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Thread: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

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    Default Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    Hi bro and sis,

    How many has this combination? Will the D-ring able to withstand the weight?

    I saw one Canon 5D III bro + super long tele on a D-ring with blackrapid, could weigh over 7 kg?

    Regards,
    Bernard
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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    I wouldn't place that amount of gear on it. I wouldn't feel safe. :P

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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    It probably can but I don't trust it. Even with a lighter body and 50mm prime I still don't trust it, nvrmind ~$6K body+lens. Too risky.

    Someone with a spare QD plate should do a test.
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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    You saw someone with a prototype 5D III already!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    You saw someone with a prototype 5D III already!?
    i think typo lah

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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    I think the rapid sling might be strong, but I don't think the camera body's screw thread can take the load upside down.

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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    I was thinking of attaching my RS-1 to the QR plate (Manfrotto), but decided not to. The D-ring is not designed to hold the weight of camera + lens + flash, AFAIK. Secondly, the D-ring is designed to help you turn the screw that fastens the QR to the camera. So what happens when you hang your camera by the D-ring and it rotates around? Your QR plate gets loose --> disaster.

    Was wondering if I should get a Wimberley lens ring to attach the RS-1 to, and reserve the QR for tripod use. THat would allow me to use a tripod with RS-1 attached. Any comments?
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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    No technical test to prove it is safe up to what kind of weight.... very risky

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    Default Re: Can Manfrotto D-ring on BlackRapid hold a D700 + 24-70 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    No technical test to prove it is safe up to what kind of weight.... very risky
    ya, probably becos it isn't designed for that purpose...
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