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Opteka GS-2 Genuine Leather Ergonomic Stabilizing Hand Grip Strap for Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Genuine Leather
  • Ergonomically designed for optimal comfort
  • Padded strap alleviates the stress of length shoots
  • Greatly improves stability; Fits most Digital SLR cameras
  • Attaches via the tripod socket (dual-thread still allows use of a tripod)
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Technical Details


Product Description

The Opteka GS-2 is a ergonomically designed padded grip strap made to fit most Digital SLR cameras. The GS-2 provides a secure, one hand grip to your DSLR camera, stabilizing your shot and alleviating fatigue during extended photo shoots. It attaches via the tripod mount. You may still use a tripod with the strap attached.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 48 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006C2H8UU
  • Item model number: GS-2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 22, 2011
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Customer Reviews

Very well made and comfortable.
D. Ritchie
This strap fits like a glove, very comfortable, I have no problems reaching all the controls on my Nikon which is safely secured to my hand.
Mary
As I attached the piece to the camera, glue oozed out and was squashed all across the bottom of my camera.
RecklessRat

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Sweeney on December 9, 2011
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Definitely worth the $9. The Opteka GS-2 is comprised of sturdy materials and solid construction, so I can't fault it there, and if you are shooting in full-auto, it's probably great, but for those of us who value the use of our right thumb for making adjustments on the back of the camera, it can be too constraining.

To have enough freedom to use the back-panel buttons, you need to set the strap pretty loose, which makes it hang awkwardly, but still secure enough that you can let go entirely and not worry about the camera falling off, but just barely.

I'm not a master of straps, so I was a little put off that there were no instructions or at least a diagram of how to weave the strap through the camera mounting point and back onto the plastic cinching gizmo. Ideally, there would be an explanation of how to find the proper fit and tightness as well.

The base screws securely into the tripod mount on the camera and has its own mount beneath, so you can leave the hand grip attached when you attach to a tripod, and in my case, I leave the quick-release plate for my tripod attached to the base of the hand grip by default.

I haven't been willing to commit to a Black Rapid type strap and found that when shooting, I tend to wind my camera strap into a makeshift hand grip anyway, so this is a step forward for sure.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mary on March 6, 2012
I purchased the Opteka GS-2 Ergonomic strap that was sold by 47th Street Photo. First off, let me say I recieved it two days after I had placed the order and I did not use the One-Day shipping. Great service!!

When opening the package, there were no instructions. I thought I could figure it out by looking at it...nope...so I found a video on YouTube. After a few adjustments I found a perfect fit for my hand.

This strap fits like a glove, very comfortable, I have no problems reaching all the controls on my Nikon which is safely secured to my hand.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Turlough on September 22, 2012
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I decided to get this for my d5100 after I played around with my friends camera, which had a hand-grip strap installed. Before that point, i was using long neck/shoulder straps (and an adapter that let you hook one strap to the tripod mount area) allowing me to sling the camera at my side or behind my back (good for moving around in crowds).

I enjoyed the strap setup, but there were times where it would get in the way or just be a hassle to deal with that long strap all the time. Switching to a hand-grip strap allowed me to keep my camera in my hand and at-the-ready, while not having to deal with continually keeping a grip on it.

This is my first hand-grip strap. I chose this one because it attaches around your wrist as well. Once you get it adjusted to your personal tastes, it is very secure and reasonably comfortable. The strap that goes around your wrist allows me to relax my hand completely and just let the camera hang there with no concern of it falling to the ground. During long bouts of active shooting, being able to do that is a nice convenience. It mounts securely to the tripod mount and in my experience, has never slipped or needed tightening.

The only *slight* issue is that with my smallish hands, it can take some contorting to hit certain button combinations on the camera. As i said, this is a very slight issue, easily alleviated by changing my grip slightly when I encounter a situation i know will require some fiddling with the settings.

Otherwise this is a well-built, quality addition to my shooting experience, and well worth the $9. After a brief period of adjustment, it is now my preferred manner of carrying my camera in most all scenarios.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mek on April 2, 2013
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I do a lot of street photography and this seemed a great way to walk around with my Nikon D90 and a zoom lens. Unfortunately, it just did not work for me. It is built well and does not appear cheap; however, the design is off. I felt either my hand squeezed by the grip or my camera slipping away. Also, the ergonomics are not correct when coupled with the D90 and my access to controls was awkward at best (I have a medium size hand). I returned it after a day and thank Amazon for the great customer service.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RecklessRat on January 8, 2014
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Unfortunately, it seems that the part that attaches to the base of the camera, the part that screws into the tripod socket, features a soft padding layer that is held in place with a still soft wet glue. As I attached the piece to the camera, glue oozed out and was squashed all across the bottom of my camera.

It had been some time after receiving that I first tried the product, so it was too late to return. Interestingly though, it's been a couple of months and the glue is still wet. I don't know what glue it was that they used but my babies boogers would have been a much better adhesive.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom on February 6, 2012
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Bought this for my Canon T3i and am quite pleased.

It's cost effective and works well. I don't own a 7D so I'm not sure what the other reviewer was commenting on. Mine stays nice and tight and I can still reach everything, even the menu button on the far left.

I was previously wrapping the stock canon neck strap around my wrist a few times but this is an improvement. I rigged the stock neck strap to the hand grip and have them both connected. Sometimes I still wrap the neck strap on my arm, a bit overkill I suppose.

I have a whole slew of Opteka extras for my T3i and like their other products, this one doesn't disappoint in price or value.
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