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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    you're confusing the 2.
    Loctite is a thread-locker which is applied to the threaded portion of the screw.
    Basically it is sort of a metal-metal adhesive, which resists the rotation of the screw.
    But once some force is applied (eg. screwdriver), the common type of Loctite will break its hold and flake off like powder. It's use-once only. If you are re-tightening the fastener, need to re-apply the Loctite.

    Small bottle of Loctite is not expensive, and can be shared between a couple of friends. Not advisable to use super glue
    To add on, when buying Loctite, there are several types, some are very strong and very hard to remove once set. So ask the store for the non-permanent version. Ask for Loctite BLUE. Loctite RED is very strong and meant for permanent applications. If you find Loctite BLUE still a little too strong, you can go for Loctite Purple.
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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Can try using a spring washer instead also

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    Quote Originally Posted by watsup View Post
    Can try using a spring washer instead also
    How does this work?

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    Hopefully the V3 connector does not come loose

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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin View Post
    How does this work?
    Click THIS to read how a spring washer works

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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Also gaffer the sides of your cam body on the side where the carabiner falls naturally. My carabiner scrapes my cam body and left many deep ugly scratches.

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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Also gaffer the sides of your cam body on the side where the carabiner falls naturally. The carabiner scrapes my cam body and left many deep ugly scratches.

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    I'm using the RS-7 too
    Sometimes the connection between the rubber and camera might get loose, I always check it now and then when using, as well as holding on to the camera even when not in use.
    the fail-safe method looks good, might considering diy-ing it =)

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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Quote Originally Posted by watsup View Post
    Click THIS to read how a spring washer works
    Thanks.

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    there's a thread on doing DIY for the blackrapids. look around.
    pretty useful from some bros here.

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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    I stopped using my strap altogether some time ago because it kept getting in the way ), I was wondering whether to get the R strap instead but decided not to because I use the vertical grip a lot and that would get in the way. Kind of feeling relieved I did so now haha. My "strap" is my arm, constantly holding on to the camera )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundaholic View Post
    I stopped using my strap altogether some time ago because it kept getting in the way ), I was wondering whether to get the R strap instead but decided not to because I use the vertical grip a lot and that would get in the way. Kind of feeling relieved I did so now haha. My "strap" is my arm, constantly holding on to the camera )
    I was having the same thoughts as you too.
    but after getting the strap, when shooting with vertical grip, it actually feels alright for me

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    Hi there, can i also ask if its "healthy" to carry the camera in an upside down position? coz when using the Black Rapid strap, the camera is always in an upside down position.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceantoofar View Post
    Hi there, can i also ask if its "healthy" to carry the camera in an upside down position? coz when using the Black Rapid strap, the camera is always in an upside down position.....
    any position also can.

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    Default Re: RS-7 Black Rapid Fastener Gave Way

    Just shows that any thing will fail no matter how well they have been designed not to

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