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Hand strap with a gripped 7D??

 
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Feb 15, 2011 17:38 |  #16

Get a Nikon hand strap, which looks and works better.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …AH_4_Hand_Grip_​Strap.html (external link)


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Feb 15, 2011 17:41 |  #17

x_tan wrote in post #11850266 (external link)
Get a Nikon hand strap, which looks and works better.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …AH_4_Hand_Grip_​Strap.html (external link)

Horrible. That's the kind of strap that makes people think a handstrap is something that gets in the way.

A simpler strap like the Canon model is very easy to slide your hand in and out of.


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Feb 15, 2011 17:52 |  #18

krb wrote in post #11850282 (external link)
Horrible. That's the kind of strap that makes people think a handstrap is something that gets in the way.

A simpler strap like the Canon model is very easy to slide your hand in and out of.

A DIY one should be even better then ;)


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Feb 15, 2011 18:52 |  #19

x_tan wrote in post #11850266 (external link)
Get a Nikon hand strap, which looks and works better.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …AH_4_Hand_Grip_​Strap.html (external link)

LOL for the price of that strap I'll pass.


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Feb 15, 2011 18:56 |  #20

Jardiniboy wrote in post #11850733 (external link)
LOL for the price of that strap I'll pass.

I don't have one as I rather but the camera around my neck.


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Feb 15, 2011 19:10 |  #21

To make it easier for you guys to see how a 7D with the E1 handstap I just took pictures of my 7D with the E1. Excuse the low quality it's from my phone. One in landscape mode and the other in portrait mode.

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As you can see my thumb is on the rear buttons and my index is on the shutter with no problems. Also, if you look at the picture the strap is no where near my hand.

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Feb 16, 2011 01:47 |  #22

Jardiniboy, thanks for the pictures. It's true what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words.


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Feb 16, 2011 03:03 |  #23

krb wrote in post #11850282 (external link)
Horrible. That's the kind of strap that makes people think a handstrap is something that gets in the way.

A simpler strap like the Canon model is very easy to slide your hand in and out of.

agreed, and it's overpriced as well...


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Feb 16, 2011 04:43 |  #24

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11852695 (external link)
Jardiniboy, thanks for the pictures. It's true what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words.

No problem it's cool. I was bored today so I just decided to swap the hand strap from my 1D to 7D, then put it back on the 1D.


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Feb 16, 2011 04:48 |  #25

Just to add another voice - I have a gripped, hand strapped 7D and have no problems with it getting in the way - I shoot portrait a ton too.


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Feb 16, 2011 11:06 |  #26

E-1 handstrap and Domke Gripper neck strap. I can remove the center section of the neckstrap and then connect the two ends if needed.




  
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Feb 16, 2011 13:06 as a reply to  @ brucea's post |  #27

I bought a cheap Opteka handstrap just to see if I would like it. In the end I prefer to be able to orient portrait more easily, and it was useless for this.

Also, I have small hands, and although I love the ergonomics of the 7D, and the size is not an issue, I have to move my hand more extensively to reach controls and that required a looser strap making it feel very insecure in my hand. If I were in a situation where I was landscape, and same lighting all day, I would definitely break it out for usage, but for daily use with changes in orientation and control, i did not work for me.

Kept it for travel as well as I may remove the grip to create a smaller walkaround package, it would be OK for this as well...

Best of luck, hope this helps...


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Feb 16, 2011 13:18 |  #28

x_tan wrote in post #11850266 (external link)
Get a Nikon hand strap, which looks and works better.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …AH_4_Hand_Grip_​Strap.html (external link)

I used to own that Nikon Strap and it was great. However, it doesn't work too well with the grip.


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Feb 16, 2011 18:37 |  #29

On another note, the handstrap should really come with an instruction manual!! Anyone else that spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how it should be then googling it and then finally being able to tighten it properly?


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Feb 16, 2011 19:04 |  #30

Directions for the Canon E-1 handstrap are in every 1D series or Canon grip's manual.


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