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My take on a Black Rapid safety tether.

 
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Dec 03, 2013 17:04 |  #1

Yes. I'm overly paranoid. It'll probably never be needed. But this 6D I just got is a very expensive device that I need to care for as much as possible.

Two figure eight follow through knots with safeties at each end.

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It is independent of the hardware, so no matter where BR hardware may fail I am limited only to the failure of the BR webbing, the knots or the paracord, or the camera strap mount itself. I previously had this set up on my T3i and it doesn't interfere with BR use, is easily removed, and is really cheap.

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Dec 03, 2013 18:17 |  #2

The only thing I would worry about is hitting the screen on the aluminum piece. Did you experience that at all on the 3Ti?


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Dec 03, 2013 18:46 |  #3

Never did no. When it hangs, it doesn't make contact. Nor does it when drawn for a photo.


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Dec 03, 2013 19:59 |  #4

Interesting. I think I have a couple of extra 'biners laying around and I know I have some paracord laying around for sure.


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Dec 03, 2013 20:08 |  #5

I just put it on and attempted to get it to hit the screen. Not possible. However there is one thing I noticed I did in the picture that I don't do when I put it on in real life. I put the carabiner on the *right* side of the BR hardware when I wear it, not on the left as it is in this picture. Once the camera is hooked on, the tether biner can't pass through or over the BR hardware and hit the screen.


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Dec 03, 2013 21:44 |  #6

Would you find this to be bulky when placed in the bag? Seems like a good way to utilize my carabiners laying around.


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Dec 04, 2013 00:10 |  #7

bencao wrote in post #16499798 (external link)
Would you find this to be bulky when placed in the bag? Seems like a good way to utilize my carabiners laying around.

Not bulky at all. Then again I did buy a smaller carabiner than normal.


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Dec 04, 2013 08:06 |  #8

I have used dual black rapid strap for 3 years professionally, with an average of 4 jobs a week with each job holding the 2 cameras (5d II + 24-105 and 1DIII +100-400) with only 1 situation where the camera fell off and it was because i didn't screw the connector in all the way. I have had a few situations where the plate that screws into your camera body slow becomes unscrewed and could fall off while you are shooting, but i have always caught it at the last second.

I have come to a conclusion that as long as you secure the attachment, your camera will not fall off. its just not going to happen.

The one thing i have found though, is that i like to have a "back up" connector just in case i forget to bring my black rapid strap. I bought a cheap chinese knock off of the dual strap and that thing is a piece of crap and that will fall apart while you are using it.


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Dec 04, 2013 08:37 |  #9

In my profession, single points of failure, however unlikely they may be, cause deaths. I imagine my camera hitting the ground would end in my death as my wife would go nuclear.


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Dec 04, 2013 09:35 |  #10

inernets wrote in post #16500549 (external link)
I have used dual black rapid strap for 3 years professionally, with an average of 4 jobs a week with each job holding the 2 cameras (5d II + 24-105 and 1DIII +100-400) with only 1 situation where the camera fell off and it was because i didn't screw the connector in all the way. I have had a few situations where the plate that screws into your camera body slow becomes unscrewed and could fall off while you are shooting, but i have always caught it at the last second.

I have come to a conclusion that as long as you secure the attachment, your camera will not fall off. its just not going to happen.

The one thing i have found though, is that i like to have a "back up" connector just in case i forget to bring my black rapid strap. I bought a cheap chinese knock off of the dual strap and that thing is a piece of crap and that will fall apart while you are using it.

3 years and 1 fall; even if it was an 'oops i messed up' fall would be justification for the backup imo.


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Dec 04, 2013 13:47 as a reply to  @ w0m's post |  #11

WAY overkill ! Why not just thread the paracord through the rectangular slider and eliminate that bulky carabiner altogether? Just my take on it.


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Dec 04, 2013 13:57 |  #12

JMAST wrote in post #16501355 (external link)
WAY overkill ! Why not just thread the paracord through the rectangular slider and eliminate that bulky carabiner altogether? Just my take on it.

Agreed, why bother swatting a fly with a Buick? Seems cumbersome and unnecessary to have a big honking carabiner attaching the cord to the strap, a simple keyring would do the job just fine.


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Dec 04, 2013 14:27 |  #13

JMAST wrote in post #16501355 (external link)
WAY overkill ! Why not just thread the paracord through the rectangular slider and eliminate that bulky carabiner altogether? Just my take on it.

How about just picking up a 2nd camera strap hook and strap that to the neckstrap lug? Would look cleaner, if you had to have a safety backup.

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Could get the black rapid version of the same hook too.

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Dec 04, 2013 14:48 |  #14

Or you could use fishing line to attach it to the caribiner.


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Dec 04, 2013 14:56 |  #15

I don't even bother with a fail safe for my rapid sport, I trust the design and if that fails I have insurance


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