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Cotton Carrier Hand Strap

You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • Arca-Swiss Style Plate Included
  • Touch Fastener Locking Strap
  • Removable Rubber Gasket

The Cotton Carrier Hand Strap allows you to comfortably carry a DSLR in your hand and also connect it to a tripod via the included Arca-Swiss style quick-release plate. This quick-release plate attaches to the base of your DSLR via its 1/4"-20 threaded hole and can be easily clamped directly to a tripod. You can choose to attach another optional quick-release plate to the hand strap as well.

The Hand Strap features a touch-fastener strap which lets you quickly tighten or loosen your hand against the camera's body. For protection from scratches, a detachable rubber gasket on the hand strap lies between the quick-release plate and your camera. The Hand Strap is compatible with most DSLRs and tripods.

Can be configured with or without the rubber gasket to fit most cameras
Touch fastener strap for grip adjustment
Also compatible with most QR plates
Cotton Carrier Hand Strap
  • Arca-Swiss Style Plate
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Cotton Carrier Hand Strap
     
    4.4

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (28)
    • Durable (20)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Compact (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (16)
      • Sports/action (14)
      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Family photos (11)
      • Wildlife photos (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      hate neckstraps? then you will love this

      I do a lot of macro photography and I've always disliked having a neckstrap on the camera. It just got in the way. I shoot with a Canon 5d mark 2 and this hand...Read complete review

      I do a lot of macro photography and I've always disliked having a neckstrap on the camera. It just got in the way. I shoot with a Canon 5d mark 2 and this hand strap gives me a feeling of security when I'm shooting handheld. I'm still able to use the camera controls yet the camera is still held firm in my grip. And the quick-release plate allows me to mount my camera to my tripod when I want to shoot that way. No swinging neck strap to catch on objects or, gasp, hang un-noticed in front of the lens.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      great if you don't like neckstraps

      this is a great accessory of you don't like using a neck strap. you will need to take more care but it gives you a nice tight grip on the body of your camera....Read complete review

      this is a great accessory of you don't like using a neck strap. you will need to take more care but it gives you a nice tight grip on the body of your camera. I found I had to shift how I was hitting the shutter release but that was fairly easy to get used to. You may find this a more difficult adjustment to make to your grip etc. It did not come with instructions and the website offered ambiguous instructions, which was a bit of a drag although it is fairly straightforward to install. there was a one part left over that I'm not sure how to use. A metal key ring type thing which makes me slightly uneasy.
      I'm still getting used to it but am I'm happy with it and I think it will become a standard part of my rig over time.

      Reviewed by 38 customers

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      5.0

      Works as advertised...

      By Shotgun

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

          Very elegant in its simplicity and functionality. It fit my 5D III well and offers a new found freedom from the Canon sling.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent Value

          By HulaMike

          from Hawaii

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

          Feels comfortable and secure. A velcro strap makes it easy to remove when you want unlike another product I've used. Could have a bit more padding but its an excellent value at [$].

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          5.0

          Cotton Carrier Hand Strap

          By Jack

          from Red Feather Lakes, CO

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

          With the Cotton Carrier system I no longer use neck straps. This hand strap is a nice compliment to the total system.

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          5.0

          Works OK with Canon 5d MKIII

          By The Knot

          from Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

            I replaced my Canon hand strap with this one, and like this one better. It has more surface area, and, at least for my hand, it fits OK.

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            • No

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            5.0

            One of the Best

            By vidpost

            from Anacortes, WA

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                  Two years ago I rated another hand strap from B&H 5 stars, but over time that strap (Hakuba) began to loosen badly. The design of the Cotton Carrier is definitely more comfortable and hopefully far less prone to loosening up thanks to its use of velcro on the upper portion of the attachment. This hand strap comes with a Arca attachment plate, but I attach it to the Kirk L-bracket on my camera, which is all I need. It is simple, sturdy and comfortable.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Much better than a neck strap

                  By jerseyguy

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                  I used to wrap the neck strap around my hand, but it was always awkward and either too tight or too loose. This gives me a firm grip on the camera without anything dangling. When I'm done the camera goes back into my Kata Orbit messenger style shoulder bag. This has three advantages over the neck strap: 1) better weight distribution for more comfort, 2) protects the camera, and 3) conceals the camera in crowds or dicey neighborhoods.

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                  5.0

                  Neck straps get in the way.

                  By Jim O

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                      I found that I would wrap the neck strap around my wrist and hand while holding the camera most of the time rather than hanging the camera from my neck or shoulder. Eliminating the neck strap and using the hand strap I feel that my camera is more secure in my hands. The cotton carrier is easy to install, adjusts based on hand size and comfortable with a brief period getting used to it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Idear

                      By Stevo

                      from Westerly RI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                        Can take some time getting use to,but when you do it's the best grip you ever had, especially, if you hate shoulder straps like I do!

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Good control

                        By RON

                        from Pittsburgh, Pa.

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                        The hand strap works very well but I don't like using it with a large lens as it causes my hand to cramp. Works fine with small primes.

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                        5.0

                        Keeps you ready to shoot

                        By Shooter

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                            I'm not one who likes camera straps, this gives excellent control and keeps the camera ready to shoot and I find it very comfortable. Love that it also comes with QR Plate for quick release on a tripod without having to remove it plus I still have access to my camera battery compartment. It also has threads on the bottom to add a Rapid carrier strap whichI sometimes use.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Neck free of pain

                            By DelsyR

                            from Orlando,Florida

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                              I bought this hand strap to save my neck in the long field trips and to have more freedom, movement wise. What isn't so great about this product is that in my case is that the rubber part covers the camera battery door. It is an inconvenience to me because I don't use my camera every day therefore I remove the battery at the end of a bird watching field trip.

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                              5.0

                              Great Hand strap for Travel Photography

                              By AZ Photo Guy

                              from NYC

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                I use this on the 5D Mark III with the battery grip. Allows me to balance the camera in hand and use all dials withouth having to readjust. Perfect for travel, outdoor, and shooting moving subjects.

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By BCSKC

                                from Kansas City

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                  Perfect fit. One-touch adjustment is a nice addition.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  First one I have actually liked!

                                  By Herm

                                  from Morgan Hill, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                  Cotton has figured it out. You can still mount to a tripod and with the Velcro you can easily adjust how tight you want it against your hand. I have used several others including Nikons hand strap and this one beats them all. I also leave my shoulder strap on with it.

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                                  5.0

                                  The best value for your money

                                  By Bud168

                                  from Los Angeles

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                  Best handstrap for $[$]

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Camera Hand Strap

                                  By Wil at DP

                                  from Vallejo CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                    This Cotton Carrier hand strap is the best I have found. I have other hand straps, including Canon's, but they just don't measure up to convenience of the Cotton Carrier. I use these on Canon 7D and 5D Mark III cameras. I love the Velcro adjustment strap.

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                                    5.0

                                    Love it!

                                    By Howitzer

                                    from Buford, GA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                        Easy to install and I like the velcro to adjust how tight I want the strap.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        neck strap be gone!!

                                        By winclk

                                        from Philadelphia Pa

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                          very comfortable attached to my nikon d800 with grip. easy to attach.

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                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          Not for me

                                          By raftrdude

                                          from Iowa

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                                Didn't work for me, it wouldn't work with the tripod quick release plate. But I liked it otherwise, so it's gets 3 stars (half way there).

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Strap!

                                                By tksuther

                                                from Massachusetts

                                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                                Comfortable and priced right.

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