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May 12, 2011 20:16 |  #31

I just bought a RS-4. It's wonderful. The RS-7 has a curved shoulder pad that probably won't slip as much as the straight one on my RS-4. The RS-4 does slip a little at times but it isn't a big deal.

They're a little expensive, but they work very well. I think it's the way to go.


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May 12, 2011 20:17 |  #32

Wow, I'm surprised there is so little support for the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. When I was looking for a strap a few months ago, everyone was suggesting that one!

I ended up buying one and I'm VERY happy with it. It's comfortable and rugged and it's stealthy...which is kind of nice...


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May 12, 2011 20:21 |  #33

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Has anyone who uses the BlackRapid straps encountered any problems with the Fastener either on your body/grip or on a lens ring? My 2 main concerns that I have about buying one are A) the strap material, as I've heard it's the best quality nylon webbing strap, and B) whether or not the Fastener attachment can/will come unscrewed while in use...and thus my camera falling right to the ground.

Mine hasn't, but for insurance, I bought some OP/Tech straps for it from B&H for 6.95. They have a loop on one end and a male and female buckle on the other. They're sold as a pair. so all you need is one package.

I simply looped an end around the strap lug on the camera and the other loop on the square part of the rapid strap and buckled them together. It's nice insurance. :cool:


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May 12, 2011 21:30 |  #34

I use jock straps


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May 12, 2011 22:17 |  #35

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May 12, 2011 22:24 |  #36

Another vote for the Crumpler


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May 12, 2011 22:57 as a reply to  @ Cokeman's post |  #37

Black Rapid for me. I've used Optech, Canon and Domke as well, but the BR4 is the one that works the best with my gear.


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May 13, 2011 04:09 |  #38

LowriderS10 wrote in post #12399032 (external link)
Wow, I'm surprised there is so little support for the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. When I was looking for a strap a few months ago, everyone was suggesting that one!

I ended up buying one and I'm VERY happy with it. It's comfortable and rugged and it's stealthy...which is kind of nice...

Haha, I use one on my FX and I have a cheap one for my t70. I have a tendency to buy more straps than I need. And yes you are correct, a great strap. So many choices so few bodies to attach them to!


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May 13, 2011 04:59 |  #39

fiveohmike wrote in post #12397134 (external link)
Ya was looking at the Black Rapid stuff, but wondering if anyone has used it....maybe a single diaganol camera strap with padded neck for single camera holding.

Well, just returned from a 3 week Panama canal trip and, for me, the Black Rapid strap was a revelation. The camera dangled well out of the way, my shoulder and neck did not ache despite carrying a 5DII and lens all day, it was a doddle to bring the cameras to your eye and it even worked well with a flash attached.

Despite concerns over knocking the body against walls, it was actually safer for me than around my neck. With my old strap, I'd often find the camera dropped onto tables etc. when I leaned over.

The only negative is that it has to be removed when you want to use a tripod. So, if you need both a strap and a tripod, it might not be the best bet. But for toodling around sightseeing, I highly recommend it.


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May 13, 2011 05:06 |  #40

I love my optech straps for my canons.. very comfortable and makes the camera feel lighter. I use Artisan and artist straps for the leica's so I can snob out lol.


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May 13, 2011 05:09 |  #41

+1 Optech Pro, just got it and it's made a huge difference!


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May 13, 2011 05:23 |  #42

I actually use a knockoff of the BR strap...Carryspeed CS-1. It does the job, holds the camera securely, does not feel 'cheap' at all.

http://www.carryspeed.​com/ (external link)

Best of all, only $28 bucks on ebay. Looks like they are out of stock again, they sell quick! It took about 3 weeks for them to replenish, they seem to be a relatively small company.


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May 13, 2011 09:07 as a reply to  @ bsp's post |  #43

I use the Black Rapid RS-7 at work all day and I love it. Usually I'm working with my hands alot and doing other crap so i can just lock it out of the way when I don't need it. I also just received the RS DR-2 double strap that I'm gonna try out at a wedding tomorrow. It will be very nice not having to fumble with regular shoulder straps : )


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May 13, 2011 09:26 |  #44

LowriderS10 wrote in post #12399032 (external link)
Wow, I'm surprised there is so little support for the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. When I was looking for a strap a few months ago, everyone was suggesting that one!

I ended up buying one and I'm VERY happy with it. It's comfortable and rugged and it's stealthy...which is kind of nice...

Industry Discrace stealthy? You're kidding, right? The pad is huge! Crumpler themselves call it "weightlifter wide" and "thick like a weathergirl".

I've been using the Domke Gripper lately. I like it because it is small and not bulky. For heavier lenses, I'll switch to my Luma Loop, which I bought for the same reasons -- small and not bulky. I had the Black Rapid 5, but sold it because it was too bulky to wear and store. Make no mistake, the BR is a very nice strap, but it just didn't work for me.


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May 13, 2011 11:10 |  #45

so is the RS-7 better then the RS-5?

I liked the idea of a little storage in the strap on the 5 but most look to like the 7 better.

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