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Old 03-07-2009   #21
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I got the R strap and a kirk mount and can't be happier. You are right it is pricey, but it has been worth it for me. I never did like a normal strap though, this just hugs the body better.
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To me, it was worth the cost. I've spent $20 on plenty of straps that I don't use any longer because they put weight directly on my neck or don't ride well on my shoulder. The R-strap is comfortable for hours of use with my 1Ds and 70-200 IS lens.

I use the Arca Swiss quick release system on my cameras, lenses, and tripods. I simply installed a small quick release tripod head to the strap.

The $49 is nothing compared to the tripod system you must have. Over $500 just for the head.

Thank you for the input.

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I got the R strap and a kirk mount and can't be happier. You are right it is pricey, but it has been worth it for me. I never did like a normal strap though, this just hugs the body better.
Thank you for the information. What Kirk Mount?

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You don't have to spend that kind of money to use arca-swiss quick releases, but yeah...my tripod head is on the spendy side ... I bought it when I could afford it
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It is for a arca swiss mount, If you do a search on the R-Strap, you will find a picture in that thread. It makes a VERY nice setup.
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The Black Rapid strap is sweet. I use it for my daily carry DSLR. I have the sliding stop adjuster set so the camera is just slightly in front of my right hip. I reach down and the camera grip is right there. As the camera comes up the left hand snatches the lens cap off as my right index finger is turning the camera on. Eye to viewfinder, adjust the shutter speed, shoot. I keep the aperture set to f8 (old habit) when it's hanging.

Frankly, you'd have to use the strap in a manner not intended by the manufacturer to have your camera come unscrewed from a Black Rapid. It just doesn't loosen up at all with daily use, but I still check it every morning.

Oh, by the way. He is right that climbers swear by 1in tubular nylon webbing. However, prudent climbers replace all their webbing yearly because the UV radiation degrads it (for climbing purposes) quite quickly.
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Thank you for the information.

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I am destroying two R straps. YES destroying them. Have had them for about 8 months, everything wonderful. Today, my 5 week old 5D Mark II slipped out of the hook connector and landed head first on the asphalt. Dented my 24 - 70 L. I don't know yet how much damage was done to my $3,700 worth of equipment I trusted to the R strap, but I guarantee you, once burned, I will NEVER trust that strap again.
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Kelly, can you tell what caused it to slip out? I have done some research and it appears that the clip opens on its own. I fix is a small piece of clear hose.

Take a look at this link.

Hacking the R-Strap - James Duncan Davidson

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If you want to dispose of them properly send them to me.

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