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OMG What an AWESOME strap!
on February 22, 2011
I was looking for a different neck strap and stumbled upon the Black Rapid RS-Sport strap. Did my research on some photography forums and the Black Rapid Website and then bought the RS-Sport; OMG! it's the most awesome camera gear addition I've made to my kit. This well designed and well built strap is a leap forward in camera gear for all who are annoyed by the traditional camera strap. I have neck issues and getting the weight of my Nikon DSLR off my neck was a must for my health and well being to enjoy a day of shooting pictures without soreness or a hot sweaty neck. At the same time having the camera safe at my side while still instantly ready to shoot is a dream comes true. It's super comfortable and I can wear it for hours. The bigger the lens the better it hangs at your side, my little 35mm f1.8 prime on the camera feels weightless when I wear the strap. Put on the 70-300mm and you'll know it's there but still very comfortable and the lens hangs down and lens and camera stay safe and tight on my hip.
Be informed and know your needs: Many say that they don't use the Brad strap with their Black Rapid straps, the Sport includes the strap at no additional cost (It's currently the only accessory the Sport strap supports, no Joey packs) I use it all the time, using it really locks the gear in place locking the gear via the strap to your shoulder to keep it from swinging forward when you lean forward. If you don't want to wear it, it does come off so you can use it with or without depending on your activity.
I suggest checking out all of the Black Rapid straps at their web site to determine which strap is the best for your style of activity. I've recommended to friends and family and would buy this exact strap again without hesitation.