Alternative to PeakDesign Clutch for Pen-F (or other smaller mirrorless)

aukirk

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Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for a Clutch-like strap that would work for the Olympus Pen-F? I rarely find myself using the full wrist strap lately. I have really liked using a finger strap with a smaller RX100, but the Pen-F is a bit heavy and uncomfortable for that. I am drawn to the idea of a strap that would run from the tripod mount to the side lug, but this article seems to suggest that the PeakDesign Clutch is not going to work well with the Pen F:

https://support.peakdesign.com/hc/e...g-Clutch-with-mirrorless-other-small-cameras

Anyone have any experience or alternative suggestions?
 

barry13

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Hi, I use the PD Clutch on my E-M1 mkI, and it's fine.

But I agree that if the camera has no front grip to curl your fingers around, it may not work well.
That's going to be true of any clutch strap, not only PD.

Do you have a front grip on your F?
 

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JJC have a clutch in two variants, one with a fold out base and one with an ARCA Swiss mount. I ordered the Arca swiss base but they ended up shipping the fold out base. I accepted their offer of a partial refund and kept it as too much bother to return.
HS-PR01M
HS-PRO1P

The one I ordered is below, I do like the safety strap.

I had mine on a EP-5 with aluminium grip. As mentioned not sure how these would work without the grip, still ok but you would have to hold on to it not just let in hand in your fingers from the grip.

One thing the JJC seems ok and cheap enough that if you don't like it, nothing lost.

 

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I like the Peak Design strap a lot - and use it on a smaller Pentax DSLR (the KP).
On my Pen F, I have been using an Artisan & Artist strap - the one they call 'Easy Slider' - which really works very well, as well.
Hard to say which strap I prefer more, but both are excellent - and both would work well with either a Pen F or other small-ish mirrorless bodies. Good luck!
 

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Before adding ECG-3 to E-M10-II, I used simple cheap wrist band like https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32957841103.html. Stopped using it when ECG added.

Clutch style IMHO fits better with larger grip cameras (and shutter button positioned more forward). Wrist band can secure camera in hand significantly when wrapped properly.
 

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Before adding ECG-3 to E-M10-II, I used simple cheap wrist band like https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32957841103.html. Stopped using it when ECG added.

Clutch style IMHO fits better with larger grip cameras (and shutter button positioned more forward). Wrist band can secure camera in hand significantly when wrapped properly.
That shutter position is well worth remembering I found that with the EM10 MkII I had to loosen the cuff to enable my finger to reach back to the shutter release. One reason why I liked the safety loop. But in the end the camera was so small that the PD wrist strap was better.

For the price that wrist strap looks very nice.
 
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