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BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap

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Product Highlights

  • Carries 2 Cameras or Lenses Vertically
  • Ballistic Nylon R-Strap
  • Bomb-proof Webbing
  • Includes ConnectR-2 and FastenR

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The BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap (Black) is worn around the shoulders and is adjustable to fit most photographers. It will carry 2 cameras or lenses vertically at the side. The locking FastenR connects the straps to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the cameras hang upside down, resting securely at the side.

The difference between Black Rapid's DR-1 and DR-2 is that the DR-1 is for larger framed people while the DR-2 is for smaller framed people. The DR-2 is narrower across the shoulders.

Material
  • Ripstop nylon
  • Bomb-proof webbing
Strap is designed to carry 2 cameras or lenses vertically
Strap is worn around the shoulders and is adjustable to fit most photographers
Two locking FastenRs connect the strap to the tripod sockets located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side
Material Ballistic nylon
Bomb-proof webbing
Attachment Method Attaches to tripod mount
Weight 12.6 oz (357g)
BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap
  • ConnectR-2
  • 2 x FastenR
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidRS DR-1 Double Strap
     
    4.6

    (based on 199 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (145)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (153)
    • Strong construction (144)
    • Adjustable (142)
    • Well padded (116)
    • Does not chafe (96)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (5)
    • Difficult to attach (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (117)
    • Supporting camera (104)
    • Stable (63)
    • Travel (18)
    • Weddings (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (73), Semi-pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (34), Professional (11), Semi-professional (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (147), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing, with flaws

    I've used this for carrying two cameras around, or took it apart and also used it as a single strap. It works extraordinarily well for what it is intended for, street and event...Read complete review

    I've used this for carrying two cameras around, or took it apart and also used it as a single strap. It works extraordinarily well for what it is intended for, street and event photography. This product is built with a very specific photographer in mind, it is the best strap you can own. With that said, here's when you wouldn't want to use the strap.

    -With regular tripod use you have to unscrew the strap
    -If you have to hand off your camera regularly there is no quick way to do it.
    -If you like to shoot in portrait orientation it gets awkward (especially without a grip)
    -If you need both hands free AND will be making sudden movements (running, jumping, leaning over, climbing, etc).
    -If you want to use a backback, slingbag, or any other bag with similar harnesses it will get in the way (I use a Think Tank Photo belt system with good results though)

    With proper use your cameras won't bounce around much while moving, but I tend to keep a hand on them when I am running or adjusting myself to awkward positions.

    The bottom line is if you are a travel or street photographer, and use two cameras, this is the strap for you. For anyone else, it is most likely a very mixed bag.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good but very dangerous design

    I bought the Blackrapid Doublestrap DR-1 from BH a month ago and it almost destroyed my D4 and 70-200/2.8 VR2. I lifted up my camera to shoot and was switching to...Read complete review

    I bought the Blackrapid Doublestrap DR-1 from BH a month ago and it almost destroyed my D4 and 70-200/2.8 VR2. I lifted up my camera to shoot and was switching to my 24-70 during a news event . Just as I was lowering my camera towards my hip i noticed that the camera was not attached to the blackrapid connect r-2.(part that attaches to tripod mount screw)

    I was confused as to how the camera could have come off the CR-2 because I always make sure to tighten the thumb screw part on the connect-r2. I checked and it was tight then i noticed I could push down on the screw part and the connect-r2 opened and I saw the broken piece.

    I had taken precautions in case the buckle broke off from the part that attaches to the strap. I just never thought there was another point of failure on the Connect R-2.

    I really like working with the Blackrapid but want to warn others that this problem can seriously damage their cameras. I am glad that I noticed the camera was not attached or else it would have dropped on concrete during a fast-paced news situation.

    The salesman at very large New York City camera store said another customer had recently said this happened. It is a very troubling design issue and needs to be addressed by Blackrapid before more gear is damaged.

    Anyone using the Sun-Sniper Bear Camera Screw on the DR-1? How did you get it on? I have heard you will have to cut the threads on the strap and will have to have them sewn on at a shoe repair shop.

    Reviewed by 199 customers

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    5.0

    Practical Solution for Multiple Cameras

    By Mike

    from Canyon Lake, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Does not Chafe
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Stabilizing
      • Supporting Camera

      Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

      I use the Double Strap in my action photography business and it has saved me from injury and exhaustion. The Black Rapid Double Strap helps to balance the load while keeping two cameras always at the ready. I most frequently use it to carry a Canon 5D3 with a 70-200mm f/2.8L lens on the left and a Canon 1DX with a 300mm f/2.8L lens on the right.

