One of the main issues with sliding straps solutions like the C-loop and Black Rapid’s FastenR-3 is that they take away your quick release plate mounting point.
That means that you need to choose if you are going to use a tripod OR sling your camera each time you go on a shoot, and need to take the plate or connector off each time you wanna switch.
Custom SLR (the guys behind the C loop) aim at solving this problem (and a few others) with a new kickstarters project, the M plate (I wonder if they are going to run through the Alphabet).
The idea is to make a plate that connects both with Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss quick release systems while providing an array of additional mounting points for a strap, a hand grip and a few rig products which they say are in the pipe.
A short disclaimer, C-loop are DIYP sponsors, but we would have blogged the m plate anyway since it is so darn cool.
The M plate on Kickstarters.
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