The black, Classic Retro RS-4 Camera Strap commemorates BlackRapid’s 10-year anniversary. It is designed to be worn across a right or left-handed user’s body, draped from one shoulder to the opposing hip. A connected camera can then rest upside-down along the hip so that it can be quickly raised for use. Incorporating a moisture-wicking shoulder pad with a zippered pocket suitable for small accessories such as memory cards and batteries, this strap is built to provide most photographers with a comfortable and versatile carrying solution for one camera, regardless if it is worn over the left or right shoulder. The length of the Classic Retro RS-4 is adjustable from 73.5 to 167.5 cm and its webbing measures up to 2.5 cm wide. Its compact form factor is robust enough for heavy loads and spring-loaded bumper locks that can be slid up and down the length of the strap’s nylon webbing make it especially easy to limit excess camera movement along the length of the Classic Retro RS-4.
To attach to a camera or a lens, the BlackRapid Classic Retro RS-4 Camera Strap features a durable, brass and zinc-alloy CR-3 ConnectR locking carabiner. An included BlackRapid FR-5 FastenR Breathe creates a connection point using a camera or lens’s 1/4″-20 tripod mount. The FR-5 FastenR Breathe has a large, integrated D-ring for easy use with BlackRapid straps that utilize a CR-3 ConnectR.
When multiple cameras or lenses need to be carried, a separately-available BlackRapid CoupleR Strap allows a BlackRapid Classic Retro RS-4 Camera Strap to be joined with a second camera strap, that is also compatible with a CoupleR, to create a functional double-camera harness.
A BlackRapid Camera Safety TetheR is provided to reinforce the Classic Retro RS-4 Camera Strap while in use, as well as a plastic BlackRapid Lockstar Breathe Carabiner Protector, which is compatible with BlackRapid straps that feature a CR-3 ConnectR locking carabiner. By folding over a CR-3 ConnectR, the Lockstar Breathe prevents unintentional user contact with a CR-3 ConnectR that could cause it to accidentally unlock. Additionally, it helps to block the metal surface of a CR-3 ConnectR from scratching a connected camera or lens.