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Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap

B&H # NIAH4 Mfr # 649
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You Pay: $89.95

The Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap adds security to hand-holding a camera, and attaches from the top to the camera's standard strap eyelet, and from the bottom to the camera's tripod socket. For most SLR cameras with a 1/4"-20 tripod socket.

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NikonAH-4 Hand Grip Strap
 
4.4

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (72)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • Lightweight (55)
  • Reliable (50)
  • Improves function (16)

Cons

  • Not functional (7)
  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Price (3)
  • Pricy (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (55)
  • Everyday (47)
  • Landscape photography (22)
  • Everyday use (15)
  • Home (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (56), Semi-professional (20), Professional (9), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Relieves Fatigue, Well Made

I gave it 5 stars because it does what it is supposed to do and is well made even if it's a bit too expensive. All other thoughts are subjective and don't speak to...Read complete review

I gave it 5 stars because it does what it is supposed to do and is well made even if it's a bit too expensive. All other thoughts are subjective and don't speak to the quality of the product. I'm using it on a Canon 30D with a grip.INSTALLATION:I have to admit that I felt a bit clueless when installing it for the first time and trying to figure out how to adjust the strap and get everything cinched down right. (The manual gives the general steps but doesn't elaborate much. The picture on[@] helped me see how the hand goes in and get it right.) Once you have it figured out, you're good to go! It should last for quite a while.THINGS I LIKE:It's great when you are holding that heavy camera with a grip, lens and flash for extended periods. You can just let it hang from your lowered arm and it drops about a centimeter while you relax your hand and wrist. It gets in the way a little bit when you don't use it but it's worth it to have it available anytime you need it or want more security.OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:It's not much help if you are switching cameras or you need your right hand for anything other than camera controls since your hand is literally tied to the camera and requires the left hand to assist in removing your right hand from the strap. If you want to use an external flash bracket, this could cause a problem with making the camera too tall to fit, esp if you are using a grip. If you like to use the duplicate set of control buttons on the grip (for vertical shooting), this strap will not allow that when your hand is secured and gets in the way a little bit when your hand isn't secured. Also, if you like to remove your grip often for less weight/smaller body size, this strap has a plate that it attaches to which will screw into the camera just like it screws into the grip. You're still good to go! However, this strap will not remove completely without a lot of work since the top strap must be threaded through the camera strap bracket and locked in place by being threaded through strap clip(s). Once installed, you won't want to remove or install it again. If you want this strap on multiple cameras, you seriously need to buy one for each camera. Also, if you use a Tri/Monopod, it could be awkward putting it on and off while you are attached to the camera. I solved this problem by using a MagMount from Trek-Tech[@]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not practical for pro

Incompatibility: if you use any mounting plate,e.g. if you are using the Really right Stuff's camera mounting plate.You can either mount your camera mounting plate OR mounting this hand grip without the camera...Read complete review

Incompatibility: if you use any mounting plate,e.g. if you are using the Really right Stuff's camera mounting plate.You can either mount your camera mounting plate OR mounting this hand grip without the camera mounting plate, but not both. It's because these two do competing for the mounting space at the bottom of the camera. The above statement pertained to my Nikon D2X and D3s Pro Cameras. I am pretty sure people who bought the hand grip will experience the same thing the I am experiencing.

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5.0

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

By Ed

from Alpharetta GA

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

    Beautifully made; easy to use on either hand; adds a positive note of stability and security while shooting; a bit pricey but worth it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great fit

    By Jimmil43

    from Long Island,NY

    Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

    I tried several others but wasn't happy. I decided to go for broke and spend the money on this and it was worth it. Very comfortable fit and soft leather.

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    3.0

    Cheap at Half the Price!

    By JackRack

    from Annapolis, MD.

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Traveling

      Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

      I needed something to attach my D800 to my hand as traditional neck/shoulder straps aren't always the most convenient. This grip is by far the best that I have found and if it were sold at a reasonable price I likely would be pleased with my purchase. As it is, this grip is grossly overpriced. Nikon has a well earned reputation for the excellent performance of most of their high-end cameras. They have an equally well earned reputation for offering second rate equipment at their lower price points and for gouging loyal customers committed to the Nikon brand. Knowing this, I still bought it...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Handy hand strap

      By Marv

      from Hobart, IN

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

        Local Shoots where stay in the same area.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Hand Grip by Nikon

        By Kevin

        from San Diego

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

          Very good quality, soft leather. Nikon really did great job on this one.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Valuable Accessory to your DSLR Camera

          By Trevor

          from New Zealand

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

            A valuable accessory when carrying your DSLR camera. Being an extension of your arm it lightens the weight of your camera. It is very secure, comfortable, especially after several days use, and quick to release. BUT combine it with a Back Rapid RS 7 curved shoulder strap you have the perfect combination needed for the enthusiastic camera traveller. You can quickly attach the RS 7 strap to the Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap and release the AH-4 to free both hands. With both attached to the camera it makes it even lighter. I have just spent 4 weeks travelling the USA and Canada with a Nikon D600 with a 28-300mm lens and never felt uncomfortable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Finally a gripmthat works

            By Whale Sage

            from New England

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

              I have tried a lot of hand grips none of which worked all that well (hard to adjust, did not stay attached to the tripod socket well, too large for small hands), ffinally decided to try the one from Nikon. Finally a hand grip that works with or without the motor drive, easy to adjust over a wide range of hand sizes (mine are small, partner's are very large and works very well for us both). Yes, it is pricier than others but the leather is high quality, attachment to the camera is simple and well designed, and the grip it self is easy to put on and take off and quickly adjustable. No complaints. Quality always costs a bit more.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great! But pricy...

