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Old November 9th, 2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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X70 with BlackRapid shoulder slings

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience using the camcorder with shoulder slings like The BlackRapid RS-7?

I do a lot of grassroots activism work which which requires frequently having my hands free while having the camcorder close at hand to record footage. The RS-7 works great for my DSLRs, but I'm unsure if the X70 camcorder body is strong enough to hang from its tripod mount with/without a shotgun mic. Any input anyone?

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Old November 9th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: X70 with BlackRapid shoulder slings

this is my setup using Black Rapid "Shot"
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Old November 9th, 2015, 05:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response. :-)

How is the sling attached to the camera? It doesn't look like it's screwed into the tripod mount in this case. My main concern is the tripod mount not being strong enough for the weight of the camera + shotgun mic.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:42 AM   #4
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Re: X70 with BlackRapid shoulder slings

I'm using this bracket cut to half (due to the handle size).
camera hangs very naturally and ready for action this way.
BTW tripod mount was not an option for me since there's always a quick release plate attached.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 06:25 AM   #5
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Thanks for your response. :-)

How is the sling attached to the camera? It doesn't look like it's screwed into the tripod mount in this case. My main concern is the tripod mount not being strong enough for the weight of the camera + shotgun mic.
Tripod mount will easily be strong enough to hold the weight of the camera & shotgun, you could even add a video light & a wireless receiver to that too!
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Old November 12th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #6
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I'm using this bracket cut to half (due to the handle size).
camera hangs very naturally and ready for action this way.
BTW tripod mount was not an option for me since there's always a quick release plate attached.
That looks like a great way to attach the sling. It seems like it would be quicker to grab the camera this way than if it were attached at the tripod mount.

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Tripod mount will easily be strong enough to hold the weight of the camera & shotgun, you could even add a video light & a wireless receiver to that too!
That's reassuring. :-)
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