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Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)

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  • 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
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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
UPC: 847628016644
Material Nylon strap/leatherette pad
Attachment Method 1/4-20 screw fits to tripod socket
Back buckles to camera lug
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.5 x 1.6"
Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)
  • One-Year Warranty
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    VelloHand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)
     
    3.9

    (based on 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Comfortable (21)
    • Adjustable (20)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Durable (16)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (9)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (16)
    • Comfort (14)
    • Sports/action (13)
    • Supporting camera (13)
    • Stable (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (16), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (54)

    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

     

    Works but could be much better.

    I'm going to start this review by saying that I WOULD recommend this to a friend, but ONLY after explaining that they may need to do some alteration to it to make it work. ...Read complete review

    I'm going to start this review by saying that I WOULD recommend this to a friend, but ONLY after explaining that they may need to do some alteration to it to make it work.

    There are not a lot of options out there for you if you shoot with the Nikon D4s.

    Because the D4s lacks a third strap loop on the bottom of the camera - something that I must say I appreciate on my Canon bodies - you are limited to using a bottom plate with a strap loop if you want to use a grip like this one.

    Because this grip comes with the bottom bracket included it's one of the only out of the box options for the D4s.

    Sadly, that's not a plus.

    The bottom bracket is thick and odd shaped. It doesn't really add to the stability of the camera body when you set your camera down.

    I actually took the bracket off and tossed it. I now leave my Arca-Swiss L-bracket on my camera body all the time because it has a metal strap loop and it does a good job as a "base-stand" when I set the camera down.

    Another issue with the leather grip shape. I have to play with it to get it in a comfortable position. Once there it does an excellent job staying there. If I had to continually fuss with it I'd trash the whole thing and give this a 1.

    But it is a comfortable/reliably stable grip once you get it on your hand in a comfortable place.

    The one thing that is good/right out of the box is the strap itself. Simply, easy, with a replacement loop built-in to compensate for the top loop you loose by mounting this grip. The strap itself is excellent.

    Unfortuately I think the base-plate is just a serious "what were they thinking?" question mark in my mind.

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    3.0

    does what it says more or less

    By bryank67

    from London

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

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

      this is a cheap enough hand strap which mounts via the tripod mount and the strap loop on the right hand side. keep an eye on the strap security mine loosened a little when i secured it to the strap in the way instructed. maybe this is the case with most hand grip straps. but this is the first I'm using one. so I have no use of other Brands to compare this with.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black) by Vello

      By donofa

      from Ridgefield Connecticut

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        Made well. Easy to install. Much better than the Canon version that was 3 times the price.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Comfortable DSLR Strap

        By Bates OU

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Great feel and simple to install. Also, very easy to adjust when needed. Very lightweight and perfect to use when on the run.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Works Great

          By Malidoc

          from Mali

          Verified Buyer

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

          Very handy. Tripod mount screw is included in the hand strap. Light, and ergonomic.

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          3.0

          Works but could be much better.

          By JPHyde

          from Ventura, Ca

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable You Adjust
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Baseplate Is Bulky
          • The Baseplate Is Poor

          Best Uses

          • If You Need A Hand Strap

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

          I'm going to start this review by saying that I WOULD recommend this to a friend, but ONLY after explaining that they may need to do some alteration to it to make it work.

          There are not a lot of options out there for you if you shoot with the Nikon D4s.

          Because the D4s lacks a third strap loop on the bottom of the camera - something that I must say I appreciate on my Canon bodies - you are limited to using a bottom plate with a strap loop if you want to use a grip like this one.

          Because this grip comes with the bottom bracket included it's one of the only out of the box options for the D4s.

          Sadly, that's not a plus.

          The bottom bracket is thick and odd shaped. It doesn't really add to the stability of the camera body when you set your camera down.

          I actually took the bracket off and tossed it. I now leave my Arca-Swiss L-bracket on my camera body all the time because it has a metal strap loop and it does a good job as a "base-stand" when I set the camera down.

          Another issue with the leather grip shape. I have to play with it to get it in a comfortable position. Once there it does an excellent job staying there. If I had to continually fuss with it I'd trash the whole thing and give this a 1.

          But it is a comfortable/reliably stable grip once you get it on your hand in a comfortable place.

          The one thing that is good/right out of the box is the strap itself. Simply, easy, with a replacement loop built-in to compensate for the top loop you loose by mounting this grip. The strap itself is excellent.

