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 Wednesday, March 7, 2018

From BlackRapid:

A Public Service Announcement from BLACKRAPID

COUNTERFEIT HARDWARE WARNING: USE OF NON-BLACKRAPID HARDWARE VOIDS WARRANTY

Protect Your Equipment and Your Warranty -- Check Your Hardware Today! It has recently come to our attention that some retailers are bundling our straps with non-BLACKRAPID branded parts and accessories. Our warranty specifically states that the use of any non-genuine parts or accessories from other brands could cause damage to the ConnectR or FastenR and voids the warranty.

However, depending on how these retailers choose to list these products, it may not always be obvious that customers are not receiving genuine BLACKRAPID parts. One of the biggest offenders is the non-genuine fastener, made to look like our patented FR-3 or FR-5 FastenR products. The inferior knock-off fasteners are prone to thread wear and/or breakage, which can cause the camera to drop, or the fastener can snap off and get stuck inside the camera’s tripod mount.

Black Rapid Counterfeit FR 3 FR 5 FastenR Warning

Take a Sec, Learn a Spec
A simple comparison will reveal the difference between an authentic BLACKRAPID part and a knock-off part (see below for images). For example, authentic BLACKRAPID parts will always be made of stainless steel and either embossed or laser engraved with the ‘R’ logo. An authentic BLACKRAPID FastenR will not scratch easily and will maintain its well-defined threading pattern with normal use. By contrast, the metal that is used for the knock-off fasteners tends to be cheap and easily scuffed or gouged; the threaded post often becomes worn and won’t screw into the camera body securely.

Non-genuine parts can also cause abnormal wear and tear on the strap and other hardware, causing the genuine BLACKRAPID parts to fail due to this abnormal strain. We take the safety integrity of our products very seriously. Our products go through intense design planning and weight / durability testing over an extended period of time. All our parts and materials are designed to work together to properly support your camera under normal conditions.

One-Year Warranty
We always want to do the right thing for our customers, and we go out of our way every day to exceed customer service expectations. We guarantee the quality of all BLACKRAPID products with our one-year warranty against craftsmanship defects. However, we cannot be responsible for the performance – or lack thereof – of non-genuine BLACKRAPID parts and accessories, and the use of such parts will necessarily void the warranty.

If there is ever any question as to the authenticity of your current hardware or any hardware you may consider purchasing, please contact Customer Relations at customerrelations@blackrapid.com and we would be more than happy to assist.

Trade-In Program Also check out our Trade-In Program http://www.blackrapid.com/tradein-program if you have an old, damaged, or worn-out strap that you'd like to trade in for a brand new BLACKRAPID strap at a substantial discount. We'll even allow you to trade in your sling style strap from another brand! ~ The BlackRapid Team ~

B&H is an authorized BlackRapid products retailer.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 3/7/2018 11:08:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 20, 2016

BlackRapid are proud to announce their new range of camera straps BlackRapid Several years of development, innovation and customer interaction have culminated in the new BlackRapid Breathe range of camera straps that have been designed to deliver a higher level of comfort and performance.

A new shoulder pad design allows for a better weight distribution and strap position across the body, and also features a removable underarm stabilising strap.

The new shoulder pad also features an ‘airmesh’ grip layer, that fixes the strap’s position on the shoulder more firmly, and increased ventilation that means you can wear the strap for extended periods without compromising on comfort.

In addition to the newly designed shoulder pad, the Breathe range also features:

  • Duraflex Buckles: lighter than previous designs with enhanced strength
  • Hypalon hook up points: offering increased strength and reduced weight
  • Springloaded bumper locks: faster and easier to operate than previous models
  • CR3 (Connect R): refined strap connection increasing durability, security and easeofuse
  • FR5 (Fasten R): improved connection to camera

The new Breathe models will debut at Photokina this week and will be available on September 20, 2016 at retailers everywhere. Founder and photographer Ron Henry is excited about launching the fresh new lineup at Photokina 2016. " We've made some changes that I think people will get excited about." He added, "If you haven’t yet, we know that once you try on one of our straps you’ll see why we've become the leader in the Slingstrap market today."

