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Cotton Carrier Hand Strap
 
4.5

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Durable (27)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Compact (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (22)
  • Sports/action (21)
  • Landscape/scenery (18)
  • Wildlife photos (18)
  • Family photos (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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

Great Idea and Comfortable Handstrap

By Mixed Blessings

from Southern USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

I purchased one of these to try on a heavier dslr because I use Arca Swiss style tripod heads and I do not want to keep buying expensive plates for my cameras. It works very well and I will be ordering more. The strap feels comfortable in my hand and on my tripod I can hold the camera by the strap to make adjustments. Why has this not been thought of before?

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5.0

I like it.

By NoneYa

from Idaho Falls, Idaho

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Cotton Carrier Hand Strap:

    The first one of these I got was included in a package deal with the waist sling. I used the waist sling right off, and didn't get around to putting this hand strap on until a couple of weeks later, but as soon as I did, I liked it.
    Haven't used the waist thing since the first time, but now this hand strap is permanantely attached to my camera, and I even ordered another one for my other camera.
    I'm pretty much a "sniper".... tons of handheld shots with a large (80-400) lens, and although it's not nirvana, it does provide some significant support to my hand while I'm trying to hold the camera up and balance everything. To me, it just feels good around my hand. The one thought that kept coming back to me, though, again & again, was that the connecting straps weren't positioned right. The whole thing sat too far forward and didn't allow the freedom of mevement I needed to run the shutter button and dials on my Nikons. I kept thinking of how I could modify or make my own that would sit right on my hand.
    The second one I bought, though was a new design that instead of being basically a square pad, was more ergonomically designed, and appears to be more friendly with freedom of finger movement for the controls, but honestly, I haven't used it enough yet to see how it feels as far as where it sits on the back of my hand. Initial impressions are that it will be at least as good as the older style, and probably much better. For the price, I wouldn't let that question stop me from buying another one. I have four SLR's, and having one of these on every one of them wouldn't be out of the question.
    As an added note, When taking time photos with the camera on a tripod, or other situations, these straps really don't seem to be in the way. I also have quick connect rings on these cameras so I can attach a strap when needed. Never noticed any inconvenience to the way I use my cameras, even with the extra hardware.

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    • No

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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.

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        • 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.

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            • 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.

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              • 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.

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                  • 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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