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BlackRapid ConnectR-2

You Pay: $11.95
Product Highlights
  • Upgrade for Early R-Straps
  • Replacement for R-S4, R-S5

The ConnectR-2 from BlackRapid is designed as an upgrade for an original R-Strap and a replacement for the R-S4 or R-S5 straps. It has a smooth swivel with a positive lock to ensure the safety of the camera or lens.

Material Zinc alloy
Attachment Method Locks to strap
BlackRapid ConnectR-2
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BlackRapidConnectR-2
     
    4.6

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (22)
    • Comfortable (4)
    • Adjustable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supporting camera (15)
      • Stable (6)
      • Comfort (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good strong carabiner for camera

      I bought this not as a replacement for my R-Strap, but to use it by itself in a self made tether for my camera to my body armor as I am deployed in Afghanistan...Read complete review

      I bought this not as a replacement for my R-Strap, but to use it by itself in a self made tether for my camera to my body armor as I am deployed in Afghanistan as a combat photographer. I love my R-Strap, and this small locking carabiner is exactly what I needed to hold my camera, but I didnt want to take apart my R-Strap to use it. I was using another small cheap carabiner, but it wasnt doing a good enough job and I dropped the camera a few time. I dont have that problem with this item.

      The only gripe I have is that the locking collar on this is smooth and the one that came with my R-Strap had a textured checkering for better grip with locking and unlocking. The smooth collar isn't ideal, but otherwise it performs exactly as I hoped it would

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Back up set

      I got 2 of these as back up's for BlackRapid Sport camera strap. Read the reviews. Great strap with a major weakness - the Connect R2 wears quickly. I have a twist tie...Read complete review

      I got 2 of these as back up's for BlackRapid Sport camera strap. Read the reviews. Great strap with a major weakness - the Connect R2 wears quickly. I have a twist tie around mine as a safety and now 2 backups for WHEN it fails. I should have given it one star for failing, but they make a backup replacement so I gave it three.

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      5.0

      Nice Quality , Sturdy

      By Kev

      from SF

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

          Made my own custom strap ; used this piece as a connector. I like the quality it feels sturdy and it's well machined. This piece is manufactured in Taiwan if you are curious. I trust the quality of this piece .

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          5.0

          BlackRapid ConnectR-2

          By mrmud54

          from Anacortes, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Quality Design
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Preventing neck strain
            • Stabilizing
            • Supporting Camera
            • Walking Trails

            Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

            I am replacing worn out connecters on my BlackRapid double harness system. The original connecters have lasted several years of weekly use. This replacement connecters have hard coating that hopefully will quiet what I am using now. The old hardware has been used to a point where the assembly is about to fall apart. I am looking forward to several more years of service before the rest of the harness has to be retired and replaced.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Replacement for plastic connection

            By btvo64

            from Sugar Land,TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional looking
            • Quick Connect
            • Secure
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Carry Camera
            • Easy Access

            Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

            I used the BlackRapid ConnectR-2 and the FastenR-Hitch to replace the plastic connection on the Case Logic Quick Sling Cross-Body Camera Strap. It works great. The ConnectR-2 is made of metal and has positive lock to secure the camera. The space for the strap is narrow so to keep the strap from getting easily twisted. I love the new strap. Now, I can quickly disconnect the strap from the camera without unscrewing the whole thing (and vice versa).

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            mehhh

            By Chris

            from Montana

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Locking

            Cons

            • Finish

            Best Uses

              Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

              The ConnectR-2 seems sturdy enough and the screw lock is a very nice feature, but after only one day of use the finish is already coming off and that was a day of very light use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Bombproof !

              By The Professor

              from California

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                  Won't unscrew, unlock, or fail.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Any Way to Skin the Cat

                  By Spike Da Peke

                  from Central Jersey

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                    I've fussed for years finding the right camera strap. The nice Canon strap that came with my current mainstay camera is always either too short for comfortable shooting or too long, giving my camera perilous freedom around the many hard points associated with my electrically powered wheelchair. I've wistfully watched the development of over the shoulder and cross-body straps for years, but as my wheelchair's arms are scant inches from my hips, the geometry of such straps is all wrong for me. A characteristic of cross-body straps is the rejection of the built in lugs of the camera in favour of a single hanging point, usually the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera. Eureka! It seems that adopting this mount while still using a 'round the neck strap might give me that latitude I sought. I bought the swivel (ConnectR-2) and mounting lug (FastenR-3) from Black Rapid as I could find no history of failure (I still have bad dreams of trampling a $1000 or so worth of lens and camera beneath my chair. Such dreams are good, as they remind me to check the FastenR-3 for tightness every 1/2 hour or so. I can say after a few weeks use, this fastener has no inclination to let loose its grip, even after multiple removals for tripod use. Likewise, the swivel (ConnectR-2) has remained locked close and betrays no tendency to loosen. Bottom line, mounting the strap to a swivel and lug on the bottom of my camera, BlackRapid style, provides the extra few inches of flexibility needed for comfortable shooting, while still keeping it close and safe from wheelchair induced damage while at rest. Thank you BlackRapid!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect replacement for a plastic connec

