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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
I purchased this strap so that I could hike through the Grand Tetons and not worry about the camera dangling from my neck or slipping from my sweaty grip as I bounced over boulders and bears. The wrist strap is what convinced me to buy this, and the price is great. However, there was one small design flaw that unfortunately was the lynchpin in the whole apparatus.

The Velcro patches are both sewn on the same face of the neoprene strap (i.e., laying flat, the Velcro patches are both on top--one on the right; one on the left), which means that when the strap overlaps (as in the product picture), the Velcro on the right touches the bottom of the opposite (left half) strap (i.e., where there should be the other half of the Velcro). (If I were to describe my wrapped strap as a stack of material, it would be neoprene, Velcro, neoprene, Velcro. Instead, the correct way should be neoprene, Velcro, Velcro, neoprene so that the Velcro attaches to itself.) Therefore, the strap can't wrap closed around my wrist. I could, if I dared, face the two ends as though the strap was "clapping" itself around my wrist, but that leaves a four-inch "tab" of neoprene extending from my wrist, which defeats the security idea of a wrist strap.

Far too many Amazon reviewers give a product one star because they didn't like the seller's interaction. I'm going to leave a positive note to make up for it. Despite the product having this one flaw (albeit a show-stopping one), the seller deserves credit for communicating with me and for taking care of a full refund right away. If they can get the manufacturer to fix the product, I would love to buy a new one from this seller (Accessory Genie).

---EDIT JANUARY 2014---

Since first writing my review a year and a half ago, I have been watching this item to see if/how it would improve. When I first bought this in August 2012, it was $6.99. Then I returned it (see review above) but before I could repurchase it, the price jumped within days to $9.99--and that's precisely why I did not repurchase it. Now it's sold by USA Gear (not Accessory Genie), and the price is $14.99. It's the same product, only with more branding...and a cleaning kit. Is this really something that gets dirty enough to warrant a cleaning kit? It's clearly not free, either. Why can't companies just be straightforward anymore?
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2012
I have a Nikon D5100 and I use this strap all the time. The bottom mount screws into the bottom of my camera and the webbing attaches to the strap mount. The screen flips out fine without any obstruction. This thing is so easy and practical, how can you mess it up? I will add some pictures soon!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2012
I am so happy with my purchase of this camera wrist grip! its easy to use, very comfortable, and so much easier on my shoulder than the old neck strap! i would recommend this for others who get alot of use or long periods of use out of their cameras and are tired of the hassle of other straps.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2012
I bought this strap because I often take my camera with me while birdwatching. With both binoculars and a camera hanging around my neck I found that the one I needed was always under the other. Besides, both together weigh more than I care to carry on my neck! Now, I have my camera ready, but I can always let it dangle while I use my binoculars. The security (both from dropping and from theft) is a plus! I also like that the camera & grip fits in my camera bag well and is easier to get out of the bag than camera & neck strap.

My new Nikon CoolPix P510 has a lot of controls on the top. It was a little difficult to reach all with the grip on, so I started sliding the grip on my hand with the top strap between my index finger and the next finger. Now, I can reach all of the buttons and dials I need. I just need to learn what they all do! I find that with this strap placement the grip is still comfortable and safe and secure on my hand.

Other reviewers have mentioned that the small buckle doesn't hold the webbing strap and that it slips loose. My fix: I put the strap through the buckle twice and then tucked the whole buckle and strap combo down into the strap slot on the grip. Have had no problems with slipping so far.

I highly recommend this product!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon June 28, 2012
I do a lot of nature photography and sometimes when I am looking to shoot a new scene, I will walk around the area and take lots of digital shots from different angles. Also, if I am at a public event with lots of people, I just hate having my Nikon around my neck and have often just carried it around in my hand. This strap does make it more secure when doing both of those, by keeping the camera in your hand and secured with the wrist strap. Its made by Vivitar and there is a big V on the outside of the item, and thank goodness they didn't spell out the name Vivitar because, being a Nikon owner, that just wouldn't have worked! LOL I like the item, and the price makes is a good value. I would like to have something come out that better fits my camera in particular, but since this is a generic item for all cameras, it will do. The item does mount on your neck strap post as well as your tripod mount. So, switching to tripod does mean unscrewing the Grip from the tripod mount - not exactly quick, but acceptable. 4 stars instead of 5 for having a big "V" on the outside.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
I own the D5100 Nikon and this item works great with it.

I've owned this item now for a week and have done a few long walks with it (2-5 hrs)and this item works great, my hand didn't get tired.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2012
The product is better than I hoped for this low price. Good quality and the best of all is the adjustment capacity to all my cameras and all hand sizes. Seller service is excellent. They really care about customer service.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2013
I've had to criss-cross the wrist strap because I have smaller wrists. I'll be sewing some more velcro onto this item. I read the other reviews and I see what they mean about it being restrictive to your hand. However, I use a Nikon CoolPix P510 and I can shut the camera off or switch it on with my thumb. The picture snapping button is in a place where reaching it with my index finger, is not a problem.

I did not know this camera came with the mounting screw. So, I purchased a couple little D-ring screws for the bottom of this. I still might switch it out because I am not particularly fond of the bottom piece. It moves my smaller hand, further away from my camera buttons. That D-ring screw will hold the strap of the camera just fine. The D-ring might solve other people's issues (with their particular cameras) about the viewer being blocked by the attachment.

I fussed with the strap attaching this to my camera. I've got no issues or problems with it staying in place. I just flipped the strap end back over itself and pushed it through the strap holder. I also, put the strap holder closer to where the slit opening is for running the whole strap through. That *can* be adjusted, so, I adjusted it, too.

Overall, I think this is a nice product and will function for me, just fine. I'm keeping my neck strap on my camera, too, though because I'm a klutz,
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2012
I like the tight compact feel and as a shooter who hates around the neck straps this was an obvious choice. I was a little surprised at the large plastic bottom plate, but it has a 1/4-20 threaded port to drop this on a tripod. If you like to have a quick release plate on you camera, even when its not on the tripod, this may not be the solution. I am struggling with the added thickness of the plastic plate and my aluminum quick release stacked on top of each other. Might have to work on that. Good construction.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2012
Still getting used to wrist strap, I feel more secure holding the camera with this strap attached. Camera feels more secure in my hand when I am shooting pictures.
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