Top critical review
Fast delivery, good quality, BUT those with little wrists and hands like me should think carefully!
5 November 2016
I believe this is a very good idea and an improvement on the normal hand strap that would not prevent the camera from being dropped. However, I have only given this 3 stars for a reason. Another reviewer mentioned that the strap that goes around your wrist runs out of velcro if you have small wrists. Unfortunately that is me (I blame my dad!) My wrists are girl sized so this strap does not tighten sufficiently (I may try to do some manual adjustment). If it was just men that use this I would acknowledge the fact that the main problem is that my wrists are smaller than average. But I assume there are many competent lady photographers out there who will have the same problem. Small wrists mean small hands (normally) so the grip is a little on the big side as well. Maybe being a little fussy but, as with golf gloves, it would be good to have a range of sizes. The wrist strap can be detached from the main strap which is good if you don't need the additional protection (or have really small wrists). The product itself seems of a very good quality. I just have to see if there is a way that I can use this without resorting to wrist implants.
UPDATE: After using the grip strap for a while (without the wrist strap) I can 100% recommend using this. When I go out to shoot a few photos I carry my camera in a small camera bag. When looking for opportunities to take photos I take the camera out of the bag and carry it without the neck strap (which I find awkward). The grip strap makes it just that little more secure and stable. The jury is still out with regards to the wrist strap....maybe useful if you are in a situation where there is a chance of the camera being knocked out of your hand or dropped. In summary, will now use a grip strap for the rest of photography days! Still a little disappointed that the wrist strap is a little too large for those with small or even average sized wrists.