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02-05-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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A well hung camera

Here is a simple method I came up with for securing my cameras to my hand when Shooting.

I cinch the strap buckle up against the body and attach velcro here:



Wrap the strap over my hand and attach Velcro



For most situations that's all I do. Very secure and flexible:



If I'm loaded up with heavy glass and a flash I'll go one step further and attach underneath as well:



I can shoot an all day event like this and my hand never gets tired because I never have to grip the camera with my right hand at all:



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Please excuse the IQ. I was balancing my K10D in my left hand and triggering it with my index finger, not too stable. At any rate, it works pretty well for me. I hope it's useful to others.

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I've always done something similar by wrapping the strap round and round my right hand, but it never occured to me to use velcro duh......................................................................................................

Great idea, thanks for sharing that one.
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Excellent idea, I'm going to add this to my favorites, thanks for sharing. (~ :

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I still use a loop around the wrist like most others when I'm shooting with the vertical grip on my K10D. I eliminated the bottom velcro on the K10D so I can attach the grip when I need it so I only have the single point attachment on my heaviest camera. That single point connection takes so much strain off the hand though, that I often find myself strapping in for long shoots and just rolling my right hand over the top even when I have the vertical grip attached.
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Just don't forget the camera is wrapped when you go to scratch your nose with your right finger.
( @*!! crack $!!# is knock out by a camera to the bridge of the nose )
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I've become an adept left handed nose picker...

That does remind me of a couple of other things worth mentioning though.

1) Before you strap in for a nice long wedding in a quiet church, or a once in a lifetime wildlife shoot, remember what velcro sounds like when you detach it.

2) When you pull out of the rig to set the camera down, rip the first tab of velcro loose, shift the strap a few inches back and stick the second tab down. It will hold a nice fat loop for you to stick your hand back through when you are ready to pick it up again and cinch it down. It's actually much faster than having to reloop the traditional wrist wrap.
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do you have a battery grip? any issues with the velcro stuck on the bottom of the camera?

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Thanks a lot for sharing. Looks like you've got a product you could sell...

Did you glue the velcro to the strap with something like loctite?
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Thanks a lot for sharing. Looks like you've got a product you could sell...

Did you glue the velcro to the strap with something like loctite?
based on the pictures, it looks like it was stitched on.... in a rather ugly way too.... guess thats what happens when a guy is armed with a needle and string
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He, he... I'm no seamstress, or hand model for that matter. The velcro had the super strength goopy glue on it but the strap flexes a little too much for it to hang on forever so I had to eventually stitch it, if that's what you could call what I did to it. That's 90 pound Spiderwire fishing line and I had to use an upholstry needle to punch through all the layers and wipe the goop off of the needle with paint thinner every two or three stitches. Fun!
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do you have a battery grip? any issues with the velcro stuck on the bottom of the camera?
Yes, have a grip on the K10D so only one attachment point on that camera. No problem with the hooks on the bottom of the K100D. Do make sure you put the scratchy hook side on the body and the softer loops on the strap or it will play havoc on your polyester leisure suit.
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Looks like a workable solution. I saw a similar homemade setup on a hiker last summer that held his camera to his chest while hiking with the camera hanging from the neck strap and keeping it from bouncing.
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I've no potential problems with the velcro noise on this strap, you ever opened a Crumpler bag..............................................................................
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By the title of the post, I thought I was going to walk into some pornographic lens arrangement of Bigma proportions

I like this idea - I use one of those ebay hand straps, and although it works great, this idea allows you to keep the full strap handy in case you want to switch.

Excellent!
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