Custom fit, easy adjustment. This genuine leather belt provides a secure, one-hand grip for any a (alpha) DSLR camera. Every serious photographer knows the value of a grip belt for comfortable, secure shooting in a wide range of situations and this genuine leather STP-GB1AM grip belt gives you a safe and secure one-handed hold on your camera, leaving your other hand free to operate camera controls and move objects or make adjustments to your photo subject. Its simple adjustment system provides a snug fit with all Sony a (alpha) System DSLR model, with or without vertical grip accessory attached.
The Sony STP-GB1AM is commonly used for Comfort, Stable, Supporting camera and more.The Sony STP-GB1AM is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sony STP-GB1AM is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony STP-GB1AM: Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not chafe, Strong construction and Well padded
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Worth the extra money, can also attach the sholder strap with this...comfortable and durable.
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I've been looking for a good grip; I looked at several choices and decided to go with this one. It was a great choice! I use it with a Nikon D800 w/battery grip. Fits perfectly. Even though it is a Sony product it will fit many DSLRs. It is a little more pricey than some of the other brands but the quality is excellent; leather cushion, high quality attachment parts, easy to attach, no need to remove grip to attach the camera to a tripod, does not block access to the memory cards. Bottom line, you won't go wrong...wish I had purchased it sooner.
I learned the value of a well-engineered hand grip on my advanced Sony HD camcorder. One related to the STP-GB1AM comes installed standard on the HDR-FX1000. I use it whenever the camcorder is not secured on a tripod. Once I got the cryptic STP-GB1AM strap connected and adjusted properly to the A99 vertical grip, it gave me the confidence to use the robust camera, heavy lens, and flash unit combination (when coupled to the vertical grip) without being tethered to a neck strap - achieving more creative freedom. I suspect that it might work just as well on the A77 vertical grip (which I do not yet own as an accessory). Well worth the extra expense and minor installation hassle when considered as a cheap form of "accident insurance" for premium SONY camera equipment.
No more camera clanking off my chest, getting in the way and bumping into everything. Don't have to remove when attaching a tripod, and doesn't get in the way when shooting with the tripod. Nice!
I have actually attached 2 Sony STP-GB1AM Genuine Leather Grip Belts to my Sony A77: one for vertical shooting and the other for landscape shooting. The supplied metal buckle allows for attachment of both, and since I use both orientations in shooting, I think that both are a must.
not the best for peoplen with large hands and a battery grip
If you ever had to lug around a camera and long lens on a skinny strap around your neck in a crowded place or where you make some quick movements, then you know the frustration of a swinging camera that gets damaged quickly. Try using this hand strap, it is far more comfotable and easy to use. Yes, your camera is constantly in your hand BUT it isn't swinging around trying to find a solid object to kiss, and no neck chaff, sweat, or strain! It is more secure in the hand so no one can grab it and choke you. One thing I did do is attach a quick release to the top attachment point and I can switch from a neck strap to hand hold in seconds, or remove for tripod use. The bottom connection threads into the tripod hole, and has tripod mount if you want to leave it on. I have one on both of my full size DSLR bodies and leave it attached all the time. It does help in keeping the camera stable, too.
The strap works like a strap on a camcorder. I did not use the screw in attachment provided because it wasn't positioned well. I attached it to the camera on top and extended grip on the bottom. Expensive, but I like that I can not worry about dropping the camera when I'm swinging my arm. I did have to mess around with the length adjustment. It was too loose, then too tight and I'm sure it will need to be adjusted through use.
Leather Grip provides that security blanket knowing that you have your camera firm in hand. I use on both my Sony Alfa's 850 and A77.
Instead of hanging a camera around your neck, using this hand strap can take the weight off of your neck. It makes it quick to grab the camera and run, keeps it more stable when using one hand and keeps it from bouncing around. What it needs is a quick release system (I added my own to it) so that you can switch between neck strap and hand held.
Without this grip, I felt so uneasy holding my Sony A200. I always felt like I would drop it. Now with the grip, I'm not scared any longer. Its very secure and comfortable.