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BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black)

B&H # BLRSS2 Mfr # RRS-2BB
You Pay: $73.95
Product Highlights
  • Slimmer Version of RS-2 Sport Strap
  • Ballistic Nylon/Cordura Composition
  • Lower Profile Pad
  • Built-in Underarm Strap
  • Fully Adjustable

The black RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap from Black Rapid has been improved to be even more of a flexible and functional camera strap for those who like to shoot outdoors. The underarm support now provides an added measure of stability when shooting. When at rest, it can be worn as a sling-style cross-body strap that holds your camera securely and ready to be slid up to shooting level.

Material Ballistic nylon/Cordura
Attachment Method FastenR-3

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BlackRapidRS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (77)
  • Adjustable (69)
  • Strong construction (69)
  • Well padded (54)
  • Does not chafe (39)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (55)
  • Supporting camera (43)
  • Stable (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (27), Casual photographer (10), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (74), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love BR, but Prefer Orgl Larger RS-Sport

If you don't have a Black Rapid, don't even think about it. Get one! I have tried many fancy and more expensive straps; the BR approach is the best, bar none.Read complete review

If you don't have a Black Rapid, don't even think about it. Get one! I have tried many fancy and more expensive straps; the BR approach is the best, bar none.

That having been said, the Sport models (the original and this RS Sport 2) are a bit different. The basic straps like the RS-4 & 5 are a bit softer in their cloth construction and they adapt to either a left shoulder or right shoulder sling configuration easily - which may be important to some folks. (No one writes about this but the Sport models -- 2 or orig'l -- are only designed to go on the left shoulder with the camera on your right hip. The RS 4 & 5 roll either way!)

The Sport models have an extra stap (under-the-arm)that keeps the whole sling from sliding forward and back (requiring continued readjustment of the shoulder pad's position) and this is a nice feature, especially with a larger camera and/or a larger lens.

They are also made with a much heavier nylon-esque webbing material so they are clearly likely to be more durable.

I think the idea of the latest Sport 2 model was to make a bit narrower strap that would afford the constrained pad positioning, but not be so cumbersome. Without having seen one, I ordered the Sport 2. But I found it a bit "small"; strong material, no shoulder pad movement (the sling stays well-positioned), but it felt too insubstantial. I ordered the original Sport and am much happier.

I shoot a D90 with mid to a sometimes large (70-200) lens. IF you have a small entry level DSLR and only a kit lens, I'd definitely consider the Sport 2, but otherwise I'd go with the original Sport. And, if you can, borrow someone's RS-4 for a lighter more easier to throw on strap. I am not selling mine; sometimes I will use it (especially with a lighter lens), but in-the-field bigger lens adventures will call for the original Sport.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do Not Trust!

This is a very comfortable strap and I love how it lifts the weight of the camera and heavy lens from the back of your neck. No more shoulder pain. But... I've...Read complete review

This is a very comfortable strap and I love how it lifts the weight of the camera and heavy lens from the back of your neck. No more shoulder pain. But... I've had this strap a couple of months and the fastener (R3) has already completely unattached itself from the bottom of the camera, so I can no longer trust it. I've heard other complaints about this issue, and I thought the new fastener resolved it, but apparently not. Definitely would NOT buy again. :(

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5.0

Exactly what I ordered

By take your picture

from washington state

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keeps Camera Out Of The W

    Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

    i love this company!! i have ordered several items from B&H over the years and have always received what i ordered in great condition.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Way to go

    By B4Real

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

        What an improvement over the stock strap. I find this to be great on the go.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must for an active shooter

        By Blessed by Jesus

        from Santa Ana, CA

        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 BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

          There's absolutely no comparison from a neck strap and a blackrapid sport 2 strap. It takes all the weight off your back specially when I'm carrying a 5d3 gripped with a 70-200 2.8L mk ii. I purchased the original sport but returned it because it felt a little too big/loose on me. I am 5'8 around 170lbs & the sport 2 felt much better on my body frame over the original. You won't be disappointed with this the sport 2.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I love this strap!

          By Erin

          from US

          Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

          I have hated camera straps in the past. The traditional styled ones always got in the way and never really served a purpose for me. So, after a bit of struggling with it I eventually just took them off all if my cameras. I have been looking for a better solution as I do sometimes have a need to be hands free but have easy access to the camera. So after much research, I chose this one...and I love it! The strap itself is not bulky and can handle the weight of my camera with the 70-200 2.8 lens on it with no issue and it's way more comfortable than holding it. I wasn't sure if I was going to need or like the under arm strap piece but I'm glad I got the one with it. It really does help with stabilization. All in all I'm thrilled with my purchase!

