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Opteka X-GRIP Professional Camera / Camcorder Action Stabilizing Handle- Black

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  • Fits most compact cameras and camcorders with a standard 1/4-20 thread
  • Cushioned NBR padded handle alleviates the stress of lengthy filming
  • High-grade ABS impact-absorbent plastic
  • Shoe mount (removable) for video lights, flashes, or microphones
  • 1 Year Opteka Warranty
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Opteka X-GRIP Professional Camera / Camcorder Action Stabilizing Handle- Black + NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras + TAKSTAR SGC-598 Photography Interview MIC Microphone for Nikon Canon Camera DV Camcorder
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Product Details

Size: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003PBB4ME
  • Item model number: XGRIP-BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (405 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 15, 2010
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Product Description

Size: Black


The X-Grip Handle for Prof. Camera adds an extra level of convenience and control to your video production by providing a comfortable top handgrip--and a stable base--to your camcorder or DSLR. This not only allows for easier transport, but gives you the freedom to shoot smoother, more stable video from below the waist and even at ground level. So when you're ready to pump up a scene's action quotient, shooting from a skateboard, rollerblades or even a bike becomes far less challenging. A hot shoe adapter on the front of the handle allows for convenient mic or light placement, so that even quiet, handheld dialogue scenes will benefit from using Opteka's X-Grip.

FEATURES:
  • Provides stabilization for action video shoots
  • Fits most compact camcorders, digital cameras, and entry SLRs
  • Hot shoe allows attachment of a flash or video light
  • Foam padded handle alleviates the stress of lengthy filming

Customer Reviews

It's a very good quality, sturdy, I like the foam handle.
Tania VP Cargo
The hot shoe on the top I use to mount an LED light, which stands out front, enabling you to still use the handle.
SanNic44
Works great for stabilizing my small video camera for both low angle shots & regular shots.
Donald3659

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Witchhawk on February 27, 2012
Size Name: Black Verified Purchase
Wow, after reading some of the negative reviews on here I was hesitant to order this for my new Vixia camera. I especially liked the video review from someone who obviously has no idea what to do with this item (or had some serious camera issues) Bottom line first - I am extremely satisfied with my purchase and love the X-Grip!

First off, after unboxing my new camera and all of the gear that came with it, I just had to see if my camera would swivel loosely around on the X-Grip like the guy in the video review. Guess what? An eighth of a turn past snug on the mounting bolt and nothing short of a forceful twist of the camera would shake this thing loose. I flipped it,shook it, twisted it, and swung it around like a madman and my camera remained precisely where I had positioned it.

As for those who are complaining that the X-Grip cannot be attached to a tripod - double check the backside of the camera mounting thumbscrew. If yours is like mine, it took a few minutes to notice but it is double threaded, meaning that your tripod shoe will attach here easily.

With a little ingenuity I set my X-Grip up to carry not only the camera, but 3-4 other accessories that have shoe mounts as well. Cameras are easy, everything is standard 1/4X20 thread! Most of my accessories (lights, microphone, etc) came with mounting bars and thumbscrews designed to attach to the camera's single, threaded hole in the bottom. Well, since this hole was occupied by the X-Grip, I simply mounted one of the bars to the top portion of the X-Grip with a 1/4X20 bolt and added 3 of the thumbscrew/shoe mounts to that - plus the one included on the X-Grip. Now my X-Grip, if needed, can be a handheld or tripod mounted "all in one" studio.
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353 of 433 people found the following review helpful By A. King on January 13, 2012
Size Name: Black Verified Purchase
Length: 4:23 Mins
I bought this based on reviews and I must say I was horrified when mine was delivered. I would not trust my video camera to this flimsy piece of plastic. I cannot say anything good about this product - I guess you get what you pay for.

I have added a video to demonstrate some of its shortcomings.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M. Scott Palmer on February 1, 2011
Size Name: Black Verified Purchase
I love this thing. It's much more than just a handle for low-angle skater shots. I use mine with a Canon Vixia HF-10, and I like that I can mount the camera forward, as you see in most of the product shots, or 90 degrees left so that the curved handle serves as more of a left-hand support for regular shooting... like a flash bracket that still photographers use. That's going to be my default setup. Since the camera mounting screw is in a little track that extends the length of the flat rubber area, the camera can be slid forward or backwards within the X-Grip before tightening. In my case, I slide it all the way forward, rotate it 90 degrees counter-clockwise, and the camera's video monitor has plenty of room to swing all the way out to the left without hitting the handle curve. The accessory bracket on top also rotates 360 degrees so the light/microphone can match the camera direction.

My only complaint is related to the mounting knob below. I'm thrilled that it also has a female thread for mounting to a tripod or other standard-thread item. But the X-Grip's feet, the little skid things that it sits on, get in the way of my tripod head a little. I use a Manfrotto 501 pro tripod head with the large quick-release plate. If that plate is mounted directly underneath the X-Grip, then I can't slide the plate/X-Grip combo onto the tripod head without some serious force - too much to be practical. Fortunately, the solution was to disassemble the whole thing and add a single metal washer between the camera mount knob and the underside of the X-Grip, which caused the knob to hang just a fraction of an inch lower when the camera was fully tightened in place.
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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful By James Prine on September 5, 2010
Size Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought the X-Grip for camcorder use. It was shipped fast and arrived in perfect condition. I appreciate the simple, uncluttered, straightforward design which was executed with quality materials. Attaching it to the camcorder is swift and easy, and the X-Grip can even be attached to a tripod or other mount when operating the camcorder. The heavy-duty accessory shoe can be detached. The grip of the unit is heavily padded and comfortable to use. Small built-in 'loops' at the top and bottom of the mount can be used to attach additional accessories via zip-ties or other field expedients. The X-Grip is constructed from very heavy duty plastic and is robust enough to withstand many years of service. I heartily recommend this unit to all active videographers who want bang for their bucks.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Deau on October 29, 2010
Size Name: Black Verified Purchase
I love this thing! Use it with a canon vixia hf s10 and I rarely ever take the camera off. Gives great additional weight to a light weight camcorder, and adds extra stability control. There's another model without the sidebars, and it appears that the top may be angled down a little more than this model (based off pictures). I bought this model because I didn't want the top curved down, and thought the side bars might add for an extra hand grip or stationary stability. Some ppl complain about the bars digging into their palm while trying to hold the camcorder. I can see how this may be a problem, but if you move the camcorder as far right as possible in one of the sliding pegs, the issue should be resolved. I personally have never found having the bar against my palm to be an issue. It never hurt, and again, made for more stable control as I felt I was holding the camcorder and part of the X-Grip. I have a heavy duty L bracket as an additional attachment to it; fits nicely between the base and the side bars.

(NOTE* If you unscrew and open up the base of the X-Grip, there's a thick threaded washer inside which you screw the clamp screw in and attach the camcorder on. I had an additional one of these washers made and placed inside, so I could slide the L bracket between the base and the side bars. ...It's a really sweet setup. Now, not only do I have the strap grip on the right for my camcorder, but the hand grip of the L bracket on the left which I use to attach my light. With a hand in both of those positions and the back of the X-Grip pressed against your shoulder, you get ultimate stability.
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