Rapid strap and a flash.

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Joltinjess, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
    Jesse
    I have a newly home made rapid strap and a newly acquired flash. The flash is quite large (Zeikos fl70). Should I be worried about using the rapid strap with the flash on the camera?
     
  2. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    Contrary to what a lot of people think, I wouldn't carry my camera around at any time with its weight on the tripod mount.


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  3. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    120
    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
    Jesse
    I'm not really worried about the strap or connection to the camera. It's the flash to camera connection that I don't know about.

    As for the tripod mount. Have you heard of, or seen any fail?
     
  4. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I don't know what your flash is (I have an FL50R), but I might concerned with your homemade strap & connector compared to the Black Rapid Strap (or Quick Strap) as they are proven. I would use the Quick Strap (with Black Rapid connector & homemade plate) on my E30 with grip, 70-300 lens & flash (FL50R) with every confidence in it. So long as the flash is properly secured (with clamp & pin), it shouldn't be a problem.