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Black Rapid


patters e2
10 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 6:11PM
Well, I bought an R4 to try and make carrying my camera a more pleasurable experience. Rubbish I reckon, adjustment is too hard, doesn't extend particularly far and no contour on shoulder pad means it pulls up onto neck

Gutted

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patters e2
10 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 6:11PM
crap rapid!
30 Aug 2011 6:20PM
I thought you had been to Anne Summers when I read the titleGrin
CaptivePhotons e2
11 1.6k 2 England
30 Aug 2011 6:31PM

Quote:I thought you had been to Anne Summers when I read the title


Probably would have been more satisfied if he had.

I'm pleased for the info though as the Black Rapid was something I was looking at.
patters e2
10 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 6:35PM
Its only my opinion obviously, but it came about half hour ago and I'm currently printing the amazon return label

Don't get the anne summers reference
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
30 Aug 2011 6:43PM

Quote:Don't get the anne summers reference


Nor do I...

(It's our 'Sheltered Lives' that we lead Patters... Wink)
30 Aug 2011 7:01PM
Yeah yeah tell it to the judge Wink
can send it my way if you like Wink i was thinking of getting one but would need to try it before buying based on your info
30 Aug 2011 8:41PM
My husband & I both have one. although I think his is an R5. Mine is a ladies. It is one of the best investments we have made. We really like them. Certainly takes the weight of of our necks. A friend of mine who is a professional photographer told me about them. He wouldn't use anything else and neither would we.
Only problem is when we want to use a tripod have to remember to have a spare plate with us. It has happened when we have left home with the Black Rapid attached ,tripod in hand and the plate is still at home!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
30 Aug 2011 8:47PM

Quote:Don't get the anne summers reference



Quote:My husband & I both have one. although I think his is an R5. Mine is a ladies. It is one of the best investments we have made. We really like them. Certainly takes the weight of of our necks


The mind boggles Smile Smile
patters e2
10 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 8:51PM

Quote:although I think his is an R5. Mine is a ladies

So, in fairness, Jen, neither you nor your husband have one, because its not an R5, nor is it a 'ladies' one, because despite popular belief, I am not a lady!
WOMEN, KNOW YOUR PLACE!!
CaptivePhotons e2
11 1.6k 2 England
30 Aug 2011 9:07PM

Quote:despite popular belief, I am not a lady!


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No kidding Tongue
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
30 Aug 2011 9:08PM

Quote:WOMEN, KNOW YOUR PLACE!!


OUCH!!!

Can you get done for inciting a riot on EPZ......

AdeGrin
patters e2
10 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 9:14PM
thats an old photo, I have green hair now and more face piercing's
Actually patters to be fair to Black rapid. the correct names for the straps we have (which incidently has nothing to do with Anne summers!!)
I have a Black rapid RS-W1 Women's Strap (& I know my place-It is superior to most men I know!!!!)
My husband Bob has a Black rapid RS-5. (& he doesn't always know his place although he thinks he does)
Bob is a chap who never wears his camera around his neck. Probably thinks it is too girlie. He has a Nikon D300 with battery pack and heavy lenses on many occasions.
We where in Venice in March and it was pretty cold and crowded. He is getting on in years and his hand was aching and I was sick of his complaining so I talked him into trying the RS-5 and he now says it is the best thing I have bought him! so then had to get myself another. I opted for the RS-W1. Not as well specified as the RS-5 or as expensive but extremely comfortable
Jenni
(Written with my tongue in my cheek but some good evidence that this strap is worth having albeit a bit expensive!)

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