New Gear! Camera Strap: Black Rapid RS-7

August 14, 2011 | 2 Comments | Email | Print

Ahh, it’s been a little while since I updated this photography page, hasn’t it?? I think I left off with some failed fireworks. I am working on a regular posting routine over here, and thought I would start by getting you updated on some new camera equipment that I’ve purchased since we last chatted. First this camera strap, which will be followed by posts on my new laptop/camera bag and a new lens. Enjoy!

At long last, only a mere four months after asking for help in choosing a camera strap, I finally bought one. Ironically, the one I ended up buying was not one of the options that I included while begging for opinions. I can be super indecisive like that. After not being able to choose one, I started doing more research and around the same time my friend Kelly bought one of the Black Rapid straps and raved about it. I checked out their site, and coincidentally not long after Digital Photography School did a review of the Black Rapid RS-7 strap. I was really drawn to the sling design and liked the idea of the camera hanging at my hip instead of around my neck, leaving my arms free to move at will.

I went ahead and ordered it and am happy to say that I love it as much as I hoped I would. It’s especially useful in the kitchen – I can sling the camera across my body, letting it hang at my hip, allowing me freedom of movement to plate food, rearrange things, change position, etc. Then in an instance I can pull the camera up and snap a shot. Perfection!

I will say that I am super short (a little less than 5’1) and it took me a little while to get the strap short enough to actually hang at my hip and not halfway down my leg. It’s definitely possible to shorten up the strap considerably, it just takes some patience and you only need to do it once!

So, if you’re in the market for a new camera strap, I give this one two thumbs up, and love the sling orientation. And am so happy and relieved I finally have something secure attached to my camera!

Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap on Amazon

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2 Responses to New Gear! Camera Strap: Black Rapid RS-7

Kelly August 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Love that as an added bonus the strap is useful for you in the kitchen, I never even thought of that! Looking forward to seeing some more of your pictures now :)


TidyMom November 12, 2011 at 6:46 am

Helene uses this strap and loves it too, I talked to her about it at EVO and I just never got around to ordering one! I think I need to put it on my Christmas list!

Thanks for the “shorty” review hehe……..I’m 5’2″


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