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BlackRapidRS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 944 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (710)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (186)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (845)
  • Adjustable (785)
  • Strong construction (737)
  • Well padded (654)
  • Does not chafe (470)

Cons

  • Difficult to attach (16)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Poorly padded (9)
  • Chafes (7)
  • Price (7)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (647)
  • Supporting camera (487)
  • Stable (300)
  • Travel (9)
  • Easy to use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (402), Semi-pro photographer (269), Pro photographer (125), Casual photographer (80), Photography student (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (769), Yes (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You'll never use your old strap again

At a glance this might seem like a very silly product. Let me assure you that only the opposite is true, especially if you have a heavier camera-lens kit. I own a Nikon...Read complete review

At a glance this might seem like a very silly product. Let me assure you that only the opposite is true, especially if you have a heavier camera-lens kit. I own a Nikon D7000 and Sigma 70-200 HSM II (which is no longer available), which is my sports/portrait photography kit. Holding onto such a heavy combination throughout a football game, track meet, or photo shoot can and WILL cause even the strongest of people to have sore wrists/arms if hand-held too long. That being said, this strap is great for professional and entry level cameras alike. The ability to quick-draw your camera from your waist for that elusive 'perfect shot' is something not possible with camera bags.

However, like all things in life, there are a few down-sides to the RS-7. Cost is definitely one of them. I'm not going to lie, this was a pretty steep purchase for me considering its a camera strap (despite it being worth every penny). Also, if in close proximity to other people/walls, certain (minor) precautions must be made so that your camera won't hit a wall or another person. The BlackRapid system in general is also not very friendly to those with arthritis. Small parts, involving a fair amount of dexterity, are included and required in order to set things up (I'm pretty young, so this does not affect me yet; just be aware of it in case this applies to you).

Final Thoughts: The convenience that this strap offers cannot be adequately described with words. The only things I can say are pick one up through B&H (because their shipping was VERY fast for me), set it up with your camera, take it out for a spin, and enjoy the added convenience.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well made but not to my liking

I have an RS-5, which is awesome but I wanted something thinner and less bulky. I thought the modular concept would be great, so I bought this sleek RS-7.
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I have an RS-5, which is awesome but I wanted something thinner and less bulky. I thought the modular concept would be great, so I bought this sleek RS-7.

Should have noticed before buying -- I don't like that it unbuckles at the BACK, instead of front. I feel like anyone can unclip my strap from behind me and run off with my camera. Not sure if that's likely to happen at any time, but it's just not smart to design it that way.

They also moved the strap adjuster to the back, not the front like the RS-5. I know all this is to accommodate the modular JOEY attachments, but now it's just less ergonomic. I also reviewed the JOEY, decided I don't like it because they close with loud, wide velcro as opposed to the silent magnetic closure on the RS-5.

I think I will return this and just get the RS-4, because if I don't like the JOEY accessory pockets then thetre's no point to having the RS-7. Putting the buckle and adjuster in the back, not front, was a bad decision in my view.

Reviewed by 944 customers

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5.0

Works Great

By Mdelcarmen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Connects to the camera by the tripod mount, much longer than the strap Nikon sends with its DSLR's which makes it easier to move camera into the correct position.

 
5.0

A good purchase

By Frank

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Well made, comfortable and very affordable.

 
5.0

I would buy it again

By Winerphotography

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Great product, well done and really comfortable

 
5.0

Solid and feels great!

By callmaker

from Rochester, new york

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

I am looking forward to really putting this to a test soon. Feels even better than I had hoped for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome, MUST HAVE camera accessory

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Are you reading these user reviews right now? And you haven't yet clicked the button to purchase one of these yet? What's wrong with you?

This is such a huge, simple upgrade to your camera set-up. You will never want a conventional strap again. It solves all the annoying issues you've had with your camera strap all at once. It keeps your camera on your hip, yet it provides super smooth and quick access for you to bring it up to your face when you're ready to shoot. And the "locks" are quick and easy to use and those keep the camera securely on your hip, so the camera doesn't swing around in front of you and hit your child or whatever else :-).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good product.

