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CanonHand Strap E2 (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 89 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (3)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (53)
  • Adjustable (52)
  • Well padded (45)
  • Strong construction (39)
  • Easy to use (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Supporting camera (39)
    • Comfort (38)
    • Stable (32)
    • Everyday (16)
    • Travel (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (20), Enthusiast (13), Semi-professional (7), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (82)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic Backup for Camera's Protection

    I had first seen the hand strap while watching a CreativeLive (live classroom stream) event and I had never thought of using a hand strap before that. I noticed the photographer using it...Read complete review

    I had first seen the hand strap while watching a CreativeLive (live classroom stream) event and I had never thought of using a hand strap before that. I noticed the photographer using it and thought I'd try it for myself. To start things off, I use the strap as an extra layer of protection, NOT as a means to constantly support the weight of my camera. For that I absolutely swear by BlackRapid (sold here on B&H!) which has revolutionized the way I carry my camera. The purpose of the Canon hand strap for me is extra protection (not trying to sound like a broken record) for many different situations: when I'm not wearing my BlackRapid, in a crowded area where my camera can easily be knocked around, hanging out of a moving vehicle, leaning over an edge, etc.

    The strap is very comfortable to wear, quality seems up to par with Canon's standards and I have experienced zero chaffing. I should also mention I use this strap with a Canon battery grip on my 7D, so I do not need to use the tripod mount screw attachment. Even though the details did not list the 7D as compatible, with a battery grip it most certainly is (I asked B&H's Live Chat before purchasing to make sure. They're fantastic to use for those types of questions!).

    The hand strap has held up to the test (was photographing snowboarding and had my lens was bumped, my hand lost grip but the strap was there securing the camera to my hand) and I've already recommended it to a number of photography friends.

    One quick note on fitting the strap; you certainly need to find your "happy place" with the strap. With the most comfortably-tightened position, my Men's size-Large hands were unable to properly use the shutter click wheel with my index finger. I had to loosen it slightly to where I was able to freely adjust the click wheel.

    A second note, there is a quick release adjustment piece that allows for, well, quick adjustments. Very helpful if you anywhere near frozen tundras similar to Minnesota and are wearing gloves, you can simply and quickly adjust for them. I haven't come close to running out of adjustment room wearing Large gloves.

    On a last note (I promise) I still had full access to the buttons on the battery grip while in portrait mode. Just making sure I'm covering all the bases here!

    Hopefully this is enough information to help you make a decision in protection of your hefty photography investment!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Solid build, should be leather for the $

    The E2 is put together as well as you'd expect for an official Canon accessory, but for the money, this should probably be leather. I've picked up a Herringbone handstrap since for the...Read complete review

    The E2 is put together as well as you'd expect for an official Canon accessory, but for the money, this should probably be leather. I've picked up a Herringbone handstrap since for the same price, it's beautifully put together, and the leather is top notch.

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    4.0

    comfortable hand strap

    By Jim the wedding photog

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

        I've used the Canon E1 hand strap for awhile now. I decided to get another hand strap for my other body (5d mark III). Unfortunately Canon stopped making the E1, and the @ knock offs aren't in the same league. The E2 is the next best thing - works well, and I don't need any additional gizmos to attach it to the bottom of the camera.The E2 is not quite as comfortable as the E1, but they're close. The E2 has the attachment for non-pro bodies and is easier to adjust.

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        4.0

        very important piece of equipment

        By MSr

        from NY, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

            Great if you have all of your settings locked in. Adjustable. However, my hands are smaller and dialing down/up I have to remove my hand from the strap or loosen it to make adjustments. I still use it though. Also, you can only use it in place of the shoulder strap as there is only one attachment point on the camera. (I attach it to the camera and then attach the shoulder strap to it.

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            4.0

            Works Fine

            By Ken

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                The camera feels steady and secure in the strap. It is a lttle difficult to adjust the tightness, but one adjusted it works fine.

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                5.0

                An ideal accessory for your Canon.

                By Keith

                from Eugene Or.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                  It's a very handy and strap for the larger cannon DSLR'S

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                  5.0

                  Simple and effective design

                  By Carl

                  from New Zealand

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                    I'm very happy with these straps. I use them for my 2 Canon 6Ds and they are very easy to set up and comfortable to use. I have no complaints at all.

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                    5.0

                    Adjustable, Comfortable, Reliable

                    By Posthouse

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                      I can't stand clunky neck straps, and when I've tried to wrap them around my wrist, they looks ridiculous.

                      This hand strap does the job. I feel like it safely secures the camera to my hand and it really helps prevent fatigue if you're doing long shoots or walking around with your camera (i.e. hiking). The padding is also very comfortable.

                      I also appreciate that they put a 1/4 inch coupler at the bottom so you can still attach it to a monopod/tripod!

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                      4.0

                      Nice strap

                      By Patti

                      from Stephenville TX

                      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                      I removed my neck strap because I rarely used it. Holding my 70D felt insecure so I ordered this strap. It took a while adjusting and readjusting I finally got it just right to fit my small hand.

