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Aug 11, 2012 02:03 |  #1

Just thought i would show a little solution to the strap issue which has been annoying me for a little while.

Like a lot of others the whole rapid/sniper strap system was appealing, but for me it was a pain in the arse to use with a bag because i have a shoulder issue that means i can't carry stuff on my right shoulder for extended periods, and slinging both on the same side is problematic with them overlapping.

While i was in Germany i saw this system which seemed to be the solution: http://www.sun-sniper.com/en/the-strap-surfertm.html (external link)
Unfortunately the clasp didn't fit my Thinktank Retro 10 (too thick) or my Crumpler FuxDelux (too wide), and so it didn't work. But it triggered my thoughts, and so i put together this system:

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Its pretty basic, just a plain old snap lock climbing carabiner, a 100mm fabric quickdraw, and a 6mm stainless carabiner. It fits into the Black Rapid ConnectRs (which i noticed you can get cheap versions on ebay: http://www.ebay.com.au …1423.l2649#ht_3​470wt_1141 (external link)) and works in a similar way to the Black Rapid system, and its also relatively easy to transfer from bag to bag.

Personally i use it mostly to hang the camera so i can go hands free, but it slides up well enough to take photos with as well.
Probably not for everyone, but it was a decent and cheap enough solution for me that ill keep using it.



  
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Aug 11, 2012 18:46 |  #2

You should just connect the carabiner direct to the Connect R

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Aug 11, 2012 18:49 |  #3

The 6mm carabiners ( to fit through the ConnectR3s) aren't wide enough to fit around the bag straps that i use.




  
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Aug 11, 2012 18:53 |  #4

takai wrote in post #14845711 (external link)
The 6mm carabiners ( to fit through the ConnectR3s) aren't wide enough to fit around the bag straps that i use.

The Fasten R2 has a pretty big loop, would have thought it was big enough for a large carabiner


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Aug 11, 2012 18:57 |  #5

Its not quite, still won't fit something that goes around the bag strap without curling it. Hence the quickdraw.
It also means that there is freedom of movement on the camera rather than being jammed on the bag strap, so you can still shoot with the camera attached.




  
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Aug 11, 2012 21:22 as a reply to  @ takai's post |  #6

i did the same too but with my backpack strap and crumpler X million dollar.


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