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Re: What about Lens Loop? (Advertized on CR homepage)
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 07:42:03 PM »
Seems simple, and roughly equivalent to BR for $35.00.  http://www.lensloop.com/  No kangaroo pockets or anything but probably more comfortable with a wide seatbelt strap instead of a the shoulder pad.

I was looking at this also.  Looks like a good idea.  My only question/gripe is the clasp.  It looks like its just a lobster claw type of thing.  I prefer something that is more secure like what BR has where you have to clip it on then screw it down to lock it in.
Hardware stores call these a "quick link" and they are cheap.  http://www.allproducts.com/metal/kingsnaps/Product-2008411151130.html  That is just a sample. 
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Re: What about Lens Loop? (Advertized on CR homepage)
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 07:42:03 PM »

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Re: What about Lens Loop? (Advertized on CR homepage)
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 10:37:33 PM »
Seems simple, and roughly equivalent to BR for $35.00.  http://www.lensloop.com/  No kangaroo pockets or anything but probably more comfortable with a wide seatbelt strap instead of a the shoulder pad.

I was looking at this also.  Looks like a good idea.  My only question/gripe is the clasp.  It looks like its just a lobster claw type of thing.  I prefer something that is more secure like what BR has where you have to clip it on then screw it down to lock it in.
Hardware stores call these a "quick link" and they are cheap.  http://www.allproducts.com/metal/kingsnaps/Product-2008411151130.html  That is just a sample.

Thats what Im talking about thanks! Something more secure where I cant accidently unlock it or someone with quick hands can just unhook and bolt with it. 

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Re: What about Lens Loop? (Advertized on CR homepage)
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2012, 12:26:45 AM »
Seems simple, and roughly equivalent to BR for $35.00.  http://www.lensloop.com/  No kangaroo pockets or anything but probably more comfortable with a wide seatbelt strap instead of a the shoulder pad.

I was looking at this also.  Looks like a good idea.  My only question/gripe is the clasp.  It looks like its just a lobster claw type of thing.  I prefer something that is more secure like what BR has where you have to clip it on then screw it down to lock it in.
Hardware stores call these a "quick link" and they are cheap.  http://www.allproducts.com/metal/kingsnaps/Product-2008411151130.html  That is just a sample.

Thats what Im talking about thanks! Something more secure where I cant accidently unlock it or someone with quick hands can just unhook and bolt with it.

You can find these at most large hardware stores (I'm in the states). I have a few around in the garage.
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 01:12:32 AM »
I bought a Black Rapid RS-7 strap for my 5D MK3.
I've only used it once but noticed scuffing on the bottom of my camera.

Looking at the C-clip connector, it's highly probable that this is the cause because it is capable of fouling the body.
Anyone else have similar issues?

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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 10:15:40 PM »
Having said all that, I went and ordered something totally different. 

This "Cinch" by Luma Labs got my hard-earned dollar.  http://luma-labs.com/products/cinch  Things I liked:
1.)  A shoulder strap rather than a neck strap, and
2.)  Attaches 2 places (One strap mount, one tripod screwhole, either on lens or on body), and
3.)  You shorten it up tight to your body to walk, and you loosen it to shoot pictures.

The 2 attachments seems nice because it will lay flat on your body, not twirling around on just 1 attachment.  The tighten and untighten seemed to address my other beef; having the camera swinging around hitting things (and me).

We'll see in a couple of weeks.  It is made in the USA (Oregon), and they are apparently making them as they go.
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2012, 10:26:06 PM »
Duh, what Scotty?

I posted this earlier
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Now I'm waiting for my Luma Labs Cinch strap.

http://luma-labs.com/products/cinch

This one looks like it may be the keeper...

but did you know they are talking about making a custom version with red or black anodized parts and red stitching and leather for Canon users? ;)

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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 02:18:04 AM »
I own a couple black rapids and have tried several other strap brands. I can honestly say they all suck IMO. I got a SpiderPro Dual Camera System and it holds my canons like they are pistols on my side, a time tested way to haul gear w/o making your shoulders, chest and back sweat like mad on a hot day because you have straps on. I used to practically choke myself when i leaned forward at times, no more problems there anymore either.
If you want to check it out its here:
http://www.spiderholster.com/

No i wasn't paid to tell you this, and no this wasn't a commercial.
Totally agree. The spider just feels a lot better than black rapid - and doesn't swing around wildly.
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012, 02:27:58 AM »
I own a couple black rapids and have tried several other strap brands. I can honestly say they all suck IMO. I got a SpiderPro Dual Camera System and it holds my canons like they are pistols on my side, a time tested way to haul gear w/o making your shoulders, chest and back sweat like mad on a hot day because you have straps on. I used to practically choke myself when i leaned forward at times, no more problems there anymore either.
If you want to check it out its here:
http://www.spiderholster.com/

No i wasn't paid to tell you this, and no this wasn't a commercial.

