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Nov 04, 2014 02:23 |  #1

Im looking at getting a hand strap as i cannot stand any neck or shoulder straps. At the moment I'm just using my camera with no straps but i think a hand strap would just give me a bit more piece of mind when using my gear out of the studio.

Im thinking either a herringbone or markins hand strap.
Are there any known issues with these hand straps? which one would you recommend?


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Nov 04, 2014 02:44 |  #2

I'd use the Hand Strap E2 by Canon. I used the Hand Strap E1 before and it was extremely reliable.




  
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Nov 04, 2014 06:39 |  #3

I personally use the herringbone and like it. Just purchased a second one for my new 7dm2. Some folks mention that it stretches and to me that is given since it is leather. After some break-in time I just tighten it.


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Nov 04, 2014 15:24 |  #4

When I did use one I used the Canon E2. The Markins did look nice, but I honestly couldnt tell it was worth the price over the Canon.


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Nov 04, 2014 22:14 |  #5

The only hand strap I've use is the Markins HS3 and I love it. The range of adjustment is good, comfort is amazing and I haven't had any problems with stretching with my gripped 7D and 70-200. Below is a pic from when I first got the strap in April 2013 and it still looks brand new. As it sits now, though, I have the top attachment looped through an OpTech Adapt-it so I could attach a neck strap, which unfortunately means the strap can move around a bit more and get in the way when using the grip controls (I'll post an updated pic later to show what I mean).

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Nov 04, 2014 22:21 |  #6

I use theHerringbone (external link) and have been quite happy with it. However, the newClutch (external link) from Peak Design looks quite promising. I've been planning on replacing the Herringbone with it soon.


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Nov 04, 2014 23:16 |  #7

My herringbone was great! But recently it just isn't holding it's shape. I used my clutch today and it's very comfortable! I used it for about 2 hours and it was snug and if it loosened a simple tug snugged it right back up


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Nov 05, 2014 06:37 |  #8

NManuel01 wrote in post #17253038 (external link)
My herringbone was great! But recently it just isn't holding it's shape. I used my clutch today and it's very comfortable! I used it for about 2 hours and it was snug and if it loosened a simple tug snugged it right back up

I have not received my Clutch yet, but looking forward to it. Here is their ad: CLUTCH Hand Strap (external link)


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Nov 05, 2014 08:47 |  #9

Have used a Markins on each of my bodies for 4 years. Most comfortable one I've used. Worth the money.


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Nov 05, 2014 09:25 |  #10

I use the Herringbone, however it does stretch and have movement I find. I have since been waiting for the new Peak Design "Clutch" to be delivered. All the reviews to date have been raving about it. It seems highly recommended! https://peakdesign.com​/store/clutch (external link)


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Nov 05, 2014 10:56 |  #11

Here are the photos of my Markins with the Adapt-It, which adds enough space for the neck strap.

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When the camera is turned verticallly the Adapt-It allows the strap to flop forward, which can interfere with the grip's controls. Of course, without the Adapt-It I didn't have a single problem with the strap flopping around, so I might take the Adapt-It out and just loop the neck strap through the Markins.

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Nov 05, 2014 11:01 |  #12

the guys at Spiderholster have a new one coming out that looks good, I preordered one:
https://spiderholster.​tilt.com/the-spiderpro-hand-strap (external link)
I never used one and usually have the camera on a strap, but I just got the spider holster for hiking and think at strap will give some extra security.


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Nov 05, 2014 12:04 |  #13

I've gone full circle with hand straps. Paracord, WS2, hakuba?, E2, Herringbone, and back to Paracord. Sometimes I use a sling style shoulder strap, but that's pretty rare. I like to keep bulk at an absolute minimum while giving some security, and paracord does the trick. If you're shooting heavy and want some support, then herringbone helps, but I generally like shooting bare more and would rather sacrifice a little comfort for bulk.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:16 |  #14

Here are my reviews for the handstraps

Herringbone - http://www.1kindphotog​raphy.com …one-heritage-leather.html (external link)
Custom SLR - http://www.1kindphotog​raphy.com …ustom-slr-hand-strap.html (external link)
Peak Design Clutch (10% coupon inside)- http://www.1kindphotog​raphy.com …ch-camera-hand-strap.html (external link)

I'm also going to be reviewing the SpiderHolster hand strap once it's available and when Shai sends it to me. I met up with him at PhotoPlus Expo and I got to test it out. I must say, of the 3 that I reviewed, I think the new SH handstrap takes top spot. It's small in width but oh so comfortable. It gives you the flexibility of angling the strap to how you want.

All 3 handstraps I reviewed covers majority of the back of your hand. The SpiderHolster hand strap covers a lot less. It's also closer to your wrist instead of your knuckles. The SpiderHolster also has two buttons on that strap that lets you attach a nylon strap that goes around your wrist for that extra added security.

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Nov 06, 2014 04:47 |  #15

Thanks everyone for the replies! I liked the herringbone because it was thin but the stretching always seemed like an issue people complained about. i am liking the look of the markins that some of you posted up, looks a lot slimmer than i thought which is a good thing IMO.
Where did you buy the Markins strap from? only found one on eBay.


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