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BARSKA Accu Grip Handheld Tripod System
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- Handheld tripod system for camera stability
- Provides greater range of motion
- Non-slip finish
- Compatible with spotting scopes and binoculars
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When Amazon suggested this might be an item I'd be interested in, they were right! I figured I probably wouldn't use it often, but for the price, I couldn't resist. I figured it would be good for handheld home movies, at least, when I'm not getting paid to carry my tripod around.
Like another reviewer mentioned, there's no longer a little "spike" on the mounting surface to keep your camera from rotating...just a hole there. That's good, because who wants a spike sticking into their camera?
Yeah, it's plastic, it's hollow, and it's light. Toy-like? No. Would you really want this to be a heavy iron handle attached to your camera? It has a really nice plastic finish...the exact same finish as my Lumix GH1...which is the main camera I'll probably use it with. The rectangle spot on the back of the handle is a rubberized area, making it even more comfortable to hold.
I have average sized man hands, I guess, and I like the fit. Larger hands might have a problem with this, however.
But, they still didn't get it perfect. As others mentioned, the 1/4-20 threaded stud is too long for some cameras. It needs to be shortened by about two threads. It fits my Lumix GH1 and my Lumix ZS3, but not my Fujifilm W3 or my 35mm Olympus OMG SLR...or it's auto winder grip...the stud bottoms out in the mounts before getting tight.
Removing the existing foam rubber mounting surface and replacing it with a thicker piece of foam rubber would probably fix it, but aside from the fact I shouldn't HAVE to do this to a brand new product, and don't want it to look "hacked" if I don't do a good job of it. Putting a rubber or metal washer on it as a spacer would fall into the "hacked" category IMHO...I'm not doing that.
If they will make one with a shorter stud on it, I'd be happy to purchase another one!
I attached this Barska Accu grip to my Sony Action Cam's Sony AKA-LUI housing, the screw bottomed out but the cam was still not snug against the grip. The screw is too long. (my 1 star deduction, because I read this was a common issue) This can be resolved by filing the screw down, I may down the road... OR as I did, I found some rubber washers and stacked a couple beneath (1" Dia O.D. ,1/4" I.D.) and works perfectly. I do like the feel of the grip, can hold the camera much more firmly, and control the Record button with my thumb very easily.
The setup feels a little forward heavy because of the location of the 1/4-20 tripod hole being rearward on the cam housing.. but to me, this set up is a keeper. I Think so anyway.. still contemplating! Opposed to holding this slick feeling housing awkwardly, the handle adds much benefit! I am posting some pic's, not the best, cell ph pic's to give you an idea of the way it all looks together. It instantly reminded me of the old Bolex 8mm that was given to me years ago... I pulled it put to share with you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this to use with a Sony action cam. It works great.Published 4 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very badly built product. When I mounted it to my camera, it was uncomfortable to hold, and it makes your shots wobbly when used.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My little Canon Vixia video camera was very difficult to hold and to use, with my big hands, until I added this simple tool to it. Now I enjoy using it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom
Very easy to attach, with one hand. Tap screws in quickly. Final attachment can be leveled, and remains strong, even if holding an extended 200mm zoom lens. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Electric Eccentric
I was kind of skeptical to begin with, but after using this product, I realized how awesome it is! It work perfectly for my GoPro 4 Black. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ruzzel
This thing is awesome. I feel like I am holding a gun in my hands when shooting. Excellent grip, has a nice texture to the grip and feels very rugged.Published 2 months ago by Gadgetguy
Great add-on to the Sony Camcorder Cradle. Works perfectly. ThanksPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer