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Apr 06, 2013 02:18 |  #1

Has anyone got oe of these after market designed straps? http://www.ebay.co.uk …_trksid=p3984.m​1438.l2649 (external link)
If so was it any good? I like the idea of this just not sure about the price and at the moment don't know if I would like this style so can't justify the price for a sun sniper or black rapid. Currently using a hand grip as I was fed up getting entagled with the traditional strap. Thanks in advance for any comments


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Apr 06, 2013 03:21 |  #2

I have a Luma Cinch, which is the same style, but IMO better (I've tried a Blackrapid before, was not impressed.) Unfortunately they are in the process of making a new version, so the Cinch is OOS. And its probably more than you would like to pay anyway, since you don't know if you like the style.

I really like the sling style; the weight of the camera is much better distributed across your shoulder than across your neck, and it doesn't bounce around when you walk (this is with the Cinch, the Blackrapid still moves around too much for my liking due to the single point attachment on a sliding ring.)


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Apr 06, 2013 07:45 |  #3

I use a black rapid and it's a fantastic strap, personally I would not hang £3.5K worth of camera on a Chinese knock off costing less than a fiver but that's just me.


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Apr 06, 2013 13:40 as a reply to  @ pauly916's post |  #4

I recently purchased a BlackRapid RS-Sport slim, and I completely concur with the above post.:cool:


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Apr 06, 2013 13:51 |  #5

Black Rapid RS Sports is THE strap IMHO. It totally transformed my camera handling.




  
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Apr 06, 2013 13:58 |  #6

I use the Black Rapid Sport and Love it. I bought the FR-T1 fastener screw to attach to my manfrotto plate so that switching from strap to tripod is fast and simple.


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Apr 06, 2013 14:15 |  #7

Dobbin wrote in post #15796342 (external link)
Has anyone got oe of these after market designed straps? http://www.ebay.co.uk …_trksid=p3984.m​1438.l2649 (external link)
If so was it any good? I like the idea of this just not sure about the price and at the moment don't know if I would like this style so can't justify the price for a sun sniper or black rapid. Currently using a hand grip as I was fed up getting entagled with the traditional strap. Thanks in advance for any comments

Like yourself, I wasn't sure if it would be something I would use, so I bought one of the knock-offs as a test, and subsequently found that I liked it. There is no problem with the build quality, and I also like the way it fastens to the camera; rather than a stud going into the middle of the camera, it is a steel "L" that offsets the weight to one side of the camera. This means that the camera always hangs so that my hand naturally falls on the grip side; the camera never swivels from back to front. I've never tried a Black Rapid strap, but it seems to me that with the pivot point in the middle of the camera it could move. Just looking at the BR straps in the store, there is no apparent difference in quality in the D-ring assembly.

This is the one I bought. Although some of the images are the same as on the link that you provided,others show the difference in the base plate design.

http://www.aliexpress.​com …e-shipping/668225436.htm​l (external link)


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Apr 06, 2013 14:25 |  #8

Spats139 wrote in post #15797622 (external link)
Like yourself, I wasn't sure if it would be something I would use, so I bought one of the knock-offs as a test, and subsequently found that I liked it. There is no problem with the build quality, and I also like the way it fastens to the camera; rather than a stud going into the middle of the camera, it is a steel "L" that offsets the weight to one side of the camera. This means that the camera always hangs so that my hand naturally falls on the grip side; the camera never swivels from back to front. I've never tried a Black Rapid strap, but it seems to me that with the pivot point in the middle of the camera it could move. Just looking at the BR straps in the store, there is no apparent difference in quality in the D-ring assembly.

This is the one I bought. Although some of the images are the same as on the link that you provided,others show the difference in the base plate design.

http://www.aliexpress.​com …e-shipping/668225436.htm​l (external link)

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Apr 06, 2013 15:10 |  #9

Considering the cost of OE straps are about $25+, I would say $50 for a blackrapid is worth the cost. If you check it out in person and really feel the construction, you can definitely agree.


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Apr 07, 2013 05:03 as a reply to  @ phatrick's post |  #10

Guys, thanks for the comments. I've ordered one so when it arrives I'll keep you updated. You never know we might be pleasantly surprised


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Apr 07, 2013 21:31 |  #11

Knock-off route for me. The manufacturer's name is "Quick". I use tripods a lot and didn't like taking off the quick release plate so I attached a Manfrotto adapter to the plate that comes with the strap.

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I've thought about keeping the L-plate and replacing the strap and carabiner with a Black Rapid. But the cost didn't outweigh the piece of mind for me. I don't worry about attaching any of my gear to the knock-off version.

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Apr 08, 2013 12:32 |  #12

I got the RS-7 in December. Based on issues that I've heard about here on the forum, I had plans to put measures in place so I didn't have the same issues (e.g. camera falling off carabiner). I have yet to do any of these things yet and have also yet to have any issues... That said, if I were looking for a strap today, I'd probably buy the RS-7 again (but I haven't tried any others either).


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Apr 08, 2013 12:57 as a reply to  @ drvnbysound's post |  #13

i use the original with a knock off connector… zero issues.

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Apr 08, 2013 16:03 as a reply to  @ sneakerpimp's post |  #14

I had the knock off Quick Rapid strap for about a year and found it be of very good quality. No concerns about it breaking and having the camera damaged. But a few months ago I read a lot of good comments on POTN forums about the Op Tech Utility Strap. Bought one and really like it. Has replaced the Quick Rapid for me. Not as big and bulky as the Black/Quick Rapids and works smoothly.

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Apr 08, 2013 16:13 |  #15

As far as general straps go, I always liked my BR straps; however, having moved over and started using the Capture Clip system, their strap works well with the rest of their gear and allows me to easily move to/from a tripod without having to unscrew stuff.

The huge plus, to me, of the Capture system and their "Leash" strap is that you can connect both the camera body AND lens (when shooting longer lenses with tripod collars) so that not matter what, neither one can come loose. I have had issues with other straps, in the past, where they positioned the camera so that the release button for the lens could get depressed inadvertently and the lens come loose while walking.


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