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SHAPEBlack Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Professional quality (6)
  • Improves performance (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (5)
  • Home movies (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (4), Professional artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid but too small

I like the Shape Handel it fits my Canon 70D nicely and does not feel like it will slip out of the shoe mount. Feels solid and sturdy. However it would be much better...Read complete review

I like the Shape Handel it fits my Canon 70D nicely and does not feel like it will slip out of the shoe mount. Feels solid and sturdy. However it would be much better if it was larger. It is too small in my opinion to add much more onto it. It has nice holes which I was able to attach my microphone off of but because it is so small I can only really use one of the back holes to mount anything otherwise it will be in the way of my grip. But its an easy way to get some great low angle shots.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too small for upward angle

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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3.0

Smaller than I thought it would be.

By Stefan

from Quebec, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

Great mounting options for accessories. I wish the handle was a bit longer and thicker. It seems tiny for what it's intentions are and I don't have the largest hands.Otherwise, it's a great product.

 
4.0

Great for casual shots

By Jonathan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

I use it mainly for filming bmx and skateboarding. I don't film often so I hated having a large portion of my bag dedicated to a regular or folding handle, but I do want the option of being able to film rolling or handheld shots. This take up no space, with a threaded adapter I can use my mic and is perfect to have in the bag for when I want to film rather than shoot photos. I wish it was just a hair bigger because even as an average sized dude it feels a little small even before the microphone is attached.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very impressed

By Shane

from Toronto, Canada

Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

Usually adding stuff like this to your hot is useless and usually slips off. However this thing holds on like it's part of the camera. Solid great grip. And holds the weight of my monitor no problem. Say goodbye to bulky cages this works great.

 
4.0

Solid but too small

By Island Wes

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Business Owner, Film Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Lacks Functionality
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • Home Movies
  • Independent Films

Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

I like the Shape Handel it fits my Canon 70D nicely and does not feel like it will slip out of the shoe mount. Feels solid and sturdy. However it would be much better if it was larger. It is too small in my opinion to add much more onto it. It has nice holes which I was able to attach my microphone off of but because it is so small I can only really use one of the back holes to mount anything otherwise it will be in the way of my grip. But its an easy way to get some great low angle shots.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beware of hot shoe handles

By EricD

from Boston, MA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

      I like the ergonomics of the handle, and it makes low mode shooting on small format cameras easier, BUT I have now dropped two cameras (and broke one lens) because there is no locking function. No matter how hard Ive tried, it does not tighten down securely, enabling the camera to slide right off when pointed down.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      It's ok

      By kennethwilliamsinc

      from Atlanta

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

          It's very high quality, but it should be about 3 inches longer. I use this with the Samsung NX1

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Affordable and useful dslr handle

          By Antonio

          from Guam

          Comments about SHAPE Black Liquorice Candy DSLR Handle:

          It servers the purpose you want, with threaded screw holes for additional attachments overtime. Exteremly helpful for Dslr film makers on the go. It's affordablity and functionality is there for the budget.

           
          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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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.

               
              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    almost

                    By HOD

                    from New York

                    Verified Buyer

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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