Cham_001 wrote in post #18532999
Thanks for Posting this....
I actually prefer the look of the v2, it seems more robust for DSLR's compared with the newer v3 (which may suit Mirrorless cameras better?!?).
I also like the idea of independent 'release' button and 'lock' button available on the v2 (just my opinion!)
- the 'single-button' design scares me a bit and looks fiddly to access.
I'll now have to see them first before buying either online.
(Groan:- looks like 2018 is going to be Testing Year for me).
The v3 works great for both small setups like mirrorless or bigger DSLRs. The v3 is much more comfortable and less bulky compared to the v2. I highly recommend the ProPad. The single button is the same concept on both v2 and v3. Once you get the hang of using it, you'll be able to remove your camera with one hand.
Snydremark wrote in post #18533315
If you buy the full clip, it should come w/ 1 AS ready plate by default; at least all previous versions of it have done so. You still need extra plates if you have multiple bodies or longer lenses w/ tripod collar that you may want to add it to. I throw the base plate on each of my long telephotos just so they're tripod ready at all times. One thing they show in all their marketing materials is using the CC as a belt mounted solution, as well; I say don't fall for that. If you need a belt mount solution for any reason, look elsewhere. Even with their ProPad device, the whole rig is WAY too floppy; keep it as a shoulder strap-mounted solution and it's a rockstar.
All v3 clips come with the square Arca-Swiss plate. It is a slimmed down of the older versions. If anyone needs one with RC2 compatibility, PD offers a dual plate that is both Arca and RC2 compatible.
The only thing that has changed when it comes to plates is that it is no longer included with their straps. Slide/Slide Lite straps now come with a small plate just to hold the anchor links.
There is a contest for $10 off Peak Design in the marketplace - http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1490230