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Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap

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Product Highlights
  • Use w/ Most Cameras w/ 1/4"-20 Tripod
  • Stabilize Camera & Alleviate Fatigue

The Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap wraps around the hand, and is designed to stabilize a camera or camcorder when shooting, and to alleviate fatigue during extended sessions of photography or videography. Compatible with most cameras that feature a 1/4"-20 tripod socket.

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HakubaLH Camera Grip Hand Strap
 
4.4

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (95)
  • Adjustable (92)
  • Well padded (70)
  • Strong construction (55)
  • Does not chafe (50)

Cons

  • Difficult to attach (6)
  • Poorly padded (3)

Best Uses

  • Supporting camera (66)
  • Comfort (58)
  • Stable (57)
  • Travel (14)
  • Action shots (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (51), Semi-pro photographer (34), Pro photographer (25), Casual photographer (14), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (102)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hope This is Helpful

I picked up this strap in LA last summer & instantly loved it. Even with heavy bodies and lenses, I can drop my arm to my side and maintain a secure hold of...Read complete review

I picked up this strap in LA last summer & instantly loved it. Even with heavy bodies and lenses, I can drop my arm to my side and maintain a secure hold of the camera with a relaxed grip.You need to adjust it somewhat loosely or you will restrict the mobility of your index finger. After a year of use though, the strap totally loosened and dropped my expensive gear to the ground. Fortunately I was shooting football and my camera fell upon soft grass.As a failsafe I fed the strap back through the adjuster a second time. See the attached photos. It works well with both standard and gripped bodies.Hope this is helpful.Anthony

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works but could be better...

Like most, I wanted this grip to replace the Nikon strap with the rubber-like backing which annoyingly grips the neck. The strap itself was inexpensive but was far better quality than I expected,...Read complete review

Like most, I wanted this grip to replace the Nikon strap with the rubber-like backing which annoyingly grips the neck. The strap itself was inexpensive but was far better quality than I expected, it is made in Japan which was also unexpected.

I strapped it to my D90 and adjusted it for fit within 5 minutes, super easy to attach. It fits well and keeps the camera secure, however once I started actually using the camera, I had to do some re-adjusting.

The problem is that my "trigger finger" movement is hampered by the top strap. Imagine tightening your existing neck strap downwards while trying to press the shutter and you get the idea. My only solution was to loosen the strap enough so that it didn't get in the way as much and I got used to it.

At first it felt like the strap was really loose (as if I could drop the camera) but after a few days of use, the loose feeling doesn't bother me so much. It's not possible to make this strap snug and comfortably press the shutter. I have medium-sized hands and by design I don't think it can be improved much due to where the strap goes on the top mount of most DSLRs.

It's still better than the neck strap IMO. I rarely walk around for long periods with a DSLR anyway. One other thing to note is that you have to unscrew the bottom mounting plate to charge the battery.

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3.0

different...

By seileasdar

from Scotland

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Difficult to use

Best Uses

  • Safety Grip
  • Travel

Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

The grip hand strap takes some getting used to, especially if you are used to wrap the long strap around your wrist normally. I might need to give it some more time, but at the moment, I am not 100% convinced that I will use it all the time.

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1.0

Don't Waste Your Money

By F3HP Fan

from Cape Coral, FL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

      I purchased this grip after reading so many great reviews of it. It seemed like the best carry option for my Panasonic G5.

      I was wrong. I installed/adjusted it as per the instructions and it was a terrible fit. One of the problems is the plate that attaches to the bottom of the camera. It has a small lip that does not let me open the rear articulating LCD screen of my G5! I tried mounting this hand strap on the left side, but then the bottom plate stuck out too far.

      I decided to re-install it back to the right side (despite the rear LCD screen being trapped) just to see how well the actual srap feels. I would have been willing to file down the metal lip if the strap felt secure, but it didn't.

      If you tighten the bottom tightning knob, the entire bottom plate bends causing a gap near the strap end. Also, if you tighten the actual strap too much, you will have trouble inserting your hand into the strap. If you loosen it up a bit, it will slip from your hands instantly.

      I tried it on a bigger camera (my Nikon D200). It was an equally uncomfortable grip (too tight or slightly loose causing the camera to slip from my hand. The outer portion of the strap that surrounds your hand does not entirely make contact with your hand. You can feel the thin nlyon strap around your hand under the nice looking wider portion of the strap. Also, the bottom attachment plate covers the battery door of my D200. If I were to try to remove the battery from my D200 (like if I wanted to charge it for example) I would have to unscrew the tightning knob and remove the attachment plate. That is way too much work just to change a simple battery. I had the same problem when I tried mounting it on my Canon T3i.

      I tried mounting this hand strap on an even bigger camera (my old D1X, and it was just as bad.

      I have no idea what camera this strap was meant for, but I can say with all certainty that it does not fit well with a Panasonic G5, a Nikon D200, a Nikon D1x or a Canon T3i.

      I immediately wanted to return this product, but if you add what I paid for shipping originally and what it would cost me to send it back, it would cost more than if I kept it.

      B&H was very good about issuing me a return number, but I decided to keep it as, again, it would cost me more in shipping than what I paid for the strap.

