Last month Black Rapid India sent me their new double strap for review. I had stopped using Black Rapid products after I bought the ‘money maker double strap' and 'peak design hand strap' . So I was not very excited about this new upgraded design. But after two wedding shoots, I realized this time they had come with a plan .
Trust me, Money Maker Straps are like gold . But I had some issues with them whenever I had back to back shoots, or big fat five day long indian weddings. After two days or more continuous shoots, I suffered huge back pain . So I have to change to ‘Spyder pro holster straps ‘; but again, these too have their own issues; -- like one has to be more careful while attaching and removing camera from the belt . So sometimes I would get frustrated.
So I tried my luck (again) with Black Rapid... and this time, they feel like they are more premium than their three year old models . They have made a lot of changes. Although design is same, the new airflow cushions are so comfortable to use over lengthy periods; and the new readjust buckles are more handy and smooth than ever .
Another plus point is the price . A few years ago Blackrapid sold here for 12-15,000 ₹ for a double strap, but now they are available here at a price almost the same as in USA . That is really good for a new professional photographer.... especially if they are used to shooting with two cameras and don’t want to spend money on straps which cost them more than 20,000 ₹ .
Go for it ! :)