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Issues with Black Rapid Sport; suggestion for alternative

 
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Feb 26, 2012 20:59 as a reply to  @ post 13972041 |  #61

Here is my safety I shared on another thread here recently. I ordered by safety components the same day I ordered my RS7 curve. I knew there was (always is in most anything) a slight change of failure, mechanical or mental, but I also had read many positive comments about the comfort and ease of operation of the strap. I chose to go with it with a safety attached to the original camera body support point. That eliminated problems with failure of the grip as well. The first time I used it was all day in Disney World with body with 18-135 attached and toting 4 year old granddaughter most of the day so we could cover as much of the park as possible in one day. The strap did not disappoint.

Edit: I do like the split ring used on the strap by a previous poster - I think I'll change my anchor point.

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Feb 26, 2012 21:09 |  #62

Bango wrote in post #13972041 (external link)
I used an old snowboarding leash with a sturdy key ring as a backup line of protection incase of an ID10T error. Now if my Vello battery grip decides to fail then I am really F'd!...

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Feb 26, 2012 22:08 as a reply to  @ post 13972041 |  #63

I used an old snowboarding leash with a sturdy key ring as a backup line of protection incase of an ID10T error. Now if my Vello battery grip decides to fail then I am really F'd! I use this rig about 4 days a week while shooting assignments on foot and haven't had any issues yet and my camera gets knocked around constantly.

A Microsoft engineer explained my pc problem to me. DFU. dumb....user. My dslr has a grip attached. This DFU had to learn to check and tighten the grip, or no photos if it is loose. When I use my grip and BR strap, I have 2 possible failure points. The grip. The strap. I like the safety straps I see here, and will add one too before I use the trap again.

DFU can strike anytime.


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Feb 27, 2012 01:32 |  #64

Or PEBKAC. I paid my way through some of college as tech support for a PC wholesaler in Houston and a good 7 out of 10 problems were PEBKAC. And, sometimes, that's exactly what I told them.


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Feb 27, 2012 02:41 |  #65

Originally Posted by Bango

I used an old snowboarding leash with a sturdy key ring as a backup line of protection incase of an ID10T error. Now if my Vello battery grip decides to fail then I am really F'd!...

get a hand strap, then it'll be connected to the camera. so even if the grip fails, it would all still be connected.


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Feb 27, 2012 04:29 |  #66

Well, if you're that worried about it maybe happening, and can't stomach the thought of a regular neckstrap working it's way loose (which they can), you could just hold your camera in your hands really tightly all day long, and just hope they don't get sweaty.


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Feb 28, 2012 01:44 |  #67

^^ lol... that's funny. i do find myself holding the hand strap when my BR is mounted on my 70-200L as i walk around.


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Feb 28, 2012 09:10 |  #68

Never had a problem with the FastenR-3. They say you're suppose to wet the rubber washer. This will create friction or something like that


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Feb 28, 2012 10:39 |  #69

iazybandit wrote in post #13982575 (external link)
Never had a problem with the FastenR-3. They say you're suppose to wet the rubber washer. This will create friction or something like that

You are correct... :)

I think the idea is that by wetting the rubber washer when installing, it decreases friction temporarily, allowing the FastenR to be fully tightened. When the moisture evaporates, the rubber washer loses this "lubricant" and is much less prone to unintentionally come unscrewed with normal usage.


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