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ikanUniversal Grip Bar
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Highly compatible (4)
  • Improves performance (4)
  • Professional quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (4)
  • Home movies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Comfortable Grip for cameras & camcorder

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....Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's ok for the price

It's a fairly inexpensive grip. Used it to hold my mirrorless camera for handheld videos. Does the trick. Quality of product isn't all that great but for the price it's ok. The foam...Read complete review

It's a fairly inexpensive grip. Used it to hold my mirrorless camera for handheld videos. Does the trick. Quality of product isn't all that great but for the price it's ok. The foam grip feels cheap but still comfortable to hold. Problem with the grip is that the foam is not secured to the core so it will spin when tightening. Also when holding the grip with camera on an angle the weight of the camera could spin the core. Other than that I don't have any issues with it.

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2.0

Not Universal grip

By SarahinBK

from New York City

Verified Buyer

Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

Not a universal hand grip!

It didn't fit into the mount that came with my shotgun ntg2 microphone. Not clear why it's called universal if it's not universal. Definitely check before you buy.

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3.0

It's ok for the price

By P

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Design

Best Uses

    Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

    It's a fairly inexpensive grip. Used it to hold my mirrorless camera for handheld videos. Does the trick. Quality of product isn't all that great but for the price it's ok. The foam grip feels cheap but still comfortable to hold. Problem with the grip is that the foam is not secured to the core so it will spin when tightening. Also when holding the grip with camera on an angle the weight of the camera could spin the core. Other than that I don't have any issues with it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Center Rod Moves in Grip Bar

    By Robert

    from Cicero, NY

    About Me Semi-professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

        Comments about ikan Universal Grip Bar:

        The looks and quality of this product is good, but if you have any weight like a camera on it, the center rod moves so the grip will turn 360 deg. I needed to glue the rod in to have any assurance that it will hold my device. I am telling you this because, I almost lost my camera and lens due to a surprise twist.PS I hope the glue will hold and I will NOT have anything expensive on the grip.

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        • No

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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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                • No

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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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                Verified Buyer

                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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                  • No

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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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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Very good for self use

                      By Doisneau

                      from rio de janeiro, BR

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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