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Thread: Camera Shoulder Straps - BlackRapid or Alternative?

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    Default Camera Shoulder Straps - BlackRapid or Alternative?

    I regularly shoot with two bodies, one with the 70-200 on it and the other with a wider angle.

    Currently I have a system where I use my backpack chest strap to hold the standard neck straps on my shoulders. Works but it is not ideal.

    Does anyone else use a BlackRapid setup, or something alternative? I am just wondering what they are like to use, and what is the best option.
    My Gear: 2 x 7D | EF-S 10-22 | EF 24-105L | EF 70-200 F2.8L IS | EF 300 F4L IS
    | 2 x 580 EXII | Phottix Odin Triggers |

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    Use a black rapid system - love it, so much easier on the shoulders when carrying multiple bodies!

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    On the few occassions I have carried 2 bodies I have used the BR strap with the 70-200 on, then for the smaller lens I have used the b-grip (www.bgrip.com) on my belt. Works really well.

    The advantage of the b-grip is that it holds the lens off your leg in a very controlled manner, so it doesn't wobble or bang around. Easy to get on or off and very secure. The plate on the camera is also Manfrotto RC2 QR compatible.

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    I've bought the BlackRapid knockoffs from ebay. Including delivery it came to around NZD30. I did compared to the BlackRapid it was exactly the same, materials and quality wise.
    Now that I've got one and actually used it, in hind sights, I will have no problems buying the rapid strap when this knockoff fails. (when it fails).
    :: Nikon D800E :: 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro :: Nikon 50mm f/1.4D :: Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 :: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII ::
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    I use the holdfast money maker: http://holdfastgear.com/?products/money-maker.html
    A tad pricey but I like the look and I like leather, and it is very comfortable.
    Lighten up!
    I shoot with Canon EOS 500 & 6D, EFS17-55 f2.8, EF35L f1.4, EF135L f2, Speedlites 580EX II & 430EX II.

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