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(based on 36 ratings)
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Canon Hand Strap E-1
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4.3 stars
(based on 36 reviews)
94% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Adjustable(27), Comfortable(28), Comfortable strap(3), Does not chafe(14), Strong construction(22)
Cons:
Difficult to attach(15)
Best Uses:
Comfort(21), Stable(20), Supporting camera(27)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(5), Photo enthusiast(15), Professional(6), Semi-pro photographer(7)
Was this a gift?:
No(3)
 
Confusing to Attach, but I love it!
By m2madsonVerified Purchaser from Cottage Grove, MN on 3/13/2011
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I love this hand strap - use it all of the time and love the additional stability that it gives me

 
i like this product
By photogboy2001Verified Purchaser from Huntington New York on 11/21/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

i don't use a neck strap but the spider holster and the canon E-1 hand strap comes in very handy ( no pun intended). the hand strap helps me secure my camera when i remove it from the spider holster.

 
Nice strap for additional control
By tazmansVerified Purchaser from Juneau Alaska on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I really like the secure feeling you get for control of my camera when I use this strap. I do a lot of rock scrambling on beaches and such and it just helps me grip my camera. I use this on a Canon 1Ds MkII and it really helps. I had to search on line for a 3rd party person who took the time to show folks how to strap this onto the camera. If they had given instructions, it would be a perfect 5 star rating

 
nice hold
By ER-PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Brownsville, TX on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

comes with no instructions on how to attach it to your camera. you'll need to search online to know how to attach. Could use more padding.

 
Much less interference than neck strap
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Cumberland plateau Tn. on 4/13/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, More discrete, Well Padded
Cons:
Instructions are needed
Best Uses:
Comfort, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Include instructions with grip

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice product, impossible to attach
By CR Graphic DesignVerified Reviewer from PSL on 4/12/2010
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Ordered expecting this to be a better solution than the bulky neck strap that comes with the Rebel XSi. Will not attach unless you are using a battery grip.

 
Very comfortable and easy to install!
By CvHVerified Purchaser from Tampa Bay, FL on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Installed the Hand Strap in under a minute. It is very comfortable and sturdy!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Must have with battery grip
By impatient perfectionistVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville, Florida on 2/5/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

This is a must have if you have a battery grip. Has metal attachment for ability to use neck strap also.

 
I would buy this product again and again
By unixonoidVerified Purchaser from MA on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Just perfect .... Recomended to any DSLR (With battery Grip, if you want to add more security when holding the camera

 
Nice piece of extra
By Andt the TorchVerified Purchaser from Norway on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Soft, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Sweet leather feel, and it gives me a better flexibility. I prefer this over the neck strap.

 
A Great Grip
By The CameramanVerified Purchaser from Northern Ontario Canada on 9/29/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Secure way to hold camer
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

It makes the camera a part of you in that it is an extension of your arm

 
Material used can't get any better!
By FlintstoneVerified Purchaser from San Ramon, CA on 9/22/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I need to look for the proper way to attach this strap with the camera online, Canon needs enclose an instruction with the product.

 
Nice Product, Horrible Instructions
By m2 from MNVerified Purchaser from Cottage Grove, MN on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

The product itself is great, but as others have commented, it comes with no instructions. The only instructions are in very small print included in the battery grip installation instructions.

 
I would highly recommend this product.
By TonbabesVerified Purchaser from Dearborn Heights, Mi on 6/20/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Gives me a secure handle on my camera without having to use the neck strap. Thus, it is less confining and more comfortable.

 
Great addition to a fine camera
By Diamond JimVerified Purchaser from North Central Illinois on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Works OK but wish instructions had been supplied for attaching this correctly to the camera and base. It makes getting to the flash card a little more difficult. Vertical shots using the base trigger are also more difficult. For use around the studio without a tripod it works great.

 
Must have accessory with any BG or 1D
By VuVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 4/28/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Definitely the best hand strap around. Only works with 1D bodies or cameras with a battery grip. The attachment is convoluted and impossible if it weren't for someone posting the instructions on Flickr. Canon really should include a xerox of the instructions with the strap. [@]

 
nice, solid, comfortable strap
By brett maxwellVerified Purchaser from michigan on 3/30/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach, No instructions
Best Uses:
Comfort, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

It's a great strap that does exactly what it should. I only have 2 minor complaints and one is actually with the camera.

First, I think Canon should make the top attachment for this strap back a little away from the shutter. I find my index finger doesn't have much room to press the ISO and other buttons when I have all four fingers in the strap, so I use it with 3 finger in the strap and my index going over the top.

Second, attachment instructions do not come with the strap, and it is a bit confusing. They come with the battery grip, but I only found that out from searching a forum, so I had to go digging through my closet to find them.

 
Useful with the Battery Grip
By RLeeImagesVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable
Best Uses:
Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Good attachment to the camera with the battery grip. Instructions located with the grip.

 
Essential Accessory
By ChrisVerified Purchaser from Seattle on 2/8/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Very simply, if you have a battery pack attached to you XTi or XSi body, you need this strap.

