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Cotton Carrier Hand Strap
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Durable (20)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Compact (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (16)
    • Sports/action (14)
    • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Family photos (11)
    • Weddings (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    hate neckstraps? then you will love this

    I do a lot of macro photography and I've always disliked having a neckstrap on the camera. It just got in the way. I shoot with a Canon 5d mark 2 and this hand...Read complete review

    I do a lot of macro photography and I've always disliked having a neckstrap on the camera. It just got in the way. I shoot with a Canon 5d mark 2 and this hand strap gives me a feeling of security when I'm shooting handheld. I'm still able to use the camera controls yet the camera is still held firm in my grip. And the quick-release plate allows me to mount my camera to my tripod when I want to shoot that way. No swinging neck strap to catch on objects or, gasp, hang un-noticed in front of the lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    great if you don't like neckstraps

    this is a great accessory of you don't like using a neck strap. you will need to take more care but it gives you a nice tight grip on the body of your camera....Read complete review

    this is a great accessory of you don't like using a neck strap. you will need to take more care but it gives you a nice tight grip on the body of your camera. I found I had to shift how I was hitting the shutter release but that was fairly easy to get used to. You may find this a more difficult adjustment to make to your grip etc. It did not come with instructions and the website offered ambiguous instructions, which was a bit of a drag although it is fairly straightforward to install. there was a one part left over that I'm not sure how to use. A metal key ring type thing which makes me slightly uneasy.
    I'm still getting used to it but am I'm happy with it and I think it will become a standard part of my rig over time.

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    5.0

    One of the Best

    By vidpost

    from Anacortes, WA

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

          Two years ago I rated another hand strap from B&H 5 stars, but over time that strap (Hakuba) began to loosen badly. The design of the Cotton Carrier is definitely more comfortable and hopefully far less prone to loosening up thanks to its use of velcro on the upper portion of the attachment. This hand strap comes with a Arca attachment plate, but I attach it to the Kirk L-bracket on my camera, which is all I need. It is simple, sturdy and comfortable.

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          5.0

          Much better than a neck strap

          By jerseyguy

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

          I used to wrap the neck strap around my hand, but it was always awkward and either too tight or too loose. This gives me a firm grip on the camera without anything dangling. When I'm done the camera goes back into my Kata Orbit messenger style shoulder bag. This has three advantages over the neck strap: 1) better weight distribution for more comfort, 2) protects the camera, and 3) conceals the camera in crowds or dicey neighborhoods.

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          5.0

          Neck straps get in the way.

          By Jim O

          from Toronto, ON

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

              I found that I would wrap the neck strap around my wrist and hand while holding the camera most of the time rather than hanging the camera from my neck or shoulder. Eliminating the neck strap and using the hand strap I feel that my camera is more secure in my hands. The cotton carrier is easy to install, adjusts based on hand size and comfortable with a brief period getting used to it.

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              5.0

              Great Idear

              By Stevo

              from Westerly RI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Design
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                Can take some time getting use to,but when you do it's the best grip you ever had, especially, if you hate shoulder straps like I do!

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                3.0

                Good control

                By RON

                from Pittsburgh, Pa.

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                The hand strap works very well but I don't like using it with a large lens as it causes my hand to cramp. Works fine with small primes.

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                5.0

                Keeps you ready to shoot

                By Shooter

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                    I'm not one who likes camera straps, this gives excellent control and keeps the camera ready to shoot and I find it very comfortable. Love that it also comes with QR Plate for quick release on a tripod without having to remove it plus I still have access to my camera battery compartment. It also has threads on the bottom to add a Rapid carrier strap whichI sometimes use.

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                    3.0

                    Neck free of pain

                    By DelsyR

                    from Orlando,Florida

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                      I bought this hand strap to save my neck in the long field trips and to have more freedom, movement wise. What isn't so great about this product is that in my case is that the rubber part covers the camera battery door. It is an inconvenience to me because I don't use my camera every day therefore I remove the battery at the end of a bird watching field trip.

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                      5.0

                      Great Hand strap for Travel Photography

                      By AZ Photo Guy

                      from NYC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                        I use this on the 5D Mark III with the battery grip. Allows me to balance the camera in hand and use all dials withouth having to readjust. Perfect for travel, outdoor, and shooting moving subjects.

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By BCSKC

                        from Kansas City

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                          Perfect fit. One-touch adjustment is a nice addition.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          First one I have actually liked!

                          By Herm

                          from Morgan Hill, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                          Cotton has figured it out. You can still mount to a tripod and with the Velcro you can easily adjust how tight you want it against your hand. I have used several others including Nikons hand strap and this one beats them all. I also leave my shoulder strap on with it.

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                          5.0

                          The best value for your money

                          By Bud168

                          from Los Angeles

                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                          Best handstrap for $[$]

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                          5.0

                          Great Camera Hand Strap

                          By Wil at DP

                          from Vallejo CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                            This Cotton Carrier hand strap is the best I have found. I have other hand straps, including Canon's, but they just don't measure up to convenience of the Cotton Carrier. I use these on Canon 7D and 5D Mark III cameras. I love the Velcro adjustment strap.

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                            5.0

                            Love it!

                            By Howitzer

                            from Buford, GA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                Easy to install and I like the velcro to adjust how tight I want the strap.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                neck strap be gone!!

                                By winclk

                                from Philadelphia Pa

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                  very comfortable attached to my nikon d800 with grip. easy to attach.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Not for me

                                  By raftrdude

                                  from Iowa

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                        Didn't work for me, it wouldn't work with the tripod quick release plate. But I liked it otherwise, so it's gets 3 stars (half way there).

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Strap!

                                        By tksuther

                                        from Massachusetts

                                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                        Comfortable and priced right.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Strap!

                                        By Coastline

                                        from Maine

                                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                        This is a very comfortable and functional strap. It is large, well padded and does not interfere with operation of the camera controls. It's best feature is the Velcro adjustment. You can easily loosen it if necessary to reach a button without changing hand position and tighten it to steady your grip while taking a picture.

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                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this product again & again.

                                        By Stan the photo man

                                        from Mt. Sinai, NY

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Video
                                          • Weddings/Events
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                          The COTTON CARRIER HAND STRAP is a great product. It's very comfortable, easy to put on the camera, and reasonably priced.

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                                          5.0

                                          The best way to go, save your neck

                                          By Santa Bob

                                          from Monticello,MN

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                            If you have neck or shoulder problems this is by far the best solution. I have used one on my Canon 50D for 4 years and have had no problems with it.
                                            Just bought 2 more for my new 70D & the old Rebel.
                                            I also use my cameras with the Cotton Carrier harness system. Very well made product.

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                                            4.0

                                            Hand Tight

                                            By One f-stop short of a full exposure

                                            from Portland, Or

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Travel
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                                              Use it on a Nikon D-7000. When I'm not using my Black Rapid shoulder strap i wanted a bit more secure grip on my camera. It gives a bit more of a mental confidence that I won't be as likely to drop it. Only negative thing is when my hand is in the grip its a bit difficult to adjust your exposure compensation button. Takes a little getting use to using the shutter release as well. But all that said I feel a little more confident about not dropping my camera with the strap on and will continue to adjust to it.

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