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BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black)

B&H # BLRSS2 Mfr # RRS-2BB
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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 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (81)
  • Adjustable (72)
  • Strong construction (72)
  • Well padded (56)
  • Does not chafe (41)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (58)
  • Supporting camera (44)
  • Stable (33)
  • Travel (12)
  • Everyday (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (28), Casual photographer (11), Enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89), 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

 

Okay

This strap is okay. I'm still having a hard time trusting that it won't drop my camera; but that's just me, perhaps, not liking my camera dangling. So far, so good. ...Read complete review

This strap is okay. I'm still having a hard time trusting that it won't drop my camera; but that's just me, perhaps, not liking my camera dangling. So far, so good. I also thought the padding for the shoulder is on the thin side, but maybe that's just me. But I give it only 3 stars because it is grossly overpriced, and I almost returned it for that reason alone.

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5.0

beats around the neck antday

By Jerry

from East Texas

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Traveling

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

    Nice to be able to rest your arms when you are walking around with heavy lens all day. I like to be able to lock the strap at the top if I have to do any climbing .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Better than I thought it would be!!

    By Donn

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Traveling

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

    So often I'm let down with things I purchase. Either they are just a tool and work or just don't live up to what I think they'll do for me. The BlackRapid RS-2 Camera strap is worth every penny spent, feels so comfortable over extended shooting hours. Doesn't get in the way when it's time to shoot, and feels so secure with attached gear, I don't ever feel it's gonna fall. Trust me, I'm like Frankenstein at times.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Comfortable and durable strap!

    By Nick

    from Alameda, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

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

    I needed a sling strap because my kit Canon strap was uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time. I do a lot of outdoor photography and needed something where I can access my camera fast without straining my neck. I took a look at a few Blackrapid options and I narrowed it down to the RS-Sport 2. Once I got it in the mail, I tried it on right away and it was very easy to adjust and very comfortable. I went out and took pictures of my nearby beach and had no problem with the strap. The strap is somewhat expensive but it will make up for the price once I start using it more.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By Cory

    from Ohio

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

    Very comfortable strap for walking around! Camera stays out of the way on my hip when not in use and is super fast to bring up to shoot. No complaints!!

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    5.0

    LOVE this Camera Strap!

    By Dempsey

    from Brooklyn, NY

    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 RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

      I carry my camera all day every day and this is the best strap I've ever had!

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      • No

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      5.0

      WOW!

      By bigblueshutterbug

      from Melber,KY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

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

        My original reason for this purchase was to prevent another episode of killing a filter. My old strap let the camera swing around to my back and I backed into something. My nephew showed this to me and I was sold. After a few days on a trip I am very happy. comfortable and secure and ready camera!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works great, does everything it claimed.

        By Greg

        from New Caledonia

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

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

          Works well, makes carrying a large camera & lens a lot easier.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better Than I Expected

          By 227708az

          from Arizona

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

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

            I purchased a Black Rapid RS2 mostly for the occasional wedding. I'm using a Nikon D800E with 70-200mm f/2.8 (heavy, as I'm sure everyone knows) and a 28-75mm f/2.8 for close work. Camera has been attached to a Crumpler Industry Disgrace using the strap sling style. I didn't see how the RS2 would be a significant improvement but finally had to try it.
            Works great...much better than I expected. I was wearing the strap over a Domke vest with whichever lens wasn't on the camera tucked in the left lower pocket of the vest. The RS2 was secure and the change from lens mount attachment to camera body attachment was quick and secure.
            Now I'm going to start using the RS2 for my every day strap...

