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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
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    BlackRapidMetro Sling Camera Strap (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (21)
    • Adjustable (18)
    • Strong construction (18)
    • Does not chafe (12)
    • Well padded (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort (17)
      • Supporting camera (14)
      • Stable (5)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      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.

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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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        • No

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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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              5.0

              Great for travel.

              By Worbjay

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                I bought this in New York after walking for several days using the strap that came with the camera. This seriously saved my neck. I was carrying a backpack as well and the strap was easy, convenient and comfortable. Highly recommend.

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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Rick

                from TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                  I took the Metro on a 10 mile hike with my Sony A7r attached within a few days of receiving it and was WELL pleased! No more neck strap!

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                  5.0

                  Indispensable to street photography

                  By Matheus Britto

                  from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                    This accessory is essential for all photojournalists, street photographers and even for wedding photographers. You can stop worrying about the safety of your camera. All you have to think about is to make the best photo.

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                    5.0

                    Great so far

                    By Turn6photos

                    from Finger Lakes region of New York

                    Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                    Strap seems well buit, lts see how it holds up over this racing season and beyond.

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                    5.0

                    Does what it says

                    By spandex man

                    from westfield, ma

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                      Bought it for a trip to Ireland and it looks like it will work fine.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Strap but...

                      By KateG

                      from Carterville

                      Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                      This is a good strap, great quality and it definitely serves it's purpose. My only complaint is that it's a little awkward to get in my bag.

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                      5.0

                      Muy buen accesorio

                      By blopa parva domus

                      from Montevideo, Uruguya

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort

                        Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                        If you have long come with a stiff neck by the camera, this is an excellent accessory. Very good construction. The grip of the camera is metallic.

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                        5.0

                        I would recommend to other photographers

                        By Tom

                        from Pierre, SD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                          I use the BlackRapid attached to my telephoto lens and slung at my hip and ready to go at any time. It's quick, easy and secure.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Camera Strap

                          By Ed

                          from Wichita, Ks

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Stabilizing
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                            Easyto connect and keeps weight off your neck.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great with my E-M5

                            By Matt

                            from Seattle

                            Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                            I'm really loving this for walking around with my E-M5 and Gariz half case. With the 17mm attached, the camera naturally lies lens out at my hip. Larger lenses tend to ride with the lens back, as intended. Both are very comfortable and accessible. I frequently go out with just this and a spare lens in my vest or jacket pocket.

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                            4.0

                            Good product for a good price

                            By csaba

                            from ausitn, tx

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Comfort

                              Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                              Needed a little time to adjust properly, but now it's very convenient.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A++++++

                              By Jr

                              from Tn

                              Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                              Great strap but make sure you look at weight of your camera setup....Very good for light weight camera.

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                              5.0

                              Metro Sling

                              By Big H

                              from Naples FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                Brilliant idea and execution

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works fine so far

                                By MauiWally

                                from Kahului, Maui

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort

                                  Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                  The strap worked well with my new Oly OMD E-M1 camera with various lenses.
                                  Once you set it up for your body, it makes it easy to shoot quickly and without hassles.
                                  The strap is just wide enough to handle the weight w/o being bulky or cutting into my shoulder area.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Highly Recommended Sling Strap

                                  By Fiona

                                  from Irvine, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Does not Chafe
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Mobile Shoots
                                    • Quick Access

                                    Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                    This strap is amazing! I was looking for a strap to replace the neck strap that came with my Nex-6 (CSC). I needed something easy to use, low key, comfortable, and reliable on my hikes and walks through cities and events.The Black Rapid Metro Sling Camera Strap is a perfect for me. The highlights for this strap for me are:* comfortable, can wear all day.* sturdy & reliable (tighten the fastener using the carabiner for leverage; make sure to lock in the carabiner)* camera sits comfortably at my hip* easy access to camera* strap is easily adjustable to fit my body* compact, can go incognito under a jacketMany people's reviews state that this is a great product and I absolutely agree! The materials used to make the strap are of good quality. I am confident that it will carry my camera well and keep it safe.

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                                    5.0

                                    Saved by the (Black) strap.

                                    By Dave too tall.

                                    from Langley, BC, Canada

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort
                                      • Supporting Camera

                                      Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

                                      The BlackRapid strap saves me time and effort when taking my pictures. I am very pleased with the ease in which it can be adjusted to fit any sized person. I like the way it holds the camera at a ready position for use immediately upon bringing it to your eye. I also like the fact that it has such a secure connection from the strap to the camera base. Foolproof.As you can tell it absolutely works for me.

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