Did you get any sleep last night? I was up early (on the right coast) and you were posting.
Haha, my sleep schedule is totally fouled up. I tend to do all my best design work in the middle of the night. When we go into production mode, I need to flip so I can go to all the various shops who make our stuff to pick up parts and manage production.
Thanks for rooting for us!
Yes, but sounds like on the v2, Greg is recommending both attachments to the arca plate, so with the big lens, would it be one end to the arca plate and the other to the lens foot?
I think we will put up a page about this on the blog and make it part of our online instruction manuals, but here is the lowdown:
The Cinch 2 is just as adaptable as the Cinch 1. Aside from some little enhancements and the hardware change, it's the same basic strap.
The vast majority of users are running something in the Canon 7D/5D size range with a medium size (usually one of those ~18mm-124mm) lenses. For those users, you will want to attach both points of the Cinch to the bottom Arca plate. Alternatively, if you are running a Membrane Connector with another plate, use the Membrane Connector on the left and attach to the Left Top bracket.
Either of those connections works well. We think mounting both points to the bottom is optimal, but the difference between it and mounting to the top bracket and bottom is really just a tweak. Don't over think this too much!
If you have a short, lightweight lens like a 50mm or 35mm, give the top left and right brackets a try. As the lens gets heavier and longer (think, L glass) and the body gets taller (think: 1D, Nikon D4 or anything with a grip), top mounting becomes cumbersome. For a lightweight, short lens, street shooting setup, top mounting works pretty well!
If your lens is long enough to have a foot, attach the front of the Cinch to the lens foot (with a PodMount, available very soon), and the rear Cinch strap to the bottom (Arca Plate, PodMount or Membrane Connector). We call this Cradle Carry, and it works quite well. When the camera is Cinched down, it tends to ride with the body up high against the back and the lens facing down, right below your elbow where it is very easy to control.
If you run a really lightweight camera like a T1i, Sony RX1, Micro 4/3 sorta system, don't buy a Cinch. Our system is really engineered for cameras with some weight on them. For the tiny cameras, the Cinch is massive overkill and will sorta get in the way. We love small cameras, and once we get the Cinch launched and the system built out, we have something in the pipe for the smaller cameras called the Luma Lux. I will say no more about it.