Cinch

Comfortable, Adjustable, and Stable
It’s time to upgrade your camera strap

You want to take your camera everywhere. We’ll help you with that.

Unlike stock camera straps, Cinch is quickly adjustable. Cinch it down and you can walk around the park, climb a ridge, ride a bike, whatever. Then, when the moment is right, you can easily loosen it to take the shot.

Our Cinch sliders are made out of a unique carbon-ceramic polymer we call Lumidium. They feature a super smooth adjusting action that lets you quickly change the length of your strap, yet they hold tight and secure when under tension. With one slider on each side, you easily and quickly modify the length to suit your current need, whether that’s carrying your camera around your neck, off one shoulder, or across your body. Move seamlessly from one style of carry to the next without missing a beat.


You need a camera strap that’s comfortable. You got it.

Our unique shoulder pad conforms to your body and has just the right amount of stretch for all day comfort.

Constructed from neoprene and elastic webbing assembled with a unique center zig-zag stich—nobody else puts this much time into making a shoulder pad—Cinch is as comfortable against your neck as it is across your shoulder. With understated details and leather end tabs, it looks good everywhere you wear it, no matter what you’re wearing.

Sized to meet the needs of most photographers, Cinch works out of the box for almost everyone. However, if you’re a bit outside the norm, we offer small and large webbing replacement kits to meet the needs of all our customers.


Born adaptable. Configure it to meet your needs.

By itself or with a Plate, PodMount, or Membrane connector, Cinch adapts to your gear.

If you have a regular or large SLR, get the Cinch with Plate. It works with any Arca-compatable quick-release tripod clamp. Even if you don’t have a tripod clamp, the plate provides the most options for a stable carry. Already have a quick release plate? Get the Cinch with Membrane connector. Made from a super strong thin fabric called Hypalon—the same stuff used on Zodiac™ boats—the membrane fits between your camera and your existing plate. Have a small SLR and don’t want to cover up battery doors? Check out the Cinch with PodMount, our most minimal camera-bottom connection option.


Buying Guide

To accomodate your camera, Cinch comes in four variants. Which one should you get? Here’s our best guidance:

The Cinch with Plate is recommended for most photographers

Our plate is designed to give you two camera strap mount points on the bottom of your camera and is the optimal solution for cameras ranging in size from the Canon 60D or Nikon D7000 up to the largest pro bodies like the Nikon D4 and Canon 1D series.

The Cinch with Podmount

Smaller SLRS—such as the Canon Rebel and Olympus OMD—are small enough that a plate might cover up a battery door or the like. For these cameras, a Podmount uses the absolute minimum amount of space on the bottom of your camera.

As well, if you have a long 70-200mm lens with a tripod foot, you might want to consider a Podmount to attach one end of your Cinch too. It makes for a very stable way to carry your rig.

The Cinch with Membrane connector

If you already have a high-quality straight or L-bracket plate that works well for you, why would you give that up? You don’t need to. Our Membrane connector is just the ticket.

Just a Cinch, hold the rest

If you have a smaller camera—such as a Canon Rebel, Olympus OMD, Panasonic GH series, or a Fuji X series camera—with small to medium lenses and want to take advantage of the comfort and adjustability of of the Cinch without attaching it to the bottom of your camera, then the basic Cinch will do the job.

As well, if you already have a plate that has a strap mount attachment point, the basic Cinch is a great option.

Specifications

With two areas of adjustment on each side of the shoulder pad, Cinch adjusts from a minimum of 34.5in (57.5cm) to 57.5in (146cm). This range fits most photographers. A handy way to think about it is in t-shirt sizes. If you wear a M, L, or XL t-shirt, Cinch will likely fit you just fine without a second thought.

For smaller photographers that want a more snug fit, we offer a short webbing kit that removes 3in of adjustment on each side allowing for a minimum length of 28.5in (72cm).

For larger photographers that want a more generous fit, we offer a large webbing kit that adds 5in of adjustment to each side allowing for a maximum length of 67.5in (171.5cm).

Our plate is made of the same carbon-ceramic Lumidium that our Cinch sliders are made of and its dovetail is sized to the unofficial standard for Acra-compatible plates. Its overall dimensions are 2.39in (6.07cm) by 1.54in (3.91cm) and it is 0.39in (1cm) thick. We validated our design by testing with clamps from a variety of makers, including Really Right Stuff, Acratech, and Kirk. In addition, our plate can be fitted with two small stop screws (supplied) for clamps that support them.

Every material we use is orders of magnitude stronger than needed to carry a camera. Every part has been evaluated and considered for continuous and punishing usage. Everything has been engineered to a ridiculous level. Carrying a one to six pound camera isn’t a problem.

Instructions

Cinch is simple and straightforward to use. Plates and Podmounts attach to your tripod socket. Membrane connectors go between your existing plate and your camera. After that, it’s simply a matter of attaching your Cinch to whichever combination of attachement points is most convienent and comfortable to use.

For more information, see our detailed instructions.