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Aug 03, 2012 13:55 |  #121

i-G12 wrote in post #14809067 (external link)
Update on the QR?

SLA prototypes made for ergonomic evaluation and tweaked. We used those as platforms for figuring out the spring gate (it is basically an optimized, machined carabiner). Now the big holdup is that the machine shop we work with is still slammed with Boeing stuff and these really cool titanium knee replacements they make for a medical company. As soon as we can get time on the Citizen, we'll cut our first metal pieces for durability and function testing.

The CNC schedules are hectic (as anyone who has been waiting weeks for their Cinch to ship has been suffering from), so I can't predict when we will get our time on it (a Citizen with all the kit is a $750k machine, they keep it turning and making money as much as is humanly possible for obvious financial reasons).


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Aug 03, 2012 14:15 |  #122

Greg,

Thanks for the update. Lots of us here are anxious, as you are too, I'm sure. It looks like you'll soon be shipping Cinches from stock... .congrats. That will make things easier.


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Aug 03, 2012 16:30 |  #123

Thanks for the update. I'm anxiously waiting for the quick disconnect. :)




  
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Aug 03, 2012 18:30 |  #124

sorry if i missed, but the qr will be an add on that existing owners can just add on?


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Aug 03, 2012 18:59 |  #125

john_galt wrote in post #14811051 (external link)
sorry if i missed, but the qr will be an add on that existing owners can just add on?

Seems to be the case. No details yet however.




  
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Aug 03, 2012 19:00 |  #126

john_galt wrote in post #14811051 (external link)
sorry if i missed, but the qr will be an add on that existing owners can just add on?

Add-on. So you can buy your non-QR Cinch now and add the QR's later.




  
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Aug 03, 2012 20:28 |  #127

john_galt wrote in post #14811051 (external link)
sorry if i missed, but the qr will be an add on that existing owners can just add on?

It is essentially a very small hook with a wire spring gate on it. There are other connectors of this style, but none of them are really made for attaching to cameras (they are too small, too big, or stamped metal with sharp edges). We've taken the basic concept and tuned it (materials, manufacturing techniques) to be perfect for cameras. The whole thing is designed by Luma and made here in Portland.

The design took a long time because we wanted to explore every possible option. The design we settled on was the simplest one out there - it is proven very reliable, strong, simple to use and we are also trying to keep the cost down (a first for us). Why make things more complicated than they need to be?

We also intend for them to be used on *any* strap with 3/8" webbing connectors (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Crumpler, OpTec and others), much the same way that the Membrane Connector can be used to attach inferior single point slings to cameras with tripod QR plates... =)


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Aug 06, 2012 02:42 |  #128

Thanks for always keeping us in the loop! Very excited to receive my Cinch + membrane connector... I'll make sure to keep an eye out for the QR you guys are working on!




  
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Aug 08, 2012 00:00 |  #129

Well, I just received mine and am impressed with the quality of it. Very nice spongy padding.

Only issue with it; my left hand is now covered in some kind of black residue from the strap!
That and I'm not sure if the membrane connector will have any effect on stability when using a tripod (it is a bit spongy and thicker than I thought, so could mean some slight movement, but testing will see if this is really a problem).


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Aug 08, 2012 00:24 |  #130

Sirrith wrote in post #14829117 (external link)
Well, I just received mine and am impressed with the quality of it. Very nice spongy padding.

Only issue with it; my left hand is now covered in some kind of black residue from the strap!
That and I'm not sure if the membrane connector will have any effect on stability when using a tripod (it is a bit spongy and thicker than I thought, so could mean some slight movement, but testing will see if this is really a problem).

I just received mine a few days ago and had the same black
residue - it has gone away though :) The other thing is trying to get it dialed in
to the right length and feel. I spent awhile messing w/ it lol.


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