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Old Jun 29, 2010, 7:49 AM   #1
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by chance have you ever tried the black rapid strap, do you think it is safe to hang a camera/grip/lens from a the tripod socket threads.?
the lugs on the camera body where the neck strap connects, is it safe , to hang a camera/grip/lens to one lug only ?

are those two connecting points strong
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 2:58 PM   #2
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any input will be greatly appreciated

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Old Jul 3, 2010, 8:28 PM   #3
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You don't indicate what kind of camera you have so I'll try to be general.

The tripod socket and neck strap lugs on a non-DSLR camera should be able to at least hold the weight of the camera alone and probably most reasonable sized auxiliary lenses.

DSLR tripod socket and neck strap lugs should be able to hold up the camera , external flash and fairly large lenses. Very large lenses with their own tripod foot should be supported directly to avoid stressing the lens mount. The camera would be fine hanging off the lens.

It is reasonable to expect the weight of the camera to be supported by one neck strap lug at a time except for DSLRs with very large lenses as noted in the previous paragraph.

Be careful of cross threading plastic tripod screw sockets and damaging the threads. Most DSLRs would have metal threads.

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