Canon E1 Hand Strap

Canon E1 Hand Strap for EOS Cameras with Boosters or Vertical Battery Grips

Canon E1 Hand Strap for EOS Cameras with Boosters or Vertical Battery Grips

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The E1 Hand Strap adds security to hand-holding a camera, and was designed to be used only with cameras that have a built-in power booster or grip, or where an optional power booster or extension grip has been added. The strap attaches with one end to the eyelet at the top of the camera, and the other end to the eyelet in the base of the booster/grip.

Note: Only fits on cameras with built-in booster grip or with an added extension grip

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Canon E1 Reviews

E1 Hand Strap is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 253.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not So Great... A solid design undermined by inferior materials. The cheesy, seam sealed plastic pad causes sweating in any warm weather, and the nylon strap itself is narrow and tends to twist. A breathable, perhaps leather pad and a wider woven nylon strap would be welcome upgrades to this flawed product. I'd gladly pay twice the price for that. Which is why I discarded this product and purchased the more expensive and vastly better made Camdapter- a superior hand strap with a solid, adequately wide and thick nylon strap running through a well-proportioned, well padded and stitched leather pad. A camera plate from RRS and the Camdapter make my DSLRs perfectly balanced tools!
Date published: 2008-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the strap ! in my old film cameras, I had the straps that hung around the neck. I used to wrap them around my wrist but it was not good. I bought the first wrist strap for my Canon 20D a few years ago and never regretted it. it helps me hold the camera in my hand and yet quick enough to let go of the camera and put it down on the table. NO MORE NECK STRAPS !!!!! PS. every now and then ( a decade ago) the neck strap would just unsnap from one side of the camera and I would catch the camera right before it started falling to the floor. never happens with the wrist strap.
Date published: 2010-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's functional and comfortable No instructions are included with the strap, but instead come with any of the Big Ed Battery packs. Keep those seemingly unnecessary BG-Ex instruction sheets because you'll need them to install this thing. Is a bit complicated and not really eyesight intuitive. It is comfortable but I must agree with the previous reviewer who mentions the nylon strap part is too narrow. It could absolutely benefit from being a bit wider. I would not recommend this hand strap if you like to remove the BattPack for lighter weight to do your macro/rails/tripod work. It's an absolute pain in the rear to connect/disconnect (strong and reliable quick disconnects would be another good addition) I would recommend the hand strap with the above caveats.
Date published: 2008-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable, but... I made my own strap out of an old shoulder strap and then decided to try this for 3x the price... its comfy but the other one was cheap. its hard to adjust if more than one person is using the camera - my wife has smaller hands so it doesnt fit her unless you spend 20 minutes adjusting it each time. Overall, I could have lived without it. If you are the only user of your camera body, and you can find a good deal on it, then get it. I have a 40D with BG battery grip and 24-105 L lens - altogether quite heavy. I do like the way it kinda hangs on the back of your hand if you put your hands at your side while standing. Did not come with installation directions!
Date published: 2008-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hand strap E1 This is the 4th hand strap I have used on various Canon cameras and it gives me greater control of the camera without having to maintain a death grip on the hand hold while focusing, changing drive settings or other adjustments. Also it allows me to relax my grip and allow the hand strap to carry the bulk of the weight of camera and lens. At the end of a night of shooting auto racing 400-500 images, my hand is not tired from just holding the camera. I have large hands and i couldn't use a 30 40 or my newest 50D without one.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait so long to get one? Not being a fan of neckstraps I've removed mine from all my bodies. I've found the only issue with that is after a few hours of gripping the camera my hand starts to cramp up.Since this purchase it hasn't been a problem. I've done two events since with a 1 series body and 300mm 2.8L IS attached with the shorter of the two being 3 hours and was more than comfortable just letting it dangle without fear of it slipping off.I know some complain about it being more expensive than other options out there, but come on, you've got thousands of dollars worth of gear attached and they're complaining about an extra +/-$.I for one am going to get another two for my other bodies.
Date published: 2008-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! A great little hand strap. I hated having my normal full strap on the camera all the time, but wasn't willing to give up the strap concept all together. I got this hand strap and LOVE it. It's great! It's exactly what you think it is, and is made of VERY nice material. Canon did a great job on it! I have the wireless remote control trigger, and it clipped RIGHT ON the outside of this, AWESOME. Good, clean install, but out of the way for everyday things! Expertise: Freelance Photographer Problems Encountered: I felt like an IDIOT trying to figure out how to install it. There were no instructions, (why should there be, it's pretty simple, right?), anyway, I must have spent half an hour installing this baby, but once I did, OH YEAH. It's set for LIFE now.
Date published: 2007-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reduces strain on hand significantly Canon's leather hand strap is truly all it's cracked up to be. The battery grip adds significant weight and therefore strain on your hand, but the strap reduces that strain significantly. The only drawback is that it's hard to attach (takes a while to adjust just right), but once it's on you won't take it off. You can still attach your neck strap with the hand strap if you so choose. It's also very comfortable and well-padded. To prove to yourself the strain reduction, install the strap, hold the camera outside your strap, then immediately hold it with your hand in the strap. You'll realize it was VERY worth it. Seems pricey, but for what it does, I'd pay twice as much.
Date published: 2010-05-24
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