BlackRapid Announces ProtectR and"Left Handed" Camera Straps
More groundbreaking products from leading photography accessories innovators
BlackRapid, creators of The Original Camera Sling™, the revolutionary camera strap system, has announced the launch of two innovative new photography accessories, the Sport-L camera strap and the ProtectR. Designed specifically for left-handed photographers, the Sport-L camera strap is ergonomic, stylish, efficient and built for speed. The ProtectR attaches to an existing camera strap or bag, providing additional security for travelers.
The Sport-L Strap is the world's first camera strap designed exclusively for left-handed photographers. Now, a new group of left-handed shooters have all the advantages that the Sport strap has provided right-handed individuals since the launch of the Sport Strap in 2010. The strap is designed to fit the contour of a photographer who wants the camera strap to sit on their right shoulder while grabbing the camera from the left side of the body. The Sport-L Camera strap compliments BlackRapid's Classic and Cargo camera straps that can be worn by right or left-handed shooters.
Delivered with the same features and ballistic nylon material as our other R-straps, the Sport-L Strap also comes with a stabilizer strap (Brad) to keep the pad anchored in place for even the most active photographers.
ProtectR features a solid lightweight 1.5mm steel security cable, which provides a perimeter barrier around the BlackRapid camera strap to prevent the strap from being cut. This is ideal for travelers who want added protection in unfamiliar surroundings.
The ProtectR adds a first level of deterrence by exposing the cable through small cut-aways in the fabric to reveal the cable to avoid any initial encounter, unlike other products where the strand is concealed and the offender is unaware of any protection. The ProtectR comes in two accommodating sizes.
Ron Henry, photographer and founder of BlackRapid said: "We strive to create products that solve fundamental problems for photographers, so they can live the moment and not have to fuss with their gear. Whether it's wanting to feel more secure in unfamiliar surroundings or just being a left-hander, we want to provide the solution."
All products are available now at specialty photography retailers around the globe.
The Sport -L strap and ProtectR continue the company's move into the broader camera accessories market with products designed for speed, comfort and efficiency. In addition to camera straps, the company also offers the SnapR line of camera bags and the LensBling Rear Cap System, with easy-to-see graphics and labels for the focal length of the lens on the rear lens cap.
For more information about other BlackRapid products go to BlackRapid.com, or any of our listed retailers or distributors for further information.
BlackRapid is the premier camera accessory brand, offering products designed to improve the speed, comfort and efficiency of consumer and professional photographers. Based in Seattle, WA, BlackRapid's products are distributed in over 50 countries. Seattle photographer Ron Henry founded BlackRapid in 2008, with co-owner and BlackRapid President, Kurt Peterson.