About this project
Funding has ended on Kickstarter, but you can visit peakdesignltd.com to order all of the products on our Kickstarter Page and more!
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THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING BACKERS
Thank you, thank you, thank you. We hate clichés, but we’d be doing you an injustice if we didn’t say that we literally couldn’t do this without you. And yes, we know that is a somewhere between a double and quadruple negative. We don’t care – we’re excited and we freaking love you folks.
This is more than just designing new products to help photographers carry their cameras. This is a way of running a business, and ultimately for the Peak Design team, a way of living our lives. Our Kickstarter backers, many of whom supported us during Capture v1 and Leash/Cuff, make it possible for us to spend our time doing exactly what we want to do: design rad photography gear and enjoy putting it the hands of people who appreciate it. The funds generated from this campaign will support the research, design and development of newer, better solutions to problems that camera owners face. As we do this we will continue to look to you, our most die-hard, passionate supporters, for feedback and direction.
Once again, thank you for your generous support!
QUESTIONS? ANSWERS IN THE FAQ!
Whether you're a new backer or existing backer, we've got a massive (we're talking laughably long) FAQ at the bottom of this page. We bet you'll find you'll find an answer there!
WHAT IS CAPTURE?
We believe Capture is hands-down the best way to carry your camera. The beauty of it lies in its simplicity. Capture is a compact metal clip that lets you carry your camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. Its unique quick-release system keeps your camera rigidly secure, yet instantly accessible with the click of a button.
Capture frees you from cumbersome camera straps and holsters and lets you go anywhere and do anything with your camera safe and in reach, making sure you never miss another shot. Whew, it feels good just typing that.
Along with Capture v2, we're launching 2 new accessories:
SO WHAT'S NEW IN CAPTURE V2?
Back in 2011, Peak Design launched the original Capture Camera Clip right here on Kickstarter. We’ve spent the past 2 years building our team and reinventing our solution from the ground up, incorporating feedback from our thousands of awesome backers and customers. Here's a high level look at what is new in v2...
To walk you though the big new things one by one...
- There's a Standard and Pro version now: Hobbyists and beginners have different needs than serious pros and adventurers, hence 2 versions of our clip. Read the "Capture vs. CapturePRO" section below to learn more.
- Beautiful new ergonomic shape: The new Capture looks sleek and stunning - but the new shape is more than just eye-candy. We’ve redesigned it to give you total comfort no matter where on your body you wear it. We also redesigned the clamping bolts to make them easier to screw down, even if you’re wearing gloves.
- Lighter and slimmer: We’ve trimmed the fat, making our (already compact) product lighter, slimmer and more unobtrusive. See FAQ for size specs.
- Better security features: We created 2 new secondary locking systems to give you more security options. A safety lock has been added to the quick-release button, giving you a quick and easy way to prevent accidental release. For maximum security, the all-new twist lock tightly clamps your camera in. The new twist lock also stabilizes your camera if you’re using Capture as a tripod clamp. Wait - did we just say you can use it as a tripod clamp?
- That’s right, it works as a tripod clamp too (PRO): CapturePRO has a ¼” tripod mounting hole in it’s back plate. This means you can put it atop your tripod or monopod and have a fully functioning quick-release clamp for your camera.
- Works with more tripod heads (PRO): CapturePRO comes with one of our three PROplates. These plates offer compatibility with more tripod heads (ARCA and Manfrotto RC2) and camera types (SLR and Compact Mirrorless). See the FAQ for info on choosing a plate.
- Works with sling straps (PRO): Capture, equipped with the standard plate, is designed to work with Leash and Cuff using our micro-anchor attachment system (see FAQ). CapturePRO, equipped with one of our PROplates, works with Peak Design straps as well as classic sling-style straps made by companies like BlackRapid®. PROplates feature a special load-bearing D-ring that lets you attach your sling strap directly to your camera when you’re not using Capture.
CAPTURE VS. CAPTURE PRO
Here's a look at Capture, CapturePRO, and the different quick-release plates that you can get with them:
WHAT CAN I GET BY SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT?
If you to like go places and do things with your camera, you'll get a big fat treat. In addition to Capture v2, we've got some amazing new accessories. Behold:
Capture®: The standard entry-level version of Capture has a glass-reinforced nylon backplate and comes with our standard quick release plate (see FAQ for details). Pre-order at the $50 reward level.
CapturePRO®: Our flagship professional version of Capture features an all-aluminum body and comes with one of 3 PROplates. It can be used as a tripod head and is compatible with multiple tripod systems, as well as sling straps and hand straps (see FAQ for details). Pre-order at the $65+ levels. Also, note the limited "Naked Edition" early bird specials!
PROpad™: This accessory (for all versions of Capture including v1) provides additional support and padding for folks who want to use Capture with heavy camera/lens/battery grip combinations, or those who are just looking for maximum comfort. Projected delivery in September. Included at the $95+ levels, or you can order it "a la carte" for $20 by selecting the $1+ reward. This may seem obvious, but note that the PROpad is only useful if you have Capture.
