At Photo Plus Expo 2013 I met the folks from Custom Brackets. They saw me using my BlackRapid Strap and they pulled me aside to show me something. It was the Prototype to their C-Plate. This American made camera plate for sling straps is customizable. It works with either Arca-Swiss style or Manfrotto RC2 series quick release type tripods.
The C-Plate also works with Sling straps and holsters so they don’t twist around. The C-Plate is built to always have the assembly tool available by having the allen wrench is stored within the camera plate. The C-Plate doesn’t block access to the battery door either. The C-Plate sits flat and never requires you to take your shoulder strap or holster pin off the plate. This is because the connection point is offset. The prototype of C-Plate weighs only 2.2 oz. and they expect to cut it down to less than 2 oz. in final production.
The prototype that I got to play with really caught my interest and is now a KickStarter project. the funding period is Nov 5, 2013 – Dec 10, 2013 (35 days). I tend to be cautious how I carry my cameras and I was comfortable with the build of the prototype. More details are after the jump.