What are these things connected to the strap mounts in this video?

Started Nov 13, 2020 | Questions thread
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Re: Peak Design straps and tethers...

Marco Nero wrote:

JoeSchmoe007 wrote:

Jack Calypso wrote:

Looks like Peak Designs Anchor Links: https://www.peakdesign.com/products/anchor-links

A quick release for your camera strap! What a brilliant idea!!! The thing I never knew I needed.

As I said, I see them in a lot of videos. Are they reliable? I mean - can they unclip unintentionally?

The Slide Straps have been known to release (GIZMODO ran an article on this) and the red disk-like tethers themselves were/are capable of physically snapping. I was just writing about this yesterday in a different thread. Peak Design have acknowledged an issue in the past that literally caused cameras to detach and smash but refused to accept any liability for the damage (see links in thread below). I do not know if they have resolved these concerns.

Those reports are from 2014, with the first version of their product.  And it was very limited in scope.  (7 out of 1,000,000 customers)  They are now on version 4 of their quick release product.

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