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

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JoeSchmoe007 Regular Member • Posts: 286
What are these things connected to the strap mounts in this video?

Take a look at this: https://youtu.be/QInx0200I4g?t=623 (Canon EOS RP Complete Auto focus Guide for video at 10:23)

On the right side of the camera there is this red "thingy" hanging off the strap mount. I saw them in multiple YouTube but can't figure what they are. I guess some sort of strap replacement but what is is and how is it used?

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Jack Calypso Contributing Member • Posts: 818
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Looks like Peak Designs Anchor Links: https://www.peakdesign.com/products/anchor-links

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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?

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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?

Jack is right. They will not release accidentally and they are rated at over 200 pounds. I use them biking and hiking with no worries. The Peak Slide is the only strap I ever use now.

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Rawpaul Senior Member • Posts: 2,538
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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?

They are brilliant , I use them for years now

on all my camera bodies , and never had any problems

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Blokfluitist Contributing Member • Posts: 811
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Rawpaul 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?

They are brilliant , I use them for years now

on all my camera bodies , and never had any problems

Me too - I have four of these connectors on my camera, enabling me to attach different straps in different ways depending on what I'm carrying and how I want to carry it. Brilliant design and completely reliable.

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ColoPhoto Regular Member • Posts: 105
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I've used peak design camera straps with those anchors for several years now, and have no problems whatsoever! The strap is comfortable, and you can adjust it with one hand.  Check them out!

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cthetoy Regular Member • Posts: 174
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For me I like the Blackrapid design better. I have the Peak Design as well. Peak Design is well made however when Im wearing a tshirt I feel the Peak Design rubs against my neck when taking photos. Also on the Peak I did not like having one of the strap on the left or right side. Ive been using Black Rapid (Strap is at the bottom) and when I used the Peak the strap was tad annoying being on the side of the camera vs at the bottom like the Black Rapid design. I wish Black Rapid would make their strap material like Peak Design though

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cthetoy wrote:

For me I like the Blackrapid design better. I have the Peak Design as well. Peak Design is well made however when Im wearing a tshirt I feel the Peak Design rubs against my neck when taking photos. Also on the Peak I did not like having one of the strap on the left or right side. Ive been using Black Rapid (Strap is at the bottom) and when I used the Peak the strap was tad annoying being on the side of the camera vs at the bottom like the Black Rapid design. I wish Black Rapid would make their strap material like Peak Design though

I have two of my PD anchors attached to the bottom of my camera...

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phatgreatwall Regular Member • Posts: 173
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i'm on the contrary, i have the anchors and find them uncomfortable when attached the camera, as my hand grip always finds them in the way .  unlike a traditional strap which you can squeeze with your hand, these stubby anchors protrude quite a bit, so i find myself always having to make sure it's out of the way before gripping the camera.

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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.
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https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64562205

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tkbslc Forum Pro • Posts: 16,850
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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.
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https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64562205

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.

Marco Nero
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tkbslc wrote:

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.

Those figures for failure, given by Peak Design, are far too low compared to the number of publicly posted complaints that I have seen.  They had to redesign the tethers several times due to continued reports of failure.  I also know from personal experience that their "damage control" involves deleting complaints of design flaws - as recently as 2019.  If you want to use their products, you MUST accept the risks involved.  They accept NO responsibility for the loss or damage of your products.

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Jbs1978 Junior Member • Posts: 25
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I’m the opposite. Switched from black rapid to peak, the peak design hugs my back better when walking long distances.

Jbs1978 Junior Member • Posts: 25
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I have seen nothing but excellent responses from PD customer service both online and personally. They back their products well. Nothing is perfect but I am happy to trust my kit to their anchors.

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