« on: March 29, 2012, 12:33:39 PM »
I want to use a camera strap when not working on a tripod. When I'm on the tripod I don't want the camera strap to be in the way.
I'm very happy with the Blackrapid system. I use Arca-Swiss type plates on camera and lenses. Although the BR system uses a lug that threads into the tripod socket, I converted that to 'quick release' by connecting that lug to a Kirk 1" clamp (semi-permanently with Loctite Blue 242) - that way, I can connect the strap to the camera plate, a lens plate, or remove it for tripod/monopod use.
This is a smart solution. Couldn't find the Kirk 1" clamp on the Kirk website. Can you provide link and clamp model number. I'd like to consider this for comparison with another option I'm looking at - described below.
I use a RRS L-bracket for 7D (soon I'll add one for new 5D3) that uses Arca-Swiss interface. RRS has a B2-FAB clamp that attaches to the L-bracket and has a threaded tripod socket to attach to camera strap. See http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B2-FAB&type=0&eq=&desc=B2-FAB-38mm-clamp-with-threaded-socket Example shows Black Rapid strap attached.
Is the Kirk 1" clamp about the same size as the B2-FAB? I want to minimize size and weight of the solution.