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Does the E1 handstrap stay on?

 
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Oct 02, 2013 19:52 |  #1
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I have grown really tired of carrying a gripped 60D or 5D on a neck strap. Today, I installed a Canon E1 hand strap on each. I am kind of surprised how loose I have to leave them in order to be able to reach all the controls, especially on the 60D. I sort of like them, so far. One modification I came across was adding a carabiner for the times when I need a both hands free.

My question is, do these things stay on? With it properly installed, I have about 1" of nylon strap coming from each direction through the buckle-thingy. That does not seem really secure to me. Do you folks trust that to stay? Do you modify it somehow to make it more secure? I would really hate to drop a 60D and 70-200 2.8 because of 1" of slippage. Any tips?


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Oct 02, 2013 20:10 |  #2

I had the E2 and never had it come loose.




  
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Oct 02, 2013 20:44 |  #3

I have one that stays on my 1D MK IV. No problem.


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Oct 02, 2013 21:51 |  #4

thread the strap as in these pictures. Its really quite secure.

http://www.casciola.co​m/pics/e1strap.jpg (external link)


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Oct 02, 2013 21:59 |  #5
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Mike K wrote in post #16342231 (external link)
thread the strap as in these pictures. Its really quite secure.

http://www.casciola.co​m/pics/e1strap.jpg (external link)

Thanks. I saw that. It just doesn't seem very secure with only 1" of strap hanging out each side of the buckle. Maybe I just have to get used to it. I was hoping someone had an idea for preventing it from slipping.


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Oct 03, 2013 01:57 |  #6

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16342246 (external link)
Thanks. I saw that. It just doesn't seem very secure with only 1" of strap hanging out each side of the buckle. Maybe I just have to get used to it. I was hoping someone had an idea for preventing it from slipping.

It does not slip. I have had one on my 30D since 2007 and on my 7D for 2 years. No slip period.


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Oct 03, 2013 02:23 |  #7

No issue with mine, I use it along with a black rapid strap also.
They make a great combo.


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Oct 03, 2013 03:45 |  #8

Any other companies making good quality hand straps? I would like to pair one with the 70D and even the Canon G1 X if there is one available!




  
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Oct 03, 2013 05:00 |  #9
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I got mine from Cowboy Studios. They were $9 each, free shipping. They say Canon, even on the packaging.


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Oct 03, 2013 06:18 |  #10

My E1 hand strap is on its third camera! I originally bought it for my gripped 30D, then moved it to the gripped 60D when I upgraded, and most recently, moved it to my 5D3 as I couldn't find new E1's.

I also use an Op/Tech Uni-Loop connectors for my neck strap, with one of the connectors looped around the hand strap. Works great!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …em_Connectors_S​et_of.html (external link)


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Oct 03, 2013 15:51 |  #11

My E1 strap is also on it's third camera. I've had it over 10 years and it never slipped once. I'm no longer gripped, but I still like to use it.


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Oct 03, 2013 21:23 |  #12

I love a handstrap, but I went from the E1 over to the Herringbone. I had an E1, and it started to disintegrate after a number of (many) years. The Herringbone is leather, and I think it'll last longer then me.

As for the 1" of strap, on my E1, I pinned a Canon CPS lapel/hat pin to it. It can't slip through the buckle, and gave me a place to put the pin, since I don't wear hats or lapels. :)


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Oct 04, 2013 08:05 |  #13

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16342010 (external link)
I have grown really tired of carrying a gripped 60D or 5D on a neck strap. Today, I installed a Canon E1 hand strap on each. I am kind of surprised how loose I have to leave them in order to be able to reach all the controls, especially on the 60D. I sort of like them, so far. One modification I came across was adding a carabiner for the times when I need a both hands free.

My question is, do these things stay on? With it properly installed, I have about 1" of nylon strap coming from each direction through the buckle-thingy. That does not seem really secure to me. Do you folks trust that to stay? Do you modify it somehow to make it more secure? I would really hate to drop a 60D and 70-200 2.8 because of 1" of slippage. Any tips?

I swear by the hand straps, it distributes the weight more evenly, and your hand will be less tired. Once I put them on, I never take them off again until I sell the camera. The handstraps hold up a 1D4 and a Sigma 50-500 all the time with no issues.


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Oct 06, 2013 04:18 |  #14

lsquare wrote in post #16342677 (external link)
Any other companies making good quality hand straps? I would like to pair one with the 70D and even the Canon G1 X if there is one available!

No one here knows?




  
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Oct 07, 2013 09:45 |  #15

Look into the Herringbone straps. Quality strap - https://photography-on-the.net …543&highlight=h​erringbone


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