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  1. Miguel
    04-23-16
    Miguel
    Ahhhhhhhh. Now I understand. Clever and cheap. Unfortunately I use my left hand to work the zoom and for support of course. But thanks, that grip may come in handy.

    M
  2. galelegg
  3. galelegg
  4. Miguel
    04-23-16
    Miguel
    Hi Ron,
    Thanks so much for thinking of me. I'm always on the lookout for useful gadgets. The Gopro grip looks interesting, but even after reading your description I'm having a bit of a challenge envisioning how it would work in hand. If you happen to have a shot of you using it, it would help penetrate my dense brain.
    Thanks.

    M
  5. galelegg
    04-23-16
    galelegg
    Hi Miguel. We have something in common, 65 years old and a continuously sore left wrist since buying Sigma 150-500mm. I don't know whether you have come across this product before,
    Gopro ST-173 Pistol Mini Hand Grip Tripod Support Stand Fr Gopro 1 2 3 3+ 4 DSLR.
    I just purchased one and they work great. By reversing the hand grip opposite direction to a normal pistol grip get about 2 f stops more speed with heavy lenses. I tried it out with a Hanimex 300mm 1.2kg lens yesterday and was able to shoot at 250 shutter, without the grip day before could not get a decent photo at 500 shutter. I used something similar in the 1970's with a Hanimex zoom on a Pentax Spotmatic, that one had a cable release slot in it and you just pressed the cable release knob and presto, even then it gave me 2 additional f stops. No IS then just common sense.
    Best wishes Ron (galelegg).


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