Peak Design Micro Clutch is a low-profile hand strap for your mirrorless camera

May 16, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Peak Design Micro Clutch is a low-profile hand strap for your mirrorless camera

May 16, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Peak Design has announced its new Micro Clutch hand strap for mirrorless cameras (back here). It’s an update to the company’s popular Clutch for DSLRs (buy here). While many of the company’s products go straight to retail these days, Peak Design is taking to Kickstarter for this one. It’s been a good platform for them, and the Micro Clutch is Peak Design’s 11th Kickstarter campaign.

The new Micro Clutch is designed specifically for the smaller form factor of modern mirrorless cameras, which are much smaller than the DSLRs of the past. It features a recycled aluminium baseplate with a sliding screw slot to fit many different models of mirrorless cameras and a stitchless hypalon hand pad with rotating pivot points for comfortable fit and easy transition between holding and shooting.

There are two models of Micro Clutch available. There’s the “I” (upper case “i”) model that covers the vast majority of mirrorless cameras, and there’s an “L” version for mirrorless cameras like the Nikon Z9 (buy here), Canon EOS R3 (buy here) and other cameras that feature a built-in vertical grip.

While it might not look like it in the photo above, Peak Design says that the new Micro Clutch allows easy access to the battery slot. The plate holds a hidden tool that allows you to quickly loosen the plate and twist it out of the way of the battery slot to swap out as needed. When you’re done, swing it back around, tighten it up, and hide the tool back in the plate.

Price and Availability

The Peak Design Micro Clutch will have an MSRP of $64.95 once it goes on general sale, although that’s not happening just yet. For now, you can head on over to Kickstarter, where they’ll be available for a discounted price during the campaign. It’s expected to go on sale via the usual retailers in July.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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