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Using Capture clip with bigger camera/existing plate?

 
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Dec 18, 2017 23:02 |  #1

I have the 5D Mark IV with either a 70-200 F4L IS or a 16-35 F4L IS lens along with an L-bracket.

After seeing the Capture v3 released and recently hiking with someone who used Capture (albeit with smaller setup), I'm extremely tempting to give this a go. Having the camera hanging by my waist on the shoulder strap proved difficult and uncomfortable a few times.

The biggest things I worry about is:
- Using it with my existing L-bracket
- The size/weight and comfort (or discomfort) that may come with that in my setup vs a smaller mirrorless setup? It also seems with v3 they have removed the "pro" version but keep a newer pro pad?

I definitely don't want to remove my L bracket, so I wonder about it "sitting further out" given that I'd be attaching a plate on top of a plate...

Surely I'm not unique in this situation - anyone else using a similar setup? What are your experiences?


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Dec 19, 2017 00:00 |  #2

I don't have experience with the v3, but the original version I have held my 5D2 gripped with a 70-200 f/4 IS on my hip decently well. Albeit, I didn't go hiking with the setup, but it held nicely for working with a second camera. It did hang down and bang into my thigh slightly but I think that was due to the third party grip giving a bit. The pad helps significantly (didn't have it as an option in v1, but they introduced it on v2) from any torquing from the setup against your belt/straps and keeps it from digging into your side.


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Dec 19, 2017 00:51 |  #3

The L bracket may be problematic, but I've been using the clip w/ a 7D(I/II) + 100-400 (I/II) since they released the v1 and the weight's never been an issue. It doesn't work well as a belt solution, but clipped onto a shoulder strap it's rather brilliant, IMO.


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Dec 19, 2017 13:26 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #4

If you want to use a belt, you really do need that pro pad they introduced with the v2 of the clip. It will work with your v1 clip.


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Dec 19, 2017 16:28 |  #5

The idea is definitely to use it on backpack strap, not belt


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Dec 19, 2017 16:28 |  #6

Snydremark wrote in post #18521484 (external link)
The L bracket may be problematic, but I've been using the clip w/ a 7D(I/II) + 100-400 (I/II) since they released the v1 and the weight's never been an issue. It doesn't work well as a belt solution, but clipped onto a shoulder strap it's rather brilliant, IMO.

Just curious why do you think the L bracket would be problematic?


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Dec 20, 2017 11:50 |  #7

The camera will definitely extend out slightly but not much. With a 70-200 mounted onto your backpack strap, it may get in the way when hiking due to its length.

Due to the size of the v3, they had to remove the tripod mount on the backside. Also, I think they did a survey and not many people used it. I'm currently using the PRO with a friction arm to hold my 7" monitor for when I'm doing YouTube videos. Gives me quick and easy access to tear down my setup when I need to.


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Dec 21, 2017 22:16 |  #8

kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #18522020 (external link)
Just curious why do you think the L bracket would be problematic?

When you start layering brackets and mounting plates, everything just tends to get too bulky


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