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I'm increasingly using my 'old' 5DIV as the walk-around camera. I had a Really Right Stuff bracket on it so it could be attached to a tripod. I wasn't using a tripod much, thus L bracket became an irritant. Removed it.

I just can't use the 5D in the field w/o a holder. Sure as hades, I'll drop it.I have for years used a Canon official strap, (see below), but haven't a way to attach it. Tried numerous fancy strappings. Everything I could think of. Probably came up with a dozen methods. (Briefly wondered if I'd gotten into Japanese Shibari.) No joy. The 5D series has a bracket on both corners at the top of the body (for shoulder use) but nothing on the bottom I finally figured out that the Canon instructions I was trying to were for the 1D series. I'm a bit slow sometimes…

So has anyone got a solution? I'm about 90% positive I drop the damn thing without something like this.

Thx





The old well used one.







One of many failed attempts




Apr 02, 2024 at 03:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hand strap for 5DIV


I’ve had several surgeries and reconstruction on my right wrist so I have to use hand or wrist straps.
On the 5DIV I used the battery grip which has the bracket on the end that lets you attach the Canon hand strap the way you want it to attach. If you don’t want to use the battery grip RRS has a bottom plate only (not the L plate) that lets you attach the Canon hand strap to the right hand side.

If you don’t want to use either the battery grip or a bottom plate, there’s the Peak Design hand strap similar to the Canon that you can attach to the Peak Design mini-plate on the bottom of the camera body that screws into the tripod hole. The PD uses their anchors to attach on the bottom so it’s really fast to disengage it and switch to a neck strap. The PD hand strap is actually not quite as comfortable as the Canon strap but it tightens and loosens infinitely faster and I use it to tighten it to my hand so I can’t drop it.

On my smaller lighter cameras I use the PD wrist strap so if the camera should slip out of my hand it isn’t going very far.



Apr 02, 2024 at 04:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Hand strap for 5DIV


It's not a full hand strap, but I sometimes use a Peak Design Cuff as a safety strap when I don't want a full strap, but I'm afraid of either dropping the camera or having it yanked from my hands. I keep it about as snug as a wrist watch, but it'll tighten immediately when pulled on. I already have a PD plate on my camera so I can easily switch between tripod, Capture Clip, neck strap, and cuff.


Apr 02, 2024 at 04:56 PM
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Hi Robert...

Have a look at the SpiderPro hand straps. I've tried a lot of others in the past, and this one is the best I've found. I used it with my 5DIV for years, and it now is attached to my R5. Very comfortable.

https://spiderholster.com/products/spiderpro-hand-strap-v2

Tom



Apr 02, 2024 at 05:06 PM
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I second the recommendation for the SpiderPro hand strap. They work great on my 5DS R and EOS 3.


Apr 02, 2024 at 05:40 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Hand strap for 5DIV


The Spider Strap looks real interesting. Haven't looked at the Peak Design yet. I am irritated with the Spyder people's web site. They show exactly the same pic, just with different colors.How about the side? How about showing us how it attaches? How about something besides just a hand and nothing? Grrr. The lazy stupidity of web marking droids really irritates.

So question back to Tom and Oregon, how does it attach? Maybe a couple of quick pic from different angles? Does look interesting.



Apr 02, 2024 at 05:52 PM
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Here's a link from their site to a fairly comprehensive look at how it attaches:



Tom



Apr 02, 2024 at 05:57 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Hand strap for 5DIV


I used to use the Canon straps. In 2017 I bought a Camdapter leather ProStrap. I'm still using it! The quality of the leather is that good.

https://www.camdapter.com/handstrap/prostrap.html (Sorry, another poor website without a lot of detail).

Here is a Youtube review: https://youtu.be/60CtFlwy28I?si=Nx8lSxEyCkop80Hb

They also sell adapters that screw into the tripod socket to give you something to attach to on the bottom of the camera if you don't use a grip.

Mine isn't close to wearing out, but I would buy another.

Mark



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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Hand strap for 5DIV


Use a small arca plate to attach your E-1 hand strap. Much smaller than an L plate and most of them have a loop for the strap.



