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dervish99
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Jan 08, 2011 09:03 |  #1

Hi Guys, i'm after some coments from BR users, i am thinking about getting the RS% for my 5D MK2 + 24-105L. My main concern after the cost is the thought of walking around a city or busy tourist site with the camera sat behind my hip. I love the idea of how the strap operates but feel worried about the dangling valuable object shouting steal me. Do users feel secire with the way the camera sits, is it any less/more "snatch" proof than a normal strap?

cheers guys

Russ


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timbar21
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Jan 08, 2011 09:10 |  #2

I'd go for the RS-Sport over the RS-5. The padding is very comfortable (more so then the RS-5.
But I don't see one taking the camera away from you.


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Jan 08, 2011 09:14 |  #3

I've used the RS4 and RS5 straps for a few years now. I think it is actually more secure than a neck strap as it is more comfortable and you are more inclined to use it that a standard neck strap.


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Jan 08, 2011 09:15 |  #4

You can always drape your hand on the body for extra security.


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Jan 08, 2011 20:36 |  #5

lannes wrote in post #11597948external link
You can always drape your hand on the body for extra security.

This what I wind up doing. If someone really wants it, they might try cutting the strap; but aside from that, it's quite secure while you're wearing it.


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kingdavidd
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Jan 09, 2011 00:59 |  #6

i have both the rs4 and the rs sport, and prefer the rs sport, very comfy and feels secure


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Jan 09, 2011 01:12 |  #7

kingdavidd wrote in post #11602517external link
i have both the rs4 and the rs sport, and prefer the rs sport, very comfy and feels secure

on the rs sport is the plastic buckle still located on the back or relocated to the front?


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eeeksNYC
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Jan 09, 2011 01:36 |  #8

alternatively, you could look into the SunSniper steel strap...


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Jan 09, 2011 03:15 |  #9

eeeksNYC wrote in post #11602619external link
alternatively, you could look into the SunSniper steel strap...

this^^

It seems to have a strap system with less clutter and a steel cable running through it.


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Jan 09, 2011 13:36 |  #10

i have the rs-7 and have the buckle in the back. i just used a thick zip tie to secure it, $0.25 solution. If i am using my backpack, I just wear the blackrapid first, and then the backpack, which blocks access to the buckle. If i use my messenger bag, I just have the camera in the bag (camera strap under bag strap) so it doesn't bang on anything




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kingdavidd
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Jan 09, 2011 18:01 |  #11

itsmejson wrote in post #11602565external link
on the rs sport is the plastic buckle still located on the back or relocated to the front?

both front and back have the plastic buckle


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Jan 11, 2011 17:46 |  #12

kingdavidd wrote in post #11606431external link
both front and back have the plastic buckle

oh wow thats different? on the rs-7 it's only on the back. I really wish they would move that plastic clip to the front.


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petriej
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Mar 03, 2011 10:50 |  #13

+1 for the Sport. They have removed the RS-7's quick release from the Sport. The adjustment loop is on the back, and there is a plastic attachment ring on the front. I love this strap and will never go back to a neck strap. I haven't used any big glass with this strap, but recently used it with a 580EXII and a 50 1.4 at my nephews birthday party. It was a party full of five year olds and I couldn't be happier. I never had problems with the gear swinging around and it was always handy and ready for action. The camera balanced itself very well with the 580 and always stayed in place. I never experience any lunging or unexpected movement from the gear. I found myself continously saying "this is best thing I've ever purchased."


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Mar 04, 2011 15:38 |  #14

Im looking at the RS-5 also. It doesnt have the plastic buckle so no zip tying required. Ive also seen a cheaper version on ebay called the quick strap 2nd edition. Its only £12 but has a cheap looking connection to the camera but the black rapid fastenR can be picked up for £12 if you were worried about it giving you essentially the same strap for £12/£25.

People will argue its cheaper materials etc but its just a strap at the end of the day. My counter argument to that is that black rapid have vastly overpriced their straps.

In saying this I still cant decide myself

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Savas ­ K
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Mar 04, 2011 19:10 |  #15

All of these things are so overpriced. Luma Loop for example is $75.00! For a strap!




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