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BlackRapid Sport Slim

Camera strap for active photographers with smaller frames (Black)

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  • BlackRapid Sport Slim

    Shown in typical use (camera not included)

  • BlackRapid Sport Slim

  • BlackRapid Sport Slim

    Shown in typical use (camera not included)

  • BlackRapid Sport Slim

    Shown in typical use (camera not included)

  • BlackRapid Sport Slim

    The entire system plus optional accessory bag, shown with camera (camera and bag not included)

  • BlackRapid Sport Slim

    The entire system, shown with camera (camera not included)

 

Our take on the BlackRapid Sport Slim

by Woody Sherman
BlackRapid

Never bounce your camera on your chest again

The BlackRapid Sport can be worn under or over a jacket.

The BlackRapid Sport can be worn under or over a jacket.

Once you experience the simplicity and elegance of a BlackRapid camera strap, you'll never, ever want to go back to the old neck or shoulder strap your camera came with again. BlackRapid camera straps are designed to help your cameras hang in a logical location, upside down and down by your hip. Simply screw the FR-3 FastenR screw/washer hand-tight to your camera's tripod mount hole, then use the included ConnectR carabiner that's attached to your strap as a lever to securely tighten the FastenR. Now you can grab a camera by its gripping surface, glide it up along the strap's surface, and have it ready to shoot in under a second. BlackRapid straps can be worn with backpacks or under a jacket, and the included bumpers quickly slide and snap into place to restrict your camera's movement when you're running, climbing, or otherwise being active.

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The Sport Slim is made for the active photographer with a smaller frame. The ergonomically designed curved shoulder pad is designed to stay put on your left shoulder, so the strap stays optimized for gripping your camera with your right hand. And the "Brad" accessory slips underneath your arm to keep the shoulder pad firmly in place when you're moving quickly or climbing. Trick out your Sport strap by adding extra accessory storage with the "Bryce" bag, or make it even more reliable and secure with the Buck modification.

Highlights:

  • strap sits on shoulder so you can carry your camera at the ready upside down by your hip
  • slim design makes it perfect for photographers with smaller frames
  • included FastenR and ConnectR hardware provide secure, gliding connection to the strap
  • included Brad underarm support strap keeps shoulder pad from shifting
  • easy-locking "bumpers" restrict camera movement when you're active
  • 1/2"-thick curving foam pad with knitted mesh sits securely on left shoulder
  • hand- or machine-washable, air dry
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Sport Slim sling camera strap
  • Brad underarm support strap (installed)
  • CR-2 ConnectR (installed)
  • FR-3 FastenR (installed)
  • Rapid Tips
  • BlackRapid strap product line card
  • BlackRapid decal

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Features

Overview: The BlackRapid Sport Slim is a simple sling camera strap made for active photographers. It features a unique shoulder fit, and includes the 20" Brad underarm support strap to keep the strap from moving. The Sport Slim strap is designed to be worn diagonally across the body with the pad on your left shoulder and the camera at your right hip.

Sling Strap: The sling strap concept makes it easy to carry your camera by your side, and quickly bring it up to the shooting position. When not in use, the camera hangs upside down at your hip. A threaded FastenR screws into the camera's tripod socket, and it held secure with a rubber washer. The locking ConnectR on the sling strap clips onto the camera via the FastenR, allowing it to glide up and down the strap. Two adjustable locking bumpers on the strap will limit the range of the camera's gliding motion.

Materials: The Sport Slim's pad is made of Ballistic Nylon on the top, with a 0.4-inch thick polyurethane foam pad with Knitted mesh. The sling strap is 5/8" wide and the length can be adjusted to 63". The strap includes a zinc alloy ConnectR (CR-2) and a black nickel-coated stainless steel FastenR (FR-3).

 
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4 out of 5

Run-and-gun Shooting

Written By JonI, Harrisonburg, VA on Thursday, November 21, 2013
 
I was really looking forward to getting this strap before a big work trip I had. We were going to be filming a documentary style video in the Caribbean for 7 days and it was going to be all handheld/run-and-gun shooting. I needed to be able to have my DSLR within hands reach at a moment's notice pretty much the whole day through.

The strap worked great. I didn't have to put the DSLR in a carry bag or wear around my neck. I had the speed of it being around my neck but without the neck strain/rubbing and without the awkward bouncing that happens while you are walking briskly or running.

The whole trip the camera did not leave the strap unless I knew I had to get a high (over-my-head) shot.,,the strap would simply not allow for it.

All-in-all I am glad I had the strap and I was never worried about the camera getting detached. Although the strap only attached via the 1/4 20 screw hole on the bottom of the DSLR, you could tighten very hard, very easily.

I will definitely use this strap again for future projects.
Pros:
Quick shots are easy to get. Easy to walk with. Takes strain off of your neck. Camera felt secure.
Cons:
Hard to get high and low shots: In order to get shots above your head you have to detach the camera from the strap. To get very low shots you must get your body very low as well because you can't stretch the camera strap south of your hips.
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