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Old 25-04-2011, 19:49   #1 (permalink)
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I just wondered if anyone has tried one of these as a replacement for a conventional strap? I got one a couple of weeks ago and gave it its first outing yesterday at a horse race meeting. For my part, rom within the first hour, I knew I'd got something worth having. Much more comfortable, convenient and easy to use.

I was there for over four hours and had it hooked to a Canon 7D with the L series 70-200mm f4 and it felt comfortable and secure throughout. I can only think this will increase with a heavier setup.

I wouldn't advocate it for every situation, where you're moving through crowds for example, but other than that, absolutely. Certainly pricier than a regular strap but worth it in my opinion.
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I bought the ladies version a couple of weeks ago and it's brilliant. Much more comfortable than carrying round your neck (which makes my neck stiff & I then get a headache). It's no strain at all, even with the 1D and 70-200 f2.8 attached.
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Old 26-04-2011, 23:42   #3 (permalink)
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I took mine out again today round the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, three or four hours of total comfort and instantly available when I needed it. I'm not sure if you know this but they sell an upgrade to the part that screws into the tripod baseplate hole, made of one solid cast piece instead of two. I just got two of them. One for my sling, and the other, along with a length of paracord to make a vertical steady-cam type thing for panning shots. Pretty cool I think.
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Re: Black Rapid Slings

Of you could just save yourself *alot* of money and get the chinese knock off...

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have my rs4 strap for 6 months now. best accessory i have bought. miles better than original neck strap. my son keeps trying to pinch it for his camera too.
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My review of the Quick Rapid strap (e-bay version of the Black Rapid RS-4) at 11.99 is here

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Like the sound of that
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