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    Re: Tethering a Black Rapid Strap

    Checked eBay for you and found a B/R safety strap for $5.95. Shipping is $10.39!! That's outrageous!! Hope you find your boxes.


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    Re: Tethering a Black Rapid Strap

    Thanks for posting the feedback from Blackrapid Cindy, that helps to explain things a bit better.

    I will add as a person with machining and welding background the likely hood of failure is slim with Blackrapid's hardware, understanding this is about the "possible" failure. Their stuff is very well done in comparison to others I have seen.
    Bill

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    Re: Tethering a Black Rapid Strap

    Tethering a Black Rapid Strap
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    I think I found a great solution - I found some S hooks made by Niteise they are stainless "Microlock" (their Skew LSBM-07-5R7) for a pack of 5 (I found mine at our local REI store).

    I would not be mislead by the 3 pound rating, I am certain it would achieve the safety net of the heavy Nikkor 200/500 and a camera with grip if needed. There was a reviewer that hung a 60 pound weight from one S hook and found no permanent damage. Using this threads examples here are some potential setup photos.

    Tethering a Black Rapid Strap-br-tether-w_shooks.jpg
    The supplied Blackrapid tether strap with the Microlock S hooks

    Tethering a Black Rapid Strap-microlock-s-binder.jpg
    Tethering a Black Rapid Strap-small-lens-setup.jpg
    Tethering a Black Rapid Strap-200_500-setup.jpg

    Hope this helps
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    Bill

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    Re: Tethering a Black Rapid Strap

    Quote Originally Posted by nikonbill View Post
    @hark

    I think I found a great solution - I found some S hooks made by Niteise they are stainless "Microlock" (their Skew LSBM-07-5R7) for a pack of 5 (I found mine at our local REI store).

    I would not be mislead by the 3 pound rating, I am certain it would achieve the safety net of the heavy Nikkor 200/500 and a camera with grip if needed. There was a reviewer that hung a 60 pound weight from one S hook and found no permanent damage. Using this threads examples here are some potential setup photos.

    Hope this helps
    Thanks, Bill. I did get a BlackRapid tether but am on the fence about how it connects so will keep this in mind. I appreciate the info!
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
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    Re: Tethering a Black Rapid Strap

    Here's my solution for use with my BlackRapid RS-4 and a couple of lighter duty Altura straps.

    I bought these camera tethers (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751HM4XG/). While this particular item is not currently available, I'm sure that a suitable substitute can be found. The large screw gate carabiner is easily attached directly to the camera strap.

    On the other end, I threaded the fabric end of the tether into one of these mini carabiners (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017VINUX2/) and secured it with the supplied friction grip. The mini carabiner can be quickly attached/detached to one the strap eyelets on the camera body.
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