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BosStrap BosTail (Black)

You Pay: $9.95
Product Highlights
  • Replaces the Sling Strap Tripod Fitting
  • Use With Any Two-Piece Sling Strap
  • Adjustable From ~2 to 4"
  • Attaches to Left Camera Lug or Eyelet
  • Doesn't Interfere with Camera's Controls
  • Remains Permanently Attached to Camera
  • Nickel-Plated Metal Attachment Ring
  • Avoids Damage to Tripod Thread and Seals
  • Made in the USA

The black BosTail from BosStrap is used in place of the tripod fitting that is commonly used in many other two-piece camera slings. One end of the BosTail attaches to your camera body's left strap lug or eyelet ((depending on your camera's model) while the other end contains a nickel-plated ring that is permanently attached to the BosTail.The BosTail is adjustable from 2-4" (5.1-10.2 cm) to accommodate your height or shooting style. 

The real advantage of the BosTail is that since you are not committed to using your tripod socket you can easily and rapidly attach your camera to your tripod without having to detach any kind of connective strap that uses the tripod socket to support the camera. This feature also minimizes potential damage to the tripod threads and internal seals of your camera.

One of the most outstanding aspects of the BosTail is that it will not interfere with the basic operation of your camera - either horizontally or vertically. In addition, since it never needs to be removed from your camera, it will enhance and speed up your shooting options.

Adjustable 2 - 4" (5.1 - 10.2 cm)
Eliminates need to use tripod socket to support camera when using the optional BosStrap
Connects to left lug or eyelet of camera
Never needs to be removed from camera
Works horizontally or vertically
Will not interfere with camera's controls
Material Nylon
Attachment Method Attaches to left camera lug or eyelet
BosStrap BosTail (Black)
  • Warranted for One-Year Against Manufacturing Defects
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    BosStrapBosTail (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Comfortable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supporting camera (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

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      5.0

      PRECISE

      By Chapul

      from Brevard, NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

        Not too long; not too short; not expensive; precisely what I wanted. I recently bought a cross-the-shoulder camera strap that connected to a ring screwed into the tripod thread. Could not open the card/battery door, however, without unscrewing the ring. And... I didn't like the way the camera (Canon SX50) hung from its bottom. Thus, a short strap with ring to connect to the camera body strap bar. The BosTail works precisely the way I want.

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        5.0

        CHEAPEST & BEST ADDITION TO ANY CAMERA

        By onthehookphoto

        from Eastham, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

            I am an early user of the original BosStrap for which this product was designed. I beleive Bos and BlackRapid got into a tiff over some patent infringement by Bos and they had to change there strap's tethering system. The new design is nowhere near as good as their original design nor as good as BlackRapids current carabineer tether (which ironically is not as good as the no longer available original BosStrape device!). But BlackRapid's current camera attachment device is terrible (it screws into the tripod threads on the bottom of the camera). So I bought this to attach to a new camera and tether it to the carabineer on BlackRapid's YETI Dual Camera Harness. Works like a charm.

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            5.0

            cool product

            By squarecropper

            from Cahaba River Alabama

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

              Can be used with carabiner or s-biner for attachment to belt, shoulder strap, clothing strap, or belt loop to hold a camera while setting up a tripod or using your hands for other things. Combine with keyring or split ring to prevent setting camera on the ground, in the mud, or on an abrasive surface.

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              5.0

              Great accessory!

              By Rennisk

              from Los Gatos, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

                I bought this as I just changed to a Really Right Stuff Ballhead system and my Black Rapid sling strap connector wouldn't work. This proved to be a great solution as I attached it to one of the neck strap holders and then I can easily attach the Black Rapid strap to the ring.

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                4.0

                Useful item

                By pippad

                from Virginia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

                    When you need something like this, this one is the best of its type. It is, however, expensive for what it is - a small strap with a ring on the end.

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                    5.0

                    Simple, effective device!

                    By lodawg

                    from Virginia Beach

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Very Effective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera
                      • Tripod

                      Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

                      The BosTail was easy to connect to my D5100, and eliminates the need to connect my Black Rapid sling to the camera's tripod mounting. Once mounted on the camera, the Bostrap attaches and detaches easily from the Black Rapid's clip to facilitate easy tripod use.

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                      5.0

                      works as advertised

                      By photo wanderer

                      from Nizwa, Oman

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Supporting Camera

                        Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

                        I used it on my L bracket and my black rapid strap. It fees up the tripod socket. It works great.

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                        2.0

                        Ok

                        By Poly Woly

                        from Rockville, MD

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

                              Would be much better if you could detach it to the camera with a clip or something since I don't always use a sling strap.

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                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Accessory for DIY Slings

                              By Soul Seeker Design & Photography

                              from Fullerton, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • DIY Slings
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BosStrap BosTail (Black):

                                I constructed a lightweight DIY sling strap for my Sony NEX 7 consisting of a repurposed Minolta SLR strap and a 250lb rated Quick Link. I did have a Black Rapid FastenR-2 for mounting the strap to the tripod mount. However, unscrewing the tripod mount just to mount the camera to a tripod became cumbersome. So I sought for a better solution. I tried a metal keyring to one of the camera lugs but it looked ugly and interfered with my shooting. Then I found and bought the BosTail. I found it to be less intrusive with my shooting style, freed up my tripod mount and looked much nicer. I liked the fact that this product is made in the good ol' US of A.

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