We ran across a new Kickstarter today called the, “Fusion Plate.” The idea solves something that I’ve known has been a problem plaguing sports photographers for a very long time. I’ve heard it for two years over my times of going to tradeshows and while working at B&H Photo. The Fusion Plate will let you quick attach your Black Rapid or other quick strap onto the botton of the camera. Then when you want to move it to a monopod, you can detach the strap quickly, flip up the port, and attach it to an Arca Swiss head.
This might not only work swimmingly for professional sports photographers, but also those shooting a high school/college game. In order to come to fruition, the Kickstarter needs to reach $7,500. Head over to the Kickstarter page and check it out for yourself. Fair warning though: the music is quite terrible in the video.