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The Black Rapid RS-7 is specially designed to work with Black Rapid’s MODS system. It features attachment points so you can customise your strap with your choice of storage and other features. It’s constructed of ballistic nylon for extreme durability. With the RS-7, ergonomics are key. It’s designed and shaped to fit perfectly around your shoulder. The weight of your camera is evenly distributed for the ultimate in comfort. The FastenR-3 (FR-2) is the point of contact between your camera and your R-Strap. It’s machined from a solid stock of 304 stainless steel, and has an integral D-Ring for coupling to the R-Strap’s ConnectR. The FR-2 uses a high-grade rubber compression washer to ensure a snug, positive connection with your camera. Switching to the FR-2 offers you more comfort when shooting in portrait, and a sense of security knowing your camera is fastened tight to your R-Strap. More
January 2013 - There’s been a lot of buzz about the Black Rapid range of camera straps and I’ve been wondering for a while what all the fuss is about. Just after I got the Black Rapid RS-7, I took it to Istanbul for 5 days and gave it a pretty good run. My aim wasn’t really to test it’s weight limits but to figure out whether the RS7 would make carrying it easier than my usual method… Read the Black Rapid strap review on the Wex Blog... »
The Original Camera Sling.
The R-Strap is the most innovative camera strap ever to hit the market. This patent-pending piece of equipment offers unparalleled ease of access to your camera and peace of mind.
The R-Strap is worn diagonally across the torso from shoulder to hip and is adjustable to fit most photographers. The pad has a mesh underside for comfort and breathability.
Black Rapid's locking FastenR connects the R-Strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at your side or in the small of your back, with the lens pointing behind you.
With the camera at your hip or behind your back, you can manoeuvre easily through a crowd, carry a tripod or other gear, or simply have both hands free. When you’re ready to take the shot, the camera quickly glides up the strap into shooting position.
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Best camera strap I've ever bought,
By Snap Happy Jersey
from Channel Islands
About Me Photo Enthusiast
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Comments about Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap with FastenR-3:
This strap is the most comfortable I have used. The camera hangs comfortably at you side in easy reach for quick use, and stays in position when camera is brought up to your eye. It's fully adjustable to suit all. As the strap is over the shoulder it eliminates any neck pain from carrying a heavy DSLR camera and lens all day. The camera attaches to the strap via the tripod point on the bottom of your camera, I had wondered how secure is would be but I needed have worried, after using all day the attachment was still as tightly secure as it was when 1st attached. Worth every penny.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Isle of Man
Seemingly expensive but it is value for money Very well made and has made my sports photography much easier
Keep your camera within easy reach
from Calne, Wiltshire.
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Using this strap means your camera is always within easy reach and quick to use.
An absolute joy to use
By Colin the Dog Tog
After years of uncomfortable neck straps I have now changed over to the Black Rapid strap and have not looked back since. Its high quality grade material give you the confidence it will be securely attached to the wearer with little chance of failure. I would recommend to any photographer using DSLR sized bodies/lenses.
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Does what it says on the tin.
Great Product, takes the weight of Camera plus heavy lens from your neck to your shoulder. Prevents neck ache. Easy to use.
from Newport, S.Wales
As most will say "I wish I'd bought one sooner". I got sick of the old Canon neck strap getting in the way when taking portrait shots, I was constantly batting it out of my eyes. It also made things awkward by not giving enough slack when rotating the camera. The Black Rapid just does an excellent job of totally eradicating these problems. The action is smooth up and down the strap, and as long as you trust it, letting the camera hang by your side whilst adjusting lights or whatever, becomes second nature. I know some people say it takes getting used to, but it functions so well that I instantly became accustomed to the somewhat more natural way of working on a shoot. It feels plenty strong enough to take the weight of something a lot heavier than my 400D, and it's plenty comfortable.My only 2 gripes are, firstly, the price. I know people argue this point a lot, but personally I think [$] is expensive for something that someone creative could make [$]. My other problem isn't really the products fault but I'll mention it anyway. The strap locks work great, don't budge an inch, but I still find the camera position annoying when bending or crouching down for something. You have to remain aware of where it is and the fact that it can swing out in front of you. Other than these points, mostly personal, I would highly recommend this product to someone wanting to take the plunge and get rid of the clumsy neck strap.
very good product,comfortable, I use it for airshows and wildlife and as described is very fast to access and start shooting, highly recommended pity about the price, very expensive for what you get.
Simple , Quality that works
About Me Professional
High quality, durable, and simply perfect for its purpose. Comfortable and very fuctionable. I would be a bit concearned if in a busy crowd as the camera hangs by your side but in general use in less crowded situations its great and a real help in the studio, as you can interact with your model without your lens stuck out in front of you as with a standard strap. This is not a one off fix for all situations but a very good tool for your kit box.
Best Strap for the job
from Forest of Dean
Stops all the odd angle of the dangle when using a 'normal' strap. It also eliminates bounce (on chest or stomach) as the strap is full adjustable.Spot on for quick fire pictures or being at hand when walking the dog.
Improvement over standard strap
More comfortable and easier use of your camera
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