                    By brapoza

                    from Dartmouth, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                      I bought a strap and it came with a plastic connector, replaced it with this. worked great

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Back up set

                      By Lovin' Light

                      from MN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Replacement For Weak Part

                      Cons

                      • Part Wears Quickly

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                        I got 2 of these as back up's for BlackRapid Sport camera strap. Read the reviews. Great strap with a major weakness - the Connect R2 wears quickly. I have a twist tie around mine as a safety and now 2 backups for WHEN it fails. I should have given it one star for failing, but they make a backup replacement so I gave it three.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic...!!!

                        By Master

                        from St-Hyacinthe, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                          Very useful... Solid ang light !

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Cheap alternative to BlackRapid strap

                          By TFS

                          from RI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Attach

                          Best Uses

                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                          I bought this as well as the FastenR to use with my included Canon strap. It loses some of the functionality of the actual BlackRapid strap but is cheaper and the camera can hang across my shoulder and at my side. Much better than hanging around my neck!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Yes!

                          By Joe

                          from Sackets Harbor, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                              I have the original straps, that only used a small plastic sleeve to cover the gate of this connector. This is solid and gives piece of mind when dangling thousands of dollars from it. A MUST HAVE ITEM!!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A MUST

                              By Dan K

                              from Ridgewood NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Does not Chafe
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Stabilizing
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                A Great Way to secure both camera and lens with a tripod ring.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                A good, safe connector

                                By Alan

                                from Rome, GA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Stabilizing
                                  • Supporting Camera

                                  Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                  This seems much stronger than the original R-Strap connector. I feel more more confident that my camera is safe on the R-strap

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works great!

                                  By Kenwish

                                  from Phx, AZ

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilizing
                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                    Super connect that can be used with almost any connector

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Works Fine

                                    By Dave the Journalist

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                        I used this to mount things on my belt. The loop was too small, so I had to use another strap. It worked fine, no problems. It is built well.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Good strong carabiner for camera

                                        By Nate

                                        from Sangin, Afghanistan

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Smooth locking collar

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Supporting Camera

                                        Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                        I bought this not as a replacement for my R-Strap, but to use it by itself in a self made tether for my camera to my body armor as I am deployed in Afghanistan as a combat photographer. I love my R-Strap, and this small locking carabiner is exactly what I needed to hold my camera, but I didnt want to take apart my R-Strap to use it. I was using another small cheap carabiner, but it wasnt doing a good enough job and I dropped the camera a few time. I dont have that problem with this item.

                                        The only gripe I have is that the locking collar on this is smooth and the one that came with my R-Strap had a textured checkering for better grip with locking and unlocking. The smooth collar isn't ideal, but otherwise it performs exactly as I hoped it would

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Must have for other branded camera strap

                                        By BD

                                        from Houston, TX

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                            I bought the CameraSlingers DOUBLE CAMERA STRAP, which I think is better than black rapids. But the CameraSlingers DOUBLE CAMERA STRAP doesn't come with locking clips. So I bought this and just replaced mine. A must-have upgrade.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Make your own strap

                                            By Michael

                                            from Mill Valley, CA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Well Made

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • DIY

                                              Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                              I needed a second strap, so I bought this and the FastenR-3 and then went to REI for a long loop of webbing with a couple of cam locks. It works great as a backup/2nd camera strap.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Strap System Options

                                              By Texas Photo

                                              from Dallas, TX

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Pros

                                              • Works as described

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Supporting Camera

                                                Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                                I purchased this as an upgrade to an older Black Rapid strap. I looked around and found spare parts and even a complete strap system at very competitive pricing. [...]

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                                                4.0

                                                Used with Nikon Camera Strap

                                                By unknowndiver

                                                from Haiti

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Quick and easy to remore
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about BlackRapid ConnectR-2:

                                                    I don't use this product with the strap it is meant for. I have used a clove hitch knot to connect them to the strap that came with my Nikon D300s.

                                                    The reason I went for this connector is that i wanted a way to easily, and quickly, remove the strap. This product is sturdy and locks well. It is made to be removed often.

                                                    So far, I am happy with this product, even though it does mean my strap is a little shorter due to the clove hitch knots I used to attach the connector to the strap

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                                                    • No

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