Hand Strap with base plate attached


Link Posted 23/04/2012 - 17:35

I am looking for a hand strap to use with my K5 which has a tripod QR plate attached permanently. All those I have seen make use of the tripod screw mount.

Can anyone suggest something please
K5iis and a couple of lenses.


Link Posted 23/04/2012 - 18:07
What sort of baseplate do you use? If you use an Arca-Swiss type then there are base plates and hand straps available. Not sure about other sorts though.

Oh - just found this sort of universal plate - http://www.customslr.com/products/m-plate-pro.

Markins plates have a slot for a hand strap strap too.

Also there's this one: http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImaging-Genuine-Leather-Strap-Release/dp/B004AOKK0M

I know that's for Canon but they probably have a Pentax one if you look, or the Canon may fit.

Edit 2 - yes it is: http://leather-messangerbag.blogspot.com/2012/03/rainbowimaging-genuine-real-lea...
Last Edited by Gwyn on 23/04/2012 - 18:09


Link Posted 23/04/2012 - 18:18


Link Posted 23/04/2012 - 18:53
Manfrottor QR plate (for the 496RC2)
K5iis and a couple of lenses.


Link Posted 23/04/2012 - 19:19
That last link offers an adapter and strap that would suit.


Link Posted 23/04/2012 - 20:05
thanks, managed to find the right one
K5iis and a couple of lenses.


Link Posted 24/04/2012 - 13:58
Oh - just found this sort of universal plate - http://www.customslr.com/products/m-plate-pro.

Just to comment this link is "error 404". Take out 'm-plate-pro' and the link works but the 'm-plate-pro' appears no longer available.



Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 21:54
I ordered myself a Camdapter hand strap and Manfrotto plate last night, it's coming from the US as I couldn’t find a UK supplied. I will let you know how I get on with it.

I’ve recently purchased a Black Rapid (RS-7 Curve) strap, but felt the camera was insecure when off the strap, previously I always used to wrap the normal neck strap round my wrist, so I'm hoping this will help.



Link Posted 01/05/2012 - 10:40
I never found one that had the features I wanted, (Aria mount in 2 directions + handstrap) so ended up making my own.
The Mk1 version (I've been using for ~2 years) isn't perfect as it gradually gets slightly loose, if I forget to tighten it every couple of months, allowing the camera to wobble on the tripod.
Construction was simple with the recessing of the screw the only bit that couldn't be done with basic handtools.
I keep promising myself I'll make an improved version that locks onto the rear edge of the camera - but in my free time I generally prefer to be taking photos...
Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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