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R-strap & quick release plates

 
hania
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Feb 17, 2011 02:06 |  #1

I have just ordered a r-strap - seemed a good idea at the time.

I've just realised that putting it on means I have to take my quick release tripod plates off (which I keep on all the time) as the strap hooks onto a bolt screwed into the camera base- which is thicker than the screw holding the plate on.

Any ideas how to get over this?

My (Benro) quick release plates use a screw with allan key tightening.

I could replace the screws with manfrotto type which have a metal loop tightener which then lays flat - but whether that would be safe to hook the r-strap onto I don't know!

Hope I have not been too confusing./

Edit: should have searched online first before asking this.

There is a FR-T1 which is suitable for use with a manfrotto quick release plate (and which I know also fits my Benro)


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Feb 17, 2011 02:27 |  #2

Interested in this as well.

I looked into this a while back and found no possible solution at the time and so rejected the R-Strap idea as the QR plates were more important to me.


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Feb 17, 2011 12:33 |  #3

That's the reason why ordered the Luma Loop strap.


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Feb 17, 2011 12:51 as a reply to  @ eyefocus2's post |  #4

I use the RS-4 but not attached to my QR plate. I have it attached to an Optech Adapt-It, so it ends up being attached basically the same way as the Luma Loop.

http://optechusa.com/a​dapt-its.html (external link)

Mine is attached to the opposite side of the camera from the picture in the link so the strap doesn't fall across the back of the camera in portrait orientation. There is another thread on here about the Luma Loop and all the quality put into making it but while all that is well and good I'm still not hanging my gear off a nylon string, just my two cents.


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Feb 17, 2011 13:35 |  #5

Use Luma loop or buy a QR clamp, screw the tripod mount onto the clamp, and clamp down to the plate if you want to use the strap.


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hania
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Feb 18, 2011 06:49 as a reply to  @ eelnoraa's post |  #6

Have now got the fittings - but they won't screw down far enough through the benro plate at the moment, so still can't put on tripod.

There is still a 1-2mm gap on the plate side - so the screw has not gone far enough.

I think I will have to enlarge the hole a bit but as I am away tomorrow, will do it on my return.

A manfrotto screw (taken off a manfrotto plate) will screw all the way through - I rather assumed this would be exactly the same thickness, but obviously not.


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Feb 18, 2011 06:51 |  #7

yourdoinitwrong wrote in post #11861980 (external link)
I use the RS-4 but not attached to my QR plate. I have it attached to an Optech Adapt-It, so it ends up being attached basically the same way as the Luma Loop.

http://optechusa.com/a​dapt-its.html (external link)

Mine is attached to the opposite side of the camera from the picture in the link so the strap doesn't fall across the back of the camera in portrait orientation. There is another thread on here about the Luma Loop and all the quality put into making it but while all that is well and good I'm still not hanging my gear off a nylon string, just my two cents.

Quite.

Will now see if I can get the Optech Adapt-it in the UK if I don't manage to get the other fitting to work


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Feb 18, 2011 17:13 |  #8

i just did the same thing and got the FR-T1 to fit onto my benro travel angel plate

and it doesnt fit about a 1-2mm gap and doesnt really give much thread plus its stick out to far under the plate doesnt fit on tripod
dont know why it has that raised part on the fastener i might try and mill it away...

anyway looking for a fix too, dont really want to get another quick release plate


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Feb 18, 2011 22:18 |  #9

I use the FastenR-T1 attached to a Manfrotto tripod plate which almost lives on the camera body so that it will connect to the Black Rapid strap and then straight off that and slip onto my Manfrotto tripods or monopod without having to muck around with screwing on or off all the time.
I also have a FastenR-T1 attached to another Manfrotto plate which nearly always remains on the tripod ring of my 70-200 f/2.8 if I am wanting to connect that to either as well.
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Feb 19, 2011 17:16 |  #10

Hmmm I screw my RS-5 directly to the body plate of my 1Ds MKII without issue. I haven't tried it on the L plate (yet).


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