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My take on a Black Rapid safety tether.

 
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Dec 04, 2013 17:14 |  #31

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16501899 (external link)
^ 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...

Are you serious???




  
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Dec 04, 2013 17:16 |  #32

Yer gonna need a bigger body lol.
I could see where the op is coming from... I always make sure my lens is engaged on body with a few gentle twists and have a dab of locktite on my BR connector.


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Dec 04, 2013 17:18 |  #33

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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.

Nope, even Black Rapid straps have had a number of issues with their ConnectR-2 d-loop failing enough that the camera came undocked off the tripod mount hook. The screw lock would come loose. So even if you do everything correctly, the system can fail you. Google and you will see many reported cases on various forums where the D-loop broke or failed to stay locked. Having a second loop with a line to the neckstrap lug isn't such a bad idea.


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Dec 04, 2013 17:20 |  #34

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Are you serious???

No ;) but it makes for a fun story given the topic at hand :lol:


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Dec 04, 2013 17:25 |  #35

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16501926 (external link)
No ;) but it makes for a fun story given the topic at hand :lol:

lol u had me goign for a sec there!! bw!




  
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Dec 04, 2013 18:44 |  #36

Would the cam hang akwardly if you used the BR on one of the lugs for the neckstrap?

Instead of using the screw mount on the tripod, just thinking you could get one of the Optech connectors such as the adapt-it or uniloop, and then attach the BR carabiner to that, I suppose you could probably add a couple of connectors for redundancy and it would still be more streamlined, and would free up the tripod mount.

I have been debating this a bit myself, since I bought a used tripod with a bloody 808RC4 tripod head, which weighs 400lbs and is compatible with nothing...not sure I want to spend on a new head just for more compatibility until I use the tripod for more than just portraits at home.




  
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Dec 04, 2013 18:53 |  #37

I use an female optech 3/8 strap on the camera left side and the male goes on the BR strap works perfect as a safety tether...




  
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Dec 04, 2013 19:58 |  #38

My safetyline using optech connectors

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Dec 04, 2013 21:44 |  #39

Radders wrote in post #16501856 (external link)
Never seen anything like this before, do you take it rock climbing or something........

Rappelling, confined space, 100ft ladders. It comes along.


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Dec 04, 2013 22:04 |  #40

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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.

If you're that paranoid, what happens if the stitching on the strap fails ?


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Dec 04, 2013 22:06 |  #41

JMAST wrote in post #16502618 (external link)
If you're that paranoid, what happens if the stitching on the strap fails ?

Well, there is a history of the Dloop failing, and not of the strap failing. It's not paranoia, it's reality.


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Dec 04, 2013 23:35 |  #42

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Dec 04, 2013 23:35 |  #43

JMAST wrote in post #16502618 (external link)
If you're that paranoid, what happens if the stitching on the strap fails ?

Then the camera would fall.


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Dec 05, 2013 00:02 |  #44

I dont have any strap on my mine...I always found them anoying




  
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mine. not black-rapid, but same idea. using rrs and op-tech connectors. pretty low profile and unobtrusive. very fast to disconnect--I often take the strap off when I get in a restaurant to put the camera on the table. works great swapping between tripod and strap. all black--doesn't stand out (well, except for that silver thing--they make black now but too late for me).

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