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BlackRapid Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System

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BlackRapid Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System

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Product Highlights

  • Provides Extra Drop Protection
  • Tether Attaches to Camera's Lug
  • Tether Also Mounts to CR2/FR3 Connectors
  • Fully Adjustable Length
  • Carabiner Mounts to Your Belt and Strap
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This is the Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System. It provides additional security for your camera while it's hanging by your waist. The triangular connector on the safety tether threads to one of your camera's strap lugs. The other end of the safety tether connects to the BlackRapid CR-2 swivel hook that is already mounted to the FR-3 mounted into the tripod socket of your camera. For shooting convenience, it is recommended that you attach the tether to the opposite lug of your camera's grip. The black and gold carabiners which are provided in the kit can be connected to your belt and then attached to the strap. Both components provide added security while you're on the go.

The advantage of supplying two tethers is that one camera can be around your neck while the other is waiting in your gear bag for rapid attachment to your BlackRapid strap. The Tether Kit includes two small adjustable safety tethers, and two carabiners; one black, one gold. There is also a mesh storage pouch for all the components that also be used to hold a cell phone or similar sized item.

Material Nylon webbing
Attachment Method Triangular mounting rings
Strap Width 0.8" (2.0 cm)
Strap Length 6.0" (15.2 cm. approx)
BlackRapid Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System
  • 2 x Small Safety Tethers
  • Black Carabiner
  • Gold Carabiner
  • Mesh Microfiber Storage Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System
     
    4.4

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (7)
      • Travel (6)
      • Wildlife photos (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Safety First!

      I'm a big fan of BlackRapid straps and haven't used an OEM strap in 3 new bodies now. With a BR strap you need to get into the habit of checking the tripod bolt...Read complete review

      I'm a big fan of BlackRapid straps and haven't used an OEM strap in 3 new bodies now. With a BR strap you need to get into the habit of checking the tripod bolt throughout the day to make sure that it's tight. Otherwise it is possible for your camera to come loose and drop to the ground. The BR tether kit comes with 2 tethers, so you can install on two different bodies. Once a tether is installed, you don't remove it. One end has a triangle shaped ring, just like on a Nikon body. I prefer to remove the BR ring and thread the BR tether strap onto the Nikon triangle shaped ring. Tip, a least for Nikon. Remove the BR triangle shaped ring, then get the plastic slip on ring from your OEM strap and slip that on the BR tether, then thread the BR tether strap onto the OEM triangle shaped ring. That way that little plastic ring thing can be slid up to the triangle shaped ring and holds the ends of the BR tether together.The BR tether is adjustable and I use mine on a fullframe body with grip, or if I'm shooting with a lens with a tripod mount, (70-200, etc.) I will attach the strap to it.The tether does 2 things. One, if the bolt were to come out of the tripod socket, it keeps the camera attached to strap so if won't drop to the ground. Two, with the tether in place, It will prevent the bolt from turning more than maybe 3/4 of a turn so the chance of the bolt coming out are now almost zero. I wish BR would just include the tether straps to all their new straps. Again. love, love, BR straps and no heavy camera & lens around my neck. And add the safety of a tether.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      They work, but they're far from perfect.

      The tether straps function as described, however the metallic tension clip that connects to the camera lug is difficult to maneuver and can scratch the paint on the lug or nearby camera surface. I'm...Read complete review

      The tether straps function as described, however the metallic tension clip that connects to the camera lug is difficult to maneuver and can scratch the paint on the lug or nearby camera surface. I'm sure there can be a better design or material used. For Canon camera bodies, just a pull-though design without any clip would be much, much better.

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      5.0

      Must Have for BR straps

      By 1Balance

      from North Carolina

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

        Like BR, but worried about having a single point of failure. Get this problem solved!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Safety First!

        By Dogs Of Marymoor Park

        from Redmond, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

            I'm a big fan of BlackRapid straps and haven't used an OEM strap in 3 new bodies now. With a BR strap you need to get into the habit of checking the tripod bolt throughout the day to make sure that it's tight. Otherwise it is possible for your camera to come loose and drop to the ground. The BR tether kit comes with 2 tethers, so you can install on two different bodies. Once a tether is installed, you don't remove it. One end has a triangle shaped ring, just like on a Nikon body. I prefer to remove the BR ring and thread the BR tether strap onto the Nikon triangle shaped ring. Tip, a least for Nikon. Remove the BR triangle shaped ring, then get the plastic slip on ring from your OEM strap and slip that on the BR tether, then thread the BR tether strap onto the OEM triangle shaped ring. That way that little plastic ring thing can be slid up to the triangle shaped ring and holds the ends of the BR tether together.The BR tether is adjustable and I use mine on a fullframe body with grip, or if I'm shooting with a lens with a tripod mount, (70-200, etc.) I will attach the strap to it.The tether does 2 things. One, if the bolt were to come out of the tripod socket, it keeps the camera attached to strap so if won't drop to the ground. Two, with the tether in place, It will prevent the bolt from turning more than maybe 3/4 of a turn so the chance of the bolt coming out are now almost zero. I wish BR would just include the tether straps to all their new straps. Again. love, love, BR straps and no heavy camera & lens around my neck. And add the safety of a tether.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Peace of Mind

            By The Happy Disciple

            from Bloomington, Indiana

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                I love my BlackRapid Sport and my BlackRapid wrist strap - and although I have never had an issue with either, when all that money is hanging by your hip, you can't help for worry about the worst possible thing happening!