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      5.0

      RS DR-1 Double Strap by BlackRapid

      By LuckyDog03

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Does not Chafe
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Stabilizing
        • Supporting Camera

        Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

        Perfect for a 2 Camera setup with fasterners that make me feel safe when carrying them at my side.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this thing

        By Jcooperstl

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort

          Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

          I often carry two cameras to avoid having to change lenses as conditions and circumstances change. The black rapid keeps the camer right at yur side and come up easily and quickly to shoot. Its comfortable to wear and adjusts easily. You do want to keep a hand on your camera, especially a long lens, if you're running or squatting, but if you're just walking or standing you don't have to worry about drops and it won't swing around.

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          3.0

          GOOD FOR LIGHTER EQUIPMENT

          By cjphoto

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Does not Chafe
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

              I planned to use it with a 5D mark3, 70-200 2.8.
              I find its a bit too heavy to be dealing with for a normal assignment..a few hours at least.
              Also, my other camera is the mark 3 with 24-05 and flash.
              I don't like the way the flash hangs down.
              I have a feeling after a few assignments, they'll be a problem where the flash meets the camera.
              I wanted this to work but for my situation, it's not going to happen. :(

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              5.0

              Excellent Solution

              By Barnoli

              from Southern California

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                Well designed and best quality construction. I now carry 2 bodies comfortably.

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                5.0

                Love it!

                By Dphoto

                from CT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Stabilizing
                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                  I own two other Black Rapid straps and love them. I bought this for the events where I carry two cameras. Bought it and shot a wedding two days later. Can't say enough about how convenient it is to have both cameras securely fastened to me and at hands reach. I carried a D810/Nikon 24-70 with SB910 on one side and D4/Nikon 70-200 2.8 with SB900 on the other. I like the fact that I can swing one camera in front and the other to the back to slip through tight spaces since the camera isn't affixed to my hip. Six hours of shooting at the reception with very little fatigue on y shoulders. If you carry two cameras often then buy it. You will have to adjust it to fit your body (I'm 5'9" 170lbs) and style. Play with the adjustable locks to limit camera travel which keeps the harness level and in place.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By PawPawRazzi

                  from Texas

                  Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                  Great way to carry and use two cameras.

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                  5.0

                  Black Rapid double strap is awesome

                  By kristie

                  from new york, ny

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Does not Chafe
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                    I bought a black rapid double strap to use while shooting my first major 3 day music festival. The strap provided great support while carrying 2 bodies with long lenses. My shoulders never got tired or felt heavy. This strap did everything as advertised. Highly recommend if you shoot with 2 cameras. Worth the small investment.

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By RC

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Chafes

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                    This is still my go to sling for my cameras when I shoot weddings.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very Nice Double Harness

                    By Robert

                    from Columbia, SC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                      Easy to tether 2 cameras at same time without a hassle. I use this for shooting wildlife and birds. One tether hooked to the lens foot of 200-400 lens mounted on D4s on a monopod and one tether hooked to lens foot of 70-200 lens mounted on D800. Very convenient and easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Great for shooting with two cameras.

                      By ScottKingsleyPhotography

                      from Lancaster, PA

                      Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                      When I purchased my second camera, a harness like this was a necessity. In the months since I purchased the DR-1, it has worked great. It easily works underneath a backpack or Camelbak when I am shooting on hot days. The adjustability of the straps, along with the ability to run as a single harness have been key when I've had to hand off a camera to shoot podiums while I head back out on the race course to shoot the next race. It's pricey, but worth it!

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                      5.0

                      Makes the long days feel a shorter.

                      By Watershed Visuals

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy to use
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                          I work with two cameras a lot. Worse, I work with two cameras in blimps, so their bulkier and heavier.

                          I bought the RS DR-1 to try and make things a little more manageable than shooting with two individual straps, one on each shoulder. Have to say, it works really well.

                          - The load is spread more evenly over my shoulders because of the wider shoulder pad.
                          - The straps are attached together, so there's no risk of a strap sliding off my shoulder. And I'm not constantly tugging straps back into place.
                          - The cameras slide easily on the strap, so when I need the camera I just bring it up to shooting position. No chance I could drop a camera and have it hit the floor. When I want to switch cameras, I merely put one down and pick up the other. No wrangling the straps anymore.
                          - It's really adjustable, so I can wear the cameras slung low. My hand falls right on the camera when my arm is straight.
                          - The cameras go on and off the strap quickly and easily.

                          The only trick I've figured out so far is that I'm going to bring an extra carabiner to attach to my belt. Why? Because when I temporarily need only one camera and unhook the other, the whole rig is pulled to the side that still has a camera attached. If I can hook the strap's locking carabiner to the carabiner on my belt, it'll secure the enter thing.

                          Expensive, but worth it.

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                          5.0

                          the best on the market

                          By mr video

                          from georgia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                          • NO CONS

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                          I can find nothing wrong with this product its worth every dime

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Comfortable!

