The Hakuba camera grips are designed to stabilize a camera or camcorder when shooting, and to alleviate fatigue during extended sessions of photography or videography.
Most Liked Positive Review
Use it on Pentax K20D. Works well with or without battery grip. Also allows shoulder strap to be used in conjunction. Very comfortable for longer shoots.
Most Liked Negative Review
Cannot use with Sony A55
Plastic bottom latch is not fit into Sony A55 body. The latch should be cut. Once it was screwed to the body, the plate became curved and did not cling together. The grip is secure and comfort. You should remove it when battery or memory card need change.
Reviewed by 41 customers
Very good, Works well with a battery pack on canon mark 2.Hard to move some controls with trigger finger but that is easy to over come.
I've been using the strap for a few weeks now and I love it! Seriously, why would you spend more money when something cheaper works just as good? I think the connecting parts are sturdy, and I have seen no problems!
I bought this grip strap a few years ago for my D100 and it worked great, the freedom it gave over the neckstrap is amazing. However I recently purchased a new D5100 as an upgrade from the D100 and the strap design conflicts with the camera body. I had to file down the little tab on the strap to keep it from interfering with the LCD display.
I tried this grip because I was tired of messing with the neck strap and wanted something that wouldn't catch on things when I got my camera out. It attached fairly easily, but the base plate is supposed to align with the camera by way of a small tab that keeps it from rotating. The base plate was a little flimsy, but overall the grip installed OK. I have large hands and found that the angle of the strap/pad was not quite right, so I cut off the alignment tab and now have the base plate rotated about 30 degrees which changes the angle to about the right place. I have been liking the grip in my first outings with it, and am happy to have the neck strap gone. I think I'll end up keeping the grip on most of the time. It has a tripod mounting hole on the bottom of the base plate, and with the plate rotated, I can access the battery compartment reasonably well.
it works as expected. materials and assembly are good. the only bad thing is that it kind of block the battery trap so you need to slightly move the bottom plastic. not a big deal but the design could have taken that into account in my opinion
This is the best hand strap I have purchased. I use it while shooting theater shows and events for camera support. I have had others and this one is more comfortable, heavy duty and supportive of your camera than I've had in the past. I'm not a lover of camera straps around the neck. Especially since I carry a Lowepro camera sling. It is much quicker to get your camera into shooting position out of the sling with this hand strap than with a hanging camera strap. For those times I also want to use a neck strap I use OP/TECH adapt-ins and OP/TECH Utility Strap with Swivel hooks. It is a quick clip system. So I feel I have the best of both worlds. But I mostly use the hand strap. The only negative about this strap is it seems to loosen as you use it. Its not a big deal I guess you just tighten the strap every so often. All in all I'm very happy with it.
Helps elbow when it gets sore from holding camera too long.
A well-made product. I bought one for a Canon XSi nearly five years; the grip is still in good shape as is the webbing and I've carried it over much of Europe. I just bought a second one for a Canon 7D. You will need to experiment a little to achieve optimal fit because everyone's hands are different. For example, I adjust the grip to be tight only when my hand is on the camera in shooting position; my straightened thumb and the outter edge of my palm provide the locking rigidity while the weight is carried on my knuckles -- my other fingers are basically relaxed. As I lower the camera, my thumb naturally bends and camera rides loosely, but securely, cupped on my fingers, with the weight still riding on my knuckles.
No more camera straps in the way
The only thing I don't care for is how this "secures" to the camera. Following instructions, I'm still able to pull the strap to where the hand opening becomes wider, losing grip. There seems to be plenty of strap to keep it from coming completely loose, but not having the strap completely secure is not a secure feeling. The bottom plate is a pretty flexible plastic, which concerns me a bit as well. Over all, it's still on the camera, so that says something. Would recommend with above cautions.