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BlackRapidRS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (81)
  • Adjustable (72)
  • Strong construction (72)
  • Well padded (56)
  • Does not chafe (41)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (58)
  • Supporting camera (44)
  • Stable (33)
  • Travel (20)
  • Everyday (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (28), Casual photographer (11), Enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love BR, but Prefer Orgl Larger RS-Sport

If you don't have a Black Rapid, don't even think about it. Get one! I have tried many fancy and more expensive straps; the BR approach is the best, bar none.Read complete review

If you don't have a Black Rapid, don't even think about it. Get one! I have tried many fancy and more expensive straps; the BR approach is the best, bar none.

That having been said, the Sport models (the original and this RS Sport 2) are a bit different. The basic straps like the RS-4 & 5 are a bit softer in their cloth construction and they adapt to either a left shoulder or right shoulder sling configuration easily - which may be important to some folks. (No one writes about this but the Sport models -- 2 or orig'l -- are only designed to go on the left shoulder with the camera on your right hip. The RS 4 & 5 roll either way!)

The Sport models have an extra stap (under-the-arm)that keeps the whole sling from sliding forward and back (requiring continued readjustment of the shoulder pad's position) and this is a nice feature, especially with a larger camera and/or a larger lens.

They are also made with a much heavier nylon-esque webbing material so they are clearly likely to be more durable.

I think the idea of the latest Sport 2 model was to make a bit narrower strap that would afford the constrained pad positioning, but not be so cumbersome. Without having seen one, I ordered the Sport 2. But I found it a bit "small"; strong material, no shoulder pad movement (the sling stays well-positioned), but it felt too insubstantial. I ordered the original Sport and am much happier.

I shoot a D90 with mid to a sometimes large (70-200) lens. IF you have a small entry level DSLR and only a kit lens, I'd definitely consider the Sport 2, but otherwise I'd go with the original Sport. And, if you can, borrow someone's RS-4 for a lighter more easier to throw on strap. I am not selling mine; sometimes I will use it (especially with a lighter lens), but in-the-field bigger lens adventures will call for the original Sport.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay

This strap is okay. I'm still having a hard time trusting that it won't drop my camera; but that's just me, perhaps, not liking my camera dangling. So far, so good. ...Read complete review

This strap is okay. I'm still having a hard time trusting that it won't drop my camera; but that's just me, perhaps, not liking my camera dangling. So far, so good. I also thought the padding for the shoulder is on the thin side, but maybe that's just me. But I give it only 3 stars because it is grossly overpriced, and I almost returned it for that reason alone.

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5.0

Nice stap

By Jake

from Toms River , NJ

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

    It works well

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    • No

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    5.0

    Comfortable to use

    By Marcelo P

    from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

      I needed a sling strap because my Nikon strap was uncomfortable to use for long walks. As an outdoor photographer It's very helpful because it is very easy to adjust and very comfortable..you may have the camera very fast in your hand.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Easy to use and stays put!

      By Joann K Long Photography

      from Bloomfield, NY

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Landscape Photography
        • Outdoor Adventures

        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

        Love this slim line version for smaller frame people. The strap was adjustable to be short enough to fall at the hip for me. The padding at the shoulder isn't too wide to be bulky yet was comfortable. When the camera is slung down, it stays there out of the way and I have my hands free. Easy and fast to bring back up to take photos. Great buy!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great solution to a long term problem

        By sixscrews

        from Madison WI

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Takes A Little Training

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling
        • Walking Around

        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

        Keeps my camera available at all times while keeping my arm close to my body.
        Standard around-the-neck straps required me to put the camera either in front of me or on my right are left - the latter two positions required a bit of work to get the camera into shooting position.
        The RS-2 and its relatives allows me to bring the camera into shooting position w/o any hassle of arm/shoulder switchover.
        It's ready when I am.

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        • No

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        5.0

        RW-2 BlackRapid

        By DSLR

        from Nevada

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

          I've been looking for a camera strap of this type for a loooong time. This is the BEST, and it is really well made.

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          • No

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          5.0

          So much quicker!!

          By Tadashii

          from Woodland, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

            I've only had the strap for a week or so, but so far I love it. I can ready my D7200 quickly without having to adjust my strap (as I had to do with my Nikon strap). I haven't done any active movement (hiking) with it, so I'm not sure yet about the complaints that the camera will move around a lot. I did buy the tether kit as added insurance, and as a way to immobilize the camera when at my hip.