              By Alex A&F

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                The Strap is great! If you have the money, just buy it... You won't regret!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AH-4 Hand Grip Strap by Nikon

                By Scrappy Ko Ko

                from Vallejo, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Photo Journalism
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports-action
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                  Used when I must be in the field and mobile, or just want to have a Firm shooting grip. This Comfortable Grip Strap can be adjusted to Custom Fit your hand 3 different ways attaining a Tight, Solid grip on your FX or DX frame Nikon. It holds my D800E Perfectly WITH/WO battery grip and stays tight and comfortable the entire time it's on my hand. Perfect for being Ready for Action shots and Still Macros without a tripod. Made of Quality leather and good workmanship, this strap will endure day after day in the field Running for the Best shot. If you have a Large hand,, the Velcro strap which folds back over the adjustment buckle, may fall short of catching the Velcro pad on the backhand but I added a small piece of Velcro I had of the same width as an extension. Works Great!!!! Your hand should fit Fine! The attachment on the bottom of the camera has a 1/4"-20 socket at IT's bottom so you can mount it on a tripod without removing the strap. NICE!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great addition to my D3S

                  By hawgwild

                  from Marysville, WA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Aviation
                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                    I needed a handy grip strap for my aviation and wildlife work. I looked at the others and although it cost more, I decided to go with the Nikon AH-4. Easy to install and works perfectly for what I intended it to do.

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                    4.0

                    Nice Strap

                    By RV

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                        Expensive but nice.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great strap

                        By stace

                        from Bothell, WA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                            Very happy with this strap. Well made and will last.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Heads up on GREAT STRAP

                            By jvanart

                            from Midwest

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Pros

                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Requires Patience

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                            Owning only heavy 2.8 glass, this strap is an essential part of my shooting comfort! However, be aware it takes time to break it in. And it takes patience to learn how to adjust it to make it comfortable. One trick I found was to attach the top strap to a small, secure clip -- this does two things. 1) it makes it more adjustable (i.e. functional!) especially for people with bigger hands. 2) it makes it easy to take it off if you want to switch to an over-the-shoulder strap alone. I personally use this strap in combo with a Black Rapid RS7. I could not do without this strap!!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Return

                            By EricNY

                            from Norway

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                              Very good quality, but as I have big hands, it was not easy to get a comfortable fit. Got a new Blackrapid sling, so sticking with that for easy travel.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good product although a bit expensive

                              By Rich

                              from North Beach, MD

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Price

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                                Works as advertised. Adds safety to camera handling.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Handy addition to my camera

                                By Ferviduscreations

                                from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Very Useful

                                Cons

                                • Slight Bulk Worth It

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                                  Have used this on a Nikon D70 and D7000. It's gives great stability for 1 handed shooting. Adjustable to fit any size hand. Bought one for me and later gave one as a gift because they liked it so much as well.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  So far, So good

                                  By Paul

                                  from Lower Merion , PA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Needs better instructions

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                                  I've used the hand strap only once at this point, but found that the strap is comfortable and gives me a feeling of security, knowing that the camera really can't fly out of my hand under any circumstances. It was a little disconcerting to attach, since the diagrams that came with the product are not as explicit as they might have been and the photo in the catalogue isnot at all helpful.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  love it

                                  By jou

                                  from new york

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                                        I love this strap...dont know how i went without for this long..

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Very nice grip!

                                        By Foto semi-pro

                                        from Southern California

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                                            For years I used to wrap the neck strap around my hand when taking photos. But this product is far better and easier to use than wrapping a neck strap around your hand.

                                            The best part of this item is that the base plate that it comes with, has two eyelets - one I use for the hand grip, and the other I use for the neck strap. So I actually have both the grip and the neck strap on the camera.

                                            And the grip has enough slack that it works fine for me on my D7000 with MB-D11 battery grip.

                                            Definitely worth the money.

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Wonderful Security

                                            By John

                                            from Mahwah, NJ

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable To Use
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                            • Pricey

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Street Photography
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Nikon AH-4 Hand Grip Strap:

                                            I don't like having a camera strap around my neck so I hand-hold the camera with the ever present risk of dropping it. I'm using this strap with a D300 and it works perfectly to secure the camera to my hand with virtually no risk of loss. Pricey but worth it to safeguard a valuable camera and lenses.

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