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BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black)

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • Made for Micro 4/3, Mirrorless Cameras
  • Smaller Version of Black Rapid R-Strap
  • Use with Some Interchangeable Lens DSLRs
  • 63" Long with its Pad
  • Use for Left or Right Shoulder
  • Lightweight Foam Padding
  • Uses FastenR (FR-3),ConnectR (CR-2)
  • Top of Strap is Ballistic Nylon
  • Bottom is Foam Pad with Knitted Mesh

The black Metro Sling Camera Strap from BlackRapid is a small, compact and lightweight way to carry around your Micro 4/3, mirrorless or compact camera. The 63" strap has been designed for lighter photographic use than other BlackRapid straps but remains as rough and ready as any of their other R-Straps such as the Sport, Curve (RS-7) or Cargo (RS-5).

The ballistic nylon top side of the strap is complemented by a foam pad made with knitted mesh. The Metro makes use of BlackRapid's well-known, respected, durable and fast using FastenR (FR-3) and ConnectR (CR-2). In addition, the smaller size of the strap makes it easier to store while traveling.

FastenR (R-3) is made from solid stock 304 stainless steel with a high-grade rubber compression washer and has an integrated D-ring. ConnectR CR-2 has a smooth swivel with a positive lock to ensure the safety of the camera or lens. The Black Rapid Metro Sling Camera Strap is backed by their one-year replacement warranty.

Comfortable for left or right shoulder
Lightweight foam padding
Designed for lightweight camera gear such as Micro 4/3, mirrorless camera, more serious compact cameras, and various interchangeable lens systems
Shoulder Pad is slim and compact; strap is a smaller, more compact version of BlackRapid's R-Strap
FastenR and ConnectR hardware system, are identical to BlackRapid's other R-Straps (ex. Sport, Curve (RS-7), Cargo (RS-5)
Stores easily; folds small
Material Topside: Ballistic nylon
Underside: Foam pad with knitted mesh
Attachment Method FastenR (FR-3)
ConnectR (CR-2)
Dimensions Strap length with pad: 63.0" (160 cm)
Length of shoulder pad: 15.2" (38.5 cm)
Width of shoulder pad: 1.5 - 2.6" (3.75 - 6.5 cm)
Width of webbing: 1.0" (2.5 cm)
BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black)
  • FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • ConnectR-2
  • One-Year Replacement Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BlackRapidMetro Sling Camera Strap (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (21)
    • Adjustable (18)
    • Strong construction (18)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Does not chafe (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort (17)
      • Supporting camera (14)
      • Travel (12)
      • Everyday (6)
      • Stable (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (39)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Affordable BlackRapid That Could!

      REMEMBER: Your camera DEPENDS on your strap. Above most other accessories, you should seek a strap, tripod and case that have particularly excellent ratings for durability and safety. Your gig, equipment,...Read complete review

      REMEMBER: Your camera DEPENDS on your strap. Above most other accessories, you should seek a strap, tripod and case that have particularly excellent ratings for durability and safety. Your gig, equipment, and potentially your entire enterprise can be ruined by the failure of any of these three things. Never shoot without a strap and always make sure it is attached properly. Always makes sure your tripod can support the weight of your maximum combination of lens and body weight. Choose a case or bag that is durable, padded well, and protected against the worst weather or conditions you expect.

      In other words: Don't go cheap. Companies that make reliable products are made with premium materials and craftsmanship, and do come with higher price tags, but they're worth it. Indulge yourself; your camera should be worth it.

      Hey there guys! I first got introduced to BlackRapid while working at Ritz Camera, and fell in love with such a novel idea immediately.

      I'm not sure if it was because I couldn't afford to justify spending the extra money to hang my NEX off a strap designed to hold a 5D with a 70-200...or cause I REALLY liked the vintage Nikon strap on a Sony camera..but I never ended up getting one. If I had purchased one of the models available then, I would have gone with the Cargo Strap for the storage.

