Canon 2344A001 E1 Hand Strap for Eos Rebel Series
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- Handstrap E1 Requires Battery Grip Bg-E2
- Compatible With All Eos Cameras
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|Item Weight||0.1 pounds|
|Package Height||0.2 x 2 x 6.6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.05 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
After receiving it I noticed it is only intended to be used with "grand cameras" , like the EOS 1 series (film or digital) or to those other series cameras that already have a battery grip attached to them. Fortunately that's my case in which I always carry my 10D with its BG-ED3. I tell this since a 10D, 20D, DRebel or 350D body does not have a strap eyelet on its base. Only their compatible battery grip has it.
So be aware that this nice, safe and comfortable accessory could not be attached to your prosumer camera if you don't have the corresponding BG.
This strap works well IF you have the extended battery pack installed on the camera.
As to be expected, it is quality and would be handy for those who like to keep their camera in their hand ready for action shots.
Personally, I went back to the neck strap because, if using the hand strap, the camera is tied to your hand and that hand is unusable for much of anything else without putting the camera down. If you're out roaming around, the neck strap frees your hands up, reducing your fear of dropping the camera, eliminates the possibility of setting it down for a second and having it disappear and, with the neck strap, the camera is readily available.
I have to give it a 5 star due to the fact that it does exactly what it was designed to do and quality made.
On the down side, and it's a small and transient down side, actually fitting it to the camera and getting it adjusted to the exact right length for your hand is a bit fiddly and you'd sort of expect it to be insecure. I think the trick, security wise, is to make sure the bottom strap goes through the center buckle first, then it is locked in by the top strap which is already held securely at the junction with the neck strap (if used). I also don't like the attachment to the neck strap, I don't like having a fairly sharp edged piece of metal where it can rub against the chasis of the camera in normal use.
I use this on a 20d which typically has a 24-200 or 80-400 lens attached. You can only use this if you also use the battery grip, or buy a third party plate which attaches to the tripod mount and provides the lower mounting location. But since I always use the battery grip I don't have an issue.
If Canon read this, you could do with a better solution for the attachment and adjustment on an accessory of this price, you normally pay close attention to detail and it's a bit lacking here.
That changed when I used a 30D with the battery grip, and hand strap installed. You need the battery grip in order to mount the hand strap, and the difference in grip feel, and hand fatigue is incredible. With the grip/strap combo installed, I can "one hand" the camera in secure fashion all day long, and feel far more secure than with the standard body sporting a neck strap.
I resisted the additional size of the battery grip since day one, but since the hand strap will only work if the battery grip is installed, I bought it, and have no regrets. The combination is unbeatable for utility and comfort.
Imagine my dismay and anoyance at discovering that this item which was so useful and,(IMHO)absolutely necessary as my wonderful handstrap (WHICH WAS INCLUDED in the previous model)..... had been left out of the "newer and so much improved" version.
I've called and emailed Canon repeatedly(WHICH I STRONGLY SUGGEST ANY/EVERYONE DO)trying to bring attention to this issue, which, to me, is unexpected, and a completly unacceptable discrepancy.
Then consider the 30 plus dollars that Canon is TRYING to charge for it, and well here I go, off to my old fateful Amazon to GET ME ONE !! Actually, its from Adorama, and only about 20 bucks, instead.
As for my review of the strap itself, if you haven't yet gathered; Considering the cameras weight, and me constantly running up and down dirt hills chasing motocross racers and the like, I found it literally, indespensible!
Highly recomended !!
MoXioN Digital Productions
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Takes a few tries to get this to fit nicely on my 5D II but once I got it right, it fitted snug and made carrying a heavy camera and lens setup much easier.
looks good too.
This is a great hand Strap, works as it should! This was easy to install, and is very sturdy when used by itself! I highly reccomend it to anyone!Published on November 27, 2013 by Todd
This is not a real canon strap. It is totally disappointed for this order. I will never buy things like this without packaging.Published on March 23, 2013 by C. Chang
I adapted this to go vertically (portrait mode) on a gripped canon 7D. It had all the parts I needed to do it included (long strap and 2 buckles), and it works out ok. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by James Brand