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dhr90

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2013, 11:22:21 AM »
Interesting. Might invest in a BlackRapid RS7 myself now, although I already carry it over one shoulder like a sling bag (harder to be ripped away compared to over the neck was my thought behind doing that), so its just whether attaching to the camera body/lens is safer/more comfy/better balanced that is the dilemma for me.

Also may go for a handstrap for use with other lenses, think it may be more comfy to use that way when a backpack is on both shoulders than a neck/shoulder strap.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2013, 11:22:21 AM »

Ben Taylor

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2013, 01:08:26 PM »
I'm in the same boat as a bunch of others here. Black Rapid RS7 attached to the tripod ring for the 5D3 and 70-200 II. It's very comfortable and much better attached to the tripod ring rather than the camera body, hangs just below my right hip.

The only thing that gets a little annoying is changing the strap from the tripod back to the camera body when changing to other lenses. To make this easier I've recently ordered the RRS B2-FAB-F clamp - I wish I'd done this a long time ago to be honest. I've been travelling since December last year and that's been the only bug-bear with the setup.

dhr90 - I very often have the F-Stop Guru on my back with the RS-7 over the shoulder under the pack with camera attached and it's not uncomfortable at all.
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dhr90

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 02:31:34 PM »
I'm in the same boat as a bunch of others here. Black Rapid RS7 attached to the tripod ring for the 5D3 and 70-200 II. It's very comfortable and much better attached to the tripod ring rather than the camera body, hangs just below my right hip.

The only thing that gets a little annoying is changing the strap from the tripod back to the camera body when changing to other lenses. To make this easier I've recently ordered the RRS B2-FAB-F clamp - I wish I'd done this a long time ago to be honest. I've been travelling since December last year and that's been the only bug-bear with the setup.

dhr90 - I very often have the F-Stop Guru on my back with the RS-7 over the shoulder under the pack with camera attached and it's not uncomfortable at all.

Thanks. I might "borrow" my dads one to see if I get on with it for a weekend I will spend at a race track next month  ;D
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 02:39:36 PM »
Consider integrating a Lowepro Toploader and Lowepro Technical/Utility Belt into your system...
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Drizzt321

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 02:45:46 PM »
I was actually just shooting last night in a smallish music performance venue with a gripped 5d3 & (rented) 70-200 IS v2. I'll tell ya, if I buy one of these, I won't need to hit the gym any more. Just shoot for an hour or two with that every day and I'll be good!

More on topic, I have the RRS L-bracket and was using the B2-FABN clamp with my 5d3 camera strap on that instead of using my BR RS-5 (cargo) strap. Actually worked really well, and as much as I love the RS-5, it's a bit bulky on my shoulder and the strap occasionally limits my movement if I always have the camera in my hands and up and ready. The clamp was onto the L-bracket, and I didn't feel any problem with the 70-200 on it.

That said, I'd have preferred to mount an Acra-swiss plate to the lens tripod mount and use the BR strap with the clamp on the tripod mount as I bet it'd have been better balanced. Although with a gripped 5d3, the balance definitely feels closer to the body/lens mount area, instead of further forward like with an ungripped 5d3.

EDIT:
@Ben Taylor, that's the clamp I was originally going to go for, but then I saw the B2-FABN which has 3 spots to connect straps to. Pretty awesome and handy, even though it is physically a bit larger than the B2-FAB-F.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 02:45:46 PM »