            The only issue that I would caution people on, is that this strap is not the right strap for you if you like to take/put your gear on and off frequently. The built in brad makes getting in an out one step more complicated. If you are fine wearing your camera for an entire engagement, this is a good strap to choose.

            My strap came with the rockstar, so you don't have to buy one if you are worried about that.

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            • No

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            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By JVH

            from Houston ,Texas

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

              I wish I would have bought the 179.00 pro sling , this one works well but you must remove it from the camera to attach it to a tripod. with With a full sensor DSLR zoom lens and flash the sport model is a little slim for that much weight

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              4.0

              Good but pricey

              By Goldais

              from Virginia

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

              I used to go on nature walks with my heavy DSLR in hand. I would walk with the camera swinging from my own hand, fingers hooked loosely on the camera's grip; a wrist strap for safety. With this BlackRapid adjusted to waist-height, the camera and long lens now ride comfortably at my side. While I still steady it with my hand while I walk, I can now let go and use both hands without setting the camera down. If I don't use the underarm strap, the shoulder pad tends to migrate (backward, in my case). This is where I found the included strap clamps to be useful. Clamp the camera in its position at the bottom and the shoulder pad will stay at the top. It's very easy to quickly move the front strap clamp when I want to take a photo. This thing functions well, and I suppose that's what you are paying for, not materials or labor. I justified the expense once, but will look for less expensive alternatives in the future.

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              • No

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              5.0

              LOVE IT!

              By BlkAkonda

              from New York

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                I use this product all the time. It stays on whenever I have my camera with me and I always have my camera with me.

                It has a great fit, very comfortable and I like the slim fit better then the original. It is durable and I love the new clip lock protector added to secure the camera.

                Great Product!

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                5.0

                BlackRapid is great!

                By GreekPhotog

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                  does exactly as described and better.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  `Great tool

                  By Woody

                  from Woodbury, CT

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenience

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                      Used mostly for bird photography. Easy, quick, convenient access to camera even while hiking difficult terrain and while carrying binoculars and scope. Somewhat expensive, but so far durable and problem free.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic

                      By Judy

                      from Chama, NM

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                        I am planning a trip to Alaska, and this will be a great. It is comfortable doesn't pull on my neck, as it goes over shoulder. It adjusts to your side, so you can keep your camera dry under your jacket, and has accessories that help keep your lens cap from falling, cell phone case...just a great design.

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By Joe

                        from Chicago

                        Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                        Functions as advertised

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Max C.

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Materials
                        • Well Made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                          Great carry system for walking around with you camera all day. Much better than the neck strap that comes with most cameras. Takes the weight off your neck. Easy to adjust to my size and install on my camera.

                          B&H was great as always, fast processing, got my item four days after ordering.

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                          5.0

                          beats around the neck antday

                          By Jerry

                          from East Texas

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                            Nice to be able to rest your arms when you are walking around with heavy lens all day. I like to be able to lock the strap at the top if I have to do any climbing .

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Better than I thought it would be!!

                            By Donn

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                            So often I'm let down with things I purchase. Either they are just a tool and work or just don't live up to what I think they'll do for me. The BlackRapid RS-2 Camera strap is worth every penny spent, feels so comfortable over extended shooting hours. Doesn't get in the way when it's time to shoot, and feels so secure with attached gear, I don't ever feel it's gonna fall. Trust me, I'm like Frankenstein at times.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Comfortable and durable strap!

                            By Nick

                            from Alameda, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                            I needed a sling strap because my kit Canon strap was uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time. I do a lot of outdoor photography and needed something where I can access my camera fast without straining my neck. I took a look at a few Blackrapid options and I narrowed it down to the RS-Sport 2. Once I got it in the mail, I tried it on right away and it was very easy to adjust and very comfortable. I went out and took pictures of my nearby beach and had no problem with the strap. The strap is somewhat expensive but it will make up for the price once I start using it more.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product!

                            By Cory

                            from Ohio

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                            Very comfortable strap for walking around! Camera stays out of the way on my hip when not in use and is super fast to bring up to shoot. No complaints!!

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                            5.0

                            LOVE this Camera Strap!

                            By Dempsey

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                              I carry my camera all day every day and this is the best strap I've ever had!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              WOW!

                              By bigblueshutterbug

                              from Melber,KY

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about BlackRapid RS-2 Sport 2 Camera Strap (Black):

                                My original reason for this purchase was to prevent another episode of killing a filter. My old strap let the camera swing around to my back and I backed into something. My nephew showed this to me and I was sold. After a few days on a trip I am very happy. comfortable and secure and ready camera!!

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                                • No

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