                          By Craig

                          from Mt. Airy, Md

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                            Awesome addition for carrying 2 cameras. Much better option than regular neck straps that get all tangled up.

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                            4.0

                            Get The Job Done with Two Cameras

                            By JaketheSnake

                            from Huntsville, Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                                I shoot a lot of motorsports, and by 'a lot' I mean A LOT. Having two cameras is a must. Before, I would use two aftermarket camera straps to do the job, and it worked pretty well. I kind of had the gear jitters (you know what I'm talking about), so I thought I'd give the DR-1 a try. Here are my thoughts:

                                Pros:
                                - LOVE the weight distribution. It just feels good to wear two heavy cameras with this
                                - no neck strain
                                - no chafing
                                - great build quality
                                - cameras attach firmly
                                - a fair amount of adjustability
                                - separates into two straps when needed

                                Cons:
                                There's only really one, and it's something that really bothers me - and I might be the only one - but the cameras move SO much. That's one thing I really liked about regular camera straps, the cameras might sway back and forth, but they're attached at both sides, and thats secure. I can't tell you how many times these cameras have bumped, banged and thumped on something or each other since I got this strap. Attaching from the tripod mount on a large body DSLR means that the centre of gravity is VERY low, so it just swings and swings and swings around. Anyway, enough on the rant. It really bugs me. Just be careful.

                                Also, I'm a 5'9" 160lb male, and the DR-1, with its beefy straps - fits very comfortably when everything is just about at its tightest. Wouldn't trade the beefiness of this strap for the DR-2 though.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome Product

                                By Rooster

                                from Greensburg, PA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Does not Chafe
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Stabilizing
                                  • Supporting Camera

                                  Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                                  This strap handles my Canon 5D MarkII with a large lens attached and my Canon 1DX with a large lens attached. Very comfortable to carry and I feel confident with the construction of this double strap. As with any strap, make sure your camera's are attached properly. Of course, you do have to stabilize your units with your hands when walking or they will bounce off you side. Well constructed product. I've owned the single sling for a few years now and have had no issues, highly recommend...

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                                  5.0

                                  No more neck and shoulder pain

                                  By WhoMe

                                  from So. Florida

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Does not Chafe
                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Supporting Camera
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                                    I used the RS DR-1 on recent trips to the Rockies & Hawaii. I carried 2 Olympus OMd EM 1 bodies. One had the battery grip and the OLYMPUS 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD which was attached to the tripod mount. The other body was attached at the body and had the Oly 12-40 2.8. I carried this load on numerous hikes ranging from an 1-6 hours. I found it to be very comfortable to wear, easy to adjust and use, and very practical. I could quickly grab the camera I wanted and shoot. I did not need to fiddle with changing lenses or taking cameras or lens out of bags. It was easy to change lenses when I did, to replace batteries and add or remove filters.
                                    When I first set up, I let the camera hang too far down. This caused the camera to bump against my leg as I hiked and a couple of times it knocked the hood off the lens. I simply adjusted the straps so the cameras were at hip level and that took care of that problem.
                                    When you are bending down or getting on one knee to take a picture, the other camera will swing forward so you have to be careful with that. The tether kit or any such adaptation should take care of that.
                                    As we drove through the National Park, I had the harness on and when we would stop, I would quickly clip on the two cameras and go take pictures.
                                    On a couple of our hikes we got rain, from on off light drizzle to heavy downpour accompanied by hail. The Blackrapid did not absorb much water and dried quickly.
                                    The other great thing about this system is the flexibility it provides. When I don't want to carry two bodies, I can leave the harness as is or I can take the harness apart and just wear half of it. So far I am very pleased.

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                                    5.0

                                    Well worth it

                                    By RC Romeo

                                    from Honolulu, HI

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Dual Camera Event Shoots

                                      Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                                      Don't waste your time with the cheaper look-alikes. I bought an inexpensive "brand-B" single strap a few years ago to try out. I used it once and never again because I was concerned that the hardware would not hold up to rigorous use. This BlackRapid product is built for the pros. The design, fit, material, construction, is well worth the money. You probably have a good investment in your camera equipment so don't risk hanging it on cheap stuff.

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                                      5.0

                                      good product

                                      By cestfou

                                      from mountain view ca

                                      Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                                      Just bought this product. I use it as a single strap for now until i get a second hand camera body.

                                      The strap around the shoulder is very comfortable. Much better than having around the neck if u go for long outdoor s

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                                      5.0

                                      It is the most comfortable working

                                      By DePepeStudio

                                      from Calexico, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Comfort
                                        • Stabilizing
                                        • Supporting Camera

                                        Comments about BlackRapid RS DR-1 Double Strap:

                                        ~~I am a wedding photographer
                                        ~~The biggest advantage is that I can have my two
                                        best teams available to work
                                        ~~best thing about this strap is that comfortable
                                        and sure for my cameras

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