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            • No

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            4.0

            Throw away your old fashioned Neck Strap

            By CamGirl

            from USA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

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

              Very comfortable and Durable. I use mine with a D700 body (no grip) and a RRS L-Plate. In order to have the connector seat flat on the L-Pate I had to get another part B2-FABN:8mm Screw-knob from RRS. I took a star off for the fact that it is pricey but what isn't these days when it comes to great camera gear and accessories.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Does the job

              By G-Ma

              from Toledo, Ohio

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Convenient

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This strap makes carrying a camera with a decent size lens more comfortable that I ever expected. It's a pleasure not to feel the pressure of my camera on my neck and yet to have it accessible all the time. I always take my Canon DSLR with me traveling near and far. This will make my trips much easier!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is the slim version

                  By Tim

                  from HK

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling

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

                    I bought this thinking it was the latest version of the sport strap. It turns out to be the slim version (maybe for slimmer build people or smaller cameras). When it arrived I was really annoyed, but I had no time to return it for the std wider strap. So I used it. And love it. It comfortably carries my 6D with a std 24-105 or even a 100-400 zoom. I thought the smaller size world make it uncomfortable - but it didn't.

                    Highly recommend you get a LensBand or equivalent so lenses don't extend themselves while you walk.

                    Without this I'd be far less inclined to take my SLR on long trips/hikes/walks/days out.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Makes me feel like a gunslinger

                    By Xopher

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Traveling

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

                      I love how quickly I can draw my camera out with this strap. Having the camera hang differently It took a bit of getting used to, but it's ultimately a much more comfortable way distribute the weight. Sometimes I forget that the camera is evern there. I really appreciate the extra security strap as well. It's a bit pricey for what it is, but it feels well made and durable.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing!

                      By Horse Crazy

                      from Boise, ID

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

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

                        Amazing! I looked at this strap a long time ago and thought, naw, I'm fine with my fancy gel neck strap. Boy was I wrong. I have a Nikon D5200 with a 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens, over 4.6lbs of gear hanging around your neck. I found I cradled the camera in my left hand 99% of the time and only used the neck strap for security on not dropping the expensive piece of machinery. Long days were taxing. When I brought the camera to my eye, I had to flick the neck strap out of my way. A friend recommended the BlackRapid strap so I decided to bite the bullet and try it. I'm in love! Why, why, why do neck straps even exist anymore? Easy to adjust, slip on and the camera hangs at my hip comfortably 100% of the time when not up to my eye. Easy to bring the camera into position, smooth transition and no straps get in the way, just amazing. The only thing that made me nervous was hanging that much weight and money off a "screw" so I bought the slightly overpriced (but worth the peace of mind) tether kit. The screw has never loosened up on me but the tether kit has taken the "what if" worry part of it out of my mind.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By RL

                        from Washington ,DC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

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

                          Picked up this slim version and it's perfect. The other straps I found to be to be too wide and long for my 5'9 stature. Yes it is adjustable, but the extra slack from the other models became cumbersome. The sport strap is great too and no, you don't need to clip it every time for it to work properly.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I highly recommend this product

                          By Deacon

                          from Victoria, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort

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

                            I use this strap for outdoor photography and it is so much easier on the neck compared to the standard camera strap. Very easy to grab the camera and get the shot!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Bought by mistake

                            By Tim

                            from HK

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Comfort

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

                              I meant to get the regular fit but somehow managed to order the slim fit by mistake. I'll be using it with a Canon 6D which is quite light and a Canon EF 100-400, which is absolutely not light. I expect the bigger surface area of the regular strap would be an advantage with the weight of the gear, however my initial tests are quite satisfactory. I'm a regualr size guy (5'10") and average build and I don't find the strap too small. If I had a heavy camera body I suspect I'd want the regualr strap and not the slim one.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing, would never use another

                              By Moth Dust Photography

                              from NYC

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

                              I love the BlackRapid Sport because of it's anti-theft purposes-- I feel much more comfortable in a busy city with my slr because no one can yank it over my shoulder. Camera rests comfortably at my hip, gives an air of professionalism, and is easy to use and run with. Any photojournalist should use this strap.
                              I use the Slim as I have a slight frame, but as I've never used the regular, I have no comparison.

                              Only criticism I would have is that the attachment on the bottom of my battery grip is a little annoying when I want to shoot portrait, but I'm sure I can find a mod to make it better.

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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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                                    (6 of 6 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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