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          4.0

          Love it

          By Mj

          from Michigan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

              I love this strap--it's hard to believe that camera manufacturers still produce those awful neck straps. I only wish there was a quick way to remove the Brad strap. It's great when I am really moving around and need it, but 90% of the time I can do without it and it doesn't work that well with sport coats, etc. Black Rapid wants to sell you another strap for casual use--but I don't need multiple straps so that is why I am only giving this four stars instead of five.

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              • No

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              5.0

              BLackRapid Sport 2 Strap

              By Maglow

              from NY, NY

              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

              Love it! Hands down - best strap ever!

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              5.0

              Strapped!

              By Rick

              from Los Angeles

              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

              What a great strap, borrowed it from a buddy and had to get my own!

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              4.0

              Does a nice job

              By Lucho

              from Stroudsburg, PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                Product seems to be well constructed. It does the job nicely; however, for the price, it should include the extra safety strap, the one BlackRapid sells separately. Also, although I knew I would lose the tripod connection (unless the BlackRapid screw is off), I'm still bothered by that fact; especially during the transition between getting the BR off and getting the camera on the tripod ...camera is vulnerable during this time. Best thing would be if BR manufactured a contraption so photographers could keep their tripod plates on while still having the BR strap on.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Camera Girl

                from Southern Indiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Stabilizing
                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                  This is perfect for sliding the camera up and into shooting position very quickly and easily. --am looking forward to using it over and over and over, especially on long hikes through national parks.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Worth the price

                  By Sports Dad

                  from North Caolina

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                    Very functional strap. With the covience of adjustable guides,making positioning of the camera for use and protection a "snap". Sturdy enough to hold a 200 mm lens with the confidence of security.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works well

                    By TobyM

                    from Halifax, N.S. Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                      This strap seems to work very well. The construction is rugged and it stays in place due to the little strap under the arm. It holds my camera in place behind my hip, but allows it to swing easily upwards to take a picture. MUCH better than a regular strap as there are no neck aches, bumping on my chest and having to constantly hold the camera.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome Strap for a photographer!

                      By Tyronne Photography

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Stabilizing
                        • Supporting Camera

                        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                        This allowed me to shoot my photos from my two cameras like superman. No need to swap lenses, just swapped my cameras, to ensure I had the best shots.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        The RS-2 is perfect

                        By Lou

                        from New York

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Price

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort
                        • Stabilizing

                        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                        I use this strap for hobby photography and it is so much better than the standard issue straps cameras come with. This strap was highly reccomended by my friends who are professional photographers.
                        The RS-2 is much more comfortable when walking around and having the camera at your side instaed of bouncing around in front of you is so much better. The additional under arm strap works well when hiking and rock climbing and used in conjunction with the locking tabs, this is the best way to keep your gear safe while being active.
                        The price is higher than I expected it to be but now that I have used the strap, I see this is the last strap I'll have to buy.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Why Didnt I Buy this sooner?

                        By mtnbiker

                        from Trenton, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing

                          Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                          Great strap. Holds an SLR, motor-drive and a large lens without causing neck pain. Very easy to take pictures without the strap getting in the way.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very smart made product

                          By Ivaylomm

                          from Chicago, illinois

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                            I saw a lot of reviews about this product, and because its price is scary (for a camera strap) I waited a lot before I purchase it. When I got it and took a closer look at it, and I used it, I have to say that the price is actually reasonable for the quality of this product. It's a quite sophisticated camera strap. Even after watching all the videos I was still impressed.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Super Super Love it

                            By Geoff

                            from Derby, KS

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Location
                            • Multiple Bodies
                            • On the go photography
                            • Stabilizing
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                            Great positioning and secure feel. We travel and do location shoots indoors and out. This harness is perfect.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice

                            By Buster

                            from Mesa, AZ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Comfort
                              • Supporting Camera

                              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                              I really like the strap. I tried one made by Joby, but this one is much better. I love how it distributes the weight of the camera on the body. I think that it is a little expensive, but I guess that things that are designed for a specific job like the strap will cost more.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Comfortable and Practical

                              By Chaz

                              from Louisville, Kentucky

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Does not Chafe
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                                This is fantastic to use when carry a heavy camera. It's perfect for my Nikon D7100. I love the locking mechanisms to keep it place when walking so the camera doesn't bounce around. The one thing I do not like is the tripod mount itself. If you leave it in the camera can't sit on it's bottom.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Comfortable and lightweight

                                By bsatarain

                                from Tepic, Nayarit

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Stabilizing

                                  Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                                  It's what I expected, but not very robust with comoidad supports the weight of my camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Strap for Quick Shots

                                  By The Alpha Duck

                                  from Fremont, CA

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Quick Shots

                                    Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                                    Great strap, solid quality. Allows you to keep your camera safely on your side and then quickly pull it up so you don't miss a shot. The only thing is that it is a little pricey in my mind for a strap, but being able know your camera is safe on your side while still being accessible is very nice

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