BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7) Ballistic Nylon Sling Camera Strap, Curved Ergonomic - Black

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About BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7)

The RS-7 is specially designed to work with BlackRapid's Mods system. It features attachment points so you can customize your strap with your choice of storage and other features. It's constructed of ballistic nylon for extreme durability. With the RS-7, ergonomics are key. It's designed and shaped to fit perfectly around your shoulder. The weight of your camera is evenly distributed for the ultimate in comfort. Built for speed, for when timing is everything

The BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7) is commonly used for Comfort, Stable, Supporting camera and more.The BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7) is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7) is popular because customers like the following qualities of the BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7): Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not chafe, Strong construction and Well padded

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Comfortable (69),Adjustable (63),Strong construction (61),Well padded (56),Does not chafe (40)
Difficult to attach (4)
Best Uses:
Comfort (50),Supporting camera (39),Stable (26)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (32),Semi-pro photographer (21),Pro photographer (10),Casual photographer (6),Photography student (3)

BlackRapid CURVE (RS-7) Reviews

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(based on 73 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Bought it for my son.

I bought this strap about a year ago for myself and I liked it so much that I bought one for my son for Christmas.We both love it.


Most Liked Negative Review



I would say "it's not the revolutionary design it's made out to be" but since Black Rapid is the first (only?) company with this design, I have to give them a lot of credit.What attracted me to this strap was the short length of neck straps, and how irritating it is to switch position from around the neck to around the neck and shoulder with regular straps. I have a feeling this is why most people look into Black Rapid straps.The thing that might prevent somebody from ordering Black Rapid acc...

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I would say "it's not the revolutionary design it's made out to be" but since Black Rapid is the first (only?) company with this design, I have to give them a lot of credit.What attracted me to this strap was the short length of neck straps, and how irritating it is to switch position from around the neck to around the neck and shoulder with regular straps. I have a feeling this is why most people look into Black Rapid straps.The thing that might prevent somebody from ordering Black Rapid accessories is the price. For the record- YES- Black Rapid straps are very overpriced for what they do. But nobody seems to be doing it for cheaper, and Black Rapid is taking advantage of that (which is smart).I have a very cheap neck strap I got because it had more padding than the kit strap that comes with DSLRS. That very cheap strap had neoprene on the side that touches your neck which kept it nice and grippy for when you're out and about taking photos. For the price, I figured the Black Rapid would have this, but it doesn't; it just has not-grippy nylon on both sides. So bending over to get something out of your backpack, etc: be ready for the entire strap to slide and your camera to swing forward, regardless of whether or not it's locked in via the two plastic clamps on the strap.As for the carabiner that attaches the strap to the connector (I don't know which one is the Connect-R and which one is the Fasten-R). I thought it was just a standard carabiner, like the kind I put my keys on. But this carabiner has a little thing that screws up and down so you can open and close it, which I was pleasantly surprised by since it's even more protection against the camera coming unattached. That said, taking the camera on/off every day is a little bit of a pain. The latch on the carabiner is pretty small, so you have to dig in there with the very tip of your thumb to open it, and then finesse it to the right angle to slide off the connector, and that's probably my biggest peeve about the strap system so far.Overall, I feel this is a cool strap, just not the best value, obviously.[...]

Reviewed by 73 customers


Great product


from New York< NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

So much better than a neck much less tiring to use on vacation.


Great Product


from NYC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Much better, easier on the neck and shoulder than the classic neck strap. I've bought one for each camera I own.


Great Strap


from Williamsburg, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Ordered this and several other straps before a 3 week visit to Europe. Walked at least four miles each day, and hardly felt this strap for the 21 days. I tested the others before leaving, but this is by far the most comfortable. Very solid construction. Attaches easily to the D-ring that is on most tripod quick release plates.


Not the perfect solution but close


from Sunnyvale, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The strap is well made and it is comfortable to use. The strap works as intended while I am hiking with my camera + 400mm lens by my side. However, it slides off my shoulder when I need to use the camera. I now need to buy a chest strap to keep the shoulder strap in place.


Nice Strap


from Billings,MT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Good camera strap, comfortable and adjusts easily


A very good strap.


from SPring Hill, KS  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Black Rapid is as good as it gets for camera straps. But get the under-the-arm version or order the accessory for this one. Not so good without it.


Great product


from Canada  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Couple this with a Custom SLR M plate and you can have both a fantastic strap and a Arca Swiss Tripod plate ready to go (one screw to remove - pretty quick... PS Great,Great Service at Adorama- These folks have solutions not just products! Thanks Eli and Ben!


Great improvement over neck straps"


from Cape Cod Mass  -  Photo Enthusiast

Purchased the RS-7 after much on line research. Have found it to be very useful and practical. Gives a great new feel to using the camera when on this strap.


Comfort is Never Overated


from Galloway, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Having your camera at your side when walking around the city or in the field is a lot more comfortable than having the camera bouncing on your chest. The strap allows the camera to be brought up to the eye in an easy sliding motion. The design is more ergonomic than the traditional strap. I am definitely pleased with this purchase.


Makes for quick use of camera


from chattanooga, tn  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Made of good quality strong long lasting fabric. I like the clips for use as stops to force the sling back into place when done using camera


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
BENJAMIN R  High ratings on the net, and I liked the demonstrations by real customers on YouTube.
David S  Does it fit with a Canon EOS 5D? Or is there diferent straps for each model?
JOEL R  It screws into the tripod mount under the camera. Therefore it fits virtually any camera.
Jane C  I understand that this strap is for right handed people. Is there a left hqnded version?
IVAN B  Hi Jane… I agree with John in previous answer as it seems kind of a moot point. To my knowledge cameras are not left-handed or right-handed and generally the right hand is on the trigger side of the camera. However if you wanted to reverse the strap and hang it from a right shoulder to left hip that could be done. Any assessor pouches would then be on your back instead of the front. The retainer clip that holds the camera in position on the strap would be reversed also. I looked at mine and I don't see a way of changing that. Unless some other physical issue besides the normal right-handed versus left-handed thing that I'm not aware of, I would recommend just using it off the left shoulder and right hip. I think you'll find it would work just fine.
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