Quick release hook thingy

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by sushi, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2013
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    Syukri
    Hello,

    I don't know what this product is called or if it even exists, I am trying to look for a hook thingy with a secure "lock" like in the picture below

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    But in a smaller form, especially the connector, similar to the one below

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    The reason for this is because I want to connect them to my Gordys Strap, so that I can have a secure quick release hook thingy. I like to choose from my hand strap and neck strap depending on what I plan to do that day. I'm trying to achieve something similar to what this guy is doing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpssrLfSteI but more secure with the lock like the one in the first picture.

    I'm not even sure if this even exist, but if it does, could someone tell me what it's called and where to get them? Thanks :)
     
  2. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
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  3. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Liking biner or carabiner. For the dinky ones try outdoor sports/sporting goods places, or gun stores (just a guess on the latter)
     
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  4. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2012
    Chad
    yeah BR sells them
    http://www.blackrapid.com/products#accessories

    I have one of there setups ? I ended up changing mine out to what is called a QD setup like this
    http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG540/slings

    am now using the spider setup :) but for straps that QD setup rocks !!! super solid consider this military uses them on guns a thing soldiers life counts on to support a weapon !! so my camera is easy

    but super quick to get on and off which I like the BR setup kinda sucks in a way

    had a really bad iPhone vid how I had it on my em5

    [video]http://chaddahlquist.com/forums/m43/qdsling.mov[/video]
     
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  5. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  6. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Syukri
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, but what I'm looking for is something more specific. I'm looking for a small "snap hook" with the swivel but has the "carabiner" lock mechanism (the twist) like the black rapids one to prevent the hook from opening accidentally. I'm just afraid that the hook will accidentally come off the the camera/strap :eek:
     
  7. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2012
    Chad
    that BR link if you scroll down is pretty much the exact thing
    this:
    http://www.blackrapid.com/products/connectr
    even has videos of how they work

    or that ebay link is cheaper ? now that freaks me out cheap junk often is but then again I did not like the BR prefer the QD setup :)


    they are not going to come loose ? they had a issue at first before the screw locks but seems they got them figured out my issue is more the way it connects at the swivel part scares me a bit :) hahahaha

    but they won't unscrew and the camera won't fall off the only thing you have to do is once in a bit check the screw in part that goes into the tripod socket some have had them loosen up

    I used the BR for one season ? liked more than two straps but updating the clip thing to the QD for me was handy but my style I like to be able to have my camera free for way over head or super low and quickly get back why I finally went to the spider belt system


    but doubt you will have it fall off as long as you screw it down :) a bit of faith in the gear is tough sometimes though :) hahahahah
     
  8. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Syukri
    Yeah it's almost exactly what I am looking for, I just want a smaller version of that, I probably should have started with that :redface:

     
  9. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2012
    Chad
    AHHH OK makes more sense now :)

    you ever look at anything in tackle line up ?

    http://www.anglerscenter.com/gamefi...s-rigging-supplies/escape-proof-snap-swivels/
    or just a regular large swivel for like the #150 lb size setups or so they are about 2 inches or so long ?

    it would be light in weight ? not something I would be wanting to take on and off all day long though ? but for taking on and off once in a while ?
    since they are made for fishing they will be strong and won't pop loose ;) if you are like me I don't trust to cheap stuff myself when it comes to clips and my gear :) but that is me :)
     
  10. Dewi

    Dewi Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 11, 2014
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    Dewi
    I don't think you'll get a small caribiner with a screw lock. If it's any help, I've used a smallish snap lock caribiner for years on my camera bag to attach my small tripod and it's never once come off. Whether I'd trust one to hold my camera though, I'm not sure. couple of ideas here

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Quic...or-DSLR-DC-Camera-Sling-Strap/1318805723.html

    Looks like this one is small and locks the clasp down

    http://picclick.com/LEATHER-KEYCHAIN-Carabiner-Boat-Anchor-Snap-Shackle-111125753774.html

    Also try looking for a "Lobster Clasp"
     
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  11. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Syukri
    I agree with you. That's why I'm hesitating :whew: Like you, I don't trust cheap stuff either, especially when it's clipped to my gear. I'm probably going to take it on and off depending on my mood, so it needs to be solid.

