I won a £50 voucher from Warehouse Express and was looking for something to buy at around that price. A friend uses a BlackRapid strap and swears by it, so I thought I would use the voucher to get one. It seems well made, you get a string bag to keep it in when not in use and on the shoulder-pad of the strap there is a zip pocket for memory cards. However I think it is over-priced.
The strap hangs diagonally across the body and a free-sliding carabiner clamps over a metal ring which screws into the tripod socket of the camera.
|The ring attaches to the tripod screw on the bottom of the camera.|
The camera hangs by your side at your hip or just behind your back from where you can quickly lift it to your eye via the sliding carabiner and take your photographs.
The company have even got over the problem of those users who normally leave their tripod quick release plates on their cameras, with a ring which takes the place of the screw on Manfrotto RC2 tripod plates.