Packaging is great as I can re-use the packaging when storing in my camera bag.  When initially examining the Black Rapid RS –DR-1 Double Strap, I could already trust that it can support my camera with attached lens.

The installation to my DSLR was also fairly easy and it felt secure which is important. You should also tighten it pretty well so it doesn’t loosen.


Ouch. My camera fell. In defense to BlackRapid, I don’t blame them. The reason the ConnectR-1 detached from my camera body is because I didn’t re-tighten it before the shoot. It is recommended that before any shoot re-tighten the ConnectR after storage.

For the next few shoots following the recommendation above, I didn’t experience any more issues with ConnectR. It’s great for carrying my two Nikon DSLRs with attached lenses.


A FEW OF THE FEATURES I FOUND MOST USEFUL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS INCLUDE: (view a full listing at the manufacturer website)

  • ·          Easily adjustable to fit your body just right.
  • ·          Ergonomic and Sleek
  • ·          Modifiable with other Black Rapid Products.
  • ·          Easy to use.

You can find the full details of the Black Rapid DR-1 Double Strap here:


If you use two bodies for a shoot, then a double strap is a must for fast change up from one camera to the next. The Black Rapid DR-1 does a great job. If you want thinner double strap it looks like Black Rapid also has the DR-2 Slim Double Strap.

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