c2thew wrote in post #14916320
a bouncing trampoline is a good test, but not an excellent test. An excellent test would be having someone run through a trail (just like the capture clip) and then demoing the ruggedness of the product.
definitely not sold on the idea and at the price point.
I don't think many people would be running through trails as I don't think that was their intentions. If you're hiking, you'll put the lens in your hiking bag and you wouldn't be swapping lens while hiking. You also would want to limit what you have on your so its easier to navigate trails and forests. Capture Clip seems to be geared towards adventurers. Whether you're running or jumping, you're still bouncing up and down.
People are more worried about the lens coming loose and falling from premature twists of the lens. I think their market aim is probably for photographers who switch lenses a lot such as wedding photogs or at events.
A real test since it turns is to twist the hips side to side or with a hula-hoop
Lifeinpictures wrote in post #14916387
Seems like an absurd amount of money for what it does at $80 a pop. The designer is too greedy.
I thought it was $80 for 3. Will pass on this one.
Don't forget, these people are not big name companies. Money is required for R&D (making prototypes) and actual production costs. Majority of costs goes to sourcing materials, making molds, assembling them and finding a company that will do all this.
The more that is made, the lesser the cost of production. $80 for 3? I do agree that $80 is pricey but at $27 a pop isn't realistic. Maybe $40-50 if it was made by 3rd party that has the finances to produce these in mass quantity and have a contract already with a manufacturer.