The BR is the way to go with 2 bodies and 2 large whites.

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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 04:32:37 AM »
I love the Black Rapid straps but the only thing I wish they would change is the fittings between the body and strap.

When in a church and you raise or lower the camera you hear the chink of the metal. Honestly I'd pay good money for a solution to this. It's now actually louder than my 5D3's silent shutter. Some sort of tough rubber coating or something.
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012, 07:53:31 AM »
I own a couple black rapids and have tried several other strap brands. I can honestly say they all suck IMO. I got a SpiderPro Dual Camera System and it holds my canons like they are pistols on my side, a time tested way to haul gear w/o making your shoulders, chest and back sweat like mad on a hot day because you have straps on. I used to practically choke myself when i leaned forward at times, no more problems there anymore either.
If you want to check it out its here:
http://www.spiderholster.com/
They look pretty cool, having done some competition handgun shooting in the past the first thing that came to my mind was a new form of sport. Enter an arena and targets pop up at different lengths and you draw your camera at running targets and get points on time displayed plus some technical requirements on quality of focus and target coverage. We can finally have a proper Canon vs Nikon shoot-out ;D

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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2012, 10:57:01 AM »
LOL, America's Top Shot.
They'd probably getting you using a pinhole camera ;)

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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2012, 01:57:11 PM »
I love the Black Rapid straps but the only thing I wish they would change is the fittings between the body and strap.

When in a church and you raise or lower the camera you hear the chink of the metal. Honestly I'd pay good money for a solution to this. It's now actually louder than my 5D3's silent shutter. Some sort of tough rubber coating or something.

Try using bubble gum - bubble gum is always handy.  ;D

Or - some auto undercoating but use primer 1st to make it bond well.
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2012, 02:17:05 PM »
I own a couple black rapids and have tried several other strap brands. I can honestly say they all suck IMO. I got a SpiderPro Dual Camera System and it holds my canons like they are pistols on my side, a time tested way to haul gear w/o making your shoulders, chest and back sweat like mad on a hot day because you have straps on. I used to practically choke myself when i leaned forward at times, no more problems there anymore either.
If you want to check it out its here:
http://www.spiderholster.com/

No i wasn't paid to tell you this, and no this wasn't a commercial.

The BR is the way to go with 2 bodies and 2 large whites.
I rarely have a white hanging if i do its for a short period of time. If i use the whites a bunch then i carry with monopods. In the case of whites with shoulder straps, ouch! In the case of shooting weddings shoulder straps are not user friendly no matter the spin on how they are made.
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2012, 03:09:04 PM »
When in a church and you raise or lower the camera you hear the chink of the metal. Honestly I'd pay good money for a solution to this. It's now actually louder than my 5D3's silent shutter. Some sort of tough rubber coating or something.

I don't notice this as much with the FastenR-3, but it was bad with the FastenR-2.  I do a lot of bird/wildlife shooting carrying a 7D with 100-400mm from the BR strap - I can walk quietly through a forest, and the click-click of the metal-on-metal connection was louder than my footsteps, and sufficient to frighten off subjects (while I don't shoot weddings, I understand that brides spook easily, too  ;) ). 

My solution was to dip the D-ring of the FastenR in Plasti-Dip.  It's usually available in the paint section of hardware/home improvement stores.
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2012, 04:46:56 PM »
When in a church and you raise or lower the camera you hear the chink of the metal. Honestly I'd pay good money for a solution to this. It's now actually louder than my 5D3's silent shutter. Some sort of tough rubber coating or something.

I don't notice this as much with the FastenR-3, but it was bad with the FastenR-2.  I do a lot of bird/wildlife shooting carrying a 7D with 100-400mm from the BR strap - I can walk quietly through a forest, and the click-click of the metal-on-metal connection was louder than my footsteps, and sufficient to frighten off subjects (while I don't shoot weddings, I understand that brides spook easily, too  ;) ). 

My solution was to dip the D-ring of the FastenR in Plasti-Dip.  It's usually available in the paint section of hardware/home improvement stores.

I've considered plasti-dip but was uncertain if u could apply it fairly thinly. I will have to give that a try. I just hope it is available in sparkling purple!   :o
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Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
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