Mounting Capture on a belt (VIDEO)

Capture v3 attaches to any backpack strap or belt up to 2.5" wide (or if you have an older version of Capture, 3" wide). When attaching Capture to your belt, here are some pro tips to optimize your experience:

  • Tighten your belt. When your belt is secure, your camera will be secure. For the most hilarious results, tuck in your turtleneck and hike your pants up to your nipples.
  • Use a thick, sturdy belt for best results. Thin fabric belts tend to sag when you put weight on them. A nice sturdy leather belt will keep your camera very secure.
  • Make sure the quick-release button is pointed downwards. This lets you release Capture with one hand. Some people prefer the button on top where they can see it, and that's fine too.
  • Wear Capture on the front of your belt, towards the center of your body. This position places your camera and lens in a protected location, and allows a photographer to walk and even sit while their camera is secured in Capture.
  • With long lenses, Capture works best on the side of your hip. This lets you move around without bumping the lens with your leg.
  • Try moving Capture in different positions around your waist to find out what is most comfortable. Depending on your activity or style of movement, Capture may work better to your side, above your pants pocket, or further in towards your center.
  • Try adjusting the angle at which Capture sits on your belt, as well as the angle at which the plate is screwed into your camera. This will cause your camera to sit at different angles on your body.
  • Try Capture with Pro Pad for additional comfort and stability with heavier cameras.

Movie Time

We're working on an updated Capture setup video. Until then, enjoy these oldies:

Here's an old video with some belt setup tips at about 1:50:

Here's a comically old video (shot back in 2011-ish) on tips for attaching Capture to your belt.

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