10-05-2015 11:24 PM
i just bought a new camera recently and i saw that there is a hand strap for cameras. is there a way to have both shoulder and hand strap? or do i have to pick one or the other? because i notice the hand strap also use the silver insert on the top right of the camera where you loop in the strap. i just want double drop protection because i am scared to lose grip of the camera.
10-06-2015 08:26 AM
Some Canon hand starps come with a metal link that you can thread a shoulder strap through.
You could also just thread the shoulder strap between the two pieces of hand starp up near the camera lug.
10-07-2015 12:33 PM
I use a Black Rapid "sling" type strap -- these attach to the tripod bolt socket on the base of the camera.
Often times the hand strap eithe requires (a) a battery grip (which has another strap connection point) or (b) a plate that attaches to the tripod bolt that has an attachment point for the hand-strap. But you can get accessories that allow both (shoulder or sling-type strap + hand-strap at the same time.)
10-08-2015 09:30 AM
It is possible to use the Canon hand strap and the shoulder strap but it is a tight operation to install it.
I used that combo for a year or two and never really like it. The two do not work well with each other. I recommend and either/or situation.
The Black Rapid strap is a great choice and they have several designs. Plus there are some other companies that offer more selections. All better than the hand/shoulder strap combo.
What camera? Some cameras can't use a hand strap unless a battery grip is added.