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    bought a Black Rapid RS4 last week from CP, how do i know my connector and fastener is which model? It is not stated in the packaging too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    bought a Black Rapid RS4 last week from CP, how do i know my connector and fastener is which model? It is not stated in the packaging too.
    Post a picture? We can't tell you if we don't see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Post a picture? We can't tell you if we don't see it
    now not at home, will try to post if i am free.

    i remember it is not silver, i think is metallic grey.

    by the way, why people want to change the default connector and fastener? No good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    now not at home, will try to post if i am free.

    i remember it is not silver, i think is metallic grey.

    by the way, why people want to change the default connector and fastener? No good?
    If you bought it last week then chances are its a FR3, the FR3 is supposed to be more secure than the FR2, thats what they say
    Last edited by spree86; 31st January 2011 at 06:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    If you bought it last week then chances are its a cr3, the cr3 is supposed to be more secure than the cr2, thats what they say
    i bought it last week.

    by the way, which screw into the base of your camera, cr2 or fr2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    bought a Black Rapid RS4 last week from CP, how do i know my connector and fastener is which model? It is not stated in the packaging too.
    the new one is metallic grey/brown in colour, more rounded, smaller and made from 1 single piece of metal.

    the old one is almost stainless steel in appearance, the loop part is a separate part and it swivels on the base fastener. it is therefore a 2-piece design. looking at it, the loop made from a thin rod, bent and clamped into place

    u can go www.blackrapid.com to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    i bought it last week.

    by the way, which screw into the base of your camera, cr2 or fr2?
    Opps sorry, was typo in my previous post, FR2 is the one connecting to the base, CR2 is the loop to the strap

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    Quote Originally Posted by SK1968 View Post
    the new one is metallic grey/brown in colour, more rounded, smaller and made from 1 single piece of metal.

    the old one is almost stainless steel in appearance, the loop part is a separate part and it swivels on the base fastener. it is therefore a 2-piece design. looking at it, the loop made from a thin rod, bent and clamped into place

    u can go www.blackrapid.com to check it out.
    thanks, so which is better? old or new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Opps sorry, was typo in my previous post, FR2 is the one connecting to the base, CR2 is the loop to the strap
    thanks for the info.

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    some pictures, maybe someone can help to identify which version.








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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    some pictures, maybe someone can help to identify which version.







    Looks like a CR-2 with FR-3, the newest version available now, exactly the same as when i get my RS-7 a few weeks back, the CR-2 is a little different from the previous version though

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Looks like a CR-2 with FR-3, the newest version available now, exactly the same as when i get my RS-7 a few weeks back, the CR-2 is a little different from the previous version though
    thanks for verifying, is it good enough or should i change the CR and FR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    thanks for verifying, is it good enough or should i change the CR and FR?
    They are both the newer and improved versions, no point changing at all. Also, you can't really find FR-2 on the market nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    They are both the newer and improved versions, no point changing at all. Also, you can't really find FR-2 on the market nowadays.
    ok, i will keep to my current setup, but why the old version so many changing to CR2/FR2, really so bad?

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    The present design is the best at the moment. Since you bought it, just relax and use.

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    Aiyah. That means i've got the "older" versions. Got the rapid strap 4 when relatively new when it first came out. Eh, anyone checked out if CP has the newer fasteners/connectors? Checking if any of our mass sellers here have them as well. Been using it for a while actually, just that I can be paranoid sometimes, kept checking them once a while..
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    Quote Originally Posted by xhui
    Aiyah. That means i've got the "older" versions. Got the rapid strap 4 when relatively new when it first came out. Eh, anyone checked out if CP has the newer fasteners/connectors? Checking if any of our mass sellers here have them as well. Been using it for a while actually, just that I can be paranoid sometimes, kept checking them once a while..
    Yes have, saw the new FR-3 selling at CP marina sq the other day, forgot it's $12 or $25.

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    Yup, as others have stated, you have the CR2 with FR3. I have a RS4 with CR2/FR2 for over a year now, still loving it.

    The CR2 seems to be a little different though, mine had the knurling on the locking barrel, but not yours.

    The FR3 looks nicer than the FR2 and what I like most about the FR3 is that it is more "rounded" at the edges and would not "scratch" other equipment as easily when you are removing it the strap and storing it, etc.

    You have the best version of RS4 now, enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Yes have, saw the new FR-3 selling at CP marina sq the other day, forgot it's $12 or $25.
    Thanks! Oh well, quite lazy to go all the way there. Maybe just make do with what I have now.

    Sorry TS.
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    Different versions of Fastenr

    First version


    Version 2


    Manfrotto version For use with Manfrotto RC2 QR plates.


    Version 3 - current version

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