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Anyone NOT liking their Black Rapid RS-Sport?

 
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Jun 04, 2011 01:59 |  #16

I have the RS-7, which is basically the same thing as the RS-Sport. I don't use it anymore because of how I can't keep my RRS plate on it because the strap uses the tripod mount. I would consider something like the Luma Loop.


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Jun 04, 2011 02:17 |  #17

BzBrian wrote in post #12533521 (external link)
I have the RS-7, which is basically the same thing as the RS-Sport. I don't use it anymore because of how I can't keep my RRS plate on it because the strap uses the tripod mount. I would consider something like the Luma Loop.

My RRS plate has a 1/4" threaded screw hole to attach the strap to...yours doesn't?


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Jun 04, 2011 03:32 |  #18

Here's an alternative if you don't feel like spending $70 on the RS-Sport:

http://cgi.ebay.com …&ssPageName=STR​K:MEWAX:IT (external link)


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Jun 04, 2011 10:27 |  #19

cgen1 wrote in post #12532025 (external link)
I love mine. Only problem is when I want to use my tripod i have to take it off.

Do you use a quick release system on your tripod? If so, and it is a RRS (or other Arca Swiss) L-plate on your camera, simply get a 1" screw QR clamp and mount it on your R-Strap permanently. Then you simply un-clamp your R-Strap and re-clamp on to your tripod ... very quick and easy.:D;)


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Jun 04, 2011 11:54 |  #20

equach206 wrote in post #12531427 (external link)
I have a RS-7 with BRAD attachment since I didn't like the bulkiness of the RS-Sport strap. Love it!

Replaced RS-7 Brad with RS-Sport. RS-Sport is definitelty a better thought over and cleaner than RS-7 Brad combo design.




  
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Jun 04, 2011 17:21 |  #21

Andrew_WOT wrote in post #12535202 (external link)
Replaced RS-7 Brad with RS-Sport. RS-Sport is definitelty a better thought over and cleaner than RS-7 Brad combo design.

Thanks!


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Jun 04, 2011 21:54 |  #22

hfgarris wrote in post #12534824 (external link)
Do you use a quick release system on your tripod? If so, and it is a RRS (or other Arca Swiss) L-plate on your camera, simply get a 1" screw QR clamp and mount it on your R-Strap permanently. Then you simply un-clamp your R-Strap and re-clamp on to your tripod ... very quick and easy.:D;)


-howard

Thanks, I'll have to try that. Do you feel your camera is attached to the strap as securely this way?


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Jun 04, 2011 22:15 |  #23

Andrew_WOT wrote in post #12535202 (external link)
Replaced RS-7 Brad with RS-Sport. RS-Sport is definitelty a better thought over and cleaner than RS-7 Brad combo design.

I considered the RS-Sport, but I didn't like the bulkiness of the shoulder pad. That's another reason why I chose the RS-7 over something like the RS-4 or RS-5 with pockets.


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Jun 04, 2011 22:59 |  #24

cgen1 wrote in post #12537514 (external link)
Thanks, I'll have to try that. Do you feel your camera is attached to the strap as securely this way?

There are several threads here regarding using QR Clamps on the R-Strap, even with pictures. I use the Kirk 1" screw clamp for small size, but larger ones would work as well. I feel my camera is more secure attached this way!:D

There have been a few isolated accounts of finding the connecting screw loose in use, even 1 or 2 who have actually dropped their camera.:( My personal opinion is that those were caused by improper installation ... not wetting the rubber washer before twisting it down tight as the instructions recommend. With the clamp attachment, I use "blue LocTite 242" to attach the connecting screw to the clamp as I never intend to remove it (I do the same thing with the clamps on my tripod ball-heads and monopods). This is something you can't do if you are screwing into your camera.;)

All of my cameras have either a L-Plate or a standard plate which I never remove from the cameras. The lenses with tripod mounts are also equipped with "permanent" lens plates. This facilitates easy mounting on any tripod or using the R-Strap, with effortless switching between.:cool:

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Jun 06, 2011 19:12 |  #25

Pulled the trigger! Just ordered from Adorama!


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Jun 07, 2011 10:41 |  #26

I *hate* mine... =)

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Jun 07, 2011 11:02 |  #27

I love mine, but it is an annoyance to have to remove it every time I want use a monopod. I ended up buying the Carry Speed adapter (external link) and uses it when a monopod/tripod may be used.


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Jun 07, 2011 11:16 |  #28

Hanism wrote in post #12551676 (external link)
I love mine, but it is an annoyance to have to remove it every time I want use a monopod. I ended up buying the Carry Speed adapter (external link) and uses it when a monopod/tripod may be used.

Oh, that looks interesting. Do you like it and does it feel like your camera is attached securely? I love my Black Rapid strap but I'm always afraid that my camera will come loose. I check it like every 5 minutes. LOL


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Jun 07, 2011 12:56 |  #29

Hanism wrote in post #12551676 (external link)
I love mine, but it is an annoyance to have to remove it every time I want use a monopod. I ended up buying the Carry Speed adapter (external link) and uses it when a monopod/tripod may be used.

A few posts above I talked about using a Arca Swiss clamp on my R-Strap to facilitate quick and easy transfer between the strap and a tripod and back. I also have QR clamps on my monopods for the same reason and it works well for me. The L-Plates never have to come off of the camera.


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Jun 07, 2011 13:24 |  #30

hfgarris wrote in post #12552303 (external link)
A few posts above I talked about using a Arca Swiss clamp on my R-Strap to facilitate quick and easy transfer between the strap and a tripod and back. I also have QR clamps on my monopods for the same reason and it works well for me. The L-Plates never have to come off of the camera.


-howard

Yes thanks Howard I read your post. But I was kind of confused. I have a gitzo ball head on my tripod (for travel) and I dont or cant imagine where to find the items you mentioned and how to attach them. I am certainly not new to photography but I am new to the BR and that is why I asked.


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