Hand strap..?


caj26

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 11:17
Any advice on buying a hand strap? Good /bad idea ?

richandfleur

scarr1

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 12:02
I've used a couple which connect to the top lug of the camera and to the tripod mount but didn't like them...I found them uncomfortable.
As a hand strap (its a wrist strap really) I now use a Peak Design "Cuff", which I find great. I also have the "leash" (neck strap) and alternate between the two as required.

redbusa99

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 12:23
use one all the time, Black Rapid. bought the full RS4 Sling Strap first, which is very good, but did not like the camera on the hip so tried the wrist strap and found i liked that better. cannot stand a neck strap of any description
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Last Edited by redbusa99 on 02/06/2015 - 12:26

scarr1

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 13:08
I should have said I use the "leash" as a sling strap, rather than a neck strap.

gartmore

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 20:09
I'm a fan of the Peak Design system too
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 20:17
I hate neck straps they flap around and get in the way. so never use them. I fit thin leash type wrist straps as supplied for compact cameras, available from China on Ebay.

Of course, I never dangle a DSLR from one of these: far too heavy, it's simply a safety set-up in case the camera slips.
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jemx99

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 20:44
I got one of these. It's quite tough too.

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InFESTation

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 22:59
I never got on with the hand straps, so I made a wrist strap out of para cord




also use the peak design (slide) love that especially as it can be fitted and removed in seconds, can see the little dongle thingy on the same link as the wrist strap
Pint o' rough & a game o' darts anyone

SteveLedger

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 23:53
Takes around a second to tame the strap and turn it into this.
Can't get much more DIY that that


ilovesaabs

Link Posted 04/06/2015 - 18:57
The design used on the Z-1/Z-1p grip has never been surpassed. I used my Z-1p at the weekend with no problems, apart from the fact I wished the D-BG4/5 grips had the same facility.
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Algernon

Link Posted 04/06/2015 - 19:21
ilovesaabs wrote:
The design used on the Z-1/Z-1p grip has never been surpassed. I used my Z-1p at the weekend with no problems, apart from the fact I wished the D-BG4/5 grips had the same facility.

Seconded.... best grip and hold of any camera I've had.

I've never understood why the Z1-p wasn't more popular.
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Last Edited by Algernon on 04/06/2015 - 19:23

K10D

Link Posted 04/06/2015 - 23:01
The Z1-P with hand strap shown here. link

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