      I really liked the idea of the Metro Strap when I first saw it because it seemed to be the solution for a scenario I'd thought would be pretty apt for a BlackRapid already. Since it doesn't move on the shoulder (especially with the BRAD stabilizing strap) I've always liked the idea of hiding a strap under a suit or tux while covering an event or wedding, and I wasn't sure if the standard model wouldn't be bulky and look weird under the shoulder of the coat.

      The slim profile of the strap makes it a little less intimidating, too. Assuming I decided to put the compact on the full-frame-suited Cargo Strap I wanted before, I'd be reluctant to just go walking around or carry the camera with me when I go into work with it because it would be very conspicuous. The Metro is sleek enough that I just want to grab it and run whenever I leave the house, but I know I'm walking out the door with all the security you'd expect when you hear the name BlackRapid; even if its no wider than the strap of a sling bag or a purse.

      Also, if you've never used any BlackRapid, they're everything they're talked up to be: Comfortable, Reliable, and Fast. If you are familiar with BlackRapids you may be worried that since The Metro less expensive its an inferior quality product in some way, let me assure you its not.

      Keep in mind it is designed for a lighter camera, so trying to put a D800 would prove uncomfortable--the shoulder pad is almost half the width of the DSLR straps though it remains the same length. An APS-C with a kit lens or a fast prime might not be any heavier than my NEX with a f/1.2 lens, so it might be worth a shot if you need a smaller strap on your entry or semi-pro/prosumer level DSLRS.

      Professionals will find this strap of little use unless they carry an ILC on their other shoulder and didn't need to have two massive straps across them.

      I hope this review was helpful, there are few stores you can walk in to and try BlackRapid, as well as a number of other fine, professional camera equipment, so I hope I can help teach someone about the Metro, and hopefully help them decide if its the strap for them. Check out all of the BlackRapid products if you're not sure if this is the right strap for your camera.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not ambitexerous

      There are several features of this strap that make it completely unsuitable for carryimg a camera on your left side.If that is your habit, don't buy this strap. The limitations can not be...Read complete review

      There are several features of this strap that make it completely unsuitable for carryimg a camera on your left side.If that is your habit, don't buy this strap. The limitations can not be overcome.

      Reviewed by 48 customers

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      5.0

      Nice and comfortable

      By tford

      from Harrisburg, Ill

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Macro Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

        I bought this for my a6000. Very comfortable and a lot of adjustment. I like the fact that you can lock the camera at your hip with the 2 slide locks.

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        • No

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        5.0

        BlackRapid metro sling

        By Al

        from Auburndale, NYC

        Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

        It's cheaper than most black rapid slings. It is lighter and the material seems to be the same as the other BR slings.

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        5.0

        Perfect for travelers and street use

        By brianysf

        from San Francisco, CA

        Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

        as the name implies this strap is designed primarily for city use. I find it perfect for use with my Sony A7II. I also own the original Black Rapid Sling and I find the metro better suited for a smaller camera, but I'd go find I t capable with my Canon 5D with a smaller lens. I think with larger lenses the smaller shoulder strap of the metro is not as comfortable as the original.

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By College kid

        from columbia, sc

        Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

        i purchased this sling right before a cold weather camping trip because I knew I needed a better retention device to keep my camera still while hiking or doing normal camping activities such as cooking breakfast. This retention system has two clamps that lock on a certain spot on the sling and your camera is fastened between them. this way you have maximum flexibility to keep your camera in whatever position you so choose. I don't know if these clamps are on BlackRapid's other retention systems but this was a huge selling point for me. This combined with the overall comfort of this sling makes it absolutely worth every penny if you know you are going to have your camera around your neck for a long time. I'm not the most avid photographer and it made a huge difference for me. Five stars despite the price.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Chris

        from Haddon Heights, NJ

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

          Perfekt for a mirrorless cam like my Nikon 1 V3 ...

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          • No

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          5.0

          Much better than neck strap!

