Card wallet, bounce card, battery case, these are just some of the things I had listed as items under $40 that improve your photography workflow. I just found a new item to add to the list, Quiklips belt clips!
I stumbled upon this handy little gadget purely by accident and my curiosity was peaked immediately. As most of you know, I have transitioned from carrying gear on my shoulders and moved it to my hips instead by using the Think Tank Modular belt system and the Spider Holster. I love this combination and it’s made a huge impact on my performance and stamina on long days. One of my issues with it is that I really have to make a conscious decision about what I carry on my body. I only have so much room and right now, that includes whatever can fit in 3 lens pouches and whatever I physically carry in my hand. Sometimes this means that a flash isn’t always handy or within reach. The Quiklip belt clip gave me a quick and affordable way to resolve this issue.
It’s So Simple
Quiklip is comprised of two parts: a belt clip and a little nub that attaches to your flash with a powerful adhesive (sticker). The nub, once adhered to your flash, acts as a hook that you can then hang off the belt clip. Attach it to your belt, your bag, or to whatever you want to clip it on to and it instantly expands your carrying power. It doesn’t occupy that much space and it makes your gear so much more accessible. It’s so simple, it’s brilliant!
People have asked me if I’m at all worried about the strength on the adhesive that attaches the nub to my flash. I watched the video on their site and according to one of the creators, Dave Cheung, they’ve been using them since 2005 with no failures. I’ve been using them for 3 months now on my Canon 580exII and my Phottix Mitros+ flashes and have been checking on that adhesive connection constantly. Really, it’s attached quite securely. No issues there.
The belt clip also has a secure lock feature. Once the nub slides into what is essentially a holster, a lock mechanism keeps it from popping out. You have to put your finger on a release button to slide the hook back out.
There’s not much more to say about this gadget other than, you should go out and buy them. I love them so much I’m trying to think of how else I can use them. I’ve already attached them to my Phottix Odin trigger so I can have that handy all the time too. Needless to say, this item gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me.