Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
Thread started 03 Dec 2013 (Tuesday) 17:04
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

My take on a Black Rapid safety tether.

 
maverick75
Cream of the Crop
5,712 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 620
Joined May 2012
Location: Riverside,California
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:10 |  #16

xpfloyd wrote in post #16501591 (external link)
I don't even bother with a fail safe for my rapid sport, I trust the design and if that fails I have insurance

Same here.


- Alex Corona Sony A7, Canon 7DM2/EOS M, Mamiya 645/67
Flickr (external link) - 500px (external link) - Website (external link)- Feedback -Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
John333
Member
85 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2011
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:21 |  #17

I have a paracord wrist strap and I just attach it to the existing black rapid carabiner. That's enough extra protection for me.

However, sometimes over-engineering or overkilling a failsafe is worth it just for peace of mind alone. So if the OP simply feels better having it, then more power to him.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotoGeek
Goldmember
1,120 posts
Likes: 57
Joined Jan 2006
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:36 |  #18

Easier and cleaner to use a bowline to attach to the camera and a larger bowline around the web strap. Eliminates all metal, and bowlines will be secure but easy to untie as they never bind up.


1DX, 1DIII, lenses, flashes, wires and stuff
http://jimlanterphotog​raphy.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ten31
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
120 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:37 |  #19

JMAST wrote in post #16501355 (external link)
WAY overkill ! Why not just thread the paracord through the rectangular slider and eliminate that bulky carabiner altogether? Just my take on it.

Should the rectangular slider fail? This solution eliminates a BR hardware failure from being an issue. All that is left to concern myself with, is the webbing.


Canon EOS 6D | 24-105mm f/4 IS USM | 85mm f/1.8 | 430EX II | Mefoto Roadtrip | RC6 remote

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ten31
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
120 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:40 |  #20

PhotoGeek wrote in post #16501698 (external link)
Easier and cleaner to use a bowline to attach to the camera and a larger bowline around the web strap. Eliminates all metal, and bowlines will be secure but easy to untie as they never bind up.

Problem with your bowline suggestion is how to get the BR end attached/detached from the BR strap? I also prefer the figure 8 for paracord knots.


Canon EOS 6D | 24-105mm f/4 IS USM | 85mm f/1.8 | 430EX II | Mefoto Roadtrip | RC6 remote

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ten31
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
120 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:41 |  #21

StephenAndrew wrote in post #16501384 (external link)
Agreed, why bother swatting a fly with a Buick? Seems cumbersome and unnecessary to have a big honking carabiner attaching the cord to the strap, a simple keyring would do the job just fine.

You don't even notice it is there.


Canon EOS 6D | 24-105mm f/4 IS USM | 85mm f/1.8 | 430EX II | Mefoto Roadtrip | RC6 remote

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
csmgrafix
Member
62 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 2
Joined May 2010
     
Dec 04, 2013 15:52 |  #22

I'de be more worried about my lens accidentally detaching from the body.


Gear List: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70L, Canon 70-200L IS II, Canon 1.4 Extender III, Speedlite 580 EX II.
BlackRapid Camera Sling-RS-Sport. Manfrotto-055 Series Tripod-055CXPRO3, Really Right Stuff BH-55-LR Full Sized Ballhead.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
John333
Member
85 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2011
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:06 |  #23

ten31 wrote in post #16501699 (external link)
Should the rectangular slider fail? This solution eliminates a BR hardware failure from being an issue. All that is left to concern myself with, is the webbing.

I'm curious how you (or anyone else that uses an additional safety tether) think the slider would fail? Has this actually ever happened to any strap that uses a slider?
It looks and feels like a solid piece of metal that would only fail if you purposely tried to cut it.

The only place I can see that has a reasonable (reasonably small) chance of failing is the camera attachment unscrewing itself. But I may have to add a safety tether to mine if someone can give a convincing argument for the slider failing :)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TeamSpeed
01010100 01010011
Avatar
37,639 posts
Gallery: 111 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 6280
Joined May 2002
Location: Midwest
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:08 |  #24

xpfloyd wrote in post #16501591 (external link)
I don't even bother with a fail safe for my rapid sport, I trust the design and if that fails I have insurance

I would rather deal with a $5 security extra than to go through insurance claims and the time and camera downtime. It makes sense to have insurance to cover the more calamitous events that are more outside normal control. Adding an extra line to the camera neckstrap lug to the strap for a safety item certainly seems sensible.


Past Equipment | My Personal Gallery (external link) My Business Gallery (external link)
For Sale: Sigma USB Dock

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Somebloke
Senior Member
Avatar
633 posts
Likes: 45
Joined Sep 2013
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:18 |  #25

I think you are still risking fate, maybe add a bike lock just to be sure?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Eddie
xpfloyd lookalike
Avatar
13,277 posts
Gallery: 620 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 8480
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:35 |  #26

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16501761 (external link)
I would rather deal with a $5 security extra than to go through insurance claims and the time and camera downtime. It makes sense to have insurance to cover the more calamitous events that are more outside normal control. Adding an extra line to the camera neckstrap lug to the strap for a safety item certainly seems sensible.

I hear what your saying but maybe it's just me but I trust the design. Adding extra bits makes it more fiddly.


α7R III | Mavic 2 Pro | Osmo Pocket | GoPro Hero 7 Black

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
benji25
Goldmember
Avatar
1,089 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 175
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Twin Cities
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:44 |  #27

xpfloyd wrote in post #16501831 (external link)
I hear what your saying but maybe it's just me but I trust the design. Adding extra bits makes it more fiddly.

The thing is the design only works if the operator uses it correctly. Like the guy above who said it wasn't screwed in all the way.

That being said, I use just the strap.


Website (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Radders
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,017 posts
Likes: 19
Joined Oct 2009
Location: UK
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:48 |  #28

Never seen anything like this before, do you take it rock climbing or something........


| 1DII | 7D | 60D | 6D | 100 2.8 | 50mm 1.4 | 11-16 2.8 | 24-105 4 | 70-300 IS USM |
Totallyrad.co.uk (external link) | Airplane-Pictures.net (external link) |Facebook Page (external link) | Russianplanes.net (external link)Gear list

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Somebloke
Senior Member
Avatar
633 posts
Likes: 45
Joined Sep 2013
     
Dec 04, 2013 16:55 |  #29

Maybe something like this just to be sure?

IMAGE: http://farm1.staticflickr.com/55/137798870_06f39b3f20_z.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/blueship/137798​870/  (external link)
Anchor chain (external link) by Blue Ship (external link), on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TeamSpeed
01010100 01010011
Avatar
37,639 posts
Gallery: 111 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 6280
Joined May 2002
Location: Midwest
     
Dec 04, 2013 17:10 |  #30

^ ironically right after John took this picture for Blue Ship's photo gallery, his camera came loose from his shoulder strap and landed in the muck floating by the dock at his feet. Of all the luck...


Past Equipment | My Personal Gallery (external link) My Business Gallery (external link)
For Sale: Sigma USB Dock

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

10,790 views & 0 likes for this thread
My take on a Black Rapid safety tether.
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is kevln
613 guests, 313 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.