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MolonLabe 09-11-2012 05:56 PM

Slings... Carry Speed or Black rapids...
 
I like the plate attachment better for the carry speed.

I've seen some good reviews for black rapids but those who talk about carry speed say they prefer them to the BR counterparts.

Anyone here spend a week in Disney with one or both?

BirdsOfPreyDave 09-11-2012 06:33 PM

I love my Black Rapid strap, but have changed out the connector for a Carry Speed. I like the way it allows you to leave the tripod plate attached to it.

MolonLabe 09-11-2012 07:00 PM

That's why I was thinking go all carry speed, I prefer the mount of CS.
I'm thinking the CS-pro is the way to go, comes with a free unistrap right now too.

HPS3 09-11-2012 08:35 PM

I have the Carry Speed and love it. Now that I've moved to mirrorless usually just use a wrist strap.

Khokhonutt 09-11-2012 08:35 PM

I've only ever used the Black Rapid setup and I love it. The Carry Speed setup does look pretty cool, though.

For what it's worth, I'm a big guy and the Black Rapid strap is adjustable to fit me. I never really had a reason to do a quick move between strap and tripod, but I could see where not having to disconnect to mount on the tripod would lower chances of the camera getting dropped.

I would say either would likely do well. I can say I absolutely love that way of carrying my camera. Keeping it in the bag sometimes made me miss a shot. Having it in gunslinger mode was always great to pull up and get a shot. At least that's how the BR strap works.

MolonLabe 09-12-2012 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HPS3 (Post 46128188)
I have the Carry Speed and love it. Now that I've moved to mirrorless usually just use a wrist strap.

Glad to hear it. Does the plate mount require you to remove it to change the battery.

It looks like on the Canon T4i, I might have to remove it. Not that I change batteries a lot, I'm just curious. I don't think one battery would last me for a 12 hour MK day... I don't have to quick change batteries, I can do that sitting down or something as opposed to having people possibly bumping into me when working with a tripod.

Gianna'sPapa 09-12-2012 01:35 AM

I have only used the BR. I have two RS-4's with coupleR straps to convert to a two camera system. I swear by the BR system. I carry larger lenses that the system accomodates very well. No more sore necks.

BirdsOfPreyDave 09-12-2012 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MolonLabe (Post 46129721)
Does the plate mount require you to remove it to change the battery.

It doesn't on the 60D.

Revan 09-12-2012 08:32 AM

Does the Carry Speed Ball Head Connector fit on a BlackRapid strap?

njtree 09-12-2012 11:28 AM

I have the custom slr full strap set up. It is great I had it in disney for 5 days. zero shoulder pain at all.

-dan

Pixel Dust 09-14-2012 12:09 PM

I use a Blackrapid with a fastener adapter to work with the Manfrotto RC2 quick release plates for Manfrotto heads. It basically replaces the tripod screw on the Manfrotto plate with a stronger screw and ring that you would then clip the Blackrapid to. So the plate stays on the camera all the time and you would just unclip the Blackrapid when you want to mount it to your tripod.

Blackrapid fastener for Manfrotto RC2
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._200PL_14.html

Manfrotto RC2
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...k_Release.html

It's very fast and simple to swap between the strap and tripod. I like the padding and extra pockets the RS5 has. I've done several days at Disney World and my camera has never been in my bag.

alloyd1170 09-15-2012 05:08 PM

I have a BR strap. When I got it, I didn't use my tripod very often. However, when I did it was a pain to remove the strap and then I didn't have any security should it tip over.

After reading tips on here, I bought a little attachment from OP Tech that goes where the regular strap goes. I then attach the BR strap to it, and lately have been keeping my tripod plate on my camera. So much easier and secure.

I looked at the Carry Speed and read that the neoprene stretches. Not sure I'd like that, plus being a scuba diver, neoprene retains heat. I hot blooded enough and don't need more heat in muggy SC! So I'll keep my BR!

WDWFigment 09-15-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixel dust (Post 46157172)
i use a blackrapid with a fastener adapter to work with the manfrotto rc2 quick release plates for manfrotto heads. It basically replaces the tripod screw on the manfrotto plate with a stronger screw and ring that you would then clip the blackrapid to. So the plate stays on the camera all the time and you would just unclip the blackrapid when you want to mount it to your tripod.

Blackrapid fastener for manfrotto rc2
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._200pl_14.html

manfrotto rc2
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...k_release.html

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+1

YesDear 09-16-2012 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revan (Post 46131417)
Does the Carry Speed Ball Head Connector fit on a BlackRapid strap?

I am interested in the same question?

BirdsOfPreyDave 09-16-2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revan (Post 46131417)
Does the Carry Speed Ball Head Connector fit on a BlackRapid strap?

Quote:

Originally Posted by YesDear (Post 46172776)
I am interested in the same question?

Yes, it does. That's the configuration I'm using.

However, changing it out requires cutting the Black Rapid strap -- at least it did for the RS-7. There's a tab at the very end of the strap that prevents it from coming out through the plastic piece you use to adjust the length of the strap. It can be easily sewn back on after swapping out the connector. I cut it off right at the end as close to this piece as I could get. I only lost about 1/4" off the end of the strap.


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