I've been using JOBY's UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate for a few months now and I am in love! I have actually always used a hand strap. The one I used prior though was not very well put together. It didn't attach to the bottom of my camera which was great because I could still use my sling strap. However it was very tight when I used my grip and I have very small hands.Now I was a bit concerned that the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate wouldn't fit with my Canon BG-E11 battery grip attached but it did! There is room for my hand to move around and if my hubby uses my camera his hand will fit in it too. I have also used it without the grip and it sizes down perfectly! The strap does not get in the way of controls, access to your battery or memory cards. Just make sure to always have an allen wrench with you. If you want to take the hand strap off you will need it to unscrew the UltraPlate from the bottom of your camera.
Shown below is an Instagram shot of my Canon 5D Mark III (Penny...yes I named my camera) with my Canon BG-E11 battery grip attached.
I took the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate out for its first whirl to Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach California. I met up with my friend Sally (who is an amazing photographer) and her sweet pup Delilah for some family fun in the sun.
I have always felt that a hand strap helps with stability and keeps me "attached" to my camera. I love that there is no resistance when taking my hand out of the strap when I need to shoot vertical. This was taken the same weekend. A quick candid shot of my wee one playing with a new friend at a park.
What is VERY convenient is the ability to keep a strap attached to the bottom and also attach your camera to a tripod at the same time.
I like to use my JOBY GorillaPod Focus for short movies I make at home or during client sessions. I don't miss a shot because everything is attached and can be easily released without a problem! I don't have to unscrew anything especially if I am using a tripod with a quick release plate like on my GorillaPod.
So all in all the JOBY UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate is a great investment! It works seamlessly with my other gear and I have yet to run into a major problem. Thanks JOBY for creating a great product that I trust.