Black Rapid users - is it stable?

Started Sep 20, 2009 | Discussions thread
mootaineer Contributing Member • Posts: 637
swinger...

I have the BlackRapid RS-2.
I generally use it with my D700 with either 14-24 or 24-70 attached.

I do find that it moves around quite a bit and I often pin it down with 1 hand - especially when I bend over/down.

It doesn't spin around so much as swings forward, so I have to be careful that it doesn't hit anything inadvertently (this hasn't happened to me yet).

If I wasn't carrying a tripod (as I seem to more and more these days) it would be my strap of choice.

Recently I've gone back to using my UpStrap just for this reason (ie because the D-link attachment to the tripod L-plate is not something I want to keep screwing/unscrewing).

I'm sure I'll be using the BR again at some point...

The CottonCarrier also looks like a good system but at the cost of standing out that little bit more...

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Joe

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