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11-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hand strap required?

Anyone find they need to use a hand strap with the k-01? I tried one out and with the small grip and thick body, I didn't feel like I could hold it securely for long. I shoot a k-r with da primes right now, mostly one handed. This one handed shooting style is something I'd like to continue. Yes, I know, not proper, but tough, it's a light weight kit. I would think a hand strap might do the trick. Anyone using one? If so, how does it feel? I didn't even look, does it attach fine? Pics?

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I have a hand strap on my K10. I never leave home without it. The only time it is in the way is with tripod work, and then I take it off.
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I'd recommend stepping it up to a neck strap. The K-01 is basically as big as a DSLR, minus the viewfinder.

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I have rather large hands; I found that I one-hand with the K-01 most of the time (unless it's got a big zoom lens on it). For security, I ended up using just the lanyard wrist strap off a point-n-shoot.

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Adam, I find the neck strap a literal pain in the neck. My K10 with 16-50 and grip is easily handled with the handstrap. I have the Pentax one, which is a royal pain to attach to the camera, but is rock solid on my hand. I've even used it with the rather light 55-300 without too much trouble, but of course the SR gets a workout with that lens.
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I put my gordy's wrist strap (google it!) on my new k-01 with the 40mm XS lens and it is a perfect match.
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Stock neckstrap user

I'm always a two-handed shooter, so I wrap the neckstrap (the one supplied with the camera) around my left wrist and support the camera on my left palm.

Alternatively (for rigid stability) I extend the camera away from my body until the neckstrap is taught from around the back of my neck, bring my elbows in, use a firm, angled stance and exhale. The rear LCD actually MAKES THIS POSSIBLE!! (Found a positive for a NoVF MILC )


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