B&H carries the BlackRapid Breathe camera straps.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 9/20/2016 6:41:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 23, 2015

From BlackRapid:

TRIPOD PLATES 50/70

Replace an existing arca-compatible plate with the Tripod Plate 50 or 70. This product allows you to switch from your tripod to your R-strap effortlessly, without having to unscrew the plate. Comes with our FastenR Tripod screw and fits all 1/4-20 sockets. It is available in two sizes 50 and 70mm.

Technical Specifications

Plate:

  • High grade aluminum alloy
  • Lengths: 50mm | 70mm
  • Width: 40mm
  • Weight: 31g | 40g

FastenR Tripod (FR-T1):

  • Stainless steel
  • Length: 1.4cm
  • Length of screw: 0.8cm
  • Width of handle: 2.5cm
  • Width of screw cap: 1.5cm
  • Net Weight: 14g

LOCKING BERT EXTENDER

BlackRapid’s Locking Bert extender is a great solution to lengthen your R-Strap. This option lets you add an extra 15 inches (38cm) on your sling to ensure the best fit. Comes in a locking version and a Non-locking (original) version for Curves and Doubles without the locking buckle on the back.

Technical Specifications

  • Black: 2.5cm (1”) Nylon Webbing
  • Orange: 2.5cm (1”) Polypropane Webbing
  • Length: 38cm (15”)
  • Net Weight: 23g

B&H has the BlackRapid Arca-Style Tripod Plates and Locking Buckle Bert Camera Strap Extension available for preorder.

If you already have an Arca-style L-bracket on your camera, you can use this method to make it compatible with a BlackRapid strap. [Sean]

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 10/23/2015 6:31:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 15, 2014

From BlackRapid:

September 15, 2014 - Carry binoculars with, or without, a BlackRapid Double/Double Slim with our Binocular Strap.

Attaching to the shoulder straps of a Double strap, the Binocular Strap allows anyone to hang their binoculars comfortably while still carrying two cameras.

When not carrying any cameras, the Binocular Strap’s included neck strap is a comfortable and convenient standalone solution.

When not in use the Binocular Strap can be stowed in the included microfibre carry sack.

Features

  • Adapt the Binocular Strap to carry on a BlackRapid Double
  • Easily attached/removed
  • Standalone functionality
  • Microfibre carry sack included

Convert nearly any backpack into a BlackRapid sling-strap with our Backpack Strap.

Attaching to the shoulder straps of an existing backpack and going diagonally across the torso, your favorite backpack can be customised with BlackRapid’s popular sling strap functionality.

When not in use the Backpack Strap can be stowed in the included microfibre carry sack.

Features

  • Convert a backpack to camera sling function
  • Easily attached/removed
  • Microfibre carry sack included

B&H carries the BlackRapid Binocular Strap and Backpack Strap.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 9/15/2014 6:52:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 4, 2013

From BlackRapid's Youtube Channel:

BlackRapid is proud to announce 4 new products today. First, a brand new women's strap called the KICK, the TETHER KIT which will give everyone peace of mind, 3 new sizes of LENSBLING for both Canon & Nikon to coordinate your bag, and lastly a new color for our popular CURVE strap.

Adorama carries BlackRapid products.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 10/4/2013 2:49:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 10, 2013

From JP Distribution:

We are pleased to announce that all BlackRapid Straps and SnapR Cases* distributed by JP Distribution will now carry a 5 Year Warranty. This is an exclusive upgrade authorised by BlackRapid for UK and Ireland customers only and only when purchased from an Authorised UK Reseller (Only stock distributed via JP Distribution will carry this warranty).

This warranty will be back dated to 1st January 2013 so all of this year’s BlackRapid customers will be covered.

Note: This warranty covers any BlackRapid products that develop an issue due to manufactures fault or malfunction but does not cover accidental damage, wear and tear or misuse. If action is required the customer should simply return the BlackRapid product to JP Distribution with proof of purchase and a description of the fault encountered.

Amazon.co.uk is an authorized retailer of BlackRapid products.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 9/10/2013 7:24:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
   
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