Opteka X-GRIP Professional Action Stabilizing Handle for Digital SLR Cameras and Camcorders - Black
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- Fits most compact cameras and camcorders with a standard 1/4-20 thread
- Cushioned NBR padded handle alleviates the stress of lengthy filming
- High-grade ABS impact-absorbent plastic
- Shoe mount (removable) for video lights, flashes, or microphones
- 1 Year Opteka Warranty
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The X-Grip Handle for Prof. Camera adds an extra level of convenience and control to your video production by providing a comfortable top handgrip--and a stable base--to your camcorder or DSLR. This not only allows for easier transport, but gives you the freedom to shoot smoother, more stable video from below the waist and even at ground level. So when you're ready to pump up a scene's action quotient, shooting from a skateboard, rollerblades or even a bike becomes far less challenging. A hot shoe adapter on the front of the handle allows for convenient mic or light placement, so that even quiet, handheld dialogue scenes will benefit from using Opteka's X-Grip.
- Provides stabilization for action video shoots
- Fits most compact camcorders, digital cameras, and entry SLRs
- Hot shoe allows attachment of a flash or video light
- Foam padded handle alleviates the stress of lengthy filming
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Top Customer Reviews
The resulting shot was fantastic, I ended up leaving the grip on for the remainder of the night and now use it almost everywhere.
I didn't realise that you are still able to use the cameras standard side grip with this fitted, you can even add a bottom support handle or counter balance if you wish.
In summary then, a superb grip that can help give fantastic results. The only caveat is that this is probably not ideal for heavy SLR cameras. I've not tried my EOS body with it, but I suspect it would be a little to flimsy for a weighty camera like that.
Don't get me wrong, for the money it's really good, as I'm sure the others that seem to be built in exactly the same way but with different names. For anyone who does not want to pay out a fortune, yet want to have all the gear in one hand, this does the job. I find it very handy to have the the setup sat on my table ready to pick up and just shoot, it's very comfy and saves a lot of time faffing about.
Nice spongy handle, rubber on the feet, the hot shoes are adjustable and you can fit it all onto a tripod as well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
I use this with the Canon M52 camcorder and the Rode Videomic attached to the top hot-shoe (both, in my opinion, fit well on the grip). I used it the other day for the first time to film an event in my home town. I found it so much easier to film with this setup than filming with the camcorder alone. At one point I had to lean over a railing to get the shot I needed. Without this grip, the shot would have been so much more difficult to get, and I would probably have had to compromise. Also, I would of been stuck using the camcorders internal mic, or holding the Rode with my other hand, which would have been awkward. I still use Powered IS on the camera for making handheld steady, and I also have a bunch of batteries to aid this. :-)
I have quite a light camera. If you have something heavier and/or larger, you'd best read reviews from people who also have heavy cameras. It does have a little flex (very slight), and if you plan to use it with an SLR and large lens, you may find it flexes too much, or becomes unbalanced with a long/heavy lens.
Overall, for my needs, this works perfectly.
Also, had to add a 2KG divers weight to the bottom, to give it some mass, with camera alone, it's far too light. 2.5 stars really, as it's fairly cheap, don't expect too much though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing piece of kit - makes filming so much easier / smoother. It also makes the whole set up much more stable and as a bonus - more professional looking too!Published 2 months ago by Ellie Rose
Feels flimsy under a weighty DSLR/SLR with a zoom or fisheye lense, but still does the job.
Works brilliantly with a gopro or similar
Can be a bit fiddly to put on, but I quickly found the easiest and quickest way. This product works really well and gives excellent stability. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Matthew Bridger
Very good stabiliser for the price. Will be useful for taking action video of small children & dogs.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a product its good enough, i tested my shots and was decent.(I filmed with 600D canon) I bought it for 35 euros from uk's amazon and delevered in Greece in 12 days. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer