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BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Right-Handed Shooters
  • Carries a Camera or Lens
  • Worn Diagonally / Shoulder to Hip
  • 60" of Adjustment
  • Accepts Black Rapid's BERT-12" Extension
  • Ballistic/Cordura Nylon
  • Size Adjustment in Rear of Shoulder Pad
  • Includes ConnectR-2 and FastenR3
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Color: Black

BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black) BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Cobalt) BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Gray) BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Moss) BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Orange)

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The black RS-7 Curve Camera Strap from BlackRapid is a lightweight, right-handed strap with attachment points to customize the strap with a choice of storage and other features. It is designed to work with Black Rapid's MODS system. The ballistic nylon material gives it extreme strength. Additional materials include a polyester base and an underside of 1cm thick TPE (thermoplastic polyethylene) foam padding with fused knitted polyester mesh.

The stainless steel locking FastenR3 connects the strap to the 1/4"-20 tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the strap is worn diagonally across the torso from shoulder to hip. It's discreetly adjustable at the rear of the shoulder pad and once adjusted, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind. The strap has a curved pad with a mesh underside for comfort and breathability. The weight is evenly distributed for comfort. This BlackRapid strap is designed so you can have rapid access to your camera without fear of it slipping off your shoulder. Grab your camera, glide it up to your eye and get the shot.

Material
  • Ballistic/cordura nylon
  • Strong webbing
  • Polyester base and an underside of 1cm-thick TPE foam padding with fused knitted polyester mesh
Works with BRAD (BlackRapid Arm Defense) part of the Black Rapid's MODS system
Strap is designed to carry a camera or lens vertically
RS-7 strap is designed for right-handed people and shaped to fit perfectly around the shoulder
Attachment points can customize the strap with a choice of storage and other features
Stainless steel Locking FastenR3 connects the strap to the 1/4"-20 tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind
Curved shoulder pad has a mesh underside for comfort and breathability
Material Ballistic/Cordura nylon
Polyester base and an underside of 1 cm thick TPE (thermoplastic polyethylene) foam padding with fused knitted polyester mesh
Dimensions 60" (1.5 m) plus can add Black Rapid's BERT for 12" (30.5 cm) of extension
Attachment Method Right-handed design - Attaches to 1/4"-20 tripod mount on camera or lens
Weight 6.0 oz (170 g)
BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black)
  • ConnectR-2
  • FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BlackRapidRS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 840 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (633)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (167)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (780)
    • Adjustable (728)
    • Strong construction (685)
    • Well padded (605)
    • Does not chafe (439)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (14)
    • Pricey / poor value (11)
    • Poorly padded (9)
    • Chafes (7)
    • Price (7)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (600)
    • Supporting camera (452)
    • Stable (279)
    • Travel (9)
    • Easy to use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (366), Semi-pro photographer (252), Pro photographer (112), Casual photographer (76), Photography student (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (699), Yes (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You'll never use your old strap again

    At a glance this might seem like a very silly product. Let me assure you that only the opposite is true, especially if you have a heavier camera-lens kit. I own a Nikon...Read complete review

    At a glance this might seem like a very silly product. Let me assure you that only the opposite is true, especially if you have a heavier camera-lens kit. I own a Nikon D7000 and Sigma 70-200 HSM II (which is no longer available), which is my sports/portrait photography kit. Holding onto such a heavy combination throughout a football game, track meet, or photo shoot can and WILL cause even the strongest of people to have sore wrists/arms if hand-held too long. That being said, this strap is great for professional and entry level cameras alike. The ability to quick-draw your camera from your waist for that elusive 'perfect shot' is something not possible with camera bags.

    However, like all things in life, there are a few down-sides to the RS-7. Cost is definitely one of them. I'm not going to lie, this was a pretty steep purchase for me considering its a camera strap (despite it being worth every penny). Also, if in close proximity to other people/walls, certain (minor) precautions must be made so that your camera won't hit a wall or another person. The BlackRapid system in general is also not very friendly to those with arthritis. Small parts, involving a fair amount of dexterity, are included and required in order to set things up (I'm pretty young, so this does not affect me yet; just be aware of it in case this applies to you).

