Peak design strap failures

imahawki

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I don't understand what exactly failed. I bought the cuff/leash combo and have been pleased do far but I definitely don't want my E-M10 crashing to the ground.
 

Droogie

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The cuff / leash is not affected - mine are totally sturdy and I love them. Totally different design on the anchors. This advisory is for the new anchors and slide design.
 

Reflector

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Interesting failure mode with the leaf spring.

Edit: Looks like it only affects the newer anchor design and not the Cuff/Leash anchors.
 

RamblinR

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Was just looking at purchasing this product.
After something that works in the same manner so I can move between neck strap and wrist strap with ease.
Anyone know of other systems like this or a DIY one.

Thanks
 

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I like the OpTech small camera strap systems...the quick micro connecters are perfect for the m43 bodies. I can switch from standard neck strap, to light duty sling strap, to a cuff strap in seconds.

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beanedsprout

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To clarify:

Only the new anchors have this flaw.

The anchors will not fail in the middle of use. They have to be pushed out before the link is connected. So if you have a new slide or clutch or set of anchor links, make sure it's secure first. Then you don't run the risk of it coming apart.

A new batch of redesigned anchors is on the way that should solve this problem. But if you bought a slide or clutch you already know this.

Leash and cuff are unaffected.

I think that's about it. Hell, they didn't even send me my anchor links because of the problem and now I'm just waiting to get all of mine replaced I still use my Slide in the meantime, I just push on the anchors to make sure it's seated before I connect it to my camera. No big deal.
 

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