Hand grips

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  1. Lunchbox

    Lunchbox TPF Noob!

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    Looking for a good hand grip...I have a battery grip d200 and i am a lil nervous on some of these 6-9$ leather hand grips i see on amazon, their quality and what not.

    didnt know if there was a popular one that a lot of you used and liked.
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    It is axiomatic, "You get what you pay for."

    If you want to trust a $1000+ camera/lens/grip to a $9 eBay hand strap, go for it. ;)
     
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    I just wrap the camera strap around my hand and use that as a hand grip. I don't have a battery grip on my camera but I would assume that you still have access to the camera strap protrusions that are on the camera with a battery grip on. I find it easy to hold the camera the way the Nikon D90 is shaped (I guess all DSLRs are kind of shaped the same way).

    I bought a Lowepro camera strap and it has quick release buckles on it if I want to not use the camera strap for any reason. I looked at the type of hand grip you were looking at and decided I didn't want to give up a camera strap plus I found those types of grips on a camcorder were a PITA to use usually.
     
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    I have one of those wrist straps ($10 on Amazon). It is an Opteka and I actually enjoy shooting with it. It does take a little getting used to and is a pain to take on and off to exchange with regular neck strap. The platform mounts to the tripod mount, so it might feel pretty bulky when used with a battery grip as well.
     

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