera at the ready while hiking. With a backpack you have to stop, unzip the bag, pull out your camera to get the shot, and then reverse this process to get going again. I’ve found camera neck straps and slings to be uncomfortable and a pain to remove if you want to switch to a tripod mounting plate.
In May of 2011, photographer and inventor Peter Dering launched a Kickstarter campaign that went on to successfully fund the creation of Capture. If you haven’t heard of it, Capture is a quick release plate and mount that lets you rigidly secure your camera to any backpack strap or belt. Peter went on to build a company called Peak Design to continue making and improving the Capture system as well as designing new photography related accessories. I remember seeing the Kickstarter campaign but never got the chance to try Capture until Peter’s company sent me one to try out two weeks ago. [Read more…]