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Big Bri
Big Bri  1315605 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 - 10:41 AM

I finally decided to get myself a Black Rapid strap, but struggling to choose between the RS-4, RS-5 and RS-7.

I think the curve might be more comfortable. Any users got useful opinions to help me out ?

TIA

Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44037 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 11:22 AM

I have the 7, Bri, combined with the underarm strap that connects the strap front and back.That helps considerably to keep the padded shoulder bit on, yes, the shoulder. Without it, I find the shoulder bit ends up in the small of my back.
Comfortable enough to carry the 5dIII + 70-200 2.8 without feeling any strain, even after a couple of hours.
HTH
Malc

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315605 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 - 11:48 AM

Thanks

chrisheathcote
chrisheathcote e2 Member 8241 forum postschrisheathcote vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 - 7:33 PM

I have the Sport version which comes with the BRAD. I find it incredibly comfortable even when used with a gripped body and a sigma 150-500 or gripped body 70-200 2.8 and 430ex ii

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:36 PM

I have the ladies version. it's so comfy. Might suit you if you've got manboobs. Grin

GPTek
GPTek e2 Member 8438 forum postsGPTek vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:51 PM

I use the Sport, which I find incredibly comfortable too. I also use the FastenR Tripod (FR-T1) which I use with a Manfrotto RC2 quick release plate to stop winding the fastener on and off when I use the tripod.

Geoff

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col.campbell
25 Nov 2013 - 12:08 AM

I've got the Cargo variant with armpit strap, and can carry D700 plus grip, and 80-200 f/2.8 very comfortably, plus there are pockets for small items like spare memory cards.

779HOB
779HOB  21034 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 - 7:23 AM

I got a fake Rapid from Hong Kong, works really well, very comfy. I can't really see the difference. It's not branded as Rapid. It cost about 15 including postage. Been using it for a couple of years now. Carries my D700, D4, with 70-200mm with ease.

Not sure if this is the one but it was something like this. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BE88-Black-Rapid-Quick-Shoulder-Neck-Camera-Sling-Belt-Strap-for-SLR-DSLR-Hot-/261321940097

I've not used a Rapid so maybe they are better but the one I have is great.

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315605 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 - 6:51 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I went for the Sport version, although I have to wait for Father Christmas to deliver it officially before I can try it out Smile

geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 - 9:24 PM


Quote: I got a fake Rapid from Hong Kong, works really well, very comfy. I can't really see the difference. It's not branded as Rapid. It cost about 15 including postage. Been using it for a couple of years now. Carries my D700, D4, with 70-200mm with ease.

Not sure if this is the one but it was something like this. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BE88-Black-Rapid-Quick-Shoulder-Neck-Camera-Sling-Belt...

I've not used a Rapid so maybe they are better but the one I have is great.

Just followed the link and bought one for 3.95 including postage, worth a try at that price

CaptivePhotons
CaptivePhotons e2 Member 111561 forum postsCaptivePhotons vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2013 - 9:30 PM


Quote: Just followed the link and bought one for 3.95 including postage, worth a try at that price

At 3.95 what could possibly go wrong? Tongue

Seriously, I don't think I'd be happy to hang several hundred pounds worth of camera and lens from something so cheap.

I hope you don't regret your purchase

779HOB
779HOB  21034 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 10:08 AM


Quote: Seriously, I don't think I'd be happy to hang several hundred pounds worth of camera and lens from something so cheap

I've been using one with my D4 with the 70-200mm lens hanging on it for a while and before that it had the D700 with the same lens. It's been fine.

KevSB
KevSB  101410 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:15 AM


Quote:

Seriously, I don't think I'd be happy to hang several hundred pounds worth of camera and lens from something so cheap.

I hope you don't regret your purchase

Abused one for 4 years and only then did the clip locking part break, still held the camera safely until I replaced it. I doubt very much the original would have stood any better to the use I gave it. now replaced with 3.95 version although the 10 quid one had better strap

CaptivePhotons
CaptivePhotons e2 Member 111561 forum postsCaptivePhotons vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2013 - 7:01 AM

All the reviews I have seen show the strap being worn without a backpack on. Does a backpack cause a hindrance with this type of strap?

779HOB
779HOB  21034 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 - 7:05 AM

I would say that most people using this type of strap wouldn't use a bag at all. I tend to have two cameras and if needed a bum bag with batteries and flash..... But normally I can fit everything in my pockets, the bum bag is a summer thing really when I don't wear a coat!

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