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CanonHand Strap E2 (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (56)
  • Adjustable (52)
  • Well padded (45)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Strong construction (39)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Supporting camera (39)
  • Comfort (38)
  • Everyday (32)
  • Stable (32)
  • Travel (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (20), Enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (13), Professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101)

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

 

First Hand Strap bought

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

A must have for any camera!

By yoda

from Texas

Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

I love this strap, I feel so much safer having this strap on my camera. It's very sturdy and we'll made! A must have for any camera.

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5.0

Works As Expected

By Lee

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Use
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

    Lately, I've found myself holding my camera in my hand more than hanging it around my neck . Obviously, holding my camera in my hand isn't the most secure way of handling my camera.

    I decided to buy this Canon hand strap so that I could hold my camera in my hand without having to worry about dropping it. This hand strap works just as I hope it would - it secures my camera to my hand and it's comfortable.

    This strap is easy to install and easy to adjust. The strap is also well padded. Overall, the quality of this strap is great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Much better than my cheap @ buy!

    By SD Photography

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Portraits
      • Wedding Photography

      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

      I ordered a $ wrist strap from @ that wouldn't allow me to change my battery unless I unscrewed the strap from the bottom . . . like WHY would anyone design something like that? So I spent more money for a better strap from Canon. It's still not as comfortable as I want it to be, but hopefully it just needs to be broken in!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Comfortable hand strap.

      By Mutt978

      from Leominster, MA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

        I removed the 1/4-20 attachment piece and wove the strap through the attachment point on the bottom corner of my battery grip. Easy to do.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Always Ready

        By Jibdaddy

        from New York, NY

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Not cheap

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

        I always carry in the hand. This strap is the best thing around for doing that........

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Comfortable strap

        By mjgoulet

        from Lincoln, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

        The strap installed fairly quickly and is extremely comfortable to use. No need for a tight camera grip. It also has threads on the bottom for attaching a tripod without having to remove the strap

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Canon Hand Strap

        By Paulie

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

          At first I was skeptical on whether or not to buy this item becuase of the price. Once I got it, I was completely sold on it. Great item!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          I like it

          By Bonnie

          from Kelowna, BC

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          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):

            It is a great alternative to the big neck strap.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Hand Strap E2 (Black) by Canon

            By Stephanie

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

              I love this strap for my camera! It's comfortable and is real secure!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Well Made Hand Strap

              By Lindsay

              from Savannah GA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Traveling

                Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                Like everything about it, especially you can still use your original canon neck strap with it and put tripod plate under it. I probably will never take this off my camera. The only downside is it's pricy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Accessory

                By Murf Herder

                from Spokane WA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                  The usual Canon quality. You pay more for the Canon brand, but the quality difference from the lesser brands shows.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice feeling hand strap

                  By Keith

                  from Eugene,OR

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                    Makes carrying the camera with the battery pack feel very secure.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    well made and comfortable

                    By BOB FARREN

                    from BOSTON MA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                      Easy to adjust and comfortable to use. I have had a few for a good few years now and they are in great shape, just purchased another for an additional camera

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Strap.

                      By ADSANFORD

                      from British Virgin Islands

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                        Exactly what I needed.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Hand Strap E2 (Black) by Canon

                        By donofa

                        from Ridgefield CT

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                          Not what I expected from Canon. Build quality is good but assembly is difficult. Item is bulky and tough to adjust. Returned it and bought annother for 1/3 of the price and I like better.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very handy

                          By Nicolas Evens

                          from Casteau, Belgium

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                            I found the standard neck strap very uncomfortable when visiting a city all day long. This is much more practical as you always have the camera in your hand, ready to take pics on the spot. I used it for my NYC visit, 8 days long, together with a 5D which is not light, and it was so much better.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Relieves the neck & hand

                            By Amy O

                            from MIchigan

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Not Functional

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                            When I am changing positions a lot when taking pictures in gardens, I find my neck strap really annoying, so this hand strap comes in handy and alleviates some of my hand cramping issues. I shoot with a Canon 60D with a battery grip and, often, longer lenses (70-200 mm for example), so it can get heavy for my smallish hands.

                            My only complaint with this is, is that my right index finger can't easily reach & adjust the dial for shutter speed (and therefore exposure) very well at all, which is pretty important. So -- hmmm. I don't like that so much.

                            On the plus side, their screw mount that attaches to the tripod port has a spot for my tripod quick release plate to attach as well. I was a little worried that I would have to choose between the two when attaching this strap, but was relieved to see that wasn't the case. (I don't think I've stated this clearly -- sorry!)

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Security in hand

                            By Don

                            from California

                            Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                            I like to carry my camera at the ready for all times and not hanging from a strap. The quality of this Canon hands trap is a perfect fit for me. I purchased this model so I could use it without the battery grip addition. Highly recommended.

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                            5.0

                            Hand Strap E2 (Black) by Canon

                            By race 'n rock photography

                            from Indianapolis, In

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                              I have 2 and they work great with my Canon 7D and 7D II Cameras.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              2.0

                              Do not like the new construction

                              By Alice

                              from MN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Canon Hand Strap E2 (Black):

                              I purchsed this canon strap because i got a new camera and wanted the same on I have on my original and I do not like it as well as the first. Its way more bulky and isnt easy to attach on either end. Will not buy again if its like this,

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