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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 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (21)
    • Adjustable (20)
    • Easy to use (18)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Well padded (16)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (8)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (14)
    • Supporting camera (13)
    • Stable (12)
    • Sports/action (11)
    • Travel (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47)

    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

    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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    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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      5.0

      Included with A7 package

      By PJ

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            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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            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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              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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                  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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                        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

                          Verified Buyer

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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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                                  Cons

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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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                                      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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