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Opteka Professional Wrist Grip Strap for Digital & Film SLR Cameras (Black)

by Opteka
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  • Compatible with all Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, and Samsung SLR cameras that feature a standard 1/4"-20 tripod socket
  • Padded professional quality grip strap
  • Designed to stabilize a camera when shooting
  • Alleviates fatigue during extended sessions
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00166EUI0
  • Item model number: GSTRAP
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 18, 2008
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Product Description

The Opteka padded camera grip wraps around the hand, and is designed to stabilize a camera or camcorder when shooting, and to alleviate fatigue during extended sessions of photography or videography. Compatible with all Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, and Samsung DSLR cameras that feature a standard 1/4"-20 tripod socket

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Customer Reviews

It seems like good quality materials.
Tiffany M
The bottom mount of the strap screws into the bottom of the camera and the tripod bracket screws into the strap mount.
Tracey Paul Cash
Makes a very convenient way to hold your camera without having to use a neck strap.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

147 of 151 people found the following review helpful By L. Williams VINE VOICE on May 28, 2008
This device is an absolute must-have for any photographer--amateur or professional. I've been shooting professionally for over 30 years and I never take it off my camera except for in-studio tripod work. The strap attaches to the right shoulder strap loop on your camera, and has an attachment plate that screws into the tripod mount on the underside of the camera. Even with the wrist strap connected, there is an additional loop provided on the plate so that you can also attach a shoulder strap if desired. Your hand slides between the padded area of the grip and the camera, and you can adjust the tightness to fit your hand size. Your fingers will naturally curl around the grip of your camera and the Opteka grip holds your hand in place. Even with your hand completely relaxed, your camera will fall out of your hand. I use it on my Canon 5D Mark II with the large 24-105 L lens and it's comfortable enough to carry the camera without a shoulder strap all day without tiring. This is not an exaggeration. When I travel I carry my heavy camera for 6-8 hours this way and I barely notice it. I would never use a professional camera without one of these wrist straps. It's very secure and prevents accidentally dropping the camera while at the same time easing the amount of force necessary to hold or steady the camera while shooting.

Opteka also provides a threaded tripod mount to the bottom of the plate so you don't even have to take it off for tripod work, although I use this feature sparingly because it's not all that robust. If I'm shooting with a tripod a lot, I simply unscrew the bottom plate and let the Opteka grip hang at the side of the camera, then re-screw it when I remove the tripod. Easy, fast and secure.
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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Herbie on June 23, 2008
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As a pro with more than 30 years in the business, I have never used this type of camera strap - I always wiped it away as a "Micey Mouse Thing".
Now, after all these years I finally purchased one and I can't believe the difference...
Okay, much safer than hand carrying - but this is the secondary part - the important difference is the feel, and the sensitivity in the trigger-finger. While normally the fingers merely occupied holding the camera, you have now the weight different distributed and your fingers free for the actual important and sensitive task to push buttons, turn the wheel etc. A must-feel-experience!
I can't believe the difference! I just ordered the second one for another camera....
To go more in detail - my cameras are quite heavy and most of them have a battery grip. This makes the distance between tripod mount and upper strap attachment perfect for this hand strap. On most of my cameras I have about 4+ inches, adequate to have the strap snug around my hand - firm and comfortable at the right length. If I try the strap on a smaller camera with only about 2+ inches height, or without battery grip, the handling appears rather odd.
Therefore, if you have a larger camera, or use a battery grip, the opteka strap does amazing things for you. If your camera does not have a battery grip, you might not absolutely share my exhitement for it.
Either way, it is definitelly worth trying, considering the relative low price.
The quality appears okay and the looks is good. The leather part is actually some type of nylon or artificial leather - let's see how long this is holding up under heavy pro use.
Highly recommendable! Great price!
It takes a lot of hand shaking out of shooting and will definitelly help to get sharper pictures.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Aski on June 6, 2011
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YES, for under $10 you're not going to get a solid grip strap, but I was surprised how functional this strap was for the price tag. I'm happy with it. I use it on my Canon 7D and it is taking off the weight of the camera on my hand and it's also quite comfortable to wear. I just hope it doesn't break while I'm using it, making me drop my camera.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By John Kinnison on August 15, 2008
I'm not an expert w/handstraps, but this one seems to do the trick. There we no instructions on how to install this handstrap (seemed easy enough to me until I actually started to install it). I recommend referencing the additional pictures when installing. They show the correct front/back of the strap (for comfort purposes, the "Opteka" label should face towards the back). When I pulled mine out of the package, it was backwards, so I had to pull the strap out from the comfort pad and reinstall it.

All in all, a solid product well worth the money. Honestly, it even looks better (and more comfortable) than the other handstraps that are 3x as much. I use mine with my Nikon D80, and it works greak (and no additional "vertical" grip required to fit/feel great).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John Grooms on June 29, 2009
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Canon didn't leave many options for a "back of the hand" strap on its EOS 40D/50D camera's, unless one uses a battery grip that has mounts for a hand strap (and that's just additional extra weight if you don't need it). This hand strap makes use of the tripod mount, and one of the top neck strap loops on the camera to mount the strap to. It's completely adjustable to any length, and I tucked the adjustment buckle and excess strap length inside the padded strap cover to dress it up. Matches the Canon "look" well.

The hand strap adds a mounting loop on the bottom bracket (the one that screws in to the tripod mount) for re-attaching a neck strap if you like. I don't plan to ever use a neck strap again - they are very uncomfortable when I carry a camera as heavy as this. If you want a neck strap, buy a holster and keep your camera in that to carry with its neck strap...

Personally, I can't stand neck/shoulder straps in general, and use the holster's belt strap for infinitely more comfort, and "quick draw" access to my camera with its new hand strap!

This hand strap allows for the tripod mount to still be used, as it provides a separate socket. I tried it on my tripod and it seemed to hold ok. I couldn't get the hand strap mount to the tripod as tight as I could the camera to the tripod though. Something to keep in mind.

You do need to loosen and move the strap tripod bracket to the side in order to access the battery compartment on the EOS 50D. You DON'T have to remove the bracket though, and can leave your hand securely inside the hand strap even for a battery change. Note that loosening/moving the mount bracket would be cumbersome if also mounted on a tripod.
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