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Aug 29, 2012 01:31 |  #676

I'm guessing most tripod mounting bases that screw onto the bottom of your camera have a "D-ring" for the screw for the tripod "plate". I have one of those $100 Sunten carbon fiber tripods from Costco.

I'm guessing/hoping the tripod screw "D-ring" is sturdy enough to hang my BlackRapid strap on. Anyone else do that?

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Aug 29, 2012 01:56 |  #677

hyogen wrote in post #14920630 (external link)
I'm guessing most tripod mounting bases that screw onto the bottom of your camera have a "D-ring" for the screw for the tripod "plate". I have one of those $100 Sunten carbon fiber tripods from Costco.

I'm guessing/hoping the tripod screw "D-ring" is sturdy enough to hang my BlackRapid strap on. Anyone else do that?

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Don't do it. Those are meant to help you turn the screw, not to hold any weight. You'll probably pull the D ring right out of the screw leaving your camera on the ground.


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Aug 29, 2012 02:29 |  #678

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Don't do it. Those are meant to help you turn the screw, not to hold any weight. You'll probably pull the D ring right out of the screw leaving your camera on the ground.

true true. I think I might just sell the BlackRapid without ever having used it when it arrives tomorrow D: It's too inconvenient to have to unscrew the tripod base everytime, and I don't really want to spend $22 on another accessory just for a strap -_- then again, I don't use the tripod all that often......... We'll see...


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Aug 29, 2012 03:32 |  #679

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I think I might just sell the BlackRapid without ever having used it when it arrives tomorrow D: It's too inconvenient to have to unscrew the tripod base everytime

Exactly. Really stupid idea.


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Aug 29, 2012 03:44 |  #680

I bought ten of these D-ring "Q-plate fasteners" for some flash brackets I make. They are just right for what I wanted. Perfect too for the purpose for which they were intended, as replacement Q-plate bolts where the forces are applied to the bolt and head.

On four of them, at least one of the Sellock pins fell out so the handle came right off. Given the dimensions and the fact that I managed very easily to curve them slightly before re-inserting, I'm absolutely certain that I wouldn't be trusting several thousands of £$€¥ of camera/lens combo dangling off that handle. The shear strength (and the sheer strength!) is probably quite ample to withstand the strain for which it was intended but those pins just come out too, too easily.


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Aug 29, 2012 04:52 |  #681

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I bought ten of these D-ring "Q-plate fasteners" for some flash brackets I make. They are just right for what I wanted. Perfect too for the purpose for which they were intended, as replacement Q-plate bolts where the forces are applied to the bolt and head.

On four of them, at least one of the Sellock pins fell out so the handle came right off. Given the dimensions and the fact that I managed very easily to curve them slightly before re-inserting, I'm absolutely certain that I wouldn't be trusting several thousands of £$€¥ of camera/lens combo dangling off that handle. The shear strength (and the sheer strength!) is probably quite ample to withstand the strain for which it was intended but those pins just come out too, too easily.

thanks :D Did not even think about the pins. The metal construction looks sturdy enough, though.


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Aug 29, 2012 09:52 |  #682

Oh, they're very good QR bolts and a decent price too http://www.ebay.co.uk …ain_0&hash=item​33665001db (external link) It actually worked out cheaper for me to buy from Nina and pay shipping than to buy in the UK.

They're just not designed for hanging things by that D-ring and I'm pretty darned certain I wouldn't trust anything of mine to those itsy-bitsy pins.


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Aug 29, 2012 10:07 |  #683

hyogen wrote in post #14920730 (external link)
true true. I think I might just sell the BlackRapid without ever having used it when it arrives tomorrow D: It's too inconvenient to have to unscrew the tripod base everytime, and I don't really want to spend $22 on another accessory just for a strap -_- then again, I don't use the tripod all that often......... We'll see...


Might wanna take a look at these two options:

1) http://enthusiastphoto​grapher.com …rca-solution/#comment-587 (external link)

2) http://www.ebay.com …m53ec38dafe#ht_​500wt_1033 (external link)


I have a BR strap and thinking of going with option # 2, + a backup safety strap: connecting "ConnectR-2" to the top left side of camera strap holder.




  
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Aug 29, 2012 10:17 |  #684

Thanks :D


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Aug 30, 2012 00:10 |  #685

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Don't do it. Those are meant to help you turn the screw, not to hold any weight. You'll probably pull the D ring right out of the screw leaving your camera on the ground.

My set-up is very similar but with a an extra safety ring and strap.

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Aug 30, 2012 12:28 as a reply to  @ fishinfool's post |  #686

This is a universal solution (external link) to consider. Simple and elegant.


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Aug 30, 2012 12:37 |  #687

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This is a universal solution (external link) to consider. Simple and elegant.

Oh that's CLEVER. Still keep your tripod plate AND the strap. Nice.

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I'm going to try one of them.

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Aug 30, 2012 14:23 |  #688

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Oh that's CLEVER. Still keep your tripod plate AND the strap. Nice.

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I'm going to try one of them.

Great idea! I like it!


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Aug 30, 2012 14:43 |  #689

KHAWACHEN wrote in post #14921781 (external link)
Might wanna take a look at these two options:

1) http://enthusiastphoto​grapher.com …rca-solution/#comment-587 (external link)

2) http://www.ebay.com …m53ec38dafe#ht_​500wt_1033 (external link)


I have a BR strap and thinking of going with option # 2, + a backup safety strap: connecting "ConnectR-2" to the top left side of camera strap holder.

Hi - the link in #1 is my blog - I'm glad to see people find it useful!

If you're looking for an inexpensive clamp to go in that solution, I'd consider the guys at Sunwayfoto. I've reviewed one of their ball heads and a monopod head, so I've seen a couple different models of their screw clamps, and I can vouch for their quality at the same price as the Desmond clamp above (I'm not saying they are good or bad, but hadn't heard of them prior to this week).

You can find their ball heads and other products at B&H, etc., but apparently eBay is the only current source for their entry-priced clamp...

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I'm going to try one of them.

My only hesitation about that product is it changes how the body hangs from the strap, and one of the great things about the BR setup is how naturally the camera is positioned when you're reaching for it.

I'm a giant fan of my L-bracket (something the Manfrotto platform does very poorly IMHO), and the ability to get the camera on and off the strap in a couple seconds has been terrific.

My $0.02... :)


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Really cool stuff in here!

I love my Hahnnel Giga T Pro ll :)

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