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07-28-2018, 03:32 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Black Rapid straps have a snap-in quick-release buckle, which I am worried could be a potential failure point as I cannot judge from the pics and vids whether they are metal or plastic.
The carabiner is metal, and has a screw-down collar which prevents accidental opening. Although I do back it up as described above, I have never had it fail. It's more likely (but still rare) that the tripod thread loosens - when I'm on the move I intermittently check it's still tight.

I also have the PD sling, It works brilliantly with the 645Z using both tripod threeads but I can't get it to sit comfortably with the K-1 and a big lens. It's fine (great even) with the KP and a limited, on which I use both strap lugs rather than the tripod thread.

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Black Rapid Sport Breathe with the tether kit breathe for added safety.

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07-29-2018, 03:38 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentageek Quote
. . . Anchors of aforementioned Optech require pretty large holes, what may be problematic. . . .
Optech USA has multiple options for connecting their systems to the camera body

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https://optechusasite.s3.amazonaws.com/reference/system-connectors-reference-charts.pdf
07-29-2018, 05:32 AM   #19
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The carabiner is metal, and has a screw-down collar which prevents accidental opening. Although I do back it up as described above, I have never had it fail. .
It's not the Black Rapid carabiner I'm worried about; it's the quick-release buckle on the cross-body strap.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
It's not the Black Rapid carabiner I'm worried about; it's the quick-release buckle on the cross-body strap.
Never had an issue in two years dangling my DFA 150-450 from it.
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Optech USA has multiple options for connecting their systems to the camera body
Definitely - the system is very versatile and there are even Pentax LX connectors. As result of following the links you posted I started to consider purchase of Optech quick release plate
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@pathdoc, Like @monochrome described, I have a plate on the tripod foot and a plate on my camera. I attach one end of my slide to the tripod foot and then attach the other to the camera. Ends up sitting comfortably on my side.
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Sun Sniper from Germany. I'd recommend it.
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Sun Sniper from Germany. I'd recommend it.
Thanks for sharing, I didn't know about them.
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I've also used this one for years. No deterioration of any parts so far, used with both my Bigma and 70-200.
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LAte to the show, but here goes:

The two best modular products are from Peak Design and Op/Tech. Having used both extensively, I favour Peak Design. Attach the strap to the camera and lens and your kit will be secure and balanced.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
I love my K-1 and I love my new zoom, but the cross-body strap I'm currently using (which is good enough for my very light and compact film bodies, thank you Asahi Opt. Co) has some plastic parts, and I fear the day when one of them will crack and send the whole kit and caboodle crashing onto a hard surface. I don't trust it to take the whole weight for prolonged periods and am always keeping at least one hand on the gear.

Can someone recommend me a good one that I can trust nearly $6000 CDN worth of gear with?
I use a Black Rapid Curve for my rig, K3II with macro and ring flash or DA300. Comfortable and secure. I'm also using a Black Rapid two-camera sling, which is comfortable enough.
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