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

3.9 out of 5 stars 447 customer reviews
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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 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

Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.2 x 6 x 48 inches
Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00166EUI0
Item model number GSTRAP
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3.9 out of 5 stars 447 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #310 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Bags & Cases > Bag & Case Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com March 18, 2008

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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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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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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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Length: 1:32 Mins
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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I have two of these straps. I bought both on Amazon. I bought one about a year ago, and I bought the other two weeks ago. The old one is awesome - it is a 5-star product. The new one -- the one that you will end up receiving -- is not very good. For me, it is a 1-star product.

The one difference is about 1" to 2" of strap length, meaning that Opteka removed about 1" to 2" off the total length of the strap (my guess is that it was cheaper). This is relevant if, like me, you prefer to install the hand grip without the plastic doohickey on the bottom. I have an L-plate on the bottom of my Canon 60D and an L-plate on the bottom of my Canon 5D Mark II. Rather than use the plastic bottom piece, I connect the strap directly to my L-plates. When I do this, the OLD strap is long enough for me to double-up the strap on the top buckle so that it will not become undone (and subsequently drop my camera). The NEW strap is too short to add this protection, and thus I have no safety backup. I tried the new strap on both the 60D and 5D Mark II with the same results.

I contacted Opteka about this, and they basically told me that the shorter strap is not a design flaw because they changed the specs. Well... they get 1-star for this design change.

This strap is inexpensive and is produced in China. There are other brands selling the EXACT same strap under different brand names. Just do a search on Amazon and several will appear, and they are exactly the same thing for less money. If you want this strap, you will save money by rolling the dice with another brand.

If you have an L-bracket on the bottom of your camera, you do NOT want this strap (FYI, I use Really Right Stuff L-brackets).
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