BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

B&H # BLRS4 MFR # RS4-1RB
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Carries a Camera or Lens
  • Ripstop Nylon Rapid Strap
  • Bomb-proof Webbing
  • Sizing Adjustment
  • Zippered Pocket for 2 Memory Cards
  • Includes FastenR-3
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BlackRapid RS4-1RB Overview

  • 1Description

The Black Rapid RS-4 Camera Strap (Black) is a lightweight and low profile strap with a sizing adjustment located on the front for quick adjustments. The R-Strap is worn diagonally across the torso from shoulder to hip and is adjustable to fit most photographers. The locking ridges of the FastenR-3 locking ridges provide a firm connection between your camera and FastenR.  The R3 is finished in black nickel and provides a fast, easy an simple attachment system. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind. It has a quick access, secure pocket for storing two extra memory cards in their protective cases. The strap has a pad with a mesh underside for comfort and breathability.

Material
  • Ripstop nylon
  • Bomb-proof webbing
Strap is designed to carry a camera or lens vertically
RS-4 strap is worn diagonally across the torso from shoulder to hip and is adjustable to fit most photographers
Locking FastenR connects the strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind
Pad has a mesh underside for comfort and breathability
Zippered pocket for 2 memory cards in their cases
In the Box
BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap
  • ConnectR-2
  • FastenR-3
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    BlackRapid RS4-1RB Specs

    Material Ripstop nylon
    Bomb-proof webbing
    Attachment Method Attaches to tripod mount
    Weight 4.5 oz (128g)

    BlackRapid RS4-1RB Reviews

    RS-4 Camera Strap is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 212.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the Best Design Bought this and the Sniper Strap to compare to my BosStrap. Tripod fitting that connects strap to camera cannot be tightened securely. Must always check to be sure the camera motion does not loosen fitting. Makes me very uncomfortable hanging a 4 lb+ $3000 camera. Use of tripod location does not allow camera to rest on flat and level on bottom. Must remove tripod fitting to mount on a tripod. Lanyard makes camera removal difficult, though the locking barrel works better than on the Sniper Strap. Stiff and bulky shoulder pad. Pad moves off shoulder. The strap is rough, inhibiting smooth action. Pricey. I prefer the BosStrap.
    Date published: 2010-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands & Neck Free Fun! I purchased mine about 2 months ago. I manly use it for street photography, walking around. The strap makes it low key and makes you look like a professional photographer around town. Also you don't have to have that annoying strap around your neck. Just sling the camera from your waist up to eye level to capture that great photographic moment. I keep a wireless remote shutter release and memory card in the provided pocket. The only down-side I can think of is you have to watch your lens when going around corners or close to objects so you don't bump your lens or camera. The strap is very adjustable for any situation, so moving it around your body is very easy.
    Date published: 2011-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Strap I use the RS-4 Camera Strap by Black Rapid whenever I have to sling a camera. This is just about any time I take out the 70-200mm. I like to use the Manfrotto 200PL-14 plates on the base of my cameras or lens mounts when I use the strap. It serves more purposes than just the strap mount and it holds more securely. The ability to sling the camera strap across the body is much faster and more secure than the old camera strap method. For those in the military it is similar to the way modern weapons are slung across the body. The strap allows the camera to slide freely along it so that you can get the camera, much like a weapon, to your face at a moments notice.
    Date published: 2010-11-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good But, Not So Good I had a bit of a time straightening the strap out the first time I attached it to my camera. After years of shooting with the original camera strap I had a near accident almost dropping the camera because I had the strap attached to my tripod attachment of my Canon 70-200mm and I'm so use to having the strap on my camera. A recommendation from the salesmen that I should not have tried. The lock on the strap is not as secure as the Canon Strap Locking system so I'm thinking of stitching it down if I keep it. It's easy to get to and that's a plus. Overall it's a great idea and each individual should find there own comfort zone with this product.
    Date published: 2010-02-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High end strap has been cheapened up My first RS-4 solved an age old problem of having a bulking, heavy object hanging around your neck. It functioned well and I was sold on this strap's quality and functionality. However the RS-4 I recently purchased is not of the same quality as the older one. The nylon from which the actual strap is constructed is less dense and seems to be slightly thinner. It supports the camera - the problem I have is that the strap tends to roll up rather that stay flat - not a real big problem functionally. Also, the hardware has been cheapened up, probably imported. Less strap for same money. I believe this is another case of cut the quality or raise the already fairly high price.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this camera strap! I replaced the stock camera strap that came with my Nikon D90 with this one and have no regrets at all. I like how the strap sits across my shoulder instead of my neck which makes it more comfortable to wear and walk around for long periods of time. I also like how it attaches to the camera's tripod socket and rests upside down - makes it much easier to to grab the camera and take a shot. I first went to the Black Rapid web site which has videos of the creators using it out in the field and explaining how it worked better than regular camera straps. This definitely sold me on the strap and I have been happy with it since I got it (4 months now).
    Date published: 2010-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best camera strap out there I hike a lot with my camera and always found the strap around the neck to be uncomfortable. A friend bought me one of these straps and I liked it so much that I just bought another. They improved the way it attaches to the camera making it even better than my first one. The camera hangs right at my hip with the grip perfectly in place for quick shots. Perfect for hikers, sports photographers, actually anyone and everyone that wants a great camera strap. It is worth the money! Their website has instructional videos as well to show you how to properly set up and adjust your strap. The only downside is that you have to detach it to use a tripod or monopod.
    Date published: 2010-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just The Way I Like It I got the idea of hanging the camera upside down on my hip from a review of the strap in a forum. I've learned to love it and now use two straps with connectors to hang two bodies on all day shoots. I really like the movement of grabbing the camera from my hip and NOT having the camera hanging in front of me when I'm doing something else. The only problem I've had is that the screw can come loose if you're moving around a lot. Good to check for tightness every now and then.
    Date published: 2009-09-28
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