I was looking to replace the stock strap that came with my Canon 700d with a Black Rapid strap but didn’t want to keep swapping the tripod quick release(QR) plate for the fastenR. I found a way on YouTube to use the QR plate with the Black Rapid Strap (I do not any credit for this setup) but it has since been removed.
There is an alternative to this method which was to buy Black Rapid’s FastenR FR-T1 which replaces the screw on the plate but it would mean you would have to buy and replace all the screws on the plate which was priced at £14.99 on Amazon (RRP £19.99). Whilst this setup maybe expensive for a single camera, single plate setup anything more will ending up costing more.
I take no responsibility for anyone following my instructions and it’s provided as is.
The following parts are needed:
The key is the Manfrotto 323 at £23.99 at the time (RRP £33.95) on Amazon. At the end you’ll end up with a spare plate for another camera.
The quick release feels very solid (more than the one on my tripod) with a small lock lever it will be unlikely to go anywhere. As a precaution to using this unofficial setup, I’ve also used the Black Rapid Tether Kit to the strap anchors on the camera to the strap karabiner:
This setup financially makes more sense for people using more than one camera on the strap and convient to use. The only issue I have encountered so far is adding the tether kit adds an extra item to attach but the added safety gives me a piece of mind.