Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.
They appear all over the web: street fashion blogs and images are the thing of Tumblr and Instagram amongst many of the images that you see on Pinterest. The street fashion world is one of finding cool locations out in the busy streets of a city and capture a moment that looks candid. And to do that, you don’t need the most sophisticated of gear. However, the details and a vision can surely help.
Peak Design, the guys behind the Capture Clip which we reviewed here at The Phoblographer (both the original and the new pro version), have recently been funding a new product via Kickstarter, called the POV Kit. Basically, it’s an attachment for your Capture Clip, and it lets you use pretty much any camera like a GoPro. At Photo Plus Expo 2013, we got a short demonstration of the device, and we have to say that Peak Design seems to have done it again.
Peak Design is a company who has created loads of awesome products for the outdoor photographer–just ask all their Kickstarter backers. The Capture Clip was one of their biggest products and gained loads of popularity–even being carried at major retailers in the camera world. The clip is a belt accessory that lets you place your camera on your hip or around a camera bag strap with ease. The company made improvements to the product by taking advice from their KickStarter backers and came out with a new version.
Though our sample took some breaking in, in the end we’ve got nothing but praise for a company who commits so much to their customers. And if you’re the outdoor photographer type, this is the clip for you.
It’s not everyday that a company shows you a behind the scenes look at how they design their products. But the team over at Peak Design has put together a short on just how that happens with their Capture Clip V2. As you’ll see in the video, it’s a pretty intense process.
The video is meant to help promote the creation of their brand new Kickstarter which we reported on a while back. The company’s second version of the extremely popular clip has been redesigned based off of feedback that customers gave to the company.
We’ve got one in for review, and we’ll be telling you all about it very soon. But in the mean time, take a look at how they make it after the jump.
The Scarabaeus is a unique new camera clip that attaches to your belt. It’s made by hand in Germany, and consists of solid metal and soft leather. Unlike other camera clips such as the Peak Design Capture clip, the Scarabaeus does not use a tripod plate to connect with the camera. Though it does attach to the tripod mount, its locking system is proprietary. And while the Capture clip is clearly designed to be able to carry heavy and bulky DSLR setups, the Scarabaeus is aimed at smaller and lighter setups, such as mirrorless cameras or compacts. In this review, we take a closer look at the Scarabaeus and assess its pros and cons.
We previously reviewed the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip–the accessory that hit KickStarter a while back and took off. Then they updated their plates. In fact, we see them all over NYC. And now, the company is going to KickStarter again and citing the community as their very own board of directors.
The new product is version two of the Camera Clip. And this time around, they’re coming in both a pro and hobbyist version. The new accessory also has a new design, which includes making it lighter and slimmer. The Pro version is designed to function as a tripod clamp, works with more tripod heads overall, and also plays nicely with sling straps.
More details about the Standard and Pro are after the jump–along with their KickStarter video.