Nikon joins up with BlackRapid straps?,

ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
edited February 2014 in General Discussions
I guess this means Nikon approves hanging your heavy camera and lens off the tripod mount as A~OK?

http://www.nikon.com/news/2014/0225_strap_03.htm

I still wouldn't do it. How heavy of a lens is too much weight?

Chas
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  • michael66michael66 Posts: 231Member

    I still wouldn't do it. How heavy of a lens is too much weight?
    Chas
    Have you tried one? It feels a lot more secure than that silly strap you get with the camera. Even if it does say Nikon on it. With a Blackrapid, the camera hangs down and away. My hand naturally comes down around the lens by the mount making moving, walking or running a lot easier.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,916Member
    edited February 2014

    I still wouldn't do it. How heavy of a lens is too much weight?
    Been using a Blackrapid for three years. I've had plenty of medium weight lenses on there, like the 24-70mm F2.8G, 70-200mm VRII and AF-S 300mm F4, on a D700/D800 with grip. Never had a problem.

    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Black raped is a fantastic strap. However for lenses above 70-200, mount the strap to the lens foot. Moreover, I highly recommend replacing their stock foot with one made by RRS, which all are Arca Swiss and then get the B2-FABN (flat back) to screw their nut to it.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    I didn't like the Nikon wrist strap, only because the plate it came with wasn't Arca-Swiss compatible.
    And It would have been a hassle to have two plates at once.
    Or having to remove the top strap connection from the camera strap holder.

    When switching between this new shoulder strap and tripod, this strap will have to be unscrewed from the tripod mount, but left attached by the second safety strap? And or removed by unclipping it completely...

    Michael, no, I have only examined them in my favourite camera store. They are nice, although price didn't impress me...
    Eh, you didn't mention which lens/camera combination you use your BlackRapid strap with?
    How big of a lens, weight wise, are you hanging from your camera? Just curious.

    I like this new Nikon design. And so may yet consider buying one for my D800.

    Chas
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
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    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
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  • shawninoshawnino Posts: 453Member
    I absolutely love my Blackrapid sport. No other accessory under $100 will help you actually SHOOT more than a Blackrapid strap. Gone are the days when I thought "wow, I've got to get this off my neck".

    What I would NOT be interested in is a strap with golden-lettered "Nikon" emblazoned on it. Might as well just carry around a great big sign saying "Mug Me!"

    As it is, I've already defaced the existing logo with gaffer tape. I suppose if the Nikon ones were actually cheaper (good luck with that...), a newcomer could buy one of those instead and use a little tape and come out ahead...
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    Black raped is a fantastic strap. However for lenses above 70-200, mount the strap to the lens foot. Moreover, I highly recommend replacing their stock foot with one made by RRS, which all are Arca Swiss and then get the B2-FABN (flat back) to screw their nut to it.
    Golf,
    Thanks for the thought.
    That's actually an interesting little bit of gear!
    http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/B2-FABN-38mm-Screw-knob-clamp-with-strap-bosses.html

    Seems there is a fix for anything these days.
    Or buy a nifty 3D printer and make it yourself...

    Chas
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
    FE, NIKKOR 2-20mm f/1.8, OPTEX UV 52mm, Vivitar Zoom 285, Kodacolor VR 1000 CF 135-24 EXP DX 35mm, rePlay XD1080

  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    edited February 2014
    I absolutely love my Blackrapid sport. No other accessory under $100 will help you actually SHOOT more than a Blackrapid strap. Gone are the days when I thought "wow, I've got to get this off my neck".

    What I would NOT be interested in is a strap with golden-lettered "Nikon" emblazoned on it. Might as well just carry around a great big sign saying "Mug Me!"

    As it is, I've already defaced the existing logo with gaffer tape. I suppose if the Nikon ones were actually cheaper (good luck with that...), a newcomer could buy one of those instead and use a little tape and come out ahead...
    Hi Shawnino,
    Well, I'm fortunate, in that I rarely travel to locations of dangerous beings, roaming the streets.
    I'm more afraid of the local police forces and government, than the criminal elements here...

    The Nikon name is quite small on this new strap. Easier to cover.
    image


    Sad to admit, the quality of life in a free society.

    Maybe I'll just stick to the current setup and continue to suffer the neck/shoulder ailment.
    I usually leave my camera in the Lowepro toploader with 24-120mm attached.
    If I need the 80-400mm, I just change the lens and place the 24-120mm in its cloth bag into the lens case or top loader.

    It would always be nice to shave off some carrying weight though... Even only a few ounces.

    Chas
    Post edited by ChasCS on
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
    FE, NIKKOR 2-20mm f/1.8, OPTEX UV 52mm, Vivitar Zoom 285, Kodacolor VR 1000 CF 135-24 EXP DX 35mm, rePlay XD1080

  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,422Member
    Black raped is a fantastic strap. However for lenses above 70-200, mount the strap to the lens foot. Moreover, I highly recommend replacing their stock foot with one made by RRS, which all are Arca Swiss and then get the B2-FABN (flat back) to screw their nut to it.
    +1 on Golf's suggestion to replace the Nikon foot with the RSS foot. It's lower and that small change to the center of gravity makes a huge difference on a solid tripod. Less wiggle from the lens. Plus as Golf said, you can add stuff to the Arca Swiss mount.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    Black raped is a fantastic strap. However for lenses above 70-200, mount the strap to the lens foot. Moreover, I highly recommend replacing their stock foot with one made by RRS, which all are Arca Swiss and then get the B2-FABN (flat back) to screw their nut to it.
    +1 on Golf's suggestion to replace the Nikon foot with the RSS foot. It's lower and that small change to the center of gravity makes a huge difference on a solid tripod. Less wiggle from the lens. Plus as Golf said, you can add stuff to the Arca Swiss mount.
    Photobug,
    I noticed you quote Golf, yet even in your sig you use RSS STUFF. Not RRS?
    Just a very good eye here... ;-) Um, or do you know something we don't?

