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Jul 30, 2012 03:23 |  #1

Wanted to check whom of you blackrapid users have a safety strap aswell.
Does any of you just go with the RS and nothing more to secure it?

I've used the RS-4 both with a safety strap and without. I trust the RS system, but what i don't tryst is the screw underneath the camera, Canon have never officially supported this strap or stated that the screw will hold for that pressure upside down.

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Jul 30, 2012 04:42 |  #2

All strap systems use the same type screw, there is nothing inferior about the black rapid screw, just be sure to use somthing to get some leverage and really tighten the screw down, the first time I used it I had a hard time getting the screw to come off.

I did buy some uniloops and other safety straps but never used them.




  
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Jul 30, 2012 06:19 |  #3

Rstanford wrote in post #14789149 (external link)
All strap systems use the same type screw, there is nothing inferior about the black rapid screw, just be sure to use somthing to get some leverage and really tighten the screw down, the first time I used it I had a hard time getting the screw to come off.

I did buy some uniloops and other safety straps but never used them.

I think you misunderstood me or it's maybe my lack of words (not English as native language) but i meant the camera screwhole (baseplat screw hole??!) from which you screw the blackrapid/op-tec/sun sniper etc into.


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Jul 30, 2012 10:10 |  #4

I've never heard of a tripod mount failure while using any of the sling straps.




  
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Jul 30, 2012 14:08 |  #5

I use the black rapid dual and single straps and have never had a problem. I've been using them for ~2yrs now.


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Jul 30, 2012 14:23 |  #6

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=bUK7G5Gy5B4 (external link)

They should have kept the BG on.




  
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Jul 30, 2012 14:43 |  #7

kMatt wrote in post #14791105 (external link)
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=bUK7G5Gy5B4 (external link)

And it has a battery grip!

hahaha...I'll remember tht next time I have to pull a truck with my camera. :rolleyes:




  
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Jul 30, 2012 14:52 |  #8

Been using the RS-4 with no problems so far (touch wood). Any failures (albeit rare) that I've heard of involved the screw coming LOOSE, but never heard of the screw threads themselves giving. My $0.02, anyway.


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Jul 30, 2012 15:26 |  #9

I have and use a BlackRapid RS-7 and it has never failed me. I do have a safety strap running from the BlackRapid Strap to the normal mount for a strap. It is small and stays out of the way. I mainly have it there to prevent mistakes by me. I'm afraid I'll drop something when switching mounting points from the camera body to the lens ring.


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Jul 30, 2012 19:47 |  #10

bent toe wrote in post #14789277 (external link)
I think you misunderstood me or it's maybe my lack of words (not English as native language) but i meant the camera screwhole (baseplat screw hole??!) from which you screw the blackrapid/op-tec/sun sniper etc into.

I just call it a the tripod socket :)




  
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Jul 30, 2012 20:05 |  #11

Sorry to hijack but I think its a simple enough question that it wont garner too much attention. Seems like my RS-Sport strap makes itself longer as I carry it. Is there any way to lock the length adjusting mechanism so it doesn't become longer throughout the day?


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Jul 30, 2012 20:07 |  #12

touji wrote in post #14792502 (external link)
Sorry to hijack but I think its a simple enough question that it wont garner too much attention. Seems like my RS-Sport strap makes itself longer as I carry it. Is there any way to lock the length adjusting mechanism so it doesn't become longer throughout the day?

Never happened to me, but I'm thinking locking down on the adjustment area on the back would do fine. Maybe a rubber band tied under that little plastic bit so it causes friction against the strap?


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Jul 30, 2012 20:11 |  #13

Rubber band sounds like a good idea! I'll have to figure this out soon...


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Jul 30, 2012 20:33 |  #14

You need to double back the D-buckle like this:

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Jul 31, 2012 15:13 |  #15

I have an Op-Tech loop as a safety-strap, more as a safeguard for my bumbling than anything else. Personally, I think failures are rare and almost always user-error, but that doesn't matter much when there are pieces of your camera scattering around.


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