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I have the Quick strap, I like the concept but the build quality of the connection between the strap and the camera does not give me a real warm feeling. However the Quick Strap works the same as the Black Rapid. I like to have both hands free when changing something on my flashes or repositioning the light stand.Â A normal camera strap is a big weight on your neck. This strap sits on your shoulder and gives less stress on your muscle. Your camera is out of the way and can be picked up quick to use.
(Read the comments where I give you a honest comparison between the Black Rapid and the Quick Strap)
The connection between the camera and the strap looks and works way better then the Q-Strap. The quality of the metal is much better than the Q strap, I feel confident hooking up my heavy $1800 camera (Canon 7D with battery-grip) to this hook.
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INFO FROM THE SELLER:
The Black Rapid RS-4 offers this super smart design and is easy to use. The RS-4′s smart design is lightweight and low profile. It features a quick access, secure pocket for storing two extra memory cards in their protective cases. Like all R-Straps, the RS-4 is incredibly comfortable and quick on the draw. 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 youï¿½re ready to take the shot, the camera quickly glides up the strap into shooting position.
Details and Specs:
- Carries a camera or lens
- Ripstop nylon rapid strap
- Sizing adjustment
- Zippered pocket for 2 memory cards
- Includes ConnectR-2 and FastenR-3
- Attachment Method: Attaches to tripod mount
- Weight: 4.5 oz. (128g)
- Extends up to 60 inches, 30 inches from top of left shoulder to right high
- Made in the USA
NOTE: Instead of one bolt they use a plate to connect the strap. The fabric is rougher than the BlackRapid and the zipper is a lower quality one. If you show both straps next to each other the BlackRapid wins in overall quality hands down.
NOTE: This plate moves around, you can see the mechanical forces work as the hook put force on the plate that makes it spin. The fastening bolt is metal but enclosed in a plastic turning wheel that makes it a weak point. The hook is metal but compared to the BlackRapid looks not sturdy enough for a heavy camera, the lock screw of the hook can not be tighten in any direction. I’m afraid it will snap one day. It will be ok for a light camera like for a Canon XTi without battery grip.
But if you do not have the money, go ahead;
Buy it on eBay here about $20,–
INFO FROM THE SELLER:
- High quality made. Secure and Heavy-duty.
- Comfortable be use. It adopts ergonomic design, ans weight is distributed evently by way of shoulder pad.
- The length of the strap can be adjusted in front conveniently.
- It can also hold lens or binoculars.
- Color: BLACK
- Net Weight: 180g
- Application : Fit All SLR/DSLR cameras.