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Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Use for DSLR or Camcorder
  • Padded Hand Cushion
  • 1/4-20 Mount Fits Camera's Tripod Socket
  • Other End Back Buckles to Camera Lug
  • Provides Support and Ease of Camera Use
  • Easy to Install/Remove

The black Hand Grip Strap for DSLR from Vello assures you of a firm grasp of your camera while out shooting. The padded hand cushion is comfortable and provides support when the shot appears. Rather than have your camera dangling from a long strap, this hand grip keeps your DSLR firmly in your hand so when you're ready to shoot, all you need to do is raise the camera to eye level and shoot. It attaches to your camera by first attaching its plastic plate with 1/4-20 thumb screw to your camera's tripod socket. Then, by back buckling the other end to your camera's strap lug, it locks into place. The strap is easy to install or remove and comes with a one-year warranty from Vello.

One size fits all
Secures a firm grip to help prevent accidental dropping of camera or camcorder
Fits camera's and camcorder's 1/4-20 tripod mount
Material Nylon strap/leatherette pad
Attachment Method 1/4-20 screw fits to tripod socket
Back buckles to camera lug
Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)
  • One-Year Warranty
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    VelloHand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)
     
    3.9

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    74%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable (20)
    • Comfortable (20)
    • Well padded (16)
    • Strong construction (15)
    • Easy to use (13)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (8)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (14)
    • Supporting camera (13)
    • Stable (12)
    • Travel (9)
    • Sports/action (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Value

    The hand strap was easy to install and is pretty comfortable. A great improvement from the neck strap that came with my Canon 7D (I do not currently use a battery grip). I...Read complete review

    The hand strap was easy to install and is pretty comfortable. A great improvement from the neck strap that came with my Canon 7D (I do not currently use a battery grip). I thought that with the strap securing to the tripod mount I wouldn't have the option to use a tripod with the strap installed, but I was pleasantly surprised to note that the attachment accepts a mounting bracket. The comparable Canon product is nearly 4 times as much so eventhough that product may be a subtle improvement, for the cost, the Vello product is the best value. I also like how the bottom bracket allows the camera to sit level on a surface. The Canon hand straps looks as though it would not sit securely on a flat surface.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Handy gadget

    I don't like using a camera strap so I thought the hand grip strap would be perfect. When I received it the cording was threaded backwards so I had to change that. I also...Read complete review

    I don't like using a camera strap so I thought the hand grip strap would be perfect. When I received it the cording was threaded backwards so I had to change that. I also found it easier to install screwing the bottom in first rather than attaching the top, just the opposite of directions. It was easily installed, fits my hand well (I have very small hands) and I am still able to reach all my dials and buttons. I was unhappy when using it in conjunction with my tripod plate, it doesn't secure well. Although it is easy to detach the hand grip and then mount the camera on the tripod, it is somewhat of a nuisance. Over all the product does what it claims and provides support and security when holding your camera.

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    4.0

    Good hand grip

    By SSK

    from Shakopee, MN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Flexible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

      I liked this Hand grip. I earlier bought one with wrist band, but felt its not much flexible as I will have to unclip the wrist part to put down the camera. This hand grip nicely secures the camera in my hand and easy to put it down as well.

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      3.0

      Nice grip; doesn't work for the Sony A7

      By Richard

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Cons

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            Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

            B&H included this grip with the Sony A7. It's a comfortable-feeling grip, but not ideal for the A7.

            When installed, one of the the metal bracket continuously knocks into the top of the camera. The bottom of the grip screws into the tripod mount and has a small lip to keep the bracket from unscrewing. Unfortunately the lip stops the screen from flipping out.

            If the grip is compatible with your camera, it's a nice one.

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            4.0

            Good for the price

            By Greg

            from Franklin, TN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                  Not exceptional but solid. For the price you can't go wrong.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Strap, Little Stinky

                  By Viktor

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                  Great strap for the price. But it smells like chemical/leather. Very strong smell. Also my hand was sweating like crazy after wearing it for an hour. Camera mount is a it thicker then I would like it to be.

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                  5.0

                  Feels secure

                  By davebox

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                    Good construction, good feeling when using it.
                    Now you can take that weird angle shot without the fear of loosing your precious !
                    And you can still attach the original strap on one side and bottom.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product!

                    By Logan

                    from Colorado, USA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                      Does exactly what it is advertised to do. I bought this for my Nikon D5200 because I don't like the big neck strap but wasn't comfortable with none at all, cheap, easy to take on and off, and most of all, sturdy.

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                      4.0

                      It's worth it

                      By DocCam

                      from NY

                      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                      Very durable

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                      4.0

                      Good quality grip

                      By BernArt Photography

                      from Pasadena

                      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                      No complaints ... does what I bought it for.

