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Hand strap with a gripped 7D??

 
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Feb 14, 2011 01:08 |  #1

Do you use a hand strap with your gripped 7D or does it just get in the way?


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Feb 14, 2011 01:10 |  #2

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11838956 (external link)
Do you use a hand strap with your gripped 7D or does it just get in the way?

Uhh.. are you referring to something like the Canon E1 leather handstrap? I used one on my 1d2, and absolutely loved it.

I'd put it on my own gripped 7d, but I like having the option of taking the grip off when I feel like it. With the strap on--it's not hard to remove--but it can take up to 10 minutes to put it back on and get it properly tightened!!


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Feb 14, 2011 01:28 |  #3

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11838956 (external link)
Do you use a hand strap with your gripped 7D or does it just get in the way?

Yes, but I like keeping the handstrap on because it allows me to sometimes rest my grip and still have a secure hold on my camera between shots.


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Feb 14, 2011 02:44 |  #4

To answer your question about it getting in the way--it does NOT. You can grip your hand around the strap if you choose not to put your hand through it. It will basically just feel like padding on the grip.


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Feb 14, 2011 03:45 |  #5

I have an E1 hand strap on my 1DMKII and I love it a lot. On my 7D, I really want to get one. But when I'm doing video I remove the grip and mount it on my steadicam. When I take photos I put the grip back on. So for me I don't want to take off the hand strap and put it back on all the time.

But honestly if you're thinking of getting one, get one. It makes your camera feel much more secure.


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Feb 14, 2011 04:09 |  #6

at the E1 and just swapped it out for the Herringbone.....I honestly think I use my handgrip more than a neck strap


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Feb 15, 2011 01:37 |  #7

Thanks for the replies. If you have the handstrap on does it get in the way when you shoot portrait? I would assume you'd have to slip your hand out to be able to use the controls on the battery grip wouldn't you?


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Feb 15, 2011 01:40 |  #8

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11845901 (external link)
Thanks for the replies. If you have the handstrap on does it get in the way when you shoot portrait? I would assume you'd have to slip your hand out to be able to use the controls on the battery grip wouldn't you?

That one is pretty obvious--you wouldn't keep your hand on the main shutter button when you're in portrait-mode. :) The strap does not get in the way of ANY of the buttons. Look at where the strap loop is on the grip--there's no way it would interfere with the shutter button--it's not even in the same area.


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Feb 15, 2011 01:53 |  #9

The hand strap is not going to get in the way of any buttons in portrait mode. If the strap did get in the way canon wouldn't give the option of putting on the strap on the 7D.


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Feb 15, 2011 14:39 |  #10

MOkoFOko wrote in post #11845908 (external link)
That one is pretty obvious--you wouldn't keep your hand on the main shutter button when you're in portrait-mode. :) The strap does not get in the way of ANY of the buttons. Look at where the strap loop is on the grip--there's no way it would interfere with the shutter button--it's not even in the same area.

I assumed that but just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help. I'm going to buy the battery grip now.


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Feb 15, 2011 15:01 |  #11

Note that quickly changing lenses with a handstrap is a potential problem. I like to have both hands freely available during a lens change plus the "safety harness" of either a neck strap or the "safety net" of a table or padded camera bag immediately below the camera.




  
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Feb 15, 2011 15:03 |  #12

I'm thinking about getting a handstrap, but i bought my grip because I use it in portrait mode, doesn't the handstrap get in the way?


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Feb 15, 2011 15:37 |  #13

I have a hand strap on my gripped 550d, and it is much better than the long neck strap.
The long neck strap gets in the way all the time, esp on a tripod, so the time u lose getting that long strap out the way can be spent sitting down and changing your lens properly if u worried about dropping it, or "security".
You will never have a strap in your shot either.


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Feb 15, 2011 16:49 |  #14

yjt wrote in post #11849161 (external link)
I'm thinking about getting a handstrap, but i bought my grip because I use it in portrait mode, doesn't the handstrap get in the way?

No it doesn't get in the way in portrait mode.


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Feb 15, 2011 16:52 |  #15

yjt wrote in post #11849161 (external link)
I'm thinking about getting a handstrap, but i bought my grip because I use it in portrait mode, doesn't the handstrap get in the way?

How could it get in the way?


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