BlackRapid® Brings the Highly Anticipated Tripod Plate to Market


BlackRapid® Brings the Highly Anticipated Tripod Plate to Market

Booth #PV3001

SEATTLE, WA - August. 30th, 2015 - Seattle-based camera accessory company BlackRapid®, makers of the revolutionary R-Strap camera sling, will exhibit at the Summer Outdoor Retailer next week. The show is being held Aug. 5-8, 2015 in Salt Lake City.

BlackRapid® has been expanding technology and applications to the active outdoor market segment. By continuing to revolutionize outdoor photography accessories, adding photography and athlete ambassadors, and increasing social media, BlackRapid is making an impact across all markets.

“BlackRapid is very excited to be returning to Salt Lake City for our second summer OR show. We were blown away by the success we saw this winter and are anticipating another impactful show. We continue to grow and prosper with new technology and product reach, we look forward to presenting the new Arca-compatible Tripod Plate 50 and 70 next week,” explains Jim Chi, Senior Vice President at BlackRapid.

The company will show its complete line at Outdoor Retailer, including its Backpack Strap, Sport Strap and Cross Shot camera slings, at booth #PV3001.


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The much-awaited BlackRapid Arca-compatible quick release plate conveniently allows you to switch from camera strap to tripod, hassle-free. Two sizes are made available, ensuring the best fit for DSLR's to compact mirror less cameras. The plate comes equipped with BlackRapid's stainless steel tripod FastenR. 

BlackRapid revolutionized the way photographers carry cameras. The company's innovative sling system carries the camera upside down by the camera's tripod mount and a specially designed sliding mechanism allows the camera to easily slide up the strap into position for shooting the perfect photo. The unique BlackRapid sling goes across the chest and the camera sits securely at one side and upside down. BlackRapid makes a broad line of camera slings for casual and professional outdoor, sports, family and wedding photographers.

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About BlackRapid

BlackRapid is a company that revolutionized the camera strap with its patented sling design. Ron Henry a professional photographer from Seattle was looking for a better way to carry his camera than the traditional neck strap. He found that connecting the camera to the tripod hole and hanging the camera upside-down was the solution. With a trip to Seattle's REI to buy some climbing straps, mixed with simple hardware, he came up with the first working prototype. This was the start of something new and exciting that photographers all over the world would begin to use. BlackRapid is now in over 50 countries and was part of the INC 500 for one of the fastest growing companies in 2012. BlackRapid is a premier camera accessory brand offering products designed to improve the speed, comfort and efficiency of consumer and professional photographers.

For more information, please contact: Beth Cochran o: 406.579.7909,