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1.0 out of 5 stars Fastener Broke, April 19, 2012
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Like others, purchased this item as a quick option vs Rapid R Strap. I actually had one previously but lost it.

I tried this out based on reviews and because I needed it shipped quickly for a trip out to Forillon State Park - Quebec, Canada. First impression was great, good quality strap .. everything fit well and seemed to be made strong. But unfortunately, that was not the case

On the coast line, I heard a snap and I watched my Canon 5d + 14mm Super Wide EF L lenses fly off. Luckily for me, its as sunrise so tide was low and it fell on beach sand/gravel/seaweed. In fact, I watched my camera bounce off of the sea weed like a pillow. THANK YOU LORD. It saved over 6k of equipment. Now of course, in hind site .. this is a low priced strapped and I am completely crazy for using it on such high value equipment. But Passover shut down BH Photo / Adorama and I needed this strap ASAP. When you are climbing rocks / and hanging off cliffs... you don't want a camera swinging off your neck

The fastener came off . It almost looks like it split in half from the knob and the part that gets screw on to your camera. When I picked up the camera, the screw was still in.. but the mount and fastener were still hanging on my strap. I'll upload some pics so you can see .

Being said, I do give Easy foto 5 star + so far for their quick response and willingness to exchange after return / exchange period . But now my biggest dilemma is, Would I even use this strap again and risk such expensive equipment. I am just lucky my camera didn't take a bath into the salty sea or worse, down the side of the mountain.

I am waiting to see if Easy Foto can refund, I don't feel comfortable moving fwd considering this strap broke on me on first day. P.S. So you don't think I was doing anything crazy, I was walking on along the coastline. Camera was on my right hip, and I had my tripod in my left hand. And the camera snapped off. I was not doing anything that I feel would remotely cause the camera to come off. No reaching or swaying. And I kept the camera flat (lcd up ) so that its minimal movement. Ive had no problem with my rapid strap before and always held my units this way.
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Initial post: May 13, 2012 9:41:33 AM PDT
mediaguy says:
Hmm, so basically the knob with the 1/4" 20 screw is what broke. Was it the actual screw that popped in half or was it the knob popped off the screw because the the knob is cheap plastic? I'm wondering how far you can tighten the knob into the camera before it starts to strip the screw out of the knob, thus weakening the whole thing. I bet if it had been all 1 metal piece it probably would not have been an issue.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 9:48:48 AM PDT
Z. Au says:
The screw broke. Check out the photos I uploaded. And you are right, if the it was all 1 metal piece , then we wouldn't have this issue. If you look at the screw, its a standard screw on one side, thats molded with the bottom end, that allow you to mount another screw (ie. tripod) without having to remove the plate/screw assembly. Poor design for sure, and looking at other reviews. Its not the first that has happened.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 9:37:37 PM PDT
I sure am glad you let us know, I almost bought this and I don't have 6k in equipment but half that amount and I'd be one sad puppy,I'd literally never be Able to trust the high end products either if I'd had an experience like yours,thanks for being honest .

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 6:40:53 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 20, 2012 11:32:08 AM PDT
Marty Mar says:
Go to Black Rapids website and look at the Sports strap. It's 60 bucks but well worth it. I've had mine for 2 years now and still no signs of wear and tear.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 9:31:10 AM PDT
gnicole says:
THANK U!

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 5:20:48 AM PST
art says:
I have a similar strap. it broke after about 2-3 years.
When I did some research online I found that this is fairly common issue with slings. people as a short leash as an alternative insurance this leash hooked the side of the camera where regular strap goes and second end goes to the ring on the strap's belt. it doesn't restrict movement but provides insurance encase carbine snaps.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 6:08:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2013 6:08:34 PM PST
R. Mendoza says:
This is cheap to add it can carry 1oo lbs and its easy to attach and easier to put the camera up for a shoot cause it slides on the belt
http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Hardware-Fasteners-Metal-Hooks-Eyes/h_d1/N-5yc1vZc2ga/R-202305501/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UO4hzneS9DB

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 5:10:38 AM PST
Same thing happened to me!! Learned the hard way, "you get what you pay for"!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013 1:06:42 PM PDT
Jean says:
Thank you for this review. I will now only get a strap that has webbing go through the two metal loops on my camera. That way, I can keep the tripod plate on for my Manfrotto as well - and I can fashion an underarm strap easily with a small piece of black fabric!
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