    Final Thoughts: The convenience that this strap offers cannot be adequately described with words. The only things I can say are pick one up through B&H (because their shipping was VERY fast for me), set it up with your camera, take it out for a spin, and enjoy the added convenience.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Well made but not to my liking

    I have an RS-5, which is awesome but I wanted something thinner and less bulky. I thought the modular concept would be great, so I bought this sleek RS-7.
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    I have an RS-5, which is awesome but I wanted something thinner and less bulky. I thought the modular concept would be great, so I bought this sleek RS-7.

    Should have noticed before buying -- I don't like that it unbuckles at the BACK, instead of front. I feel like anyone can unclip my strap from behind me and run off with my camera. Not sure if that's likely to happen at any time, but it's just not smart to design it that way.

    They also moved the strap adjuster to the back, not the front like the RS-5. I know all this is to accommodate the modular JOEY attachments, but now it's just less ergonomic. I also reviewed the JOEY, decided I don't like it because they close with loud, wide velcro as opposed to the silent magnetic closure on the RS-5.

    I think I will return this and just get the RS-4, because if I don't like the JOEY accessory pockets then thetre's no point to having the RS-7. Putting the buckle and adjuster in the back, not front, was a bad decision in my view.

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    5.0

    reat with gripped 7DII & 100-400II

    By 1Balance

    from North Carolina

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Supporting Camera

      Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

      Lightweight and easy to use. feels very solid, but the single point of failure worried me so I got the safety tether kit. Great combo and much better than a basic neck strap.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best Strap

      By Firepres28

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Cobalt):

          This strap was purchased to replace my same Black Rapids strap that was misplaced in Florida. Holds the camera very secure and is fast to deploy for a shot.

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          5.0

          Best Investment I've made

          By Thomas

          from Cumming, Georgia

          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 RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

            The BlackRapid Camera Strap is the best investment I have made for the money. It is an easy way to carry your Camera without worry of droping it. The normal neck strap that comes with a camera is alright but it doesn't compare to the BlackRapid Strap. It is easy to get to when you want to take a picture and you don't feel like there is any danger of dropping it when it is hanging by your side. Great investment.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Don't Stress over the Tripod Socket

            By Jeff

            from Orange County, California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                  My biggest concern about the BlackRapid strap design was that it used the tripod socket. I loved the idea that I could reach down and instantly grab the camera, but I was stressing out over using the tripod socket to hold the camera.

                  My concerns boiled down to three things: (1) would the threaded attachment come loose with jiggling over time, dropping the camera to the ground? (2) I use a quick release tripod plate that also attaches to the tripod socket. Was I going to have to unscrew the quick release every time I wanted to use the strap? (3) The general bogeyman that I've seen raised in some reviews that "the tripod socket wasn't designed for that use, so you shouldn't use it".

                  So, I found a great solution to the tripod quick release issue at Acratech. They have an adapter that attaches to the quick release plate and has a solid circular attachment for the strap. Works great (although kind of pricey).

                  As far as the other two concerns, I've taken the camera (fairly heavy, Nikon D750 with 28-300 zoom) on numerous hikes, totaling probably 10 hours of so of jiggling and bouncing. Not a single sign of the quick release plate (to which the strap is attached via the Acratech device) loosening. Nevertheless, I recently put a drop of blue Loctite on the thread just to be sure.

                  In use, I couldn't be happier. No more awkward pulling on my shirt collar when I bring the camera to my eye. It stays right on my right hip, and is easy to grasp with my right hand for quick shooting. The quality of the materials is excellent. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a strap.

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                  5.0

                  I should have bought this years ago...

                  By Jim_in_PA

                  from SE PA

                  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 RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Orange):

                    It's hard to imagine how much more comfortable this strap is until one actually buys one. As stated in the review title, I wish I would have bought this strap years ago. It's comfortable and functional...keeps my camera handy without bruising my chest or risking it falling off a "one shoulder" hang when I bend over. I've already recommended it to several other friends.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Just a great strap!

                    By Crbrelativity

                    from Washington, DC

                    Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Gray):

                    Comfortable, secure, well made, high quality.

