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Black Rapid FastenR-3


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1 Count
  • Solid stainless steel design fits standard tripod sockets
  • Perfects the quick and easy attachment and release system
  • Standard issue with all BlackRapid camera straps
  • Enhanced locking ridges on the FR-3's underside to ensure that solid connection between your camera and FastenR
  • Optimized 3rd generation design
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Black Rapid FastenR-3 + Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap (Black)
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Product Information

Size Name: 1 Count
Technical Details
Part Number RFH-3SB
Item Weight0.6 ounces
Product Dimensions0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches
Item model numberRFH-3SB
Size1 Count
ColorBlack
MaterialMetal
ShapeRound
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Special Featuresdigital-camera
UsageTravel
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Battery Cell TypeNiCAD
  
Additional Information
ASINB003LA595M
Shipping Weight0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 8, 2010
  
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Technical Details

Size Name: 1 Count
  • digital-camera

Product Description

Size Name: 1 Count

Product Description


The FR-3 is BlackRapids latest invention for carrying your camera and lens. Finished in black nickel, the solid stainless steel design provides a positive connection point while perfecting the quick and easy attachment and release system. The enhanced locking ridges on the FR-3s underside ensure that solid connection between your camera and FastenR.

From the Manufacturer

The FastenR FR-3 is BlackRapid's latest invention for carrying your camera and lens.

With an anodized finish to prevent corrosion, the solid stainless steel design provides a positive connection point while perfecting the quick and easy attachment and release system.

The enhanced locking ridges on the FR-3's underside ensure that solid connection between your camera and FastenR.

The FR-3 works with most standard camera straps with clips, but is especially designed for the BlackRapid R-Strap camera strap system, including the RS-7 Curve, ConnectR, and FastenR.

Customer Reviews

Summary: Pro: good quality and made.
Amazon Nerd #609
The rubber on the screw makes sure the camera/lens would not easily detach from the strap and fall-it provides good grip.
Victor
Once a strap is attached it is quite comfortable to hold vertically.
Dustin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By MiRSD on July 14, 2010
Size Name: 1 Count Verified Purchase
I've been using my Black Rapid straps for a couple months now with the included FastenR-2's. I actually liked the design and didn't have any problems with it, at least not with the appearance.

There is, however, a problem with the construction - it's multiple pieces thrown together, and thats not something you want when dealing with holding thousands of dollars of gear. While it didn't happen to me, I've seen the flaws of the FastenR-2 design in that the "hook" piece that you connect the R-Strap to, can come off!

That's all it took for me to consider upgrading to the FastenR-3.

Right off the bat, I love that it's a single piece of metal (from the screw to the top that you connect to). There is still a rubber insert to provide a tighter lock, but it's now about 1/2 the size of the FastenR-2's (it also has grooves on it - I think this is to give it a tigher "lock", but I could be wrong).

The design is OK. Nothing incredible, pretty basic. I like the looks of the FastenR-2 more (I don't care for the odd color of the FastenR-3 - it changes colors from silver to black to green, depending on the light you look at it in, but thats not a big deal).

My big concern was using the FastenR-3 with a DSLR and a battery grip (shooting vertical). The F-2 had a swinging hook, so it would hide itself and not bother your hand when using it in vertical-mode. I was worried the F-3's solid hook would dig into your hand when using it vertical - fortunately it doesn't!

One problem with it is that the hook part now has a big "bump" (the part with the "R" logo on the picture). This makes it odd to sit the camera down on a flat surface (the F-2 had a flat surface and the hook swung out of the way).
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Nerd #609 on October 20, 2010
Size Name: 1 Count Verified Purchase
As title, this is well made little thing that give you the confidence to hang your expensive equipments on the single tripod screw. However, it is so over priced due to a lake of competition. Since they're the only one avaliable here, I just pay for this little screw for my single sling solution to be complete.

