Camera Gear that Doesn’t Suck – BlackRapid Camera Sling

Blunty Checks out the BlackRapid camera strap system range of innovative “sling” camera straps made for better comfort and faster access than regular neck straps, at PMA Sydney 2011

Frankly, I’ve been hearing about these straps for years often recommended on my fave Photography podcasts (like TWIP), it was great to finally go hands on and get a briefing on the whole range, it’s going on my shopping list… now… which one?

The range of Black Rapid examined here includes the RS-7, RS-4, RS-5, RS DR-1, RS DR-2, RS-Sport, RS-Sport 2, SnapR and RS-W1… for boobs ;)

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“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.

Our 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 maneuver 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.

Grab. Glide. Click.”