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Peak Design looks to put cameras on a Leash

Peak Design looks to put camer...
The Leash in sling configuration
The Leash in sling configuration
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Neck strap, sling, tether...
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Neck strap, sling, tether...
The Leash was designed to work with the Capture Clip
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The Leash was designed to work with the Capture Clip
The Leash works as a video stabilizer
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The Leash works as a video stabilizer
Certain Kickstarter pledges are packaged with the Capture
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Certain Kickstarter pledges are packaged with the Capture
The Leash works with the Capture Camera Clip as a safety strap
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The Leash works with the Capture Camera Clip as a safety strap
The Leash works with the Capture Camera Clip as a safety strap
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The Leash works with the Capture Camera Clip as a safety strap
The Leash uses simple anchors and clips to quickly attach to the camera
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The Leash uses simple anchors and clips to quickly attach to the camera
The Leash was designed to be versatile and easy to use
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The Leash was designed to be versatile and easy to use
Each Leash comes with four anchors
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Each Leash comes with four anchors
The Leash works as a video stabilizer
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The Leash works as a video stabilizer
Thanks to its adjustable size, the Leash works as sling or neck strap
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Thanks to its adjustable size, the Leash works as sling or neck strap
The Leash in sling configuration
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The Leash in sling configuration
The anchors can attach to any loop
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The anchors can attach to any loop
The anchors attach with a simple, secure cow hitch
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The anchors attach with a simple, secure cow hitch
The Leash as a neck strap
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The Leash as a neck strap
The Cuff is a smaller version of the Leash that wraps around the wrist
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The Cuff is a smaller version of the Leash that wraps around the wrist
Quickly reconfigure the strap during a shoot
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Quickly reconfigure the strap during a shoot
The Leash was designed to be as small and unobtrusive as possible
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The Leash was designed to be as small and unobtrusive as possible
Pocket-sized hardware
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Pocket-sized hardware
The Leash and four anchors
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The Leash and four anchors
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Feeling pretty good about last year's Capture Camera Clip, Peak Design is back with another camera-hauling accessory. The Leash is a versatile strap that carries and holds your camera in all kinds of convenient ways.

Peak Design originally envisioned the Leash as a safety tether for the Capture clip. While working on that design, the company realized that it had much more potential. It developed it into a versatile strap solution with several easily configured forms.

Peak Design's system uses small anchors that tie around any loop on a camera or piece of gear with a simple cow hitch/lark's head knot. The leash itself snaps into the anchors with its glass-filled nylon resin clips. The Leash is 60 inches of seatbelt-style webbing that quickly adjusts into a neck strap, sling, safety tether or video stabilizer. As was its original intention, it also works seamlessly with the Capture Camera Clip. It is designed to work with cameras of all shapes and sizes and can hold up to 200 lbs (91 kg).

The Leash works as a video stabilizer
The Leash works as a video stabilizer

There's also a second model – the Cuff – that is similar to the Leash, only smaller. It is 8 inches of webbing that functions as a hand strap and can be carried as a bracelet.

Peak Design believes the Leash solves some of the problems common to other camera straps and keep up with even the most active photographers. The system is designed to be easily attached and removed, versatile enough to keep pace with different cameras and lens configurations, lightweight, and inexpensive. The materials are small enough to slide into a pocket when you don't need them and simple enough to install in seconds.

Peak Design has launched the Leash on Kickstarter, as it did with the Capture clip. It has already shot well past its funding goal and hopes to get certain Kickstarter orders shipped in time for Christmas.

The Leash will retail for US$40 and come with four anchors when it officially hits the market. The Cuff will retail for $20 and come with two anchors.

Source: Peak Design on Kickstarter

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2 comments
Joris van den Heuvel
This must be the first time I ever looked past my Spider Holster. Looks promising! Unfortunately, no way to try before I buy, which will probably mean no sale.
socalboomer
You know - the hand strap is easily done with a dog-collar! I use the tripod mount and a dog-collar clipped into it. Works extremely well and I can use it both portrait and landscape positions. . .
and it's way less than $40. . . :D unless you get the studded collars. . .