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Cotton Carrier Hand Strap
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Compact (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Sports/action (20)
  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Wildlife photos (17)
  • Family photos (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

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.

Reviewed by 52 customers

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4.0

Handy

By KFC 1947

from North Carolina

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

    Purchased as a gift and person has not tried it out.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    great strap for the price

    By Johnoneeye

    from North Bonneville, WA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Pain To Connect

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

    Great strap for the price. I use this instead of a neck strap after numerous neck surgeries.

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    5.0

    CC hand strap

    By CaptBob

    from south Fl

    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

    I needed a hand strap I could trust with my dmk4 and 500 f4. This one works well

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    4.0

    Good Deal

    By Jerry Stone

    from Port Orange, FL.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

      I use it as intended, as a hand strap.
      It' a good deal for the money, one of the few, in photography equiptment.
      Haven't found anything, YET.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Comfortable, secure

      By ID_Mike

      from North Idaho

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

          I was tired of the cumbersome strap and ordered this to see how it would work. It installed easily and provides a secure, comfortable grip. And, when going vertical, it makes it oh so easy. I coupled this with the Wanderer Side Holster for an all around solution.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Well worth the price

          By bobc

          from york,pa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

            If you don't like using a neck strap this is a perfect alternative. Allows you to hand carry your camera securely without being concerned about dropping it. Velcro strap also makes adjustment easy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great strap

            By Sal D

            from Trenton,NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                Great strap

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                No Instructions

                By rbd

                from Ottawa, ON

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Poor instructions

                Best Uses

                • Multi Camera

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                The products comes with very poor instructions (if you can call them that). Website isn't any better. For something that costs this much, you think the company could spend $ dollars and write some basic instructions.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Just what I was ooking for.

                By Doug the Designer

                from Canal Fulton, Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                  The only problem with the product is the thumb screw that comes with my tripod mount is just a little short. I removed the rubber pads on the mount and it fits like a glove.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great alternative to a neck strap

                  By Tophat

                  from Bloomington, Indiana

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                  This is a great alternative to having the camera bounce around your neck. Very comfortable and it allows you to get a tight grip on the camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Solid & Versatile!!

                  By CO Jayhawk

                  from Colorado Springs, CO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                    Easily adjusts for hand size with easy attachment to Arca-Swiss head.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    great strap

                    By good girl

                    from stl

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    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:

                      this is a great strap for a mirrorless dslr or a small dslr i would try it on. it is light and the build quality is very good. it provides easy on off access too. i am not sure how well it would be on a camera like the canon 1d or nikon d4 series though. nonetheless its a great strap alternatve for my olympus omd em5 though.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Adds Great Stability

                      By Raddoc

                      from Clarkesville, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                        I enjoy wildlife photography using my Canon 5D Mk III with the 70-200 and 100-400 lens. The hand strap adds tremendous stability and allows much easier use of back button focusing (as well as greater facility with other controls on back of camera) with heavier lens for birds in flight, etc. Also, the loop on bottom right of my L-brackett allows use of the bottom strap without the plate and screw that are included. Great versatility. Overall, this inexpensive product affords good "bang for the buck".

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good product for the price

                        By JFH

                        from Midwest

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                        Works well . For small price.

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                        5.0

                        Works as advertised...

                        By Shotgun

                        from Huntsville, AL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                            Very elegant in its simplicity and functionality. It fit my 5D III well and offers a new found freedom from the Canon sling.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Excellent Value

                            By HulaMike

                            from Hawaii

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                            Feels comfortable and secure. A velcro strap makes it easy to remove when you want unlike another product I've used. Could have a bit more padding but its an excellent value at [$].

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                            5.0

                            Cotton Carrier Hand Strap

                            By Jack

                            from Red Feather Lakes, CO

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                            With the Cotton Carrier system I no longer use neck straps. This hand strap is a nice compliment to the total system.

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                            5.0

                            Works OK with Canon 5d MKIII

                            By The Knot

                            from Florida

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

                              I replaced my Canon hand strap with this one, and like this one better. It has more surface area, and, at least for my hand, it fits OK.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              One of the Best

                              By vidpost

                              from Anacortes, WA

                              Verified Buyer

                              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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                              • No

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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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                              • No

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