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BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black)

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BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black)

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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
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You Pay: $39.95

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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)
     
    4.8

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (21)
    • Adjustable (18)
    • Strong construction (18)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort (17)
      • Travel (16)
      • Supporting camera (14)
      • Everyday (10)
      • Stable (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (43)

      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.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Designed for Left-Handed Shooters

      This strap is described as being appropriate to use over either the left or right shoulder, but I didn't find this to be true. For right-handed shooters, carrying the strap over the left...Read complete review

      This strap is described as being appropriate to use over either the left or right shoulder, but I didn't find this to be true. For right-handed shooters, carrying the strap over the left shoulder it works fine. However, for left-handed shooters who generally carry the strap over their right shoulder, you either have to turn the attached shoulder pad backwards which exposes an ugly label and strap clasp to the front, or wear the pad in the correct position and have the strap twist on the chest and back. The strap is sewn onto each side of the shoulder pad on an angle which is appropriate for left shoulder carry only.

      As far as quality, I'd rank this on the average side of the scale as the strap material is lightweight woven nylon which to me feels stiff, rough to the touch and just uncomfortable. The shoulder pad is fairly comfortable and the hardware provided is excellent quality. Unlike some other reviewers, I wouldn't worry about the hardware unscrewing from the camera as long as you check it from time to time.

      Bottom line, I believe it's a bit over priced due to it's overall quality and for left-handed shooters, this ones not for you.

      Reviewed by 54 customers

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      4.0

      Comfortable

      By Eddie

      from Yonkers, NY

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

        Its actually way more comfortable then a neck strap that comes with your camera but it takes some time to get yuse to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great Strap :)

        By Fun Capturer

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

          The strap is great when traveling. It's convenient to wear, easy access to the camera when needed for quick captures and it feels comfortable :)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Not bad for the money

          By Tommyson30

          from San Jose

          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

          This one works for both left and right side. It is good for my 5d with smaller lens, I don't dare to put my 70-200 lens on. It might be alright

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          5.0

          BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap

          By Ken the Photographer

          from Brick, New Jersey

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

          This camera strap is perfect for mirrorless and micro 4/3 cameras. I use this strap for my Sony a7II and it is the best fit for the camera.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap

          By Ken the Photographer

          from Brick, New Jersey

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

          This is a perfect strap for a mirrorless camera that is light weight. This camera strap is lightweight and easy to use with my Sony a7II.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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            3.0

            Not Designed for Left-Handed Shooters

            By Doug

            from NJ

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about BlackRapid Metro Sling Camera Strap (Black):

            This strap is described as being appropriate to use over either the left or right shoulder, but I didn't find this to be true. For right-handed shooters, carrying the strap over the left shoulder it works fine. However, for left-handed shooters who generally carry the strap over their right shoulder, you either have to turn the attached shoulder pad backwards which exposes an ugly label and strap clasp to the front, or wear the pad in the correct position and have the strap twist on the chest and back. The strap is sewn onto each side of the shoulder pad on an angle which is appropriate for left shoulder carry only.

            As far as quality, I'd rank this on the average side of the scale as the strap material is lightweight woven nylon which to me feels stiff, rough to the touch and just uncomfortable. The shoulder pad is fairly comfortable and the hardware provided is excellent quality. Unlike some other reviewers, I wouldn't worry about the hardware unscrewing from the camera as long as you check it from time to time.

            Bottom line, I believe it's a bit over priced due to it's overall quality and for left-handed shooters, this ones not for you.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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 ...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                  • No

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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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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