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                      3.0

                      Not Bad

                      By Corinne

                      from Watertown, WI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                      It works okay. It's not the best but for only [$] I can't complain. It does loosen a little too easily and making adjustments isn't as easy as it should be. But it was comfortable and I'll still use it.

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                      2.0

                      eh...

                      By jeff

                      from Cuy. Falls, Ohio

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Questionable Construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                        Wasn't sure if this was going to work or not for me but for a few bucks was worth the try. I wanted something to work in conjunction with my Black Rapid strap. It didn't. The plastic plate that attaches to the bottom doesn't allow for anything else to be attached. Rendering the Black Rapid unusable. And if it was able to attach I don't know if I would trust the handstrap not to break with the extra pressure on it.

                        Packing was good, the product itself seemed ok build wise. I'm not going to return it because it wasn't that much and i'll just throw it on one of my film cameras that is missing a strap. I can see it's worth but definitely not pro. What did I expect for $12 or whatever I paid for it.

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                        5.0

                        A Must Have

                        By andresaua

                        from North Wales, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                          This grip strap is affordable and worth every dollar. It is well made and provides great support in holding your DSLR confidently. It is so good that you can actually use your camera as a defense mechanism. It will not fall off your hand, seriously. I bought this grip strap after my twin brother lent me his Canon 60D for my trip to Europe. I now own a Sony A77. It allows you to have the freedom to move and take pictures instead of being choked by the original strap.

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                          5.0

                          Excellant Item!

                          By Rain Creations

                          from North East Ohio

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                              Fits my hand perfectly. Comfortable & feels secure, which was my biggest concern.

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                              5.0

                              Better then sling, I think.

                              By Chawick

                              from Minneapolis, MN

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                This strap is flexible enough for all sizes of hands. Works great on my Canon SL1 and will also allow for a neck/shoulder strap if one would still want to use that in addition to this hand grip strap. Made of good material. No concerns thus far.

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                                4.0

                                Cheap and Good

                                By BassDamas

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Cons

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                                      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                      I got this one with my D7100 and works great.. fit well for my hand and comfortable to use (I am using it with out battery pack).. the only thing if using on a tripod vertically with heavy camera like mine, it will not work.. the camera will not stay.. in landscape position no problem.. overall I am happy with it.

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                                      2.0

                                      Just ok

                                      By morgancafe

                                      from Kokomo IN

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                            Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                            I bought this since Nikon discontinued theirs. I thought the system for fastening the strap on this was more complicated than it should be. Also the pad is a bit large. I don't think it compares to the original Nikon strap but for the price it's ok. (I use a D7100 w/battery grip & pro 200mm lens.)

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                                            4.0

                                            Good for the money

                                            By Paul T

                                            from NJ

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                                  When it is adjusted properly it makes holding my 7D a breeze. Way better than any neck strap. Fastens securely to the bottom of my Kirk L bracket too.

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                                                  1.0

                                                  Poor choice for camera grip

                                                  By nolamannc

                                                  from New Orleans LA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Flimsy Construction
                                                    • Uncomfortable Strap

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                                      The strap is designed so that even though you have a wide pad the strap connects to the camera with the strap is very uncomfortable. I would not recommend this strap for any but the lightest cameras.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      good but hard to fit

                                                      By LosGatosBirder

                                                      from Los Gatos, CA

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Secure

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                                        • Sports/Action
                                                        • Travel
                                                        • Video
                                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                                        Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                                        The strap seems well made and fitted well enough on an Canon EOS 70d body (it'd fit a lot of other similar bodies as well). Fitting it was difficult since no precise instructions are given about how to thread the strap through the loops to lock them. Also because the loop for attaching the strap through is at the top close to the camera body it is hard to adjust it to not hit (and likely scratch) the camera body. Eventually I pulled the connector loop down to the middle of the handle and resolved this issue.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        A must have for the adventurer!

                                                        By Barak the Rock

                                                        from All over, USA

                                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Compact
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                                          • Sports/Action
                                                          • Travel
                                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                                          Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                                          Frees up your hands for safe photo fun

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                                                          3.0

                                                          Disadvantages may outweigh advantages

                                                          By Maineman

                                                          from Boothbay, Maine

                                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Comfortable
                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Easy to Use

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Not For Vertical Shots

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Horizontal Shots

                                                          Comments about Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black):

                                                          I purchased to use with my new Canon EOS 70D. This is the first hand grip strap for a DSLR I have tried. This strap is comfortable
                                                          and provides somewhat better support than without it. Unfortunately, the strap blocks access to the Canon EOS 70D battery compartment and makes it more difficult to
                                                          use the Canon Holster Zoom Pack 1000, i.e.
                                                          a tight fit. The strap is also useless when shooting vertical. In summary, the disadvantages may outweigh the advantages.

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