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If you have big hands, forget it.
on July 22, 2013
I bought this for the same reason any of us look at the product page, we want some sort of hand strap for out dslr that mimics camcorder hand straps to give our hand a rest from gripping so hard on the camera and to steady our shots a tad.
The strap arrived very fast and was just in a plain plastic bag. It feels well built and is very sturdy, the strap could be longer and the part that you have to loop could be a bit more secure but it feels fine.
This was put on my canon rebel t3i and it fit well, it screws into the bottom and then attaches to one of the camera strap loops.
but there is a major issue, the strap is too small, when I had it all the way loosened to the point i was uncomfortable with the stability of it, it was still too small. now i am a big guy, 6 foot 5 and 300 lbs, I have fairly large hands, it was just comically unusable.
my major gripe is that, while it is a big of a squeeze to put my hand in the strap, it makes most of the buttons on the back unusable. the buttons like av, and q menu and the d pad were meant to have to pivot your hand just a bit to get your thumb to comfortably reach them, and with this strap it firmly locks your hand vertical to the side of the camera so you cant pivot your hand. Making the buttons unaccessible.
literally within 5 min of putting on my t3i I took it off and now its just sitting around collecting dust.
so overall, cool product, but if you have anything you might consider big hands, stay far far away.