One of the most frustrating problems when I’m shooting an event is having to go back to my camera bag if I want to change lenses. Capture Lens is designed to hold your unused lenses and allows for speedy exchange of of your optics as you work. Currently the system is designed to work with Canon EF, Nikon F or Sony E/FE mounts.
Capture Lens is made from glass-reinforced nylon with machined aluminium bayonet mounts and also comes with two bayonet caps to keep dust and water out of the unit.
You can attach up to two lenses at a time, and the adapter swivels freely for quick lens changing. The system works exactly like the bayonet mount on your camera. Your lens will automatically lock into Capture Lens by you twisting until your hear the lock click.
To release the lens you simply press the red quick release button and twist. The lens kit attachment fixes to a Capture plate, which you can attach to any strap up to 3” (7cm) wide. So you can attach the kit to a belt, backpack, bag etc.
Again, this is a well thought out and clever piece of kit, which will undoubtedly be useful to event and wedding photographers who need to work with more than one lens in quick succession. It makes it easy to keep lenses at hand and certainly speeds up the workflow. Capture Lens is surprisingly lightweight, which takes a bit of getting used to.
To begin with, I wasn’t convinced that the kit could hold and support larger lenses but actually, it is pretty tough! It’s not the quickest to put together, so I’d recommend having the plate attached to your belt etc. in advance and do make sure that you’ve attached it correctly and forcefully.
If you’re the kind of photographer that works with a variety of lenses on the move, this will be a really great piece of kit to invest in.
I was quietly impressed by all three products from Peak Design – it’s clear that they’ve been well thought out and time and effort has been put into them. I’d be happy to have any of these items in my camera bag!
Price: $89.95 / £88.95 | Web: peakdesign.com