POV Kit: We formerly called this the "GoPro® Mount," but we've renamed it because it we've broadened it's capabilities. This accessory lets you use Capture as a rigid, positionable video-capture mount for your GoPro®, or other brand POV camera, or your point-and-shoot camera. This means you can take POV video from any backpack strap, belt or strap-like object. The GoPro® Mount is best suited for Capture v2, but works with v1 too. Projected delivery in October. Included at the $95+ levels (except the Early Bird Special).
Leash & Cuff (not pictured above): Leash is our quick-connecting, uber-versatile camera strap. Cuff is our quick-connecting minimalist wrist strap. We launched these straps on Kickstarter in 2012. Included at the $150+ levels.
WHAT ARE THE REWARD LEVELS?
We would love your support, and created reward levels based on what we think you'd love to get in return for your generosity. See the FAQs for information on adding individual products to your reward a la carte.
PROPAD: USING CAPTURE WITH BIG OL' CAMERAS
Got a heavy camera/lens/battery combo? Watch this video to see how PROpad™ + Capture is the ultimate carrying solution for you:
Based on feedback from our customers with super-sized rigs, we’ve developed a supportive pad accessory that makes Capture an ideal solution for even the bulkiest of cameras. We call it the PROpad™, and whether you have a large camera/lens/grip or you just want extra comfort when carrying your gear all day, this is the accessory for you.
PROpad™ allows you to side-load or top-load your camera into Capture when you wear it on your belt, and it can be worn on your backpack strap as well. PROpad™ is constructed from super-tough Hypalon and has a gel-like compression-molded EVA foam back pad. We expect PROpad™ to be ready to ship by September.
POV KIT: USING CAPTURE WITH GOPRO & POINT-AND-SHOOTS
Want to know what the POV Kit is all about? First, watch this video.
If you can attach a DSLR to any strap or belt, then why the heck shouldn’t you be able to do that with a POV video camera? Well, we’ve got good news for you. Soon, you’ll be able to use Capture (any version) to mount your GoPro® camera directly to any backpack strap, belt, or strap-like substrate to capture point-of-view video in exciting new ways. This accessory will also let you take POV video using other brand POV cameras, as well as point-and-shoot cameras. We plan on having it ready to ship by the beginning of October.
We care immensely about the quality of our products. 8 different materials go through 15 different transformation processes to produce 26 different parts for Capture v2.
This video gives some insight into how these raw materials are processed and assembled to become Capture. It also shows how closely we work with our manufacturing team in Wuxi, China to bring Capture to life. We filmed all of the footage in this video during a recent week-long trip to Wuxi to hash out our final production process for Capture v2, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed filming it.
REWARD FULFILLMENT, SHIPPING, AND TIMING
When this campaign ends on August 23rd, all backers will get a survey sent via email. We'll ask you to provide your shipping address, and you'll also specify which quick-release plate you want (if you pre-ordered CapturePRO®) and which items you want from the a-la-carte menu. Until then we don't need any shipping info from you - so just sit back and relax. You deserve it!
We have every intention of shipping Capture® and CapturePRO® starting shortly after our funding campaign ends, no foolin'. That means most of you will be receiving your rewards in the month of September, international backers maybe early October. Leash™ and Cuff™ will also be shipping immediately after the campaign ends.
The PROpad™ and POV Kit might take a little longer to ship. We're still finalizing our supply chain for those products. We don't want to hold up shipping of Capture, so for that reason these accessories may ship separately. So you might get your rewards in 2 shipments. We won't make you wait too long though - we should have them ready to go in October.
If you've chosen one of our limited Naked Edition early bird rewards, your CapturePRO Naked Edition units, your reward should be on it's way! If you haven't gotten a shipping notification from us, please check your Kickstarter messages immediately.
We kindly ask international backers to add a single $15 amount to their pledge to cover shipping. If you have questions about international shipping, please see our FAQ.
Risks and challenges
Supply Chain Risks
Holy smokes, have we learned a thing or two about our supply chain over the last two years! One of the main ingredients in making Capture V2 an outstanding product was improving our supply chain by selecting the right manufacturers, the right materials and the right processes. We can't even begin to convey how monumental of a task this has been, but the short and sweet answer is that it's paid off - we have a high-quality product, and we have a much higher confidence in our ability to build lots of them, and do it on time. But, things can still go awry. A supplier may slip a deadline or their machines might break down or they might run out of a certain type of paint. Those things would delay fulfillment.
Design Risks for Future Products
PROpad™ and the GoPro® Mount are not quite as far along as Capture V2. PROpad™ has a complete design but we still need to create packaging for it. the GoPro™ Mount is getting a couple small tweaks to the final prototype. We anticipate these products being ready in September, but it could take a bit longer if we have to do any major redesign work. Highly unlikely though.
Acts of God
We're based in San Francisco. That means we could have an earthquake. Or we could have a massive spur-of-the-moment parade involving wacky costumes and public nudity. Or, God forbid, the Dodgers could come to town. Whatever happens, we'll get through it together. We promise.
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