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Black Rapid RS-Sport while wearing a backpack?

 
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Aug 06, 2011 14:56 |  #1

I do a lot of backpacking and taking the camera in and out of the bag is getting annoying (missing shots) and tedious.

I tried carrying the camera with the usual strap on my neck but the weight gets its toll after after a few minutes.

I've been looking at the RS-Sport (or sport 2 now) and was wondering if anyone had some experience of wearing this strap while wearing a backpack as well?

Are there any other solutions that you would recommend?

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Aug 07, 2011 01:17 |  #2

I have worn my sport with a Lowepro Fastpack without a problem. I just put the strap on first and then the backpack. I dont do it all the time, but when I need to, it works.


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Aug 07, 2011 05:51 |  #3

Yep, same here. It's a bit of a tangled mess until you figure it out, but it works fine once you get it right. The backpack strap actually helps hold the BR strap in place. I use it like that whenever I go hiking.


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Aug 07, 2011 09:45 |  #4

If you have D rings on your backpack, use Optech system straps and hang the camera from the D ring.
This is what I used in the Galapagos, with two cameras. You only need one.

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Aug 08, 2011 21:58 |  #5

Thanks guys, much appreciated!




  
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Aug 09, 2011 02:11 |  #6

Wouldn't they knock against each other when you walked?


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Aug 09, 2011 02:39 |  #7

I use a rs-7 and dr-1 with a backpack. No problems. Just put the strap on first then the backpack.


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Aug 09, 2011 21:05 |  #8

No problem with backpacks, just put RS on first.
Things get a little trickier with sling bags but manageable as well. I put on RS first as well, then sling bag (Lowepro Slingshot) then unclip the Slingshot strap from where it meets the bag and thread it under RS strap. In this setup you can use RS w/o any interference from Slinghot and still access Slingshot contents by moving it forward.




  
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Aug 10, 2011 07:54 as a reply to  @ Andrew_WOT's post |  #9

I have the Double BlackRapid strap.
it works fine when i have to carry a backpack too (either a Camelbak or a Laptop backpack)
the cameras seem to hang a bit further forward than without the backpack, but it works
they are much easier to access, and dont slip off my shoulders like the normal canon straps do


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Aug 10, 2011 08:07 |  #10

no problem wearing a backpack over the RSport. I was wearing it for a whole week during my disney trip w/ my family. I used to it w/ the RS7 too.


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Aug 16, 2011 12:08 |  #11

tvphotog wrote in post #12891314 (external link)
If you have D rings on your backpack, use Optech system straps and hang the camera from the D ring.
This is what I used in the Galapagos, with two cameras. You only need one.

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Aug 16, 2011 12:17 |  #12

As a recent convert, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Capture clip from Peak Designs (external link) for backpacking instead of adding another strap to your gear.

This thing absolutely rocks. I've got it attached to my F-Stop Tilopa and it works amazingly well; fast to access, secure and when I want to go without a pack or switch to another pack I can simply take it off an attach it to a belt or the other pack/bag/etc. Arca-Swiss compatible, so it pretty much works 'out of the box' with RSS, Markins, PhotoClam, etc systems.


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Aug 16, 2011 13:27 |  #13

Snydremark wrote in post #12945531 (external link)
As a recent convert, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Capture clip from Peak Designs (external link) for backpacking instead of adding another strap to your gear.

This thing absolutely rocks. I've got it attached to my F-Stop Tilopa and it works amazingly well; fast to access, secure and when I want to go without a pack or switch to another pack I can simply take it off an attach it to a belt or the other pack/bag/etc. Arca-Swiss compatible, so it pretty much works 'out of the box' with RSS, Markins, PhotoClam, etc systems.

+1! I haven't gotten to use it all that much, but it will be with me on my trip to NYC next week.


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Aug 18, 2011 17:48 |  #14

So, I tried a few days of hiking with the R7 and the backpack on top of it and it didn't work for me. I really like the usability of the R7 but one of the adjustment plastic snap was just poking my back all the time with my backpack pressing on it continually. I tried putting the R7 over the backpack, no go.

The quality of the R7 is pretty amazing, but in the end, I returned it. I checked the R7 clones and I didn't feel comfortable setting up my gear on them (didn't look sturdy enough). I simply got the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. Not exactly what I was looking for, but at least somewhat more comfortable than the Canon strap.




  
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Aug 18, 2011 18:03 |  #15

Unrising Muffin wrote in post #12959423 (external link)
So, I tried a few days of hiking with the R7 and the backpack on top of it and it didn't work for me. I really like the usability of the R7 but one of the adjustment plastic snap was just poking my back all the time with my backpack pressing on it continually. I tried putting the R7 over the backpack, no go.

The quality of the R7 is pretty amazing, but in the end, I returned it. I checked the R7 clones and I didn't feel comfortable setting up my gear on them (didn't look sturdy enough). I simply got the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. Not exactly what I was looking for, but at least somewhat more comfortable than the Canon strap.

RS-Sport will definitely solve that.




  
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