This would probably also answers peoples worries and question about hanging anything from a tripod socket. Nikon has an endorsed product that hangs from there.
I guess Nikon must feel the connectr point the arrow shows is strong enough to support a heavy body and lens. I have not heard about these letting go but a lot of people put additional tethers on BR gear. The only time I have head about one failing was an eBay knock off I think.
I read here that the arm opened on someone but I believe the cause was the user forgot to thread it closed. I have a BR product (the double) and it has been a long time since I visited the site but now I see they have introduced Lockstar. Have their been cases of it unthreading itself? I could see that happening with body mechanics and repeated movements rubbing against it.
To me this would be the weakest point and if Nikon endorses it's use then BR has to guarantee the manufacturing and metals continues to be at the highest standard. I don't know if these are supplied or NR makes them. My guess is supplied. I worked in manufacturing for years and suppliers are always looking for ways to save money and often make changes without telling the customer. It cost one of the chemical suppliers millions for making a change in one part of the chemistry and not letting us know. That was a lot bigger than this.
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Now about that recent thread about the accidental body release off a lens. Hate to go there as it got a little testy but it did happen. It appears body mechanics caused that. What is Nikon going to do about that? A warning to check that often or not say anything. I guess they are big enough that if some like that happens occasionally just to deal with it one user at a time. They must have considered this.
Ever see the movie - Class Action (Gene Hackman -1991). Actuaries save companies a lotos money. So will all the Nikon owners not add home made tethers because Nikon endorsed it? Every time I clip my 5D3 and 70-200 2.8 II on I thing man that is a lot of weight being supported at one small point.