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Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2014, 02:09:54 AM »

I watched it go down, the boat was going at around 18kts so by the time we got back to where it had entered the water it was too late to recover it.

fats

I think you win in terms of loss...  I think if i where you i would have just followed it off of the boat!  I did the same on the jeep, jumped right on after my camera! When i think back it was maybe not the best decision considering the jeep was moving, but my cat like reflexes did my well!

I should get my lens back tonight, I hope it is all fine.... 

I have been in contact with BR and they have been quite nice (kudos to them). they asked me "How do you feel we can make this situation right for you?" So i asked them to pay for the repair bill...  lets see what they say about that! Will keep you posted!
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Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2014, 02:09:54 AM »

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Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2014, 12:16:20 AM »
In case anyone is interested....

My lens got repaired for 44000 INR (735 USD) and blackrapid are going to pay for the repairs, which is nice of them!

No matter what you say about their straps, they stand behind their product and believe in it. I am still using my black-rapid strap but have attached a leash from the strap to the camera body as a safety line. I am also uber paranoid and don't rely on it!

If you use a BR strap be aware, use the lockstar and a leash too....

this is what a lens looks like after flying off of a moving jeep... 
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Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2014, 12:16:20 AM »