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Kickstarter: Peak Design Launches Low-Profile Hand Strap for Mirrorless Photographers

Micro Clutch is the perfect balance of comfort and security and is Peak Design’s 11th Kickstarter

SAN FRANCISCO (May 16, 2023) – Peak Design, the worldwide leader in camera carry solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Micro Clutch: A minimalist hand strap specifically designed to meet the needs of mirrorless photographers. Micro Clutch will be launched as part of Peak Design’s celebratory 11th Kickstarter and represents a return to Peak Design’s roots in camera carry.

Given their compact size, Mirrorless cameras are often shorter than the width of a hand and lack the robust hand grip found on larger DSLR bodies. Gaining a secure grip on these cameras can be difficult. However, specific features of Micro Clutch, such as a recycled aluminum base plate with a sliding screw slot, and a stitchless hypalon hand pad with rotating pivot points, allow photographers to customize their fit while safely and comfortably moving between both carrying and shooting positions.

In addition to comfort and grip, Micro Clutch allows photographers to gain fast and easy battery access–a limitation of other mirrorless hand straps. Using a cleverly hidden adjustment tool, photographers can loosen the Micro Clutch’s base plate with one 360° turn, release the base plate, and open the battery door without needing extra tools or worrying about dropping parts.

“Our original Clutch hand strap has been a perennial favorite amongst our core photo customers but it’s been clear that the photography industry as a whole is moving towards the use of powerful, smaller bodied mirrorless cameras,” commented Peak Design Founder and CEO, Peter Dering. “Micro Clutch strikes the perfect balance between minimalist design and optimal comfort and grip. Not only are we excited about the product but we’re happy to reconnect with our endemic photo community through a new product and our 11th Kickstarter,” continued Dering.

Photographers can choose between different models of Micro Clutch depending on their make and model of mirrorless camera. An “L” style base plate for bodies with built-in grip and “I” base plate for straight bodies without grip.

Micro Clutch (MSRP: $64.95) will launched for presale discount on May 16, 2023 on Kickstarter–Peak Design’s 11th campaign–and become available direct-to-consumer in Early July.

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About Peak Design
Since 2010, Peak Design has been building innovative carry solutions with a simple overarching design directive: make the best things. The idea for our first product was born on a motorcycle trip through Southeast Asia and has since expanded to include a cross-functional ecosystem of bags, pouches, slings, straps, clips and now mobile. We’ve won applause along the way, but we’re most proud of the fact that we’re 100% crowdfunded and 100% employee-owned. We’ve raised $34.4 Million through 10 Kickstarter campaigns to become the world’s most successfully crowdfunded company. This allows Peak Design to stay investor- free and focused on the things that matter most: designing great products, fostering happy employees, and taking care of our customers and the natural environment. Learn more at

Meike releases Drop-in Filters for the Canon EF-EOS R adapter

Meike has released a new series of Drop-in lens filters, compatible with Canon Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R (Amazon USAmazon CAAmazon UKB&H PhotoAdorama) and Meike Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter Series (Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, Adorama).

Each Drop-in filter has a wheel on the side of the frame that allows the user to rotate the filter to get the look you want in the right position of the frame.
  • Compatibility: Enable Canon EF/ EF-S mount lens to fit Canon EOS-R mount mirrorless cameras
  • AF support and Aperture control: Supports auto focus function; the built-in electronic contact allows you to control the aperture of the lens directly through the camera.
  • EXIF Transmission: the design of gold-plated PIN brings excellent signal transmission.
  • Image Stabilization: Built-in stability makes your focus more accurate and clear.
  • Dust and water-resistant.
  • Metal construction: The metal body ensures durability and enhances the user experience.
  • Weight: 138.9grams (with VND)
  • Size: 2.87 X 0.95 inches
PRICING: All Filters are cross compatible with 4 adapters (MK-EFTR-C, MK-EFTE-C, MK-EFTZ-C,MK-EFTM-C) and the Canon EF to RF adapter with drop-in filters
Check out our full list of 3rd party adapter list and our review of the Meike Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter:

Review: JJC KIWIFOTOS KE Series R5 C R6 Extended Eyecup Eyepiece

Overview : KIWIFOTOS KE Series Long Camera Eyecup is specially designed for select cameras. It adds comfort to eyes and reduces the contact from nose to monitor. Made of premium ABS plastic and silicone material, it is soft and durable, allowing more comfortable viewing when camera is held to eye. Simply slide to install, the eyecup mounts to the camera’s viewfinder securely and protects the viewfinder from dust, moisture and scratches. During shooting, it reduces interference by blocking stray light and studio lights from entering the viewfinder. Covering a broader area around the eye than the original’s, the extended eyecup is available to high-bridged nose and greatly enhances your concentration during long shoots. In addition, the use of eyecup doesn’t affect the normal use of the sensor and LCD monitor.

