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BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black)

B&H # BLRS7B Mfr # RS7-1BB
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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

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
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    BlackRapidRS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 821 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (619)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (163)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (770)
    • Adjustable (719)
    • Strong construction (674)
    • Well padded (598)
    • Does not chafe (433)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (13)
    • Pricey / poor value (11)
    • Poorly padded (8)
    • Chafes (7)
    • Price (7)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (593)
    • Supporting camera (445)
    • Stable (274)
    • Travel (9)
    • Easy to use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (357), Semi-pro photographer (251), Pro photographer (111), Casual photographer (75), Photography student (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (690), 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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    4.0

    Great Strap but not for Panasonic FZ200

    By Ed

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        The "socket" mount that screws into the camera's tripod mount prevents the battery/SD card door from opening far enough to gain access on my new Panasonic FZ200. For access, the socket needs to be approximately 5/8" diameter instead 7/8". BlackRapid was called and they sent me another socket so I can machine it down to 5/8". I was impressed with the company as they said they would modify the socket in the future. I really like the strap. Also, B&H was informed and they were extremely interested in the details so they could follow up with their supplier as well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Strap for my 5dmkiii

        By Evan H

        from Bakersfield, Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Supporting Camera

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

          very reliable strap for my camera. I actually have it attached to my 70-200 lens instead of the body of the camera. It very adjustable and doesn't choke my neck.

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          • No

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          4.0

          My camera just fell on the cement

          By Mo

          from Detroit, Mi

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I love(ed) this strap. I bought the pouch for shooting weddings, I guess I should have bought the carabiner protector because my camera fell on the ground today. I read a few reviews about the screw coming lose so I would check it often, I never thought the carabiner lock would come lose and disconnect. My camera went flying and landed on the cement because it disconnected while I was putting it on. I'm going to buy the protector but I don't understand why it dosen't just come with the strap. Great strap just use caution and double check how secure everything is. My 5d mark iii that is not even a year old is now pretty dinged up. I will still use the strap but I will be super paranoid!

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By nodnarb007

                from Mammoth Lakes , Ca

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Stabilizing
                  • Supporting Camera

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

                  Ive been wanting to upgrade from the factory Nikon strap , and this is the strap I've been looking for!!!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great, comfortable strap

                  By Tommy

                  from Orlando, Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I love this strap! I had one of the original BR straps and it was getting 'a bit used' so I decided to purchase a newer model. The new locking device and fastener are wonderful. Although this strap is a bit bulky, I also have the Cross Shot strap by BR, but it is not nearly as comfortable to use for a long period of time.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Blackrapid RS-7

                      By Glo

                      from Floria

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

                      Easy to use and takes strain off your neck

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy reliable camera strap

                      By PrancerK

                      from New York City

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

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

                        The RS-7 is study and reliable. It does's slip even on very smooth fabrics. It secures the camera well. I bought it rather than a less expensive brand and I'm happy that I did.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nice, but Pricey

                        By Hal

                        from Champaign, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Price

                        Best Uses

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

                          Nice Strap - just not a great value.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Spend the money, this strap is worth it.

                          By Big Ben

                          from Traverse City, Michigan

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort

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

                            After some hesitation due to the price tag of this particular item, I decided to pull the trigger on this BlackRapid strap. I must say it is lightyears better than a traditional behind the neck camera strap. I just feel so much more mobile when wearing this strap compared to others. Great product. You definitely get what you pay for here.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            The perfect strap

                            By Herb

                            from Paradise, PA

                            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 RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                              Worth every penny.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Happy so far

                              By AJA

                              from Oklahoma

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

                              I have used the strap after a friend highly recommended it. The strap is far more user friendly than the typical camera strap.

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                              5.0

                              Flippin Awesome

                              By Deharography,LLC

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Heavy Body N Lens Combine

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

                              First use was at a wedding with 5.5 hours use. felt great and confidence grew through the day. Great product.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Just what I needed.

                              By Cris Jan Lim

                              from Burbank

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Supporting Camera

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

                                I needed a Sling Strap to do a wedding. This was perfect . I was using 2 Canon bodies and did not want 2 canon straps choking my neck. So I bought the Black Rapid Curve. I had this connected to my second Body and used the regular canon strap on my main body. Its a great combination if you do weddings or events that require 2 bodies.

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                                5.0

                                Great Strap!

                                By wafwot

                                from Washington State

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Stabilizing

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

                                  I was skeptical of a strap that dangles several thousands of dollars worth of gear from a 1/4"-20 bolt, but SO MANY others use BlackRapid straps, including pros, that I decided to give it a try. What was I waiting for? The first time using the RS-7, it felt natural. I'm a big guy, and thought the RS-7 might be too small. I also purchased the BERT extension, but didn't need it. Maybe in the winter with bulkier clothes and a coat the BERT will become useful. I attached the FastenR to my RRS L-plate, and installed a BlackRapid Tether Kit just to ease my mind about failure, but everything seems so well built and sturdy! Highly recommended!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By 62Vespa

                                  from Sequim, WA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Travel

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

                                    Fell in love with this product right out of the box. I'm taking on an extensive overseas trip with some big heavy lenses. This will work great in big crowds when a bulky backpack would be too cumbersome.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Wow!

                                    By MXPhoto

                                    from Sydney Australia

                                    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 RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

                                      I used the Black Rapid for the first time ever yesterday. I have no idea ho I've lived without this strap. I use a 1d WITH 70-200 f2.8 so it's quite heavy. After 8 hours on the MX track yesterday I had no back, neck or arm pain. Just get one folks, they're the best.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Strap

                                      By Fishguts

                                      from Asheville, NC

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Stabilizing

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

                                        Love the ease of use and adaptability. Easy to adjust as well.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Strap

                                        By Photo Man

                                        from Greenville, SC

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Strong Construction
                                        • Well Padded

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Comfort
                                          • Stabilizing
                                          • Supporting Camera

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

                                          Perfect for sprots photography with long heavy lens. It reduces stress on neck and shoulder during long hours of shooting events.

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                                          4.0

                                          to give my neck a break

                                          By j. isham photographyt

                                          from Penfield, NY

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort

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

                                            I bought this to distribute the weight of a D4 and 70-200 lens (about 6 lbs.) on my shoulder, instead of on my neck. Just came back from 10 days in Alaska. Strap was comfortable and camera was handy on hikes, and on a boat. Camera hanging upside downb also helped keep it and glass relatively dry. Wore it over all kinds of clothes in drizzly cold weather. Great! just what I wanted (the strap). Drawbacks: fastens in same hole as my tripod mount, and can't figure out how to undo clip from bolt so I can put strap on standard camera mounts, and leave tripod hole free.

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                                            5.0

                                            This is the strap I've been looking for.

                                            By Big Mike.

                                            from Trinity N.C.

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Adjustable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Easy Access
                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Well Padded

                                            Cons

                                            • None so far

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort
                                            • Stabilizing
                                            • Supporting Camera

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

                                            I'd like to think how many years I've had a camera or two slide off my shoulder.This strap solved that problem, plus the added bonus the Lynard will slide making easy handling,let go canera will slide right back by your side.

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