Rated 2 out of
Not that comfortable for a woman"This is a really nice looking camera strap but, as a woman, I found it very uncomfortable on my upper back, where the padding dug into my shoulder blade.
(I carry a telephoto zoom lens for hours on end.)
I also found it inconvenient that, in order to attach my camera/lens to my tripod, I had to unscrew it, and then attach the QR plate. When out in the field, this can be a problem.
I know a lot of people who use BlackRapid products but this just didn't work for me."
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of
An excellent camera strap"An excellent camera strap. Being able to secure your camera and quickly release to shoot is what this is all about. What makes this different than the RS-4 is the addition of an under arm strap. This allows you to move without the strap sliding around or off. The strap slings over your left shoulder allowing you to also wear a lowpro bag over your right. Ideal for traveling with heavy or awkward lenses (Nikon 70-200 2.8 Im looking at you), you will never go back to a neck strap again!"
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 5 out of
"Rugged, Comfortable, Adjustable""This strap is very rugged, very comfortable to wear and is completely adjustable.Take the strain off your neck, camera is easily slid up the strap for shooting.
Allows you to carry a pack on right shoulder.Great for moving through crowds in the city and trees in the country. Excellent product!"
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of
A great field accessory"I shoot a few Paintball events every summer, and this piece of kit is great for being able to shoot on the fly. They are well worth the cost, and feel solid on the chest. The quick clips making bringing the camera up to view simple and fast. Simply put, I love it."
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 4 out of
On the expensive side but good"I bought one last week (I was also considering the RS-7) but opted for this because of the contoured strap and the underarm attachment.
I had reservations about spending so much for a camera strap but I have to admit, I'm quite happy with the quality and comfort/feel of it. But aside from that minor complaint about price, this strap does function as stated.
I use it mainly for wildlife and fashion photography and it's very handy. I'm able to carry my 70-200mm lens easily all day and with the weight distribution, I barely feel it at all on my shoulders during prolonged periods of use.
This is a no-brainer, if you can pick it up in the $50-$70 range. But for the price that it retails for currently, I'd say get it only if you absolutely want or need a new strap. Otherwise wait till it goes on sale and get it then.
It would have gotten 5 stars overall from me if it wasn't so expensive, but forgetting about price, for functionality, comfort and ease of use, it gets full marks from me."
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 1 out of
Mine Broke and my camera hit the ground - fortunately it was soft ground and not a sidewalk.