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BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap

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BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap

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  • Fits All R-Straps
  • Stainless Steel and Rubber

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The BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap (Black) is designed to work with all R-Straps and couples to a ConnectR and ConnectR-2. It is a replacement for the fastener supplied with the RS-4, RS-5, RS-7 and RS DR1. It is made from solid stock 304 stainless steel with a high-grade rubber compression washer. It has an integrated D-ring.

Material
  • Solid stock 304 stainless steel
  • High-grade rubber compression washer
Integral D-ring
Fits all R-Straps and attaches to the connector
Material Solid stock 304 stainless steel
High-grade rubber compression washer
Attachment Method Fits to connector
BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidFastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
     
    4.8

    (based on 115 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (98)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (68)
    • Durable (25)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Lightweight (20)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supporting camera (48)
      • Everyday (19)
      • Stable (19)
      • Comfort (18)
      • Travel (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-pro photographer (29), Enthusiast (13), Pro photographer (12), Professional (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (96)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      nice and small

      How can you go wrong really with something this simple? Then again, the R3 is an improvement, in my opinion, over the R2, which was also pretty simple.

      What I...Read complete review

      How can you go wrong really with something this simple? Then again, the R3 is an improvement, in my opinion, over the R2, which was also pretty simple.

      What I didn't like about the R2 was that the washer was too thick (I replaced it with my own) so that it got overly squished when you tightened the fastener all the way down, and I found the D-ring too big, as well as the main attachment body.

      The R3 fixes all that. The washer is thinner, the main body isn't as thick as the R2, and the attachment point/loop is solid and machined from the same single piece of metal.

      If there's one thing that I think the R2 does "better" than the R3, it's allowing you to prop your camera against a flat surface without having to unscrew the fastener. Since the R2's D-ring could be moved to the side and the bottom of the main body was flat, when I needed to prop the camera against something for a steadier shot, I would just unfasten the hook from the loop/ring, instead of having to unscrew the whole fastener.

      Still, I got the R3 because I like that it's smaller, and more solid.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Mistake

      The FastenR3 seams to be well made. However I bought it hoping to use it to make my camera hang lens down so I would not hit on things in tight spaces. I Can...Read complete review

      The FastenR3 seams to be well made. However I bought it hoping to use it to make my camera hang lens down so I would not hit on things in tight spaces. I Can not fine any way to make it do that. To just use it as a strap connector is more hassle than it is worth.

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      5.0

      Get one for each lens

      By MavBG

      from Roswell, NM

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports

        Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

        I already have one that came with the Black Rapid strap. I got one for each lens. These things are a no-brainer

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        • No

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        5.0

        Second Camera adapter

        By North Sky Photographer

        from Connecticut

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Sports

          Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

          sold ring adapter that I use for second camera and swap Black Rapid sling strap between cameras.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Got an extra for my other body

          By 1Balance

          from North Carolina

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

            One for the 7DII, this one for the 5DII. Fits very snugly and inspires confidence. However, I also got the BR tether kit for extra safety.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does what it says

            By Aperture Prodigy

            from Falls Church, Virginia

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

              Strong Fastener to hold the Rapid Sling. It's great and well built. Using on my D750 with a beastly 70-200 lens.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Sturdy - what can you say?

              By AcierX

              from Mechanicsburg, PA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                For such a small part you are trusting a whole lot with it - imagine - if it is messed up your whole rig can drop off while you are en route to get the shot - I have tons of these, one for each body, extras, one for each lens etc etc, they are perfect and dependable and I don't have to worry about it breaking or not being strong enough to keep my equipment clipped on.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good little product

                By Ryan

                from Nc

                Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                I have been using black rapid prod it's for a couple years and continue to appreciate their build quality and endurance. The main downside though is the price for such a small thing.

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                5.0

                Sturdy fastener

                By erubin

                from Virginia

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                  I purchased this fastener to go on my 2nd DSLR. I have a BlackRapid strap which I really like and will switch it back and forth between cameras depending on which one I use. I find it easier to unbuckle the carabiner than to unscrew the fastener when I want to switch. The fastener is very well made and reasonably priced.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  To heck with neck straps!

                  By Sojourner

                  from Cairo, Egypt

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                    On of my middle school photography students saw my Black Rapid Yeti stratp and went home to reproduce it on his own. He came to our next photo club meeting with an eye screw, a couple nuts and washers, and a "Hey, Mr. R, can you help me make this work?" I told him to come see me the following week, where I presented him with this and the swivel carabiner that goes with it. His ingenuity deserved the reward. I'm 60 and I trek all over the world, me and my bad neck, with my D800 and 24-70 hanging from this. Make life a breeze.

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                    5.0

                    I Trust My Camera To This

                    By Randyman712

                    from Long Beach, CA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                      I wanted to have an extra one to use with my strap.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Herb

                      from Norwalk, Ohio

                      Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                      I had some earlier designed anchors for the camera to the shoulder strap, but I have updated all my gear and used these one piece designs and I won't worry about anything dropping because of a failure....great design!

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                      5.0

                      Solid

                      By Zack

                      from Morgantown, WV

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                          Had to buy a new one because I left my other one in a field somewhere.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Needed an extra connector

                          By Tommy

                          from Orlando

                          Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                          Connectors are strong and they don't back out like previous versions.

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                          5.0

                          Backup Fastener

                          By Skipper

                          from Scranton, PA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                            I bought this for my sling as a backup.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice improvement over the old one

                            By Jim

                            from Elmhurst IL

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                            I use the R-3 with a Nikon D4 & D800 bodies. This is a great improvement over the 1st generation straps, built solid, and I like the plastic Lockstar Carabiner protector that comes with it, helps prevent coming loose.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Love my Black Rapids strap!

                            By davidrafal

                            from Waikoloa, HI

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                              I own the classic Black Rapids camera strap, which comes with this FastenR-3, but I purchases a second one so that I could have one permanently attached to my camera body and the second one Permanently attached to my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L is II. The strap works much better attached to this long of a lense and I didn't want to have to take the fastener off the body of the camera and put it on the lens every time I changed lenses. I am very happy with my decision to buy the second FastenR-3.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Black Rapid is the way to go!

                              By dave

                              from rhode island

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                                  I use the Black Rapid double camera rig and it takes all the stress off my neck and shoulders. My gear is always accessible and where I want it.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Does the Job with style

                                  By John Martin

                                  from Brisbane, Australia

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Traveling
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                                      I use this with the Peak Design leash it does not come off, however the sharp/non bevelled edges tend to wear on the material that you slot through it. Otherwise a top product.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Invaluable piece of the puzzle

                                      By Digital Rev Guy

                                      from Omaha NE

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Supporting Camera

                                        Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                                        The Black Rapid system has changed the way we shoot. It allows us to quickly (in about a second) switch from a flash setup to a photojournalistic set-up! Literally couldn't work without it!!!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Good stuff

                                        By Josh in MD

                                        from MD

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Supporting Camera

                                          Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                                          Needed extra fasteners for additional lenses so I didn't have to keep screwing/unscrewing the one that came with the sling.

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                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          handy to have 2

                                          By Eric E

                                          from Lompoc, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Strong Construction
                                          • Well Padded

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Supporting Camera

                                            Comments about BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap:

                                            Not much to say but I had to have two of these. Love the strap they go with and cannot shoot without it.

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                                            • No

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