Black Rapid RS-4...should have bought it years ago

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Black Rapid RS-4...should have bought it years ago
Sep 25, 2011

I just got a Black Rapid RS-4 strap after years of reading about how nice they are. I couldn't bring myself to spend nearly $60 on a strap, but I finally did. Wow, is this thing nice. I used it twice this weekend carrying the camera for several hours each time and it was great (carrying the brick 1Ds), no shoulder or neck fatigue and the camera never felt "in the way" like a neck strap does.

The only thing I don't like is the hook that screws in the tripod socket make the camera not sit level when you set it down. I also rigged a 'baseplate' out of thin, black craft foam to protect the bottom of the camera from ever getting scratched by the metal connector. I'm anal about accessories potentially scratching my cameras. Small annoyance but for the benefits of the strap I'll gladly pay that price. Highly recommended.
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