Thanks guys. I can't say what I said out loud when I first saw these ones so, excellent work on these ones Hoff Does the way you attach the strap make a big difference in shooting from the hip?
Yea, I think the grip and handstrap is essential for the way I hold it. Cos will tell you; I spend most of the day with it in hand, by my side.
I'm getting ready for a trip where I was going to leave the 5D un-gripped but I can't shoot from the hip that way as it is impossible to hold the camera with a decent horizon level. It just looks so much less obtrusive without it so I'm experimenting with the around-the-neck idea instead.