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May 11, 2010 23:42 |  #1

after hours of research, I'm willing to take order blackrapid strap either RS-4 or RS-7. I need help choosing one of them ;) . The only thing I notice is there is curve on the shoulder pad or I'm missing something. Help me choose one :)


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May 12, 2010 00:05 |  #2
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I have an RS4 and I can imagine a need for curve in the strap. Love the RS4 BTW!


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May 12, 2010 00:26 |  #3

Funny I have been going over this for two days now and I to am trying to decide with one. I am kind of leaning towards the RS-7 but would love to hear from someone who has one. Or better yet someone who has had both.




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May 12, 2010 00:28 |  #4

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yea. hopefully someone can help us. where are you thinking of buying blackrapid?


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May 12, 2010 01:21 |  #5

unbeatable wrote in post #10165521external link
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yea. hopefully someone can help us. where are you thinking of buying blackrapid?

Ebay they have a few good dealers selling them. But I am still giving the Luma loop more serious thought seems many say they like it much more and from what I see I also like the looks of it. But the BR seems like it would be easier to adjust to you




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May 12, 2010 06:43 |  #6

love the RS-7. super comfortable. you will not be disappointed


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May 12, 2010 08:34 |  #7

I'm also in for a new strap and I heard many good things about the shoulder straps of blackrapid.

The difference between the RS 4 and RS5 is more storage place in the RS5, but I don't know the difference with the RS7..


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May 12, 2010 09:04 |  #8

I absolutely love my RS-5. I have no experience with the other 2.


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May 12, 2010 09:39 |  #9

Both of them are sitting in front of me now for a review for a local photography community / website. I've been using the RS4 for awhile now, and it's been good to me. I've always found it to be slightly bulky though. The RS7 solves this by whittling down on the foamy padding and making the strap padded area slightly harder. The RS7 is definitely more grippy, and will not even SEEM to fall off the shoulders like the RS4 often did. The RS7 is slightly weightier, and with the curve, it fits more to the body, making it feel super secure, but isn't as comfy as the RS4.

The RS4 has a zippered area for 2 CF cards or 3 SD cards. Helpful for some, a useless feature for others. Ymmv.


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May 12, 2010 10:20 |  #10

The RS-4 works (I own two). I will say it sucks since the pad will slide off your shoulder 100% of the time and I have to keep on readjusting. The BR even sucks more when you use the system on a 1d series.

I now only use the BR system as a tether system when I use my spider holster. In most cases I use the spider system without a BR but there are times where I'm in an area where footing may not be ideal so I'll tether it.

I almost pulled the trigger on the Cotton Carrier but the flash onshoe jetting out turned me off. I was intending for using the CC only for cycling. I've lost complete interest in that system after the spider can be used in many situations. I'm not a birder so wearing a CC with 400mm prime or larger does not interest me (great method for that with no flash).

If I was going for the BR system I'd go for the RS7 so it may help distribute weight better.


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May 12, 2010 13:00 as a reply to AlanU's post |  #11

thanks for the help guys I just ordered RS-7 from amazon. Its gonna be awkward to shoot vertical with RS-7. I'll try to figure it out to attach on the side of the camera when I get it.


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May 12, 2010 13:37 |  #12

Headshotzx wrote in post #10167015external link
Both of them are sitting in front of me now for a review for a local photography community / website. I've been using the RS4 for awhile now, and it's been good to me. I've always found it to be slightly bulky though. The RS7 solves this by whittling down on the foamy padding and making the strap padded area slightly harder. The RS7 is definitely more grippy, and will not even SEEM to fall off the shoulders like the RS4 often did. The RS7 is slightly weightier, and with the curve, it fits more to the body, making it feel super secure, but isn't as comfy as the RS4.

The RS4 has a zippered area for 2 CF cards or 3 SD cards. Helpful for some, a useless feature for others. Ymmv.

Hey Headshotzx You did a great review on the exchange messenger and I'm sure you will do a thorough review on these 2. Could you post up your reviews on the 2 straps? At the moment I am leaning towards the luma loop.


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May 12, 2010 16:56 |  #13

Check out the Luma Loop. Much simplier and less bulky.


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May 12, 2010 18:14 |  #14

RS-4 is much more comfortable than the luma, and I dont like that the luma doesnt have a stopper for the camera. i really noticed no difference in comfort between the 4 and the 7, but the 4 is easier to store in a smaller area when not in use. i dont think the price difference is justifiable.

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May 12, 2010 21:39 |  #15

Jonathan Taylor wrote in post #10170043external link
RS-4 is much more comfortable than the luma, and I dont like that the luma doesnt have a stopper for the camera. i really noticed no difference in comfort between the 4 and the 7, but the 4 is easier to store in a smaller area when not in use. i dont think the price difference is justifiable.

just my 2 cents...

Have you tried the Luma? So far your the first to say the BR is more comfortable. I do like the idea of the stopper though and I am still on the fence on which one I should buy. I also wonder how many people not liking the BR had the older version?




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