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Jan 07, 2013 19:07 |  #76

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did anyone else get the Dualplate for their capture? Mine does not fit on my Manfrotto clamps (plate is slightly too big). Wondering if I just got a bad one...

I got two of them. One I bought with the Leash and Cuff and another one I bought before when they first came out with the Dualplate. They are both a hair too big to fit into the Manfrotto head. I guess I'll have to send them both back and get new ones.

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Jan 07, 2013 20:43 |  #77

John333 wrote in post #15457062 (external link)
did anyone else get the Dualplate for their capture? Mine does not fit on my Manfrotto clamps (plate is slightly too big). Wondering if I just got a bad one...

Csae wrote in post #15457751 (external link)
Any canadians received their leash yet? or a shipping notice or something ?

GroWeb wrote in post #15458342 (external link)
I've been wondering the same thing. I haven't received mine yet, but Canadian customs is sometimes very slow in processing such items at the border.

Saint728 wrote in post #15458518 (external link)
I got two of them. One I bought with the Leash and Cuff and another one I bought before when they first came out with the Dualplate. They are both a hair too big to fit into the Manfrotto head. I guess I'll have to send them both back and get new ones.

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Got mine last week with the dual plate, don't have a ball head to check with but I was going to buy one soon. Guess I'll be switching out for the AS plate.


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Jan 08, 2013 06:06 |  #78

Heck, if 3 out of 3 here don't fit, then I'm going to assume they messed on the production line? Savin' me some money from not ordering this if they don't fit 'cause I'm about to.


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Jan 08, 2013 08:04 |  #79

Got my Leash today, and my Capture Clip a few days ago. The capture is a little fiddly depending on where it goes, but together they are a great solution that I'm looking forward to giving a workout...



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Jan 08, 2013 15:40 |  #80

Still waiting on mine to arrive - had the tracking info really quickly from them, shame the USPS website just shows it as "Electronic Shipping Info Received" - hoping that its not got lost.


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Jan 08, 2013 16:18 |  #81

Saint728 wrote in post #15458518 (external link)
I got two of them. One I bought with the Leash and Cuff and another one I bought before when they first came out with the Dualplate. They are both a hair too big to fit into the Manfrotto head. I guess I'll have to send them both back and get new ones.

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I was meaning to post something on this earlier, but when my Dualplate came in, I realized the machining was slightly off. I emailed Peter Dering with my observations, and this was his response:

Regarding the Dual plate....We've had a limited number of cases where this has been a problem, and the good news is, we have a fix. We made a new run of plates that were .75mm slimmer, which seem to work perfectly. The slightly larger plates were simply a design error...we didn't test through the entire gambit of RC2 devices when designing, and it caught us by surprise

A new plate arrived a few days later, and works perfectly. He didn't ask for the old one back, and since the original dualplate is perfectly usable in the Capture clip, I'll take a file to it later to make it fit the RC2 properly.

Just shoot an email to info@peakdesignltd.com (external link) and let them know. Shouldn't be a problem to resolve. I've been very pleased with my experiences with Peak Design, the Capture clip, and the Leash.

I also should post a picture of my belt carry setup hack, which drops the Capture down 1.5" and allows for top entry.


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Jan 08, 2013 18:03 |  #82

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I also should post a picture of my belt carry setup hack, which drops the Capture down 1.5" and allows for top entry.

I would be very interested in seeing this


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Jan 08, 2013 19:59 |  #83

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I also should post a picture of my belt carry setup hack, which drops the Capture down 1.5" and allows for top entry.

I'm intrigued.


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Jan 10, 2013 12:09 as a reply to  @ Daphatty's post |  #84

it's pretty simple, actually. I got the idea from someone else, who was using a piece of ~1.5" webbing, sewn together, but as most hacks go, I just used what was sitting on the work bench. In this case, it was a spare Maglight AA flashlight belt holster, a piece of aluminium strapping, and about 1" of 8mm rope.

The metal insert was to provide a better hanging angle for the capture plate, which has a tendency to sit at a negative angle, and make inserting the capture awkward. I bent it at about 10 degrees, and inserted it into the pocket. The short section of 8mm climbing line was to provide a stop for the capture plate. ie. just something to bulk up the end of the webbing, and prevent the Capture plate from potentially sliding off.

Since I have been using a generic hip pack for gear, I made use of one of the gear slots (think ALICE pack) and used a spare bolt as a keeper, as pictured. Otherwise it works fine on a regular belt, obviously.

hmm. It's always difficult trying to explain, but hopefully you get the idea. I've been using this setup for the past week. The lower position works well on my hip, and I find is quite comfortable. Making it top entry obviously helps.


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Jan 10, 2013 16:55 |  #85

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Thanks for that; I now have an idea of what I'd like to see for my style of use...


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Jan 14, 2013 21:15 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #86

I received my leash, cuff and clip today (near Toronto). The DualPlate does technically fit into my RC2 baseplate, but not well enough to allow the clamp to close fully and enable the locking mechanism to engage. Taking the advice of tinrooster, I sent off an e-mail to Peak Design to seek a replacement DualPlate.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 08:30 |  #87

Well, i received both of my leashes the other day.

Still have to get around to using them more, but i was disappointed in how uncomfortable they are as a neck strap, although to be honest, i suspected as much given how thin and short they are.

Still happy with the purchase @20$ as its a very lightweight strap for my x100, and the anchors are downright awesome. Will be a useful safety leash, although for the 1series i probably will not be using it.


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Jan 15, 2013 09:31 |  #88

Have you tried it as a sling? It is much, much more comfortable than as a neck strap.


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Jan 15, 2013 14:57 |  #89

Got to back up juanpafer here the Leash is vastly better as a sling than a neck strap, and before I got my Leash I was never sold on the idea of sling straps.

Though I still use my Cuff more than the Leash


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Jan 16, 2013 22:39 |  #90

Yeah the sling works, you have to use two anchor cords on the camera to really get it working, i just drilled a new hole in one of the rc4 plates and everything is peachy.


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