          By Just another John

          from Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Confortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • price
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky Adapter

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

          Seen these straps on professional photographers and thought they looked more comfortable than the straps that hang around your neck, I was right! They are fantastic to use, quick to move the camera into position, very comfortable! Only setback is putting camera down on a flat surface after installing the hook where the tripod mount goes.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Strap - Make sure it's secure tho

          By Mike M

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

            I really like this strap. It's well made and lightweight. My camera sits on my hip out of the way, freeing my hands when I'm not using the camera and it's really comfortable. When I need the camera it's right there. It's a "Must have" in my opinion. The first thing any camera enthusiast should do is replace the standard strap with one of these. The only thing you have to watch for is where the strap connects to the camera mount as this can start to unscrew. Not good when you consider you could have $4k or more of camera and lens hit the ground. Luckily I noticed this little issue before anything bad happened and now I'm constantly checking to ensure it's tightly screwed in to the bottom of my camera but the thought of what could possibly have occurred scares me. Outside of this, I really like the strap though.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Camera sling

            By jjalvare

            from Tx

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

              Great product to have with you to secure your camera. The one thing is, is that you have to make sure that it is properly secured. This is because you body movement also causes the blot to travel and become lose. But its good to have with you.

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              5.0

              Excellent item for a traveling Phographe

              By Guelo

              from Elizabeth, NJ

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                Use item on a daily basis

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                • No

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                5.0

                Best Strap ever

                By Photo Pete

                from New Haven CT

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                  This cross shoulder design make you forget you are carrying a camera. It's a perfect match to my Olympus OMD EM-1. The camera easily slides up the strap to take a photo and returns to a comfortable position by your waist when done keeping your hands free. I hikes 5 miles with it and almost didn't even know it was there!

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                  5.0

                  Love this strap

                  By Mike

                  from Rochester, NY

                  Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                  Great strap. Easy to use and very comfortable. My camera stays out of the way until I need it.

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Mo

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                    Works great with my Nikon D5000 with 18-200mm lens. Was advised that one of the bigger BlackRapid straps may be better suited, but I found this to be more than adequate. I love the compact size--it folds easily into my small camera bag. On vacation I wore my camera endlessly, and found this to be quite comfortable.

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                    5.0

                    Great Strap

                    By Terry

                    from Orinda, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Street photography
                      • Travel Photography

                      Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                      Lighter than the other BlackRapid straps with the same convenience and functionality. Perfect for a lighter kit.

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                      5.0

                      Geat sling strap, LOVE IT!

                      By Mia

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                          I love, love, love this strap! I got it to use with my lightweight Nikon p7800 and now use it for both my cameras (Canon 70D). It keeps both cameras completely and readily accessible and takes the stain off my neck, even when using my heaviest lens on my Canon. Very comfortable and stays put on my shoulder. You just grab the camera and swing it around, nothing in the way of a shot. You can' not use this strap if you are a left handed shooter though. Great strap, great B&H service.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Perfect strap for the EM-1

                          By Lenshead

                          from St. Paul,MN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Street photography

                            Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                            Very nice strap. Perfect for my Olympus OM-D EM-1.
                            Allows the perfect strap for St. Photography without hurting your neck. Well designed.
                            JKA

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                            5.0

                            Great Strap

                            By Moar Toys

                            from Texas

                            Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                            Was looking for a strap that would be comfortable to wear all day and this was it. No neck pain, no shoulder pain and the camera remained at my side when not in use.

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                            5.0

                            A Must Have for Amateurs and Pros!

                            By NY Guy in Beantown

                            from Boston, MA.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                              Fast Installation
                              Sturdy & Reliable
                              Offers 100% Ease of mind for anyone not used to carrying their camera in crowds.
                              Very reasonably priced

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                              4.0

                              great for lighter body/lens combos

                              By Eric C

                              from Omaha, NE

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel

                                Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                Good value with same construction as more expensive models. Strap is fairly narrow so clearly less comfortable than the larger models if you're packing a heavier bit of gear. Also, consider a larger strap if you want to stow extra cards or other goodies in a zippered pocket because this model is zero frills.

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                                5.0

                                I love this strap!

                                By Noam

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Best For Smaller Cameras

                                  Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                  It's very comfortable to wear

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Not ambitexerous

                                  By Elliott

                                  from Raleigh, NC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Well built quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Overengineered Too Many

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                    There are several features of this strap that make it completely unsuitable for carryimg a camera on your left side.If that is your habit, don't buy this strap. The limitations can not be overcome.

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                                    • No

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