There are two versions of the Micro Clutch, the L-Plate and the I-Plate. The ‘L’ refers to the shape of the Micro Clutch’s base plate, it’s not an L-bracket like the 3 Legged Thing Alfie.
The L-Plate is for cameras with a pronounced hand grip while the I-Plate version is for more flat-fronted cameras. Both Micro Clutches are compatible with the Peak Design Travel Tripod, Capture Clip, and straps.
The Micro Clutch is fiddly to fit first time as the bolt that holds the base plate needs to be screwed in to the right depth in the camera’s tripod bush to allow the plate (with or without the tripod plate) to be aligned and slid into position. The bolt can then be tighten to give a secure grip.
Helpfully, there’s a tool for tightening and loosening the bolt hidden neatly in the base plate, however, it’s a flat screwdriver type with the blade at 90° to the shaft, which makes it a bit awkward to use.
It’s important that the tool is quick to hand because the base plate also needs to be loosened to access the camera’s battery compartment, and in some cases the memory card slot.
With the base plate mounted, the Hypalon strap can be fixed through the camera’s strap lug. The idea is that your index finger remains free to press the shutter button while your next two fingers slide through the strap to keep the camera safe. It works well but you may need to spend time getting the strap length right.