    Was tempted to get this http://www.buckleguy.com/g1801-1-4-nickel-plate-swivel-bolt-snap-solid-brass/ but as I've said earlier, I'm not too keen on buying "cheap" items that will hold my gear together. That's why I'm asking here if anyone knows any specific item that is made for photography :redface:

    My other option would be getting the Gordys Sling and just use the connector from the sling... But that's an expensive solution

     
  12. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2013
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    Syukri
    Thanks for the suggestion, that would probably be good but... Like you said, I wouldn't really trust these to hold my camera, I might just have to go for the Gordys Sling then

     
  13. WasOM3user

    WasOM3user Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Lancashire, UK
    Paul
    Just something to consider is that I found using metal connectors on straps tended to quickly mark/wear away the finish on the cameras (both my film cameras are marked because of this).

    Because of this I have gone over to the peak design leash/cuff as this has even allowed me to take off the triangular clips on my EM-5 as well as all the metal parts being covered by plastic but still quick release.
     
  14. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    What I have done is stolen small triangular split rings from an old camera strap, and threaded those the attachment point on the camera. Lays flatter than a ring, and then I have the sheet metal clips on the end of mu strap.

    Sent from my LG-P769 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  15. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    This is what I have done as well, as I have never found a snap hook thingy that was not huge overkill. Some of the smaller lobster clips seem attractive but the ones I have seen are all die cast and thus pretty weak. These guys: http://www.berkeleypoint.com/index.html have a lot of interesting hooks and clips too but nothing that I found to be really right for me. In a few cases, I have used steel fishing line and some of the split and welded rings that are used with it.

    The QD rifle sling hardware is bigger and heavier than I would like but it works and it is bulletproof. Pun not intended. Here's an example; the QD "barrel" is connected to the camera using a piece of steel fishing line, like 80# test, in heat-shrink tubing. I did find that the fishing line tended to catch in the split ring and fray -- actually I had one that broke. So I now connect the line to a tiny welded ring and then the welded ring goes into the split ring.
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    If you find what you're looking for be sure to let us know.
     
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  16. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    How small? - can you give the dimensions? I have used many snap hooks for many uses and never had one fail. They do not release accidentally as easily as you think. I have never seen a real small snap hook with a lock but I have seen some moderate sized ones. The lock takes up space and makes it harder to build it small. I assume you want one that can attach to the neck strap lugs and I doubt one that small exists. I recommend you find a good one without the lock in the size you need and give it a try. Another option is to have a ring{keyring type or the triangle type used by many camera brands} fitted to the lug and then attach the snap hook to that. Here are several moderate size snap hooks with lock.

    http://www.amazon.com/DSLRKIT-Trigger-Snap-Hook-Camera/dp/B007BKK4QC

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trigger-Sna...houlder-Belt-Strap-Lock-DSLR-DC-/251094805091
     
  17. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2013
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    Syukri
    I'm planning to use Gordys Strap with the lug protector, so far so good with my hand strap. Just want something that will easily come on and off since I like to change between neck strap and wrist strap.

    Hmmmm the peak design looks interesting, will do a bit more research on that. How do you like it so far?

     
  18. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2013
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    Syukri
    I am looking into something like this small http://www.buckleguy.com/g1801-1-4-nickel-plate-swivel-bolt-snap-solid-brass/ maybe about 2 inch in length max.

    For now I might just use the split ring connector from Gordys Slings as seen in the picture below, it's the smallest I could find and should be quite robust as it is made for cameras.

    connectors2.

     
  19. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2013
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    Syukri
    Found what I want from http://www.leicatime.com/ (MANNNN the website is confusing as hell! :whew:)

    WristBlackFastenerWpadWarn.

    A quote from the website:
    "I tested the fastener with a 12 kg weight, and it was OK, But, snatching it strongly and repeatedly still with the 12 KG weight hanging, after several violent snatches (6/7), it broke, then it's up to you...The good news is that the special metal of it is LESS harmful to the camera lug !"

    Not too confidence inspiring.... But... the maximum weight of my gear will only be about 1kg... soooo should be okay... Gonna try and contact the person if he's just selling the fasteners...
     
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  20. Dewi

    Dewi Mu-43 Regular

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    Dewi
    Excellent, Syukri - I like that a lot. I see what you mean about the website though, it's an adventure isn't it? Let's see a photo of it on your camera when it arrives . :thumbup: