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BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)

B&H # BLRSS Mfr # RRS-1BB
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Product Highlights
  • Holds SLR Camera with Lens Attached
  • Worn Under Right Arm
  • Under Arm Safety Tether
  • 1/4"-20 Fastener
  • Ballistic Nylon with Cordura Nylon
  • 1.0" Nylon Webbing

The black RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap from BlackRapid is designed to hold an SLR camera and lens steady in strenuous shooting situations. Slide the camera up the strap to grab that perfect shot. The strap is worn under your right arm and it has a safety tether that keeps the camera secure. It includes a CR-2 connector-2 (1/4"-20 fastener), FR-3 fastener-3 and a BRAD MOD that secures the camera to the strap.

Strap Basics
  • Worn under right arm
  • Holds SLR camera with lens attached
  • Under arm safety tether
  • FR-3 fastener couples to connector-2
  • CR-2 connector-2 a smooth swivel with a positive lock to ensure the safety of the camera and lens; 1/4"- 20 fastener
  • BRAD MOD secures the strap during action shots
Material
  • Ballistic nylon with Cordura nylon
  • TPE foam,
  • 1.0" (2.5 cm) nylon webbing
  • Duraflex acetal nylon used in connectors
Material Strap: Ballistic nylon with Cordura nylon, TPE foam
Webbing: 1.0" nylon
Attachment Method CR-2 to camera lugs
1/4"- 20 fastener
Weight 7.0 oz (198 g)
BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)
  • FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • ConnectR-2
  • BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense)
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidRS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 385 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (296)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (314)
    • Adjustable (284)
    • Strong construction (269)
    • Well padded (243)
    • Does not chafe (187)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (9)
    • Pricey / poor value (8)
    • Poorly padded (5)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (234)
    • Supporting camera (199)
    • Stable (133)
    • Travel (24)
    • Sports/action (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (166), Semi-pro photographer (96), Pro photographer (54), Casual photographer (29), Photography student (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (345), Yes (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No More Neck Pain !

    Well designed strap, contoured & padded for comfort even when carrying a D800 camera and heavy lens. Camera is very accessible at all times and easily & quickly moved to eye level for...Read complete review

    Well designed strap, contoured & padded for comfort even when carrying a D800 camera and heavy lens. Camera is very accessible at all times and easily & quickly moved to eye level for shooting. Being a conservative engineer I did add a safety strap, as shown in the photo below, in case the tripod screw accidently backs out.(never has happened but just being cautious)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not reliable.

    The strap is well designed, but BlackRapid uses cheap, knock-off parts instead of industry standard ITW Nexus brand parts. The main ladderloc [that adjusts the length of the strap] is a non...Read complete review

    The strap is well designed, but BlackRapid uses cheap, knock-off parts instead of industry standard ITW Nexus brand parts. The main ladderloc [that adjusts the length of the strap] is a non brand-name part and on my copy, it slips miserably. BlackRapid's support was useless; they told me to tighten the underarm strap which of course I'd already tried. What bothers me is we're talking about cents here. This is an $80 camera strap - come on BlackRapid!

    Because I like the strap [other than this major flaw], I went-out and purchased a brand-name ITW Nexus "ladderloc" [cost me $0.25] and reinstalled - now it works as it should with zero slippage. I can hang my 1D X and a 70-200 f/2.8 off this thing without any issues. For those of you that don't quite trust the attachment point, I made a tether that runs through the hand-strap mount and attaches to the strap's carabiner - gives an extra margin of safety.

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    5.0

    The perfect strap

    By Stefan

    from Stockholm

    Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

    You can with great comfort easilly carry a 2 kg (5 pound) equipment. IF you are on a Photo walk you dont have to open and close your camera bag every time you should take a photo. You will demount the original strap. You should complement with a wrist strap to use for safety when you not are using the shoulder strap. IT works perfect to combine this strap with a Tamraq sling pack since they have different center points.

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    5.0

    Recommended by a pro, works like a champ

    By Long Island Stu

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

      I asked Scott Kelby about BlackRapid straps at a seminar recently and he said he found them very reliable. I agree. This one has an extra strap that attaches under your arm to make sure it stays in place. I used it for the first time on a photo walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and in DUMBO recently and found that I could easily swing the camera into action. In addition, it held the camera very securely.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great strap - curious peripherals

      By Sideslip

      from New York City

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Peripherals

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

      I've been using a jury-rigged strap cobbled together from a neoprene Lowe strap and an old Domke strap. The Lowe portion distributes weight through a wide, flexible neck band. The Domke quick release ends connect to the camera lugs and adds enough length so I can wear it cross-body, messenger-bag style, on either shoulder and even carry the camera on my back; a comfortable arrangement I've been happy with for years.I recently bought a 70-200mm F2.8 Sony  about 3 lbs.; with the camera body close to 4.5 lbs. altogether. All this weight mandated a new strap. I'd read that the advised way to attach this much weight to a strap is via the tripod mount on the lens, and not the strap lugs on the camera body. This way the weight is transmitted to the tripod mount and not to the lens mount of the camera body  the dog (properly) wagging the tail and not vice versa, so-to-speak.The Black Rapid Sport seemed to fit the bill. A little pricey, but a relative pittance compared to the investment in camera equipment. The build quality and materials seem sound (I was able to see one "in the flesh" before buying) and the reviews 98% favorable. However, the few stories of failures were enough to induce me to get the "safety" peripherals to mitigate accidental disconnect if not insure a failsafe strap. With so much invested in equipment, I decided the "belt AND suspenders" approach was prudent.The carabiner lock seemed a good idea though at ca. $ a little expensive. And why do we have to buy 2? Why isn't this included with the base strap? As if to add insult to injury, I discovered that when used with the Manfroto plate tripod bolts ($), it impedes the swing of the carabiner arm just enough to make it troublesome to connect the carabiner into the bale of the bolt. Disconnecting is equally difficult; I couldn't do it with one hand. Part of the problem is that the bale must swing freely so as to lie flat when attaching to a tripod, but this makes it hard to just "click" the carabiner into it since it moves. Ultimately, I wondered if the lock is necessary at all; how serious a failure point is the carabiner? Seems to me it would be difficult to inadvertently disconnect from the tripod bolt even if carabiner lock becomes unscrewed, especially since the spring loaded release must be pushed in to open the carabiner. Carabiners are, after all, a standard item in mountain climbers' kits to which they entrust their lives. I'm throwing caution to the wind and not using the lock.I bought the tether kit, also pricey at $. Again, why 2 straps and 2 (different) carabiners? I realize Black Rapid makes a dual strap, but shouldn't there be a purchase option for those of us with the single strap? There's precious little information in the enclosed literature, though there is a good instructional video on You Tube from BR. One end of the tether is attached to a strap lug on the camera (the non-grip side) and one of the carabiners is then threaded through the other end of the tether. The video suggests that the carabiner can then be attached to belt loop on one's pants, or hooked to the strap's carabiner, or directly to the strap itself. Inelegant and lots of work and trouble, and I'm not sure I want to rely on the belt loop of (some of) my pants, especially if switching from large lens' tripod mount to prime lens (and the camera's tripod mount) very often. The tether is ostensibly a hedge against the possibility that the BR's bolt will come out of the tripod mount. I haven't had enough experience to give an informed opinion about this, but a few 4- hour walk-around shooting sessions using the tripod mounts on both the 70-200mm and the camera, and the bolt(s) seem stone-locked into the mount(s). Slightly wetting the rubber on the tripod plate / bolt (BR's suggestion) seems to give a solid union. As soon as I can get myself to habitually and reflexively check the bolt from time to time during a shoot, I will jettison the tether; one less thing to remember / bother with.The strap? Oh yeah, the strap (talk about the tail wagging the dog). Smart design; much quicker and easier to get the camera to the eye than a conventional camera-lug strap. Weight is distributed evenly through the shoulder not the neck. I like the brakes, especially the one in the back, that control movement along the strap. Properly arranged, the brake automatically repositions the strap on the neck if it moves in the process of swinging the camera up to shoot. The strap seems more than long enough to find a comfortable position for the camera on the hip (I'm 6'); mine has found a nice spot to nestle without bouncing around while I'm walking. The camera is held in an upside down position and the hand finds the grip quickly and easily. I used to be in the habit of holding my camera by the lens, up and at the ready; the weight of the 70-200 makes this impractical, BR's strap obviates the need.Four stars would've been five but for the marketing / pricing / packaging / design anomalies of the peripherals.

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      4.0

      Making it Work for a Big Fellow

      By Walt

      from Wiscosnin

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

        When I first received my BlackRapid Sport Strap I thought I'd need to return it as I was having trouble getting it to work. (In fact I was going to return it.) After trying some other slings at a local retailer I opted to cut-off the under arm strap. Between that and adjusting bumpers differently it now fits very well! I selected the sport strap because I wanted a continuous sewn on strap rather than one that used plastic connectors. I know the Curve can be made longer with a "Brad" but I was concerned for the security of my equipment as plastic fasteners are now where near as strong as the caribineer that holds the camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        "I would buy this product again

        By Adi

        from Elmhurst, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

          i love it

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          • No

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          5.0

          RS Sport

          By Dwayne Botnick

          from Cherry Hill, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

            I normally shoot with Nikon DX with a 35-70 lens. The normal neck strap after a short time has really bothered my neck and posture. Did some research and the RS Sport seem to be the best solution even though I thought it was priced higher then competition. After a few short weeks I am 100% satisfied & pleased with the RS Sport and fell there is value in the price!

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            5.0

            Extremely efficient and easy to use.

            By CookeCapeMay

            from Cape May, New Jersey

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

              I shoot lifestyle photography, news and events. Traveling sometimes by bicycle in crowded Cape May. The RS-Sport is quickly put on over the left shoulder and stabilized under the armpit. It creates a very steady position to quickly bring the camera around into position.

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              5.0

              Awesome!! Best strap out there!!

              By Scott B

              from Upstate NY

              Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

              I've tried several. I have a fairly heavy camera / lenses and this sling / strap is the best!! Comfortable, convenient, Strong,
              What else can you askfor??

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              4.0

              Huge improvement!

              By Tmac

              from Haymarket, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Convenient
              • Easy to Use
              • Efficient
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting On The Run

                Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                This camera strap is a huge functional improvement for carrying and shooting on the run over the standard straps. The sport strap is really only necessary for extreme shooting circumstances.

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                5.0

                Excellent Addition to Camera Gear

                By Mark the Corvette Shooter

                from Lawrenceville, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                  Fixing the camera, with lens attached, to the BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap makes walking with the camera ready to be used at will a cinch. With the camera comfortably hanging by your side you can move freely and put the camera at eye level at ease. It's quite a step up from the traditional around the neck camera strap. Very pleased with this product.

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                  5.0

                  My favorite strap

                  By Dave Heff

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                    Been using this for about a month, really liking it so far!

                    Takeaways:
                    •using with Nikon D7100 and Custom SLR M-Plate Pro, found this to be a good combo
                    •has good resting position with heavier lenses (i.e. Nikon 17-55 f2.8)
                    •lighter lenses don't sit as well when camera is in resting position
                    •easy to connect, disconnect camera from strap
                    •happy I got the BR Lockstar Carabiner Protector--feels like its more secure; I trust it more when hanging at my side
                    •very comfortable--even when worn for longer periods of time
                    •took a couple 2+ hour hikes with this strap--had not problem, felt just as good at the end as the beginning of the hike

                    Definitely would recommend

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                    5.0

                    Solid strap at a resonable price

                    By Josh W

                    from Chattanooga, TN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                      This strap is comfortable and does the job. After much research I decided that this was the best upgrade to my standard strap. The build quality and ergonomics are worth the higher price point. I use it in all of my outdoor shoots for portraits and landscape photography. My camera is always fast to draw and the strap is comfortable for many hours. I am confident that this strap system will not fail.

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                      5.0

                      Great strap

                      By Speer images

                      from Nj

                      Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                      This is a great camera strap for anyone looking to upgrade from your stock strap. It is lite, comfortable, and makes drawing the camera up to shoot a breeze. Black Rapid likes to market this as an extreme sport strap but that it is not or at least I wouldn't use it as such. I don't know about you but I'm not peddling down a extreme mountain bike track with $5000 worth of gear dangeling from my shoulder. But for a working professional or a casual shooter this strap hits the mark.

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                      5.0

                      Take a load off your neck

                      By tjazaz

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Camo):

                        Neck straps with a heavier set up of camera and lens can be uncomfortable. The Black Rapid line of straps has solved that issue for me. My camera and 28-300 mm lens that I use primarily when traveling have a combined weight of about 3.6 lbs. With this Black Rapid strap, fatigue is no longer a factor for a day of shooting.

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                        5.0

                        It Works!

                        By Chris

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                          Little pricey but works as expected.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          It is good to carry cameras

                          By Souza

                          from New York

                          Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                          It is ok only if you carry the camera on the side, any other position it just don't feel well.

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                          5.0

                          Best Strap you can attach your camera

                          By Slickrick

                          from Riverdale, New York

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                              I bought the Black Rapid Strap to use with the Lowel GL-1 light during weddings for some of my portraits. A bit heavy but when you get that shot you could not create with another light it is well worth it. I have my assistant carry it while it's attached to a Black Rapid Sport Strap.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Comfortable and convenient

                              By Markie Mark

                              from Staten Island, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                Had many straps before that hung around my neck. This sling design is pretty easy on my back and spine and feels natural. The ease of drawing the camera to shooting position from rest is seamlessly easy and with this RS model the camera stays close enough to my body without too much play for swinging into things. The additional support straps for the shoulder pad allows the strap to keep more secure in position while moving around constantly. I will certainly be looking into other products this company makes in the future as they surely have a knack for design and functionality.

                                The only thing which I would improve on is maybe a clip of some sort to better secure the loose strap that is not used in adjustment. The current clip does not secure it perfectly and over a period of time will start dangling. Although it does not get in the way, it can be annoying to see an extra 4 inches of strap flopping around.

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                                4.0

                                Comfortable strap for street photo

                                By Chan

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                  I usually take snap shots on street.
                                  So I wanted to use a comfortable strap, and I found it.
                                  RS-Sport Extreme sport strap is one of the best strap I've ever used.

                                  Pros
                                  - It's light, and shoulder pad makes me relaxed while I'm using it for long time.
                                  - You can hold a camera with this strap when you walk or run.

                                  Cons
                                  - When you use DSLR battery grip(Vertical grip), It can obstruct your move.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very good Quality!

                                  By Osvaldo

                                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                                  Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                  Solid construction and very good materials.

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