Difference Between Capture Versions

Since 2011 we've launched 3 generations of Capture. Here are the different versions and how to tell 'em apart.

Version 1 (2011-2013)

Distinctive features: 4-pronged clamping bolts. Knurled metal twist lock. Square red quick release button. Arca plate with neoprene pad. Die-cast plate and body with black powdercoat.

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Capture v1 was our very first foray into designing and manufacturing products. Looking back, we now think it looks like it came from the '80s, but in a kinda cool way.

Note that later versions of Capture v1 came with one of 3 "Pro Plates." These quick release plates were machined and anodized with red pads, and designed to accommodate Arca tripods (ARCAplate), Manfrotto tripods (DUALplate), or smaller cameras (MICROplate). See Below:

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Left to right: Capture v1 + ARCAplate, MICROplate, and DUALplate

 

Version 2 (2013-2017)

Distinctive features: Completely redesigned, more rounded & ergonomic body. Round clamping bolt heads. Round twist lock head. Rounded quick release button with built-in locking mechanism.

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When we first launched v2, it came with one of 3 quick-release plates. They were the same 3 plates that came with v1:capturev2plates.jpg

Left to right: Capture v2 + ARCAplate, DUALplate, and MICROplate

Later we launched Capture Standard, a version of Capture with a glass-filled nylon backplate and a die-cast tripod plate. We renamed the all-metal version CapturePRO, and created a single machined plate for it with screw-in tripod adapters called PROplate:

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Left: Capture Standard. Right: CapturePRO.

We also offered Capture v2 with one of 3 adapter kits for carrying additional devices:

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Left to right: CaptureP.O.V., CaptureBINO, CaptureLENS

Version 3 (2017-now)

Distinctive Features: Significantly smaller, lighter, lower profile. All-machined and anodized body and plate. Body even more rounded and ergonomic. Comes with 2 sets of bolts: thumb and hex drive. No more twist lock. Round metal quick release button that can be turned to engage safety lock. Available in 2 colors, black and silver.

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With v3 we really simplified the Capture SKU assortment. There's one clip. And there's a bunch of plates. You can get the clip + Standard Plate (Capture), or just the clip (Capture Clip-Only). Then you can add on whatever additional plates you want:

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Top: Capture v3
Middle: Standard Plate, Dual Plate
Bottom: Bino Kit, P.O.V. Kit, Lens Kit

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