 
Added confidence
By Just JimVerified Purchaser from North Texas on 2/8/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Like the headline says, the hand strap adds confidence to using the camera. I feel my grip is much more secure especially over long periods of shooting with the grandkids or in crowds. 4 stars due to the price being a bit high given the materials used and it feeling a bit sloopy at times. Not insecure, just seems to have trouble finding the perfect spot.

 
Best Price
By Jnash67Verified Purchaser from Rock Island, IL on 2/7/2009
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I use this in conjunction with a Tamrac N5059 Leather Padded Digital Camera Strap. It is made of all leather. If you have a Canon Battery Grip, the instruction on how to attach it are included with the grip.

 
Great strap, once you get it attached
By ChristopherVerified Purchaser from San Francisco, CA on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Either the included directions were missing, or there simply weren't any: I had to just deduce how to attach this to the body and have it be adjustable. Once it's on there, it's great, and makes it much easier to carry the body around town without a neck strap and not be all nervous about it.

 
Just don't get that secure feeling
By colmikeVerified Purchaser from Keller, TX on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Adjustable, Strong Construction
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I guess I just expected something better with the Canon name on it.

 
Does what its supposed to.
By GVerified Purchaser from albuquerque nm on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Helps me steady the camera.

 
Good product but...
By Blue SteelVerified Purchaser from Orange County, CA on 8/24/2008
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach, No instructions included
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

...you need the BG-E3 battery grip (or equivalent) in order to use this hand strap. Otherwise, this is a good product. It's very comfortable and adjusts easily. My only complaint is that the instructions for this item are included with the BG-E3 and NOT with the E-1. This doesn't make much sense, but a quick Google search can remedy this.

 
Very handy!
By ARCALLCVerified Purchaser from OC, LA on 6/26/2008
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

works well with the battery grip. camera feels secure.

 
Hand strap
By Nature photos by ScottVerified Purchaser from Daytona Beach, Florida on 6/16/2008
Pros:
Adjustable
Cons:
Poorly Padded
Best Uses:
Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Not very well padded, but still comfortable

 
Good strap- a little confusing to attach
By the_digital_rebel_xtiVerified Purchaser from Long Island, NY on 6/12/2008
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Great on a Canon digital rebel XTi with an Opteka battery grip. Supports the camera, battery grip and a 70-300 lens in one hand. My only complaint is that there is no instructions on how to attach it, and its not that easy...just follow the instructions from here: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=57766

 
Good product
By DigitalJackVerified Purchaser from Orange, CA on 4/16/2008
Pros:
Adjustable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
Could be better designed.
Best Uses:
Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I works well, just could be designed to sit back farther on the wrist.

 
No more straps!
By PhotogatorVerified Purchaser from Orlando, FL on 9/26/2007
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Cons:
A bit difficult to adjust
Best Uses:
Comfort, Stabilizing, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Both of my camera bodies have the E1! The strap is very comfortable and I love the fact that I don't need to have a strap over my shoulder!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works Great
By StoneyVerified Purchaser from Massachusetts on 7/10/2007
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

I have this strap on 3 different cameras. I bought my first one to keep the camera secure when not using a neck strap. What I found out is that it's even better at taking the load off your hand during a prolonged walk. You don't have to grip the camera much, so your hand can relax. With your palm pointed down the strap rests on the back of your hand. I find the wrist/arm muscles that support the camera this way don't tire as easily as the hand/wrist muscles that support the camera without the strap. Good for taking a load off during a walk-around. The strap does take some effort to install the first time you do it. For non-pro camera bodies, the instructions are found with the battery grip instructions and are not included in the hand strap packaging.

 
Security for your camera
By GeorgeVerified Purchaser from Greenwood, SC on 7/10/2007
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Comfort, Supporting Camera
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Provides a firm grip for the Rebel XTi which is small for my hand even with the motor drive grip. Helps keep the camera in your hands. I feel more comfortable shooting over water or in high places.

 
Helpful option
By LittlepotsVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 5/16/2007
Pros:
Adjustable, Comfortable, Does not Chafe, Well Padded
Cons:
Difficult to Attach
Best Uses:
Stabilizing
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Positive

 
Canon grip strap
By FredVerified Purchaser from SE Massachusetts on 3/27/2007
Pros:
Comfortable Strap, Have one on my 1Ds 1Dmk2, Lightweight, Very secure and flexible, Weatherproof
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Professional Use, Travel, Very versatile
Describe Yourself:
Do events indoor and out, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

Gives me a secure grip on my Canon cameras under varying conditions. Would not be without this strap.

 
Love this
By BillVerified Purchaser from Weirton, WV on 3/26/2007
Pros:
Comfortable Strap
Cons:
Wears Easily
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

A great comfortable feel in use with the battery griip on my 20D. I feel strange without it.

 
Great Product
By AndyVerified Purchaser from La Crosse, WI on 2/8/2007
Pros:
Comfortable Strap, Good Protection
Best Uses:
Daily Transport, Professional Use
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon Hand Strap E-1:

This is another great accessory by Canon. Perfect for any EOS camera with battery grip. I use a 20D with the vertical battery grip. THIS PRODUCT WORKS GREAT!!!

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