          Unfortuately I think the base-plate is just a serious "what were they thinking?" question mark in my mind.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Makes handling the camera so much easier

          By Ken

          from Western US

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Flexible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            What a great addition. Using this strap keeps the camera at the ready all the time. It's on the camera all the time. It's comfortable, easy to attach. I don't have to worry about the body falling out of my grip. The quick clip lets me detach the strap so it fits well into my bag. When I need to mount on a tripod, it quickly spins off the screw mount and stays on the camera with the strap. At first the strap was too tight to reach all the camera controls. Loosening it a little gives me access to all controls, while still feeling like the camera is secure in my hand. A battery grip is a little deeper than the body, so the extrusion on the strap's bottom attachment point has to be turned slightly to fit the grip. But that's an easy workaround. I would recommend adding a long, thin, light shoulder strap for added security against theft or dropping.

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            5.0

            Good help

            By Markosat

            from Florida

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

            Is a good help when need to carry a large lens

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            3.0

            Not crazy about it.

            By Fan of Photos

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Travel

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

            It does offer a comfortable grip for your camera. I had an issue attaching it to the camera. Attaching it to the camera is too time consuming and it's a dreadful experience. Other B&H customers made similar statements.

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            • No

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            4.0

            A Handy Strap

            By Andrew

            from La Crosse, WI

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

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

              The grip strap works wonderfully to the purpose of being a light weight strap keeping your camera close at hand with piece of mind that it's not going anywhere you don't want it to go. My only wish is that it would be a bit more stream lined as the bottom plate is a bit clunky and large, and sometimes comes loose just from carrying the camera around or attaching it to your trip and trying to turn the camera or make minor adjustments.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Comfort and better hand position

              By Eric S.

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Odor

              Best Uses

              • One-handed Shooting

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

              I am glad I bought this strap for my Oly e-PM2. The small mirrorless camera doesn't have much of a grip, and I always felt a little unnatural when shooting. When I added the strap, I slip my hand through, and fire the shutter with my thumb. That might sound even more unnatural for some, but I like it. I don't even think about it any more.
              Yeah, it has a slight odor, but nothing I found offensive.
              The quality is good, it doesn't slip, but it took a little while to adjust the straps just right, and keep the excess out of the way.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love this!

              By iamkimkravitz

              from Harker Heights, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I don't use my neck strap and wanted an alternative to just using nothing. I ordered this and am loving it! It allows me to secure my camera to my hand without limiting me. I have a rapid strap wrist strap and they both are great but I definitely prefer this one.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Included with A7 package

                By PJ

                from Walnut Creek, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

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

                I have not used it yet. Sony A7 is light and manageable while shooting. I have not needed to use it.

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                • No

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                4.0

                well made strap

                By Johnnyc

                from Huntington Beach

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

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

                  I really like this hand strap,
                  much easier to attach than others I have had.
                  nice padding and construction.
                  Light weight and matches camera

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)

                  By House

                  from Detroit, MI

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

                  Good but not the best. Adjustment is limited!

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                  4.0

                  Vello Hand Grip Strap for DSLR (Black)

                  By House

                  from Detroit, MI

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

                  Good but nut the best. Adjustment is limited!

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                  1.0

                  Not useful

                  By ArcticShooter

                  from Norway

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

                  I tried to attach it to my new Sony A7R and it was difficult to lock. And it didn't fit my hand any good either. So it was removed right away. Might be useful for those with big hands thou

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                  4.0

                  Nice grip if you like this type of thing

                  By Phoxrox

                  from Phoenix AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Relatively well-made grip. Reasonable price if purchased separately (mine was part of a bundle). This grip attaches to the camera on one end by screwing into the tripod mount and the other end by attaching to the strap lug. I don't care for this type of grip, but if I did use them, this would fit the bill.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Only time will tell

                      By jbh

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Bought this for my Nikon D3200. Wanted a little security in the event I forgot to put the strap over my neck or didn't want to use the neck strap. (I have hooked both the grip and my neck strap together, which seems to work fine.) The jury is still out on this grip. It doesn't fit my hand the way I expected. I am using it on my right hand, and I am still trying to adjust it properly so that it won't limit access to the shutter release and other buttons on the right side. I find I have to wear the grip quite far forward and low over my knuckles and little finger in order to leave my index finger and thumb mobile. The directions for how to hook the strap to the camera are not adequate. I had to add several wraps through the buckles before it would stop slipping. I'm willing to admit operator error if someone has any advice.

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                          4.0

                          Very usefull

                          By Louis

                          from Laredo, TX.

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video

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

                            I bought this hand strap for my DSLR camera because my camera is heavy and I was needing a hand support. This hand strap can be used in addition with my shoulder strap or my tripod due to this hand strap has the screw hole in the bottom part, so I don't need to remove the strap. The quality of the materials are good enough to have the job done. I usually take photos for long periods of time, so this hand strap let me do it easily without problems.

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                            • No

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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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                              • No

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