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BlackRapid FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap

You Pay: $13.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits All R-Straps
  • Stainless Steel and Rubber

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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BlackRapidFastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
     
    4.8

    (based on 104 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (68)
    • Durable (17)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Reliable (15)
    • Lightweight (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supporting camera (48)
      • Stable (19)
      • Comfort (18)
      • Everyday (12)
      • Travel (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (9), Professional (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (87)

      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

      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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          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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                        5.0

                        Love Black Rapid Stuff

                        By August

                        from Wyomissing, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Supporting Camera

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

                          Same as the one that came with my Black Rapid. Needed an exta one though.

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                          5.0

                          Handy alternative

                          By Wander Hase

                          from New England

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Used with sling, alternative to regular neck strap

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Must have gear

                              By PAGAVIN

                              from Reading, PA

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

                              This is my second R3, I also use the R-T1, and BlackRapid is all I trust. With several though dollars worth of gear hanging from my shoulder I only want the best. This is solid and fells well made. I've gotten in the habit of tightening all my connections when I put the camera on, and then several times throughout the day. So far, never come loose.

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                              5.0

                              Handy

                              By C Douglas

                              from Byron, MN

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Bought this to leave mounted on my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. Makes switching the strap from the camera body to the lens that much faster. For the price, definitely worth it if your lenses have tripod collars.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    BlackRapidFastenR

                                    By Tom

                                    from North Carolina

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        Allows me to change my BlackRapid strap between cameras.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Same as the original

                                        By little canon

                                        from Charlotte, NC

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to install
                                        • Strong

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            I ordered this to keep on my film camera so I don't have to move that FastenR-3 each time I pick up a different camera. It is exactly the same as the ones that came with both of my beloved Blackrapid straps. BlackRapid is a great company that makes quality gear.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Love these with my Black Rapid!!

                                            By Rob

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Clip On To
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Comfort
                                              • Travelmobile Photography
                                              • Travel Photography

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

                                              These work great!! Usually use it on my 300mm Canon, in conjunction with a Cotton Carrier for my other bodies. Works great to have my long lens on a Black Rapid off to my side.

                                              I've used it plenty of other times with just a short lens and body when thats all I carry and its nice to have it handy, but out of the way.

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                                              5.0

                                              Solid.

                                              By JT

                                              from Dallas, TX

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

                                              Good addition to my zoom. Already had this attached to a body.

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                                              5.0

                                              Ole Reliable

                                              By danrusso

                                              from new york city

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Does not Chafe
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Supporting Camera

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

                                                I use the BlackRapid R-Strap. It's the best out there... and this little sucker makes it all happen. It screws right into the bottom of your camera, then attaches to your R-Strap.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                FastenR-3

                                                By Tony

                                                from Bangor, ME

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Adjustable
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Comfort
                                                  • Stabilizing
                                                  • Supporting Camera

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

                                                  I wish I had bought a Black Rapid strap long ago. I purchased this to leave on the collar of my 70-200 f/2.8 to make for quick changes. I leave the one that came on it attached to the camera unless I'm doing tripod work. If you have a lens with a collar buy one so it makes switching easier.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Needed for my favorite wrist strap

                                                  By Pedalmasher

                                                  from Seminole, FL

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • High Quality Hardware

                                                  Cons

                                                  • A bit pricey

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    This is the review I left for the BlackRapid wrist strap which also discusses this piece of hardware:

                                                    I have a reasonably sized lens on my carry-around rig, namely a Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 USM IS lens. I would hate to drop that so typically I utilize a shoulder rig to carry it when I am shooting. Often, however, I just grab my camera for an opportunity that suddenly arises and this BlackRapid strap gives me the security that I want and need. It is a quality product, attractive looking, and fits me well. Understand that this is not a stand-alone strap and also requires the Fasten R3, which is a very high quality piece that screws into the tripod female fitting on the bottom of the camera. The strap then fastens to it with a high quality piece of hardware.

                                                    I liked the combination so much, I am awaiting the arrival of my second one for another camera.

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