Top positive review
Much better for small, light lenses. Not good for heavy lenses.
on February 16, 2016
I've long thought that having a camera strap around my neck was not for me. They are dorky and uncomfortable (in my opinion). At the same time, even though the grip on my 60D is very comfortable and easy to hold on to singlehandedly when walking around, I am still not past the worry that I will drop my camera and damage it. I'm very paranoid about this kind of thing and I baby all of my electronics, so this concern might be more out of paranoia than out of any real worry. Even so, I looked for a solution to my "problem."
I found this "quick grip" and figured I'd give it a shop. I got it just in time for my trip to central america, and I used this quick grip extensively throughout the two week long trip. I shot about 3000 photos and used the grip for all of them. My two favorite lenses, the 50mm f/1.4, and the 24-70mm f/2.8L have a large difference in weight and size, and both were used with this grip a lot. With the 50, the lighter lens, this grip is a five star product. It doesn't shift back and fourth at all (more on this later). Even with the grip adjusted tightly, it was very comfortable.
With the 24-70, there was a little bit of a different story. This lens is considerably heavier than the 50, and some of the flaws of the grip started to show when I used them at the same time. The grip liked to shift back and fourth with the heavier lens on, and wouldn't stay in one place. Additionally, the grip would very slowly become looser with the heavier lens on. This is not a big deal, as I would only have to re-thghten slightly every few hours, if I had to tighten a lot very frequently, that would be a different story.
With the light, small 50 lens, this is a five star product, with heavier lenses, this is a three star product, so on average, it gets four stars.
A word of warning: the 24-70 is not *that* heavy of a lens. I don't think that this grip would work well with a heavy telephoto.