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                      3.0

                      First Hand Strap bought

                      By Camara1

                      from Kansas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Lock Comes Unlatched

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing

                      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                      I got tired of the neck strap flopping around and purchased this strap for use on a Canon 70d with a 70-200mm lens attached the majority of the time.
                      Overall the product works well. It is easy to install and looks good. My main complaint so far is that I noticed(thank goodness), that the locking latch on top of the hand pad comes unlatch sometimes. I just make sure I periodically check it to make sure it's still locked down. Also the screw on mount at the bottom of the camera does not allow the camera to be place flat on a surface. Be aware so your camera doesn't tip over. It does make carrying the camera and heavy lens easier.

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                      4.0

                      Satisfactory

                      By ernie u

                      from Kitimat, BC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Does not Chafe
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Stabilizing
                        • Supporting Camera

                        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                        I have done away with the Canon neck strap and am using a Black Rapid setup. I use a Kirk mount attached to the Camera, and have a Kirk QCR1 clamp on the Black Rapid Strap. The Canon Hande Strap attaches nicely to the camera this way. There are times I do not feel like using the Black Rapid, but want more security than simply holding the bare camera. This hand strap gives quite a bit more protection than simply holding the camera by the grip. It still requires care, as the camera can slip out, but it is much better than just the camera grip itself.

                        The hand strap seems to give better stabilization than just a bare camera. It sometimes requires a little adjustment to get my finger on the buttons, but it is satisfactory.

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                        5.0

                        Canon's hand strap

                        By mntony

                        from Rochester, MN

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Reducing Hand Fatigue
                          • Stabilizing

                          Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                          I wanted to try a hand strap to see if it might help reduce the fatigue in my hand during a lengthy shoot.

                          I've attached the strap to my 5DIII with battery grip. It's not clear from the text or photos how this works with a neck strap. It does. The metal adjustment clip for the top of the camera has an extra slot designed to take the end of your neck strap. Works just fine.

                          It took some work to make the hand strap as short as I wanted, but I have it there now. I've used it for real only once thus far, and not yet for a long shoot, but it feels comfortable, and I think it will work well.

                          I haven't tried using the part that screws into the tripod socket yet, but it looks beefy enough. With the battery grip, there is already a connection point for the hand grip.

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                          4.0

                          Incredibly helpful

                          By MumK

                          from Southwick, MA

                          Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                          This was a gift from me for my daughter who called me to say she loves it! It's much more convenient than a long neck strap. She finds it comfy, sturdy, and convenient.

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                          5.0

                          Happy with this purchase

                          By Moveeluvr

                          from New York

                          About Me Casual Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Stabilizing
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                            I looked at other options and decided to go with the Canon product because of its build quality. The screw knob that attaches to bottom of camera is a nice idea vs. others who ask you to find a coin to tighten the screw. Overall very happy with this product.

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                            4.0

                            Does the job

                            By MTH

                            from New York

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                            I bought this hand strap for the Canon 70D. I purchased Canon's brand over the other options because it felt more comfortable to the hand. The quality is decent, but overall the strap is a bit pricey. Made in Japan, if that matters to anyone.

                            Using the strap gives me more grip confidence when holding the camera.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent addition

                            By blmcbride

                            from Ontario, Ca

                            About Me Semi-Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                              Excellent accessory for any camera.

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By rmz

                              from bozeman, montana

                              About Me Professional

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                                    Nice upgrade to the Canon hand strap. Easy to use and the tripod socket makes it even better.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Addition for Camera

                                    By Big Chief

                                    from Dupont, WA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                                      I purchased this strap to provide an addition secure feel when the camera is in my hand. It feels great and allows the neck strap to be used in conjunction with the hand strap.

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                                      3.0

                                      Just ok.

                                      By amphotog

                                      from NJ

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Functional

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                                      Not what I was expecting. Quality is good, but not sure anyone needs a hand strap.

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                                      4.0

                                      Does what it is supposed to do .........

                                      By DLTBGYD

                                      from Eastern Oregon, USA

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Get A Grip

                                        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                                        When I ordered this (I have a Hand Strap on ALL of my EOS camera bodies), I was not certain if the lower attachment, which screws into the tripod threads at the bottom of the camera, had threads on the bottom of that. In other words, if I installed this, would it take-up / occupy the female threads?

                                        Well, no, there are threads on the bottom of the Hand Strap's lower attachment, which you do not have to use, by the way.

                                        I just think this is the best way to carry-around a large-bodied EOS, rather than a neck strap.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Strap

                                        By Robert

                                        from Cameron, NC

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

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                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                                          Fits like a glove on my 6D

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                                          5.0

                                          Very 'Handy'

                                          By antleesc

                                          from Washington, DC

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                                            It's a dead-simple design, meaning that there are no little straps and 'sub-straps' dangling all over the place while you're not using your camera. It's neat, and it's compact – far more compact than keeping the horrible and cumbersome Canon (or other branded) neck strap on all the time – and it's very comfortable. It's just better than a neck strap

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