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    Quote Originally Posted by SK1968 View Post
    Sorry, which part are you guys referring to about the loctite ?
    Based on DD123's comment, it's the part I circled below.

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    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SK1968 View Post
    Sorry, which part are you guys referring to about the loctite ?
    Bro, this is the screw that has been reported to come loose causing the camera to come crashing down...



    Picture from this discussion thread. You can read more there also...
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/atlantaguild/discuss/72157618713970625/
    Last edited by daredevil123; 2nd February 2011 at 11:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Bro, this is the screw that has been reported to come loose causing the camera to come crashing down...

    Wah, I should make a failsafe before I use it the next time

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    A new product is out...

    I haven't seen it in SG yet... Looks interesting...

    http://www.lu.ma/loop

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Based on DD123's comment, it's the part I circled below.
    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Bro, this is the screw that has been reported to come loose causing the camera to come crashing down...



    Picture from this discussion thread. You can read more there also...
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/atlantaguild/discuss/72157618713970625/
    tks, both of you. i shd do something like your fail-safe too

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    im using a DIY Crumplwr ID strap with a bit of mod like Blackrapid..added a vertical grip on my A350..so far so good!

    damage for the mod -Crumpler ID strap -$15
    beach road mod + hooks etc-$4

    total $19..heehee

    and pretty stable..

    anyone keen to see?

    email me..i dun know how to post mine here le.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post

    email me..i dun know how to post mine here le.
    You can help more people by posting. Here is the link that explains how to post. Good luck.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...29#post6926629

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    Hi all,
    I have the same concern of camera falling off due to RS-4 equipment failure. So from the very 1st day RS-4 was hooked up with the camera, a cheapo fail-safe was added ; SAF-Style!

    Don't know how to post pic 'live' here. So you got to check out the link :
    http://speedjpop.multiply.com/photos/album/21#photo=13

    <a href="http://speedjpop.multiply.com/photos/album/21/Interesting_Pics#13"><img border="0" src="http://multiply.com/mu/speedjpop/image/1/photos/21/500x500/13/RS4-Sling-Failsafe-Mod.jpg?et=BKEKgprFMvfTcfKoaX5WSA&nmid=243158735"> </a>

    If you guys find it familiar, it's because it's THE small black rope used to secure equipment on SAF webbings. Think it's SGD$1/- each.

    Total max weight was a 500D + EFS 18-200mm lens + Batt-loaded 430EX Mk2 + 1 x Spare camera batt and 1 x Spare SD card in sling small compartment.

    Been using for abt 6mths. So far So good <Touching wood!!>.

    My only frustration is that the shoulder pad doesn't always stay in place -> On the shoulder. Almost every time I 'quick-draw' the camera, it will go out of place.

    Anyone not facing this problem or has a good-fix??
    Last edited by speedjpop; 8th February 2011 at 08:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post
    yeah!! i try later!!




    Attached is my Modded Crumpler with A350+Vertical grip+2 batteries+Lens

    pretty comfy.and yes..it hang well.Took out couple of times and do have looks from others as in 'is that a blackrapid or a Crumpler?'
    heehee..

    For those who wanna do this...

    Get a used Crumpler strap from http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=119
    Got mine for a cheapo price of $15..

    Get it cheap though...cos u gonna cut the 2 straps and use the hook at Beach road.
    Cost of cutting/modding/buying of good hook etc...$4..
    Last edited by Hinata76; 8th February 2011 at 09:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedjpop View Post
    Hi all,
    I have the same concern of camera falling off due to RS-4 equipment failure. So from the very 1st day RS-4 was hooked up with the camera, a cheapo fail-safe was added ; SAF-Style!

    Don't know how to post pic 'live' here. So you got to check out the link :
    http://speedjpop.multiply.com/photos/album/21#photo=13

    Total max weight was a 500D + EFS 18-200mm lens + Batt-loaded 430EX Mk2 + 1 x Spare camera batt and 1 x Spare SD card in sling small compartment.

    Been using for abt 6mths. So far So good <Touching wood!!>.

    My only frustration is that the shoulder pad doesn't always stay in place -> On the shoulder. Almost every time I 'quick-draw' the camera, it will go out of place.

    Anyone not facing this problem or has a good-fix??
    referring to daredevil123 and ZerocoolAstra's posts i think you might want to attach the black string to the rectangular hoop, instead of the carabiner, since the whole carabiner would come loose once the screw gives way

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    Thanks to this thread, I've thought about creating a failsafe mechanism for my RS4 as well.



    The purpose of this is just to temporarily hold my gear long enough for me to notice that the sling broke.

    So far it can carry my 7D+grip and 24-105L. Notice that I have a handstrap. Otherwise, I would've connected it to the BG clip.
    Last edited by alux0417; 8th February 2011 at 09:33 AM.

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    It's great to see all the different failsafe everyone has come up with. I am going to work in a newer version of the failsafe, since my cord is getting frayed and worn out after repeated usage and abrasion.

    alux0417, your version looks cool, I might make one similar to yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post

    Attached is my Modded Crumpler with A350+Vertical grip+2 batteries+Lens

    pretty comfy.and yes..it hang well.Took out couple of times and do have looks from others as in 'is that a blackrapid or a Crumpler?'
    heehee..

    For those who wanna do this...

    Get a used Crumpler strap from http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=119
    Got mine for a cheapo price of $15..

    Get it cheap though...cos u gonna cut the 2 straps and use the hook at Beach road.
    Cost of cutting/modding/buying of good hook etc...$4..
    Looks cool! Well done Hinata.

    Another way to make a similar strap, is to actually use the original idea that gave Black Rapid the idea in the first place.




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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123
    alux0417, your version looks cool, I might make one similar to yours!
    Thanks. Btw, that strap I am using came from a cheap PnS digital camera case (~$12) I got from Challenger. You can probably find a cheaper one for the strap only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alux0417 View Post
    Thanks. Btw, that strap I am using came from a cheap PnS digital camera case (~$12) I got from Challenger. You can probably find a cheaper one for the strap only.
    Actually I have a ton of spare straps... Thanks for the heads up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Based on DD123's comment, it's the part I circled below.
    http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...lkRapid_01.jpg

    Hi, may I know the plate you screw into the camera body is a tripod plate?
    where can I get the plate from?

    Thanks
    Last edited by WideZoom; 8th February 2011 at 08:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WideZoom View Post
    http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...lkRapid_01.jpg

    Hi, may I know the plate you screw into the camera body is a tripod plate?
    where can I get the plate from?

    Thanks
    That is a Camdapter plate for Manfrotto rc2 systems. I just recently sold it. You should get the plate compatible with your quick release system.

    You can see here: http://www.camdapter.com

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    This is what I did with mine:




    I find the FR-3 holding real tight especially after wetting it with water, so I decided to just loop the carabiner around the CR-2 and R-strap instead of the usual string/carabiner combo through the camera eyelet and R-Strap.
    Last edited by digitalpimp; 11th February 2011 at 03:24 AM.

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    Oh yeah, for those who are planning to get the FR-T1, read this first:

    http://www.blackrapid.com/buzz/annou.../fr-t1-update/
    As of November 18, 2010 (just a little over 2 months ago).

    It's $35 at CP. Very ex for something so small, so don't just buy and go. Bring your Manfrottos and test the item first before committing. It is sealed so we have to ask nicely if we can test.
    Last edited by digitalpimp; 10th February 2011 at 03:26 AM.

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    hehee thanks bro daredevil123,

    just trying out wat the ang moh is doing!

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