    Chas
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
    FE, NIKKOR 2-20mm f/1.8, OPTEX UV 52mm, Vivitar Zoom 285, Kodacolor VR 1000 CF 135-24 EXP DX 35mm, rePlay XD1080

  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,422Member
    Wow...all this time and now we see the typo. Thanks ChasCS. LoL
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,422Member


    Photobug,
    I noticed you quote Golf, yet even in your sig you use RSS STUFF. Not RRS?
    Just a very good eye here... ;-) Um, or do you know something we don't?

    Chas
    Fixed and wanting to hide under my computer desk.
    :D
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    Photobug said:
    Golf007sd said:


    Photobug,
    I noticed you quote Golf, yet even in your sig you use RSS STUFF. Not RRS?
    Just a very good eye here... Um, or do you know something we don't?


    Photobug said:
    Wow...all this time and now we see the typo. Thanks ChasCS. LoL
    Fixed and wanting to hide under my computer desk.

    Eh that's great, but
    Oh don't be silly, we all make simple errors...

    Chas
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
    FE, NIKKOR 2-20mm f/1.8, OPTEX UV 52mm, Vivitar Zoom 285, Kodacolor VR 1000 CF 135-24 EXP DX 35mm, rePlay XD1080

  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    ChasCS I guess this means Nikon approves hanging your heavy camera and lens off the tripod mount as A~OK?



    Is there another way ?

  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    I actually used RSS before because im dyslexic
    and Golf recommended a name brand strap that I never heard of or want to buy .. ever...
    I have the blackrapids sport strap and it works great and I'm anti Nikon branding on straps too.
    for the neck i use a op/tech that is comfortable and snaps away leaving the pig tail on camera when I use the BR strap.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    edited March 2014
    ChasCS I guess this means Nikon approves hanging your heavy camera and lens off the tripod mount as A~OK?


    Is there another way ?

    I routinely pick up my tripod with camera and lens attached and throw it over my shoulder. I can't see why a strap would be any different. A grade 2 steel 1/4in bolt has a shear strength in excess of 1 Ton.
    Post edited by Ironheart on
  • michael66michael66 Posts: 231Member
    I routinely pick up my tripod with camera and lens attached and throw it over my shoulder. I can't see why a strap would be any different. A grade 2 steel 1/4in bolt has a shear strength in excess of 1 Ton.
    I hope I NEVER have to carry a piece of photo gear *that* heavy. ;)
    What I would NOT be interested in is a strap with golden-lettered "Nikon" emblazoned on it. Might as well just carry around a great big sign saying "Mug Me!"
    Interesting. Way back when, I used to cover the logos with black masking tape. That doesn't really make much sense, though, does it? Regardless of the camera brand, I doubt a mugger would pass me by just because he couldn't tell what brand the equipment is. Today, it seems, muggers are more attracted to those all white phone thingies.

  • manhattanboymanhattanboy Posts: 970Member
    edited March 2014

    It would always be nice to shave off some carrying weight though... Even only a few ounces.
    Try a different (and much better) shoulder strap. I've heard good things about the postman one, but I use a think tank myself. This makes a noticeable difference.

    For a strap, I use a dual bungee rifle carrier that I modified to make it for cameras; very comfortable and you could carry a 600 tele all day on there no problem. That said, I still prefer a bag with comfy shoulder strap because of the bump protection it affords.
    Post edited by manhattanboy on
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,422Member
    ChasCS I guess this means Nikon approves hanging your heavy camera and lens off the tripod mount as A~OK?



    Is there another way ?

    Yes there is. Check out the Boss system. It does not use the tripod socket, it's a sling system and uses your existing two neck strap mounts for the attachment points.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,422Member
    I actually used RSS before because im dyslexic
    and Golf recommended a name brand strap that I never heard of or want to buy .. ever...
    I have the blackrapids sport strap and it works great and I'm anti Nikon branding on straps too.
    for the neck i use a op/tech that is comfortable and snaps away leaving the pig tail on camera when I use the BR strap.
    LoL...dyslexic...very funny.

    I have used the op/tech strap for many years and really like it. I was thinking of trying the RRS bracket to screw into the RRS "L" bracket. Anyway, how do ou like the RRS bracket solution?
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    edited March 2014
    It sounds good, Please post links or pics, For those who have difficulty searching. Yea thanks!
    http://optechusa.com

    I am still waiting to buy my RRS replacement collar for my 80-400mm lens.
    So will save my judgement for quality of workmanship and finish, until then. Before making further purchase from RRS.

    This and several other companies seem to have mostly all the necessary bases covered, very well!

    Chas
    Post edited by ChasCS on
    D800, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, B+W Clear MRC 77mm, AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, Sigma DG UV 77mm,
    SB-910~WG-AS3, SB-50, ME-1, Lexar Professional 600x 64GB SDXC UHS-I 90MB/s* x2, 400x 32GB SDHC UHS-I 60MB/s* x1
    Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AT, GH-300T, SBH-250, SBH-100, PH-22 Panhead
    Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt and Harness ~ Pouch 60 AW 50 AW & 10, S&F Toploader 70 AW, Lens Case 11 x 26cm
    FE, NIKKOR 2-20mm f/1.8, OPTEX UV 52mm, Vivitar Zoom 285, Kodacolor VR 1000 CF 135-24 EXP DX 35mm, rePlay XD1080

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