Comes with a screwdriver, convenient for you to detach the original eyecup and then attach KIWIFOTOS long eyecup.

Features :
  • Extended eyecup adds comfort to eyes and reduces the contact from nose to monitor
  • Premium silicone material made, soft and durable
  • Easy to install and fits the camera’s viewfinder securely
  • Protects the viewfinder from dust, moisture and scratches
  • Reduces interference by blocking stray light and studio light from entering the viewfinder
  • The use of eyecup doesn’t affect the normal use of the sensor and LCD monitor

Review: Mcoplus Replacement BG-R10 Vertical Battery Grip for Canon R5 C R6 II

Overview : This BG-R5R6/MCO-R5R6 Vertical Multi-function Battery Grip comfortable to hold, strong stability, and effectively suppress hand shake. Great rubber-coat give better hand feeling and extra weight help balance the camera and telephoto lens and anti-shake. There is a standard 1/4 screw hole at the bottom of the handle for mounting on a tripod. It also has a positioning hole, which can be more firmly fixed on the camera head when shooting video.

Enables high-volume shooting using up to two battery packs (LP-E6NH), this BG-R5R6/MCO-R5R6 battery grip power pack is a replacement BG-R10 and will effectively double your shooting time.Suitable for outdoor photography. [NOTE: LP-E6/LP-E6N battery can only supply power to the grip, does not support the grip charging function, Use the MCO-R5R6 grip charging function please use LP-E6NH battery.]

Vertical shooting function on the BG-R5R6/MCO-R5R6 Multi-function battery grip with the feeling as horizontal shooting, suitable for portrait shooting. This Vertical battery grip with quick control and main dial for easy horizontal and vertical shooting; and other functional buttons and dial wheel for easy, quick and multi-functional operation.

Features :
  • Vertical Multi-functional Power Battery Grip as Replacement BG-R10 for Canon EOS R5 R5C R6 DSLR Camera , Battery Holder for Up to Two LP-E6 LP-E6NH LP-E6N Battery.
  • Can hold one or two LP-E6 LP-E6NH LP-E6N Li-Ion batteries - effectively doubles the recording capacity and extends the recording time. It can be used as an additional power source for the camera. With ON/OFF switch, it can also work as a backup power for Canon EOS R5 R5C R6 DSLR Camera.
  • Professional edition with vertical-grip shutter-release button, shutter button, AF-ON button, multi-function button, main dial, etc. can be operated directly from the battery grip, making vertical shooting as easy as horizontal shooting, increases the shooting stability and enhances the handle feeling.
  • By using a PD-E1 power adapter, you can charge the built-in battery/batteries inside the battery grip from the camera USB port.
  • It provides enhanced flexibility and not only helps to keep your hand in vertical and horizontal position, but also provides a stable platform for taking portraits, still life shots and other subjects that require a vertical format.

Review: Hejnar Photo Canon RF 70-200mm 100-500mm Arca Swiss Tripod Lens Plate

Overview : Lens Plate for Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens and RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L USM Lens. D061 and D065 can be used with cameras with battery grip. D060 may interfere with battery grip and not permit 360 collar rotation.

Features :
  • D061 = 2.25 inches long, 1.50 inches wide, Weight: 1.2 oz (33g), 3/8 inches thick plus 0.2 locating pin
  • D065 = 3.160 inches long, 1.50 inches wide, Weight: 1.75 oz (50g), 3/8 inches thick plus 0.2 locating pin
  • D060 = 3.750 inches long, 1.50 inches wide, Weight: 2.4 oz (67g), 3/8 inches thick plus 0.2 locating pin
  • Compatible with: Markins including level release clamp, Really Right Stuff, including level release plate, Arca Swiss, Wimberley, Kirk, Photo Clam, Foba, Vanguard ABH Series Ball Heads (ABH is Vangaurds only Arca-Compatible series), Custom Brackets, Jobu Designs, Acratech, Benro, LeoPhoto, Sirui, Sunwayphoto, FLM, SmallRig, Other Arca Swiss type products
  • Precision C.N.C. machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Black hard coat anodized surface
  • Stainless steel hardware

Review: Hejnar Photo Canon R5/R6 Arca Swiss Camera Plate D064

Overview : Hejnar Photo Quick Release Arca Type Lens plate for Canon R6 and R5. Double-dovetail design allows for dual clamping surfaces on rail. Plate incorporate Quick Detach socket to attached a standard push-button QD mount. Use the QD socket to attached a standard push-button QD mount. QD system has been used for years by industries around the world including NASA, law enforcement and military agencies. The design inhibits accidental removal, especially when the camera is hanging from the strap. Attach your favorite strap to the clamp, then mount the clamp to any of Arca Type plates, L-brackets or foot replacements.

Features :
  • 3.530 inches long, 1.50 inches wide, Weight: 1.65oz (47grams)
  • Precision C.N.C. machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Black hard coat anodized surface
  • Stainless steel hardware

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