Black rapid RS Sport strap

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  1. k5MOW

    k5MOW No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good morning all

    What do you all think of this camera strap Black Rapid RS-Sport Strap - Slimmer Version with Built-in Underarm Defense. I am seriously thinking of purchasing this. A couple of the reviews stated that the strap broke and the Cama drop to the ground. Has this happened to any of you. What is the quality of this product is it worth the $80.

    Thank you very much


     
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    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There are a number of threads regarding Black Rapid straps. Some people love them, others don't. I'm in the camp that loves them. I have a single (R7, I think) and a double and they see extensive use.
     
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    I've been using one for over a year now and I think they are brilliant, though I attach it via two parachord loops on the strap holding wire thingy rather than the tripod screw
     
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    Buckster In memoriam

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    I have a number of straps, including the BR straps, and I feel they're not at all worth the price they go for.
     
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    I don't have the sport model but I really like mine. I use it pretty much every week for sports and or photo walks.
     
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    charchri4 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd like to see what how that works exactly. I hang mine off the tripod mount via DIY strap and love it but not sure I want to try it with the 4 1/2 lb lens Fed Ex is bringing tomorrow...
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  7. k5MOW

    k5MOW No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Will the strap be able to fit on a tripod with the Arca Swiss mount without taking off the strap.
     
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    Depends on the mount. You can get another screw from BR that is designed to connect to the plate without having to remove it.
     
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    My black rapid has been through absolute hell, and still is as strong and fresh looking as the day I got it. i shoot a muddy race, paintball tournament, etc, and just throw it in the washing machine and it comes out looking brand new
     
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    Anyone concerned about carrying 6 lbs off the tripod mount?
     
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    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    :popcorn::popcorn: Probably :)
     
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    Here you go. Basically a doubled section with an overhand knot 3 times. I saw a picture of a couple of breakages of the camera body which convinced me this was the best solution. Plus I can get a tripod plate on too. I carry my 150-600 via the tripod mount on the lens when its on the camera
     

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