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Handstrap for shooting horizontally and vertically?

 
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Aug 10, 2009 13:56 |  #1

Hi, I'm thinking of getting a hand strap since the neck strap just seems to get in the way of shooting too much... Are there hand straps that one can use both horizontally and vertically in a sensible way with a gripped camera? I'm a total newbie with them and haven't even seen one live so if this question is amazingly dumb, please let me know. ;)


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Aug 11, 2009 02:35 |  #2

For that to work, It seems to me that you'd need two handstraps, and to devise a contraption that screws into the grip's tripod mount that provides the second mounting place for the strap. Other than that... you'll probably have to make do with a hand strap working in one orientation only.


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Aug 11, 2009 06:49 |  #3

Which would suck and defeat the reason I have a grip. It might work for you, though.


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Aug 11, 2009 10:21 |  #4

bohdank wrote in post #8438194 (external link)
Which would suck and defeat the reason I have a grip. It might work for you, though.

Yeah, this is the way I feel too... Silly how the Canon hand strap requires a grip to be able to attach since the result will be this. :lol:

Oh well, I guess I'll just continue fighting with my Optech neck strap...


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Aug 11, 2009 17:22 as a reply to  @ Rocktoe's post |  #5

Maybe I'm physically challenged

Maybe I'm physically challenged but, in fifty years of shooting; I have never had a problem holding a camera for a vertical shot without a battery grip.

The only reason I got the battery grip when I used a 350D was that the darn body was too small.


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Aug 14, 2009 08:58 |  #6

Bought a camera with grip. After few weeks, I sold the grip, could not find the reason to keep it




  
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Aug 14, 2009 10:59 |  #7

RPCrowe wrote in post #8441851 (external link)
Maybe I'm physically challenged but, in fifty years of shooting; I have never had a problem holding a camera for a vertical shot without a battery grip.

The only reason I got the battery grip when I used a 350D was that the darn body was too small.

I don't have a problem standing on one leg but I would be in pain or on my butt if I had to do it for 3 hrs :-)

It's not unusual for me to shoot 700+ shots over 3 hrs, in poor light, with 95% of the shots in portrait mode. A grip is far more comfortable, at the end of the day, and is more steady.

It has been the best bang for the buck camera purchase I have ever made.

Your mileage may vary.


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Aug 14, 2009 21:49 |  #8

If you shoot a lot of sports where you have the camera in portrait mode for a couple of hours at a time - a grip is essential. My wrist kills me after about an hour otherwise.

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Aug 18, 2009 03:12 |  #9

dle42 wrote in post #8437647 (external link)
For that to work, It seems to me that you'd need two handstraps, and to devise a contraption that screws into the grip's tripod mount that provides the second mounting place for the strap. Other than that... you'll probably have to make do with a hand strap working in one orientation only.

You can actually get those on ebay (search camera grip) for like $8. The one I got is slightly clunky and screws into the tripod mount. The only disadvantage is the neck strap can't be attached to the same loop. They do have a loop on the bottom next to where the thing screws into the tripod hole but its a good way of looking strange. :p




  
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Aug 18, 2009 04:42 |  #10

http://www.blackrapid.​com/product/camera-strap/rs-4/ (external link)

Maybe something like this would be a better strap for you. Doesn't seem like it'd interfere with portrait shooting as much as the traditional strap.


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Aug 18, 2009 04:57 |  #11

RPCrowe wrote in post #8441851 (external link)
Maybe I'm physically challenged but, in fifty years of shooting; I have never had a problem holding a camera for a vertical shot without a battery grip.


Same here.




  
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Aug 18, 2009 13:57 |  #12

I only use OpTech Pro-Loop neoprene camera straps. They have many nice features - one is you can remove most of the strap with built-in connectors. When shortened, the remaining part does make a nice hand strap (wrapped twice around my hand.)


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