Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Black Rapid SnapR 10 Review

I am a case/bag-kind-of-guy. What I mean by this is, I prefer to always have my gadgets in cases or bags. I am not so comfortable when my gadgets are naked. The most "naked" gadget that I have is my iPhone4 which only has the bumper on it.

The same is true for my camera gear - I have bags and cases for each and every occasion.

Enter the BlackRapid SnapR 10.

This nifty little bag has a really good design and is made up of really good materials. The shell of the bag is made up of water repellant material - this material was able to shield some of the drizzle that splashed on the wife and I when we got caught in the rain one time. However, this is not a waterproof bag - it is not really sealed - so you should still protect your gear when you're in a downpour.

The first step in using this bag is attach the loose strap to the tripod screw mount. After that, you have several options as to how you want to use the SnapR 10: You can use the small strap to permanently tether the camera to the bag, or you can use the small strap as a handstrap.

You can attach the long strap to the camera bag - you may need to fiddle a little with the buckles since they are partly hidden on the back of the bag. Or, instead of putting on the long strap, you can also use the small bag as a belt accessory.

Inside the bag is a small pocket where you can put an extra battery and an extra card. You can even put your iPhone in! Well, the iPhone before the iPhone5 and without a case!

But, the best way to show it is by a video demonstration. And since the wife is the one who handles the point-and-shoot most of the time, she'll be the one who will model the SnapR 10.

This is a Highly Recommended photography accessory!

So get yours here!

Some notes:

-- This is the first time that I have used a DSLR to shoot a movie, so any sloppy camera work is mine and mine alone (the wife is a much better videographer than I am!). Also, I pieced the video clips together in Adobe Photoshop - it's good that Photoshop can now edit movies also, albeit it slows down my computer considerably.

-- Special thanks go to K. Francesca Lukjanowicz of BlackRapid for providing the SnapR.

-- Music in the video: "Sunshine" by Cath and Phil Tyler.


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