Peak Design has announced the Micro Clutch, a low-profile hand strap specially crafted to meet the unique needs of mirrorless photographers. This is Peak Design’s 11th Kickstarter campaign, and the launch of the Micro Clutch sees a return to the company’s origins in camera carry innovation.
Mirrorless cameras such as the Nikon Z8 and Canon EOS R6 II are known for their compact size. Unfortunately, the small size often means compact handgrips, making it challenging to achieve a decent purchase. However, the Micro Clutch is specifically designed to address this issue. It features a recycled aluminium base plate with a sliding screw slot and a stitchless hypalon hand pad with rotating pivot points. These elements allow you to customise the fit while effortlessly transitioning between carrying and shooting, ensuring comfort and safety.
In addition to its ergonomic design, the Micro Clutch offers a practical solution for quick battery access—an often overlooked aspect in other mirrorless hand straps. With the cleverly hidden adjustment tool, photographers can loosen the base plate of the Micro Clutch with a simple 360° turn, releasing the plate and enabling easy access to the battery door. This eliminates the need for additional tools and eliminates the risk of dropping parts.
Peter Dering, the Founder and CEO of Peak Design, expressed his excitement about the Micro Clutch, stating, “Our original Clutch hand strap has been a favourite among our core photo customers, but we recognise that the industry is shifting toward powerful, smaller mirrorless cameras. The Micro Clutch perfectly balances minimalist design and optimal comfort and grip. We’re not only thrilled about the product itself but also about reconnecting with our endemic photo community through this new offering and our 11th Kickstarter campaign.”
To cater to different mirrorless camera models, Peak Design offers different models of the Micro Clutch. Photographers can choose between an “L” style base plate for bodies with built-in grips and an “I” base plate for straight bodies without grips, ensuring a perfect fit for their specific camera.
The Micro Clutch is available for presale discount starting May 16, 2023, on Kickstarter as part of Peak Design’s 11th campaign. It will be available for direct-to-consumer purchase in early July. For more information about the Micro Clutch and to secure your own, visit the official website at https://bit.ly/42TOkTm.