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Mar 01, 2011 16:31 |  #16

Hermeto wrote in post #11890246 (external link)
No, it will not if you learn to use your strap properly!

BlackRapid straps have two latches (they call it Bumpers): one in front, one on the back of the carabiner you use to connect it to the camera.
Position the back bump where you want your camera to hang when you carry it, and close the latch.
Than pull down the front bumper, place it right next to the carabiner and close it too.
That way camera will not swing and it'll stay exactly where you want it to be.

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Probably there are some better video presentations, but in this one, at 2:24 you can see how it's done:

http://www.youtube.com …JKrqP40Nw&featu​re=related (external link)

Yours must be modified as two bumpers defeat the object of how the blackrapid is designed.

There should only be a bumper at the back to stop the camera swinging too far back (and also to bring the shoulder strap back into position if it moves).

The blackrapid is designed so that when you reach down and grab the camera and raise it to your eye it will slide up the strap. If there is another bumper as you describe it will be unable to do this and will make the use of it awkward as the whole strap will move when you raise the camera.

If you mean you only bring the front bumper down when you don't want it to move thats fair enough but my RS5 didn't come with a front bumper

Edit I have just looked at the video and the blackrapid site and it looks like you mean the RS Sport as that is the only one with two bumpers




  
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Mar 01, 2011 16:56 |  #17

xpfloyd wrote in post #11937646 (external link)
I would avoid the RS-7 as it has a plastic quick release clip on the BACK!:rolleyes:

All that a thief requires to do is hold your camera with the right hand and unclip the strap with the left. They would be gone before you had time to spin round and look. Crazy addition to what was a good looking strap (RS-4 / 5)

I have almost convinced myself to pull the trigger on a RS-5 purchase

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I personally have two black zip ties on that buckle, or you can go for this
http://www.blackrapid.​com/product/mods/buck/ (external link)




  
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Mar 02, 2011 00:03 |  #18

Won't go back to a regular strap... BR straps work great for me.


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Mar 02, 2011 00:52 |  #19

Andrew_WOT wrote in post #11937911 (external link)
I personally have two black zip ties on that buckle, or you can go for this
http://www.blackrapid.​com/product/mods/buck/ (external link)

Zip ties was my first thought, noticed the br cover too but the fact I'd need to do either bugs me


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Mar 02, 2011 01:55 |  #20

xpfloyd wrote in post #11940255 (external link)
Zip ties was my first thought, noticed the br cover too but the fact I'd need to do either bugs me

Go for RS Sport then, it has BRAD undearm support and no buckle on the back. Quite bulkier than RS-7 though.




  
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Mar 03, 2011 10:25 |  #21

Skids wrote in post #11937774 (external link)
Yours must be modified as two bumpers defeat the object of how the blackrapid is designed.

There should only be a bumper at the back to stop the camera swinging too far back (and also to bring the shoulder strap back into position if it moves).

The blackrapid is designed so that when you reach down and grab the camera and raise it to your eye it will slide up the strap. If there is another bumper as you describe it will be unable to do this and will make the use of it awkward as the whole strap will move when you raise the camera.

If you mean you only bring the front bumper down when you don't want it to move thats fair enough but my RS5 didn't come with a front bumper

Edit I have just looked at the video and the blackrapid site and it looks like you mean the RS Sport as that is the only one with two bumpers

There are two bumpers on the Sport. The back bumper to keep your gear from swinging too far backward, or you can set it so that your gear stays in front of you, or above your waste, whatever. The front bumper when set correctly pulls the bottom of the strap taught against your body when you draw the camera and adds an amount of support. I have the Sport and love it.


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Mar 03, 2011 15:52 |  #22

petriej wrote in post #11948306 (external link)
There are two bumpers on the Sport. The back bumper to keep your gear from swinging too far backward, or you can set it so that your gear stays in front of you, or above your waste, whatever. The front bumper when set correctly pulls the bottom of the strap taught against your body when you draw the camera and adds an amount of support. I have the Sport and love it.

I believe all of them have those bumpers. My RS-7 does for sure.




  
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Mar 09, 2011 16:45 |  #23

I like the idea of the stability that the Sport offers, however I have one concern. For the folks that have the Sport, do you guys find it a bit on the bulky side? (As compared with the RS-7)

I'm trying to find a compromise between stability and something that is less conspicuous. In short, I don't like bulky shoulder padding, but having my camera stay put while I move about is also a priority.




  
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Mar 09, 2011 17:25 |  #24

GrassJelly wrote in post #11989913 (external link)
I like the idea of the stability that the Sport offers, however I have one concern. For the folks that have the Sport, do you guys find it a bit on the bulky side? (As compared with the RS-7)

I'm trying to find a compromise between stability and something that is less conspicuous. In short, I don't like bulky shoulder padding, but having my camera stay put while I move about is also a priority.

The padding on sport is overkill. RS-7 with BRAD attachment will offer you the same stability/functionalit​y in slimmer profile.




  
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Mar 09, 2011 21:10 |  #25

GrassJelly wrote in post #11989913 (external link)
I like the idea of the stability that the Sport offers, however I have one concern. For the folks that have the Sport, do you guys find it a bit on the bulky side? (As compared with the RS-7)

I'm trying to find a compromise between stability and something that is less conspicuous. In short, I don't like bulky shoulder padding, but having my camera stay put while I move about is also a priority.

No, I do not feel that the sport is too bulky....after seeing it side by side with the other BlackRapid straps, I preferred its ergonomics and padding over the other straps. So far no complaints....


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Mar 09, 2011 22:18 |  #26

ChristopherMadison wrote in post #11991434 (external link)
No, I do not feel that the sport is too bulky....after seeing it side by side with the other BlackRapid straps, I preferred its ergonomics and padding over the other straps. So far no complaints....

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Mar 09, 2011 22:30 |  #27

Looks very similar...I'll know which I prefer soon as my RS-Sport should be here tomorrow. I'll evaluate it against my RS7. Curiosity got the best of me.


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Mar 10, 2011 00:09 |  #28

according to the pics, the straps can only be used on the left shoulder, correct? Is there a way to change shoulders EASILY during the day? I guess I am going to have to go try one on myself. Not sure this is for me.


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Mar 10, 2011 00:31 |  #29

ceriltheblade wrote in post #11992471 (external link)
according to the pics, the straps can only be used on the left shoulder, correct? Is there a way to change shoulders EASILY during the day? I guess I am going to have to go try one on myself. Not sure this is for me.

Neither RS-7 nor RS-Sport support right shoulder configuration, the pad has curved shape on both. RS-4 and RS-5 can be worn either way, the pad is flat, but they do not come with undearm support and not compatible with BRAD.




  
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Mar 10, 2011 01:21 |  #30

Aloha. Will an extra 7D battery or 2 fit in any of the RS-5 pockets? It looks (from pics and the video) like they will fit just fine in either one of the Joeys. Thanks guys.


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