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                    4.0

                    works as advertised

                    By dennisw

                    from bellingham, wa

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                        I purchased the new Canon 100-400 IS L II lens and needed a better way to sling the heavy beast over my shoulder. The RS-7 fits the bill. Unfortunately I had to buy an additional piece of equipment - an Arca Swiss adaptor mount from RRS so I could quickly separate the camera from the strap mechanism and mount it on my tripod. With the adaptor it works fine.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Rapid strap

                        By Jason

                        from Allegany ny

                        Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                        I've only used it a few time but, it is so much bettet thank the OEM neck strap. The rapid strap helps keep the camera out of the way so both of your hands are free. I would give it 5 stars but i think it's a little overt priced. A great product nun the less

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                        5.0

                        The perfect strap

                        By Corvette 98

                        from Mountain, CA

                        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 RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                          The BlackRapid RS-7 is a high quality light-weight strap that is well designed for its' ergonomics and effecienct performance. Perfect for travel photography and everyday operation. High quality construction is conducive for maintaining safety of the camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Product

                          By Joe

                          from SoCal

                          Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                          I've never had such a useful strap. It's really convenient and I can easily swap it from camera to camera. Love it!

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                          5.0

                          Black rapid curve shoulder strap

                          By Bentley

                          from Richmond Va.

                          Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                          I have wanted a shoulder camera strap for some time...this is awesome, very well built and easy to access.

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By DAVE

                          from REDMOND, OR

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Stabilizing
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Cobalt):

                            Keeps hands free to operate second camera. Adjusts to perfect position that allows quick access when needed. Quick release allows efficient transfer to mounting plate when using tripod.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works Great

                            By Al

                            from Monterey Ca

                            Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                            I had tried a different brand and was disappointed in the way my camera was swinging around. Thie strap is well thought out out. From the curved section that stays on your shoulder to
                            the bumpers (small plastic locks) that let you lock down the camera so it does'nt swing around I must say I'm impressed. I showered it to a friend who is a professional photographer and
                            he is getting one. Great product fair price and as usual B&H shines.

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                            3.0

                            Great Idea... But...

                            By bsandoe

                            from Lancaster, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Poorly Padded

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Gray):

                              The strap works fine as far as it goes. However, when you bend over to get something from your bag or move around in any way other than bolt upright the camera is just flying about. There should be an additional strap or something to keep the camera in place other than holding it all the time.

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                              5.0

                              Great Strap

                              By raven3tc

                              from Omaha NE

                              Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                              Nice quality strap- much more function than using the standard strap provided with a camera body/kit. Camra is on a single point swivel and easy to let hang beside/behind you and move it back up into position quickly to get a shot.

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                              5.0

                              RS-7 Curve Camera Strap Is Great!

                              By Debby J13

                              from Columbia, South Carolina

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Stabilizing
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                                Love my new RS-7 Curve camera strap. The shoulder strap makes walking around and shooting photos, even with a long, heavy lens, so much more comfortable. And the ease of moving the camera from a resting to using position is great.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great product

                                By dottiesuz

                                from charlotte, n.c.

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Supporting Camera

                                  Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Cobalt):

                                  much better than a neck strap. i'm glad that my brother told me about the BlackRapid strap!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid strap glad I bought it

                                  By DRPhotography

                                  from New Hampshire

                                  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 RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                                    Strap is comfortable, easy to adjust, attachment is very secure and it just plain works. Really not much more to say.

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                                    4.0

                                    Excellent quality product

                                    By Stephen

                                    from Stamford, CT

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult to Attach

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort

                                    Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                                    Many products promise convenience, few deliver. This one does deliver. It makes carrying a DSLR a lot more enjoyable. Strap is comfortable and never gets in the way when lifting up the camera to shoot. One thing that would be great is an easier way to remove the strap from the camera. Unlike a regular camera strap that you can leave on all the time, it is very awkward to use the camera if you are not wearing the strap as well. When I get home, I like to leave the camera laying around on a shelf and it is not convenient to do that without removing the strap. This takes more time than I would like.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    RS-7 Curve Camera Strap

                                    By Steve

                                    from Clemson, SC

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                                    Nice strap and well made. It is, however, a bit over priced in my opinion.

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