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SHAPEBlack Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Improves performance (4)
  • Professional quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Great product!

    By Jonny

    from Belfast, NI

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

        Bought one of these for our 5D2 and I love it, absolutely solid. Very simple to attach and it makes the 5D much easier to work with. The only downside is you lose the hotshoe for the like of a Videomic etc but that's usually not an issue and it adds plenty of mounting holes for other stuff. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Get one

        By Dan

        from Bolivia

        Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

        Great little add on to my DSLR setup. I've attached a flash arm to the side of this little handle which makes the grip area a bit longer and then mount a mic on the flash arm which gives better reach for the mic.

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        5.0

        Excellent Top Handle

        By Marc

        from Lander, WY

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

          Very sturdy option for low shots without a full cage/rig, and makes for easy lifting and transport. Plenty of 1/4-20 slots on the top & sides for cold shoe mounts. I use it with my iphone on top as an audio recorder, and it's just big enough to secure it in place. It's the perfect addition to my Zacuto slingshot.

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          3.0

          Great, but short.

          By Chris Photo/Video

          from Emmaus, PA

          About Me professional photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

              Great little handle with numerous threaded holes for attachments. I would have like it to be a little longer for a better grip.

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              4.0

              Good tool for your kit

              By DKNY

              from New York City

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Small

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

              I really like this little handle. Its way cheaper than the insane price point i've seen for similar products.

              The thing is, its a little small for my hand. I wish it was about 30 percent bigger and I'd give it 5 stars.

              But it reliably holds my monitor and mic and still allows me to get low angle shots quite easily. Combined with my mini-rig its a great purchase.

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              3.0

              Simple but effective

              By David

              from Adelaide, Australia

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

              A decent bit of kit for the minimalist, I found the quality to be good but not great, not sure how often I will use the threaded screw holes as they can restrict hand position. The finish on my example was average.

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              2.0

              Too small for upward angle

              By Scott800

              from Fresno, Ca

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility
              • Loose fit

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

              This handle is very small with just a little side to side play. What I like about handles is they allow you to get cool, natural low angle shots. However, this handle isn't long enough to grab further forward to tilt properly. Also, there is a rubber label on the front tht would be the most logical spot to attatch a monitor, but you can't because it is the only spot without 1/4-20 holes.

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              1.0

              almost

              By HOD

              from New York

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

                    Constructed well, with lots of threads for accessories. Small enough to not be obtrusive, solid feeling enough to seem reliable BUT-

                    The nut that threads down to clamp the unit tight in the camera shoe doesnt thread down all the way. It doesn't even touch the shoe. Since I needed to use it on the day I cut a piece of cardboard to make a washer. That still didn't really do the trick so I just took the thing off all together.

                    Fatal flaw on an otherwise promising piece of low cost gear.

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                    3.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Bamboo Pictures

                    from Singapore

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

                      I have a few consumer camcorders that I use this with. Great way to add extra hotshoes for accessories like mics and lights. Looks and feels sturdy. Could use an inch more grip

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