FYI: For the strap, I went to the tactial sling section. The pricing is way more reasonable and the one I got (A - Tac(tm) Single Point Tactical Sling) is well built with quality materials.

Summary:
Pro: good quality and made.
Con: overpriced.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MichaelPhoto on July 25, 2013
Size Name: 1 Count
I have one of these fastened to my Manfrotto RC4 plate- when i need to mount the camera to my tripod, i have to unscrew this stud- when i did recently, i realized that it had started unscrewing itself over time was a mere millimeters (in my case, it was about within 30 minutes more for me) from completely unscrewing- which would have caused my Canon 5D 3 and 24-70 L lens to drop onto solid cement. Black Rapid acknowledged their fastener stud will come loose and said i "needed to check to make sure it's fastened tightly every time i use the camera"... a poor excuse.

If you do buy this, make sure you purchase the Op/Tech Connector Uniloop for 7 bucks, which fastens to your BlackRapid strap and loops around the little silver camera strap pin that is on the bottom of your camera- this will provide a secondary fail-safe.... if the fastener ever comes loose and separates from the camera, the Connector strap will catch the camera and save your gear. Found the info on forums regarding BlackRapid and works very well. B0010HA6A6
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. H. Tan on December 20, 2010
Size Name: 1 Count Verified Purchase
This design is greatly improved from the earlier ones - sturdier. But it makes it even more difficult to lay the camera flat with this attached. Nevertheless, still feels good and sturdy to use this rather than the earlier FastenR. I keep one permanently attached to my 70-200 tripod attachment so that when I mount that lens, I move the black rapid attachment to attach to the lens and not the camera body,
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HappyERdoc on October 27, 2010
Size Name: 1 Count Verified Purchase
Love my R-strap, and this fastener works perfectly. Avoids the cosmetic scratches caused by the older model fastener.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ® on December 1, 2010
Size Name: 1 Count
I was a Black Rapid Straps RS4 owner once. I found a cheaper alternative to that with this device added to the RainbowImaging Innovative Neck Strap. Those two combined is 25 dollar less then the similar RS4.

Saving money is a good thing in this economy. I think the quality is very good, but could have been a little cheaper.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark on December 26, 2012
Size Name: 1 Count Verified Purchase
I really like the idea and will continue using it but they need to put some work into the design of the Fastenr and clip that connects the strap to the camera. As is, it is too easy for the camera to get scratched by the medal clip (I needed to put black electrical tape on my D800 to protect it) and you can't really put the camera down on a surface (wood table or glass) with the fasternr attached without leaving a mark on the surface.

Again, really good idea just needs a little more thought..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P.K. Frary TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 22, 2013
Size Name: 1 Count Verified Purchase
The Black Rapid system is great for event photographers shooting hand held. I used my R-3 on a RRS L-plate attached to a 5D MKII. It was perfect for walking around but interfered with monopod use and was too fiddly to remove/installed multiple times in a session. It sat unused in a drawer until I realized it would be ideal for mounting a strap on just about anything. So the R-3 ended up as a fastener for a shoulder strap on my hardshell guitar case, a Superior CF-1512W Superior Standard Fiberglass Classical Guitar Case - White. The beefy single piece stainless steel construction is tough, the rubber gasket repels rain and the 1/4 thread makes for easy installation.

I located the horizontal balance point and marked it with a Sharpie (4 inches above the stock lower bout hook). Next, I carefully peeled back the cases's interior lining and drilled a 1/4" diameter hole. I secured the R-3 Fastener with with a 1/4" nut and washer. I added a wee bit of Locktite for security. The result was a well balanced case hanging peacefully from my right shoulder! The mod took about 20 minutes, including using fabric glue to reseat the lining.

The quality of the R-3 Fastener is better than any of the factory installed strap hooks or anything I've seen at the hardware store. And if it can hold up my guitar case during long walks from cheap parking, your camera gear will be secure as long as you keep it torqued. A bit pricy but the peace of mind makes it worth it.
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