      I am so disapointed with this strap that I won't even consider giving it away to anyone as I truly believe it is dangerous for your equipment. It is way too easy for your camera to slip out of your hands with this strap. For now it will remain in its original packaging as a reminder for me to really do my homework before spending any money no matter how little.

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      4.0

      Very useful accessory

      By Chuck

      from Key West, Fl.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Blocks Battery Access

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

      Bought this product to eliminate the neck strap. It gives a steady, firm grip when shooting, and alleviates fatigue when carrying the camera. It works as it should and was easy to install. I have used it with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 with teleconverter, my heaviest lens combo, and it handled it just fine. Seems to be well made, and should last a good, long time. The only draw back is that it must be removed from the bottom of camera to change batteries, but that is not a big deal...it does not have to be completely removed...just unscrew the part that screws into the tripod mount on bottom of camera to access battery compartment. Bottom line, it does exactly what I purchased it to do. Very satisfied with product...and of course with B&H's great service and delivery of product.

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      4.0

      good could better

      By brad

      from new york

      Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

      Very comfortable .. locking screw very difficult to loosen in field when it gets slightly over tightened after using tripod.. very good for price

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      5.0

      Nice, no smells

      By Jim

      from NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

        I like this hand strap, but it took me a couple uses to get the strap right. After that is works well.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Not very convenient

        By evgvk

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

              The design is not very convenient. Strap is too long.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Finally...

              By Gregory

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                After trying a few different brands, I managed to find one that was both comfortable and secure. Just awesome.

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                5.0

                I would purchase this product again!

                By Lisa Pizza

                from Rockaway, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                  I don't like anything around my neck so this hand strap is a great solution. It installs easy, I have easy access to the camera battery & memory cards & most importantly it is very comfortable!

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                  1.0

                  Doesn't work with the battery grip!!!

                  By Cool Hands Luke

                  from Brooklyn

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                    Thios works fine on the camera body by itself, but does not work well with the battery/vertical grip.

                    I will be returning this item!

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Grip at a great price!

                    By Anthony

                    from Somerset, NJ

                    Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                    This grip gives that extra sense of security without the cumbersome feel of a neck strap. I'm using this in conjunction with the spider pro dual belt system and it works perfectly,

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                    4.0

                    comfortable and sturdy

                    By ccoldwell

                    from NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Attach

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                    I needed a hand grip to ease the strain on my wrist and this really feels great once you've gotten it set up. The set up was a bit annoying because I have small hands and tucking in the slack strap into the leather part was challenging.

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                    5.0

                    Give a bit more security

                    By Ryguy

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                      I like that I can have this strap and a neck strap simultaneously and feel like the camera wont slip out of my grip. It allows me to brace the camera against my hand for a bit more stability when I am using telephoto lenses or have slowed down my shutter

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                      5.0

                      Great Handle

                      By deemoey

                      from New Haven, Ct

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Does not Chafe
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Stabilizing
                        • Supporting Camera

                        Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                        Love it. Much better than a neck strap. Adjustable so you can reach all your camera buttons

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                        5.0

                        Very worthwhile purchase.

                        By John Allen

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing

                          Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                          I hated carrying my camera by the strap around my neck. This product is a perfect solution. I secures onto the camera very well and is easily adjustable.

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                          4.0

                          Great Strap

                          By Alex F

                          from Cleveland TN

                          Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                          Great strap for the price, does the job!

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                          5.0

                          LH Camera Grip - a worthwhile accessory

                          By Doc

                          from Toronto, Ontario

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Stabilizing
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                            The Grip works great .. only concern I have is the ability to integrate with an existing shoulder strap .. some cameras have too small attachments to allow both to be attached.

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                            4.0

                            A great product replacing a neck strap.

                            By rvenneman

                            from Lavallette, NJ soon going back to Oregon

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Does not Chafe
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Supporting Camera

                              Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                              I have a sore neck and I needed to do something to carry my Nikon D7000. I tried it for a week or so without any straps but was afraid of dropping the camera. This had strap solved my problem. Although I have large hands, after adjusting the strap a few times I found a comfortable position. It takes a little getting use to... but it works for me.

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                              4.0

                              Works OK

                              By Mike A

                              from Washington State

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                                  Bought this during the heavy winter storm back East (I live in WA). It took quite some time getting here. The strap, after adjustment, holds your hand quite well. However, because of the angle your hand is supported at, you have to push the shutter release with the side of you index finger. This just will take a little getting use to. Otherwise-it's great.

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                                  5.0

                                  It´s very usefull

                                  By Ronald

                                  from Caracas, Venezuela

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort

                                    Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                                    attach to my camera

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great price; not as comfortable as hoped

                                    By AC

                                    from South Carolina

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Cheap
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Cannot Quickly Be Removed
                                    • Difficult to adjust

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hakuba LH Camera Grip Hand Strap:

                                      Nice sturdy construction and great price, but installed as designed, the angle is all wrong for the way I shoot. To make it work for me, I had to angle the baseplate inward, putting the stopper part against the bottom of the camera (instead of against the back like it's supposed to be). Still usable, but I do wish it fit a little differently on my hand.

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