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post #19841 of 29539
Not the first or last time that's happened to a Black Rapid user. Sorry to hear, that really blows, but at least take solace in the fact that it's a disturbingly common occurrence with those straps.
post #19842 of 29539
Yeah, every once in a while I consider giving those straps a chance, and almost always within a day of thinking about it, I read a story like this that sets me straight. Sucks for the owner when it happens, but usually saves me a couple of G's..
Edited by MistaBernie - 3/17/12 at 8:04am
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Yea I've been too scared to try a blackrapid strap.. it just doesn't seem all that secure. I'd much rather trust the metal hooks that are integrated into the camera body than some measly screw threads tongue.gif
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post #19844 of 29539
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

lol if thats it who needs AF anyway. im pretty sure the 85L is a beast either way

Dead AF motor means dead AF motor. Learn more about 85L, you'll find out why thats such a big problem. tongue.gif

Also, I trust my BR straps a lot, I've only have three things fall.
post #19845 of 29539
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I can't believe what happened today. I went out to take a walk in a park hoping to see some birds, etc. I was using my D7000 gripped with the 70-200 VR II, as you saw from the last picture. I was also using an RS-7 strap, with the www.blackrapid.com/product/hardware/fastenr3/ screw attached to the tripod foot of my 70-200 VR II.
Before I went out, I made sure that the screw was tightened correctly and everything was secure.
But only 5 mins later, when I was walking, the "fastenr3" seemed to have unscrewed itself from the lens, and as a result, my 3 kg, $3800 worth of gear came crashing down from waist level onto hard concrete pavement..
I was in shock as I picked up my gear, the lens hood was smashed into 3 pieces, but nothing else seemed to have been damaged.. but my battery grip seemed to have suffered a few scratches.
I could not think of how it would have undone itself, and someone could blame me for user error, but I was 100% positive that the screw was attached properly and tightly.
As comfortable as it may be, I am having doubts using the Black Rapid strap.

Lucky you had a hood on.
    
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post #19846 of 29539
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Dead AF motor means dead AF motor. Learn more about 85L, you'll find out why thats such a big problem. tongue.gif

lol im too poor to even borrow a 85L

and i definitely wouldnt trust a strap that screws into a tripod mount. im with reaper on trusting the metal hooks on the camera
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post #19847 of 29539
ouch thats an unfortunate story >< ive always wanted to get a RS strap... now i dont want to D: >_> think ill just stick with my current crumpler strap


damn as i took the SD card out of my camera and put it into my card reader.. i noticed something.. theres a hairline crack that runs along the top of the card on the other side of the contacts :[ how that happened, i have no idea. tho i dont think this is the first card for it to happen tho.. i wonder if its my camera slot or the reader slot thats doing that o.o didnt really care for the last one cuz it was a cheap brand (OCZ?) but this one is my sandisk card T_T
 
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post #19848 of 29539
I've never had an issue with my BR strap. I wonder if the threads on either the tripod mount or the screw itself got cross threaded in the past or something of that nature. I was kind of paranoid about drops after I got mine and read a lot of the stories but I've never even noticed it loosening up, let alone completely falling off.
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post #19849 of 29539
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lol im too poor to even borrow a 85L

The 85L doesn't have manual focus. DUN DUN DUN. Also I trust the BR with all my shi- I'm so used to OCNphoto... Anyway, get a BR, good stuff. Dropping it is your fault.
post #19850 of 29539
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damn as i took the SD card out of my camera and put it into my card reader.. i noticed something.. theres a hairline crack that runs along the top of the card on the other side of the contacts :[ how that happened, i have no idea. tho i dont think this is the first card for it to happen tho.. i wonder if its my camera slot or the reader slot thats doing that o.o didnt really care for the last one cuz it was a cheap brand (OCZ?) but this one is my sandisk card T_T

They're little pieces of plastic, repeated use will do that rolleyes.gif Working walmart when they had kids get their pictures take with santa, I was the guy running memory cards to the photo lab and one of them was missing probably 1/3 of the plastic on one side lachen.gif
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