By photonut

from New Plymouth, New Zealand

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Firstly I thought the delivery of this product was great. Only took 6 days from USA to New Zealand, wonderful.
The product is really good. Makes it so easy to carry my camera and shoot some photos. It is very comfertable to wear and it does not put stress on my shoulder. Also it gives me confidence that my camera is secure.
All in all I think it is very well designed and very strong.
Thanks B and H.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loved it

By Josh

from San Diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Bought this to hold a second body at sports sidelines. Strap is very comfortable and I don't have to worry about it slipping. It's holding my 70-200 and I barely even notice it. I'd buy again for certain.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Be very careful with this strap!!! Use at your own risk!

By Robert

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

After only 6 months use the buckle connecting the strap to the bottom of the camera snapped. I new Canon 7d Mark ii memory card slot door broke off and my expensive 300mm f/2.8 prime got a bent metal lens shield. Now the lens only works on one of my two 7D Mark ii cameras! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... yup I'm angry!

 
2.0

Disappointed.

By Mary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

I was pretty excited about this item and tried it immediately. I shortened the strap but it wouldn't stay adjusted. My husband also tried and couldn't get it to stay in the new position. We are sending it back.

 
4.0

Nice Strap

By Steven

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

I use this with the Canon 7D ii/Sigma 150-600 C combination. Prior to the strap my right forearm and elbow were hurting from heating the weight. Since using the strap both forearm and elbow are improving. I've had both shoulders surgically repaired so I'm a bit sensitive to the weight on the left side. I don't find it 100% comfortable, but it's a better situation now. Bringing the camera up is very smooth and convenient, so I'm happy with the purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Repeat Purchase

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

This is my second purchase of this strap. I lost the first one at a sporting event, and it had served me so well I wouldn't have considered replacing it with anything else. Solid and comfortable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good strap, maybe a bit on the pricey side

By iReddog

from Jackson, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Compared to other cheap straps I have purchased from other sites, this one does feel quality built. I appreciate the multiple layers of protection the hook has in keeping my camera situated on the supplied clip thing (that goes on the bottom).

Feels snug enough not to slip.

 
4.0

Love it

By PMG

from Undisclosed

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Carrying Canon 5DM4. Using with a tether. Wish the hardware were coated with silencing rubber or something. Sometimes I switch between still photography and shooting video with a Rode shotgun mic attached which picks up the rattling from the strap's metals parts. Have to remove strap to control sound. Otherwise I'm very happy.

 
4.0

Best camera strap ever

By DaveT1

from Visalia,CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

The RS-7 Curve Camera Strap is the most comfortable camera strap I have ever used and after 35 years as working pro I've used more than a few. It's quick and easy to set up; very comfortable to use and I never have to worry about it falling off my shoulder.

The only reason that I didn't give it 5 Stars is that it was supposed to come with a plastic safety clip to lock the carabiner to the camera and mine did not have one.

 
5.0

Great Product

By Jonathan

from Mankato, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

I have never used any other straps before, (other that the one that came with the camera) and I has really freed up my hands. I am a hobbyist, and I am mostly taking photos of my kids. This strap allows me to set the camera at my side and pick up a kid if I need to. I am very pleased with the quality and usability.

 
4.0

Works like a charm

By Big Jim

from Walden NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

I used the RS-7 curve camera strap on a Pentax K5 ii, I had a 17-70 Sigma, a 35 F 1.4 and a 77 1.8 pentax on the camera at diffrent times, during an 7 hr event shoot and this strap works so much better than a Pentax camera strap.

 
5.0

Love this strap!

By College Photographer

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

I have had this same strap for over 2 years now and just bought another for my second body because I loved my first one. So much better than the strap that comes with the cameras.

 
4.0

Useful

By GerryF

from Elma. NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

Works well and eases the load when carrying a heavy camera lens combo

 
4.0

Great

By faculuz

from Montevideo, Uruguay

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

it could be way cheaper, but it does the job!

 
5.0

Awesome Value

By Air James

from Queens, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about RS-7 Curve Camera Strap (Black):

easy to use and easy to operate. This strap is worth every penny

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