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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the product, but it is wickedly overpriced, March 4, 2014
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We use this in conjunction with the BlackRapid RFH-1E0 Fastenr Tripod (FR-T1) (Black) for clipping our Kick model of strap to our T3i camera. For starters, this kit costs 23 bucks, so don't pay more than that. Also, considering that the reason most people will buy this is for the tether itself (the kit comes with 2 of them), why are we force to pay for 2 cheap carabiners and a fancy bag to put them in? When buying other BlackRapid items, they don't come with 2 of everything, so why this kit? I think it is to try and justify the high price. Instead, they need to sell the tether straps for 5 dollars each, a la carte and they should start including them with the strap systems.

For what it is, it works very well. If the FastenR comes unscrewed or fails, this will catch your camera before it hits the ground. Because we use the alternate fastener for the Manfrotto plates and it has additional points that might fail, it makes this accessory especially appealing to us.

Note that, due to its design, this will be of no help at all if the failure has to do with the ConnectR swivel hook breaking or coming completely open, because it also hangs from that ConnectR.

This product could be improved with a method to attach it to the strap independently of the ConnectR.

I love the product and I realize and accept that BlackRapid generally charges too much for their products to begin with, but this (with the exception of the Lockstar plastic clip) is the most overpriced item in their overpriced catalog. I love the products, but stop it with the price gouging already.
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Initial post: Sep 8, 2014 11:49:54 AM PDT
Aaron says:
I agree with virtually all of what you are saying -but do not see why you gave it a 5! Price is ridiculous and importablty the flimsy plastic ring may not hold if the connecting lug pulls out. Hard to reconcile
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