Quick release plates come in many shapes and sizes and most have a strap loop:









Apr 02, 2024 at 08:24 PM
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Tom In Arizona wrote:
Hi Robert...

Have a look at the SpiderPro hand straps. I've tried a lot of others in the past, and this one is the best I've found. I used it with my 5DIV for years, and it now is attached to my R5. Very comfortable.

https://spiderholster.com/products/spiderpro-hand-strap-v2

Tom


Had these on my various 5Ds and not on my R5. Doesn't work on my OM-1 though (camera is a lot smaller). On my 5Ds, I had different colors on each body so I could grab the one I wanted (2 R5s)



Apr 03, 2024 at 09:01 AM
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msalvetti wrote:
I used to use the Canon straps. In 2017 I bought a Camdapter leather ProStrap. I'm still using it! The quality of the leather is that good.

https://www.camdapter.com/handstrap/prostrap.html (Sorry, another poor website without a lot of detail).

Here is a Youtube review: https://youtu.be/60CtFlwy28I?si=Nx8lSxEyCkop80Hb

They also sell adapters that screw into the tripod socket to give you something to attach to on the bottom of the camera if you don't use a grip.

Mine isn't close to wearing out, but I would buy another.

Mark


Thanks for the link. This still has my original problem in that I have to install some sort of baseplate across the bottom of the 5DIV. Not really an improvement from my viewpoint. I'll keep looking.

Thx




Apr 03, 2024 at 03:10 PM
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Tom In Arizona wrote:
Hi Robert...

Have a look at the SpiderPro hand straps. I've tried a lot of others in the past, and this one is the best I've found. I used it with my 5DIV for years, and it now is attached to my R5. Very comfortable.

https://spiderholster.com/products/spiderpro-hand-strap-v2

Tom


Tom In Arizona wrote:
Hi Robert...

Have a look at the SpiderPro hand straps. I've tried a lot of others in the past, and this one is the best I've found. I used it with my 5DIV for years, and it now is attached to my R5. Very comfortable.

https://spiderholster.com/products/spiderpro-hand-strap-v2



Tom, went and contacted the company and watched the video. Lots of nice features. Still - other than one very brief flash - there's no pic of the bottom attachment ring. In fact, it specifically talks of a 3rd party adapter. Dug into the instructions. There's a brief pic of screw, plate, and gasket going into the bracket hole at bottom middle. Is this what I'm looking for? If so, might work.

Oh wait, read the entire page again and there is mention of the above pcs, so I should work. Installing yet another bottom plate? Might as well keep the RRS L bracket on.

Anyway thanks much






Apr 03, 2024 at 03:24 PM
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OntheRez wrote:
Tom, went and contacted the company and watched the video. Lots of nice features. Still - other than one very brief flash - there's no pic of the bottom attachment ring. In fact, it specifically talks of a 3rd party adapter. Dug into the instructions. There's a brief pic of screw, plate, and gasket going into the bracket hole at bottom middle. Is this what I'm looking for? If so, might work.

Oh wait, read the entire page again and there is mention of the above pcs, so I should work. Installing yet another bottom plate? Might as well keep
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The bottom end of the the SpiderPro is flat plastic with a long slot in it for length adjustment. I connect it directly to the camera's tripod socket with a short screw and fender washer or run it between a tripod plate or L bracket and the camera, depending on the situation. It could also be attached to the bottom of any tripod plate or L bracket that has the appropriate 1/4 threaded socket.



Apr 03, 2024 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Hand strap for 5DIV


If you dislike arca plates—even small ones—use a wrist strap. It attaches to a single lug on top of the camera. I have wrist straps on all my cameras: R, R6 MK II and R7. Not to avoid arca plates—I use tripods regularly—but hand straps were often in the way of use on sliders and overhead mounts. I didn't care for the Peak and Camadapter wrist straps—too large—but the more petite Jobo, Olympus and Nikon wrist straps were my favs. Here's the Nikon hand strap on my wife's Rebel:




Apr 03, 2024 at 05:05 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Hand strap for 5DIV


Herringbone leather strap hooked to my L bracket works really nicely and is super comfortable.


Apr 03, 2024 at 11:00 PM







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