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ikanUniversal Grip Bar
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Highly compatible (4)
  • Improves performance (4)
  • Professional quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (4)
    • Home movies (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Very handy!

    By Astra65

    from Santa Clarita, CA

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films

      Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

      This handle bar is lightweight and inexpensive, but still very well made, and is very useful for me. I can rig it under a small camcorder for smoother shots, and sometimes use it to hold a small LED light. Works great.

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      5.0

      universal grip bar

      By night owls paranormal

      from old town fl

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

        the universal grip bar was just what I needed to add to my camera system. works great and will help to keep my arm from getting tired after hours of walking around with my camera.

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        5.0

        Worth the money

        By Sawyer

        from Memphis, Tn

        Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

        Pretty decent little handles... I bought two of these to use on my basic video rig with some 90 degree 15mm 1/4-20 clamps. Planning to only use them temporarily, I was expecting cheaper build (since they are advertised as accessory handles). Definitely not top notch, but I will probably use them longer than I expected. My only complaint, is the foam comes off pretty easily, but could easily be glued in place. In my case, that actually works out better because the rods fit in a 15mm clamp and may be useful later on. I would definitely recommend these guys, esp for the price.

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        5.0

        Comfortable Grip for cameras & camcorder

        By Aaron

        from Gardena, CA

        About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

          I love this thing! I walked all through many hiking trails using this grip on my rather heavy CANON EOS M camera with the 18-55mm zoom lens and the video was smooth looking. I also could hold it over my head and rotate using two hands to avoid seeing people in my shots. For taking self-portraits with my wife it was very ergonomic to hold the grip, and looked less obvious than holding the camera body. The grip absorbs moisture well since I have sweaty hands. The bottom is also threaded to allow a light or the included sturdy clip ring. I still need to get a heavy duty belt clip to hang it off of but the grip wins on all aspects of performance.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          A Grip Bar Just Right for Me

          By Billy Club

          from Baltimore, Maryland

          About Me Hobbyist, Pro Bono Videomaker, Shutterbug

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films

            Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

            I have a Nikon D800, which is a little on the heavy side. This is true whether I'm shooting still photos or creating a video. With respect to the latter activity, however, the grip bar is worth its weight in gold. It helps me to stabilize the camera, with little or no effort on my part, and to focus my attention on the subject that I'm filming.

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            3.0

            Does what it's designed to do.

            By Houtz of Hope Productions

            from Greater Lexington KY Area

            About Me Semi-Professional

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Traveling

              Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

              This grip is nice but in my opinion overpriced. But it would seem most 15mm rig accessories are so maybe it's just me. I just wish they could find a cheaper way to make a small aluminum rod with a hole in it.

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              5.0

              Sturdy, lightweight handle

              By Brian

              from Detroit, MI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

                  I bought this handle to use in a somewhat nonconventional manner. I needed an inexpensive, rear positioned "third leg" for a shoulder rig (in addition to the two front handles) that would alleviate weight on the shoulder pad when the rig was set down. It also keeps the pad from getting dirty when the rig has to be set on the floor or ground. I use the 1/4" 20 screw to attach it to a 15mm rail block at the back of the rig and it helps support about 20 lb. worth of camera and accessories with no problem. It's strong and the added weight is negligible. I may even use it as a handle one day.

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                  3.0

                  Very good for self use

                  By Doisneau

                  from rio de janeiro, BR

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

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                        Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

                        I use it with my 5D and a viewfinder to make some videos.
                        The results are great!

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                        • No

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