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Tired of Neck Strap - Black Rapid & Kirk QR Clamp/Markins

 
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Feb 12, 2013 16:37 |  #1

I'm getting tired of neck straps and am searching for good alternatives.

I have Markins Plates on my bodies and I have (and love) Markins Wrist Straps on them, too. The wrist straps work really well and I tend to keep my hand in the strap all the time; but there will be occasions when I will have to release the camera and am currently still using a neck strap. I was just wondering if the BR Strap and a screw-type clamp would give me more flexibility - disconnecting the neck strap is a bit of a pain - even with Op/Tech uni-loops dangling around.

I would be interesting in hearing about any experiences with the Black Rapid straps with the Kirk Quick Release Clamps; specifically, the one inch clamp.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …BB_RS_7_Camera_​Strap.html (external link)

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Feb 12, 2013 17:29 |  #2

I still have the first model of the BR strap and the first thing I did when it came in was to put a Kirk clamp on it. Although I went with the 2.5" screw clamp.


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Feb 13, 2013 09:20 |  #3

I have the Kirk clamp on my BR strap. Added a pair of op-tech system connectors to provide a second level of protection against drops. Really works great!


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Feb 13, 2013 09:50 as a reply to  @ Needsnow's post |  #4

Thanks - anyone ever have an issue with the "pivot" point attachment on the BR carabiner, either coming apart or getting loose and dropping out?

That actually bothers me more than the carabiner opening up.




  
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Feb 13, 2013 11:12 |  #5

Help me out. What's a "Markins Plate?"

Have you seen the Spider Holster?
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1275034


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Feb 13, 2013 11:30 |  #6

Curtis N wrote in post #15605763 (external link)
Help me out. What's a "Markins Plate?"

Have you seen the Spider Holster?
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1275034


A Markins plate is used to attach a camera (or lens) to a Markins Ball Head. These are all similar and use Arca-Swiss type dove-tails to secure the plate to the head (Kirk, Really Right Stuff, etc.) They attach to the tripod socket and are used for quick attach/release when combined with a ballhead clamp. Example:

http://www.markinsamer​ica.com/MA5/P7D.php (external link)




  
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Feb 13, 2013 13:57 |  #7

Just add a "security feature" like a quick connect and that should ease your fears about the device failing. Even with the Cotton Carrier, I always attach the teather strap, just in case.


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Feb 13, 2013 14:04 |  #8

Roxie2401 wrote in post #15605832 (external link)
A Markins plate is used to attach a camera (or lens) to a Markins Ball Head. These are all similar and use Arca-Swiss type dove-tails to secure the plate to the head (Kirk, Really Right Stuff, etc.) They attach to the tripod socket and are used for quick attach/release when combined with a ballhead clamp. Example:

http://www.markinsamer​ica.com/MA5/P7D.php (external link)

Thank you Roxie. I don't know if this is relevant, but the Spider Holster system I mentioned before has an Arca Swiss Adapter (external link) and and Arca Swiss Clamp (external link) as optional accessories.


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Feb 13, 2013 14:09 |  #9

Needsnow wrote in post #15606326 (external link)
Just add a "security feature" like a quick connect and that should ease your fears about the device failing. Even with the Cotton Carrier, I always attach the teather strap, just in case.

I keep seeing so may "safety" devices - even two on the carabiner - makes me wonder......is the carabiner the weak link, particularly where it swivels? (Photos shown were posted on other threads about the BR.)


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Feb 13, 2013 16:02 |  #10

It is no big deal at all, just added security for $3,000 worth of equipment.


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Feb 13, 2013 16:12 |  #11

I have the BR R7 and I carry my T3i with a grip, however because the grip and the camera can come apart I also use an OP/Tech quick release

http://www.amazon.com …ef=oh_details_o​03_s00_i00 (external link)

I haven't had any issues with the screw loosening or opening.


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Feb 13, 2013 16:25 |  #12

Glenlivet wrote in post #15606837 (external link)
I have the BR R7 and I carry my T3i with a grip, however because the grip and the camera can come apart I also use an OP/Tech quick release

http://www.amazon.com …ef=oh_details_o​03_s00_i00 (external link)

I haven't had any issues with the screw loosening or opening.


Something like this Op/Tech used as a safety and a Kirk clamp - and someone else has used heaver carabiners: (Again, from other threads)


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Feb 13, 2013 16:58 |  #13

What about a Carry speed?


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Feb 13, 2013 17:04 |  #14

Yes, very much like that, the difference is that I have the OP/Tech attached to the neck strap attachment point so that if my grip was to dettach from the camera body, the body would still be attached to the BR RS-7


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Feb 13, 2013 18:17 |  #15

I would use a carabiner from REI. The ones they have are for mountain climbing. Strong as hell.


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