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Old 05-31-2013   #11
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Has anyone looked at the sling made from a length of car seatbelt webbing. Look on PetaPixel, someone started manufacturing them through Kickstart
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I've had a Carry Speed for two years now and really like it. The quality of it is great, mine is more like a Black Rapid but with a piece that goes on the bottom of the camera that makes it possible to attach it to a tripod with out removing it. I didn't use that as much as I though I would, so I order a couple of the Black Rapid Style attachment for the bottom of the camera. If the quality is like mine you Will be happy.
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It looks like a basic neoprene strap with knock off hardware that looks the same as the hardware used in the Black Rapid Strap

If the hardware is of the same build quality of the Black Rapid then the hardware costs more then the retail price of the strap as listed

I have not used my black rapid when I received this exact model, good quality hardware but different design, more comfortable to wear, not near as bulky. been using mine a year now without any issues
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I use this for my D600.

BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black) BOSG315 B&H

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No exposed metal parts attaching it to the camera and will attach to the strap lug of my Kirk L bracket or to one of the camera lugs.

It is basically car seat belt material with a highly polished smooth cast fitting to attach to the camera which slides easily up and down the strap. No padding of any kind but is very comfortable and easy to wrap around the lens. I have been using it for about 6 months now (got it with my D600 in October).

The nice thing about a sling strap if you work with a tripod most of the time like I do, is that they are long enough to leave attached when camera is on the tripod as the short nylong strap that attaches the strap to the L bracket allows the L bracket to still drop into the clamp. This one also has an easy to release but secure connector if you do want to remove the strap but secure enough to never come loose by itself. I am very comfortable with it attached to my Kirk L bracket but only because I use relatively light lenses and the fact that the L bracket provides significant bearing surface the width of the camera. I don't think I would trust any strap with some of the heavy lenses I have seen hanging from folk's neck regardless of where it attached except maybe, to the lens tripod shoe and that would be a maybe.

I tried the Black Rapid when it first came out and found it awkward to store but well made. The BosStrap is a simpler, more elegant solution to me and also very well made.

There are a lot of folks loving the Black Rapid so as they say, different strokes.

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will attach to the strap lug of my Kirk L bracket or to one of the camera lugs.


Mike:

How are you attaching this strap to your L bracket? Can you post an image?

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James: The BosStrap uses a short nylon strap with small covered clamp to connect to either one of the camera strap lugs or to the L-Bracket lug. The small strap is flat enough that you can still drop the L-Bracket into the ball head clamp without removing the strap. Hope this helps.

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James: The BosStrap uses a short nylon strap with small covered clamp to connect to either one of the camera strap lugs or to the L-Bracket lug. The small strap is flat enough that you can still drop the L-Bracket into the ball head clamp without removing the strap. Hope this helps.

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Thanks Mike! Great solution!
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The one that you show at £4 is a cheap knock off and not a true Carry Speed strap. I have their (Carry Speed) FS-Pro model and I really like it. I have had no problems with it at all.

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I use an Op Tech utility loop to attach my black Rapid, works just fine and no need to take the strap off to use the tripod, also no fear of the camera hitting the ground. . .
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I have used a "real" Black Rapid strap for some time now, I really can't fault it. I have a Manfrotto quick release plate permanently attached to the camera (a Nikon) with the Black Rapid carabiner attached to that.
I find that having the camera hanging upside down is just perfect, both for carrying the the camera and having it "to hand", if a quick response is needed.

I must say that I think the previous post of the Canon doesn't look all that "elegant", nor that secure ! I think I would be more confident in one piece of webbing than two pieces of "string"

I am happy to accept my son's verdict - who is a professional abseiler, that my arrangement is about as safe/secure as you can get (Apart from his work. where two securing lines, to two separate anchorage points are required - but his life does depend on that !!!)

Is it really worth saving £40, when you have an £x,000 camera hanging on it ? I could make a cheap "Black Rapid" from £2 worth of nylon tie-wraps, but is it worth it ??


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