When I talked about the new, improved Peak Design Cuff the other day, I suggested that I’d quite likely be trying out the new Leash. And so I have, and here it is.
Like the Cuff, it comes in a neat little box:
Which opens up to show the goodies:
And unpacks to reveal all:
Along with the strap you get four of the new, thinner anchors, a small plate for attaching to the tripod screw on the bottom of the camera and an allen key for tightening the screw that holds the plate to the camera. The idea is that with an anchor on the bottom of the camera, it’s all more comfortable to use in sling mode – where you wear the strap across the body rather than around your neck or over one shoulder. As I generally use the X-T2 with the battery grip attached, I use the provided bar for attaching an anchor, so I don’t really need the plate, but I could see it being useful if I’m walking around with one of my bigger lenses attached – using the tripod foot to attach the plate might help balance the weight a bit better. Oh, and you get another sticker with a reminder to register your product on its back.
Here’s a closer look at the neat little plate:
It’s really very small – clearly designed to be less likely to get in the way of battery compartments, which might have been an issue with previous models.
The strap itself is the same kind of webbing as the Cuff, and also available in Ash Grey or Black. I went for the grey. There are adjustment points at both ends, which use a loop. Simply slip a finger in the loop and pull to change the length. This is easier than the already quite easy adjusters on my Slide strap, which I think were the same kind used on the previous Leash model.
Here’s what the adjusters look like:
And here’s the kit attached to my X-T2
As you can see, it’s a quite thin strap – just over half the width of the Slide. I’ll be using it sling style, as I think that’s how it’ll work best, and will be less likely to dig into me.
As with the cuff, if you want instructions, watch the video:
And if you want to know more, watch the design video:
Nice kit – worth a look.