                This tether kit has taken away much of that worry!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Security

                By JKRichards

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                  It was a bit challenging to get the ring attached to the Nikon D5200, but I guess thats what will keep the camera safe. I am usually a hand holding, wrist strapped kind of gal, so I was feeling that the camera was a bit vulnerable on my new BlackRapid Elle strap. The tether gives me some peace of mind.

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                  4.0

                  Black Rapid Tether

                  By pk63015

                  from NWPa

                  Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                  I bought this to give me that extra piece of mind while carrying my DSLR around..The few bucks I spend here may save my $$$$ down the road later.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect addition for equipment security

                  By Charlie W.

                  from Alabama

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                    I have always loved my BlackRapid R-Strap except for the fact that it was a "single point failure " system. If the fastener that screwed into the camera base should come unscrewed (and it did happen to a friend of mine) the camera would drop to the ground. I had solved the problem with a piece of black shoelace tied to the camera sling mount and the R Strap swivel hook but it kept coming untied. This is a well designed, easy to install item for total peace of mind.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Better than I expected!

                    By Texas Mike in Az

                    from Chandler, Az

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                        It's really comfortable. Better than the neck straps I've used for years. Can walk around all day with my 6+ Lbs of camera and lens without any feeling of fatigue. Make sure you look at the videos on the BlackRapid website. They have detailed guidance on how to use.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        95% Excellent

                        By ImageMaker

                        from Charleston, WV

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                            Provides added level of security for the Black Rapid Camera System. Only negative is the way it attaches to the lens holder. The included triangular holder is unusable with many strap holders on pro bodies. Need to have a regular strap on that end.

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                            4.0

                            Good but not great

                            By Stuwagon

                            from QC, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Does the job
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Expensive For What It Is

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                            I bought this to add some added security when carrying my heavy combo of a 6D with 120-300 lens, and it does give me some peace of mind. I would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for two things:

                            Firstly the triangular rings that are supposed to connect to the neck strap attachments are not easy to get on (at least for me) and they have taken the paint of the metal on my camera. I tried to put it onto my battery grip attachment as it's just metal with no coating, but due to the triangular shape of the rings it was impossible to get on.

                            I have resorted to taking off the metal rings and just looping the cord through itself around the strap attachment points. It does shorten their length but it works fine for me.

                            Secondly the black clip is just a bit too big to attach the plastic ends of the cord to. It wedges on and doesn't move freely. It's fine for what I need but struck me as an odd design flaw.

                            In conclusion it's a good product and it does give me peace of mind with expensive gear, but it's not the perfect accessory.

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                            5.0

                            Peace of Mind

                            By ECspt

                            from Maryland

                            Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                            I like to go out on my bike rides with my camera and this gives me some stress relief. I am no longer worried that I am going to watch my camera go tumbling down the road if the lug comes out somehow.

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                            5.0

                            Makes me feel secure

                            By G-Ma

                            from Toledo, Ohio

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                  I was nervous about using the BlackRapid Camera Strap without this back up to make sure my camera wouldn't fall. Although expensive for what it is, it gives me peace of mind. How can you calculate the value of that?

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                                  5.0

                                  peace of mind

                                  By Julie the traveler

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                    nice addition to the BlackRapid strap. High quality. Well made and nicely packaged - the small bag is very handy. Wish the attachable clips were smaller. Was debating on buying due to price but glad I did.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Extra security

                                    By Dianna

                                    from West Sacramento, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                          The extra security is nice. However, I found it difficult to put on the camera and it scratched the camera strap mount. Also, overpriced. Should have made my own.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Nice piece of security

                                          By Brett

                                          from Ipswich, Ma

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                              I got this kit after dropping my camera body in the snow. I got so used to my strap being attached to the tripod socket, when I got a tripod mount for my lens and attached the strap to it, I dropped the camera. No damage, just a lot of anxiety about it. Never again. The tether is attached to the factory strap mount on the camera and to the BlackRapid clip. Simple yet effective.

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                                              3.0

                                              They work, but they're far from perfect.

                                              By brimull

                                              from Connecticut

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Sports/Action

                                                Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                                The tether straps function as described, however the metallic tension clip that connects to the camera lug is difficult to maneuver and can scratch the paint on the lug or nearby camera surface. I'm sure there can be a better design or material used. For Canon camera bodies, just a pull-though design without any clip would be much, much better.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Camera Protection

                                                By Rick in OC

                                                from Ocean City, MD

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                                    Nice to have as extra security from having your camera fall

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great product!

                                                    By KateG

                                                    from Illinois

                                                    Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                                    Quality construction, serves it's purpose well.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Extra peace of mind !

                                                    By Victor Trasvina

                                                    from New York NY

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Sports/Action
                                                      • Travel
                                                      • Weddings/Events
                                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                                      Comments about Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System:

                                                      This is a great addition to my BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme, call me crazy but I'm always a little bit afraid of the camera getting loose and falling to the ground especially while I'm running around with big heavy lenses on it so this little fella just adds a little more peace of mind and security to it !

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