View Full Version : how to use r-strap in conjunction with a bag?
15th of June 2010 (Tue), 06:40
Hi - I'm looking at the R-Strap (or equivalent) for use at festivals or otherwise long shoots (I'm a music photog) and was wondering how people use these in conjunction with camera bags or other lens holders. I currently use a neck strap and a camera bag slung across the body to my right side - exactly where I'd naturally want the camera on R-Strap to hang. I'd prefer not to get invested in a belt system or something, but am not sure how to have both the benefits of a quick strap system and access to my other zooms and primes. I suppose I could swing the bag over the other shoulder but I've tried that before and it just feels unnatural.
wondering what others have done, if anything.
15th of June 2010 (Tue), 06:51
I would think you either need to do the criss-cross thing or maybe use a back pack style camera bag. You could use the r-strap on same shoulder as bag, you'd just have to adjust so one rode on your hip and the other a bit higher, but I don't think that would be comfortable.
In your shoes I think I would go backpack.
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15th of June 2010 (Tue), 07:50
Just get a FastenR-2 from Black Rapid and a karabiner to fit, then use the exisitng strap on your bag to act as the sling strap. This is basically what I have done with my sling bag.
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