Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Joe Tam
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Re: Thanks for sharing.
In reply to trend1, Apr 27, 2013

I had the Blackrapid connected to the tripod mount of the 70-200 so I wasn't too worried as I had taken precautions if the CR-2 snapped from the connector connected to the strap.  I was totally shocked to see another point of failure.

The Blackrapid has helped tremendously when it come to carrying two camera bodies for long periods of time.  Going back to regular straps is kind of a drag.

Anyone using the Sun sniper system and does it have any of the dangerous issues I was discovered in the Blackrapid?

trend1 wrote:

tundracamper wrote:

There was a thread not long ago that showed photos of bent tripod socket threads from all the weight hanging from the mounting socket. I would never use one of these straps.

I was thinking the same thing as I was reading the OP's post, I would never use that set up!

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