The hand strap is only useful if you dont like your sholder strap.Your camera will not fall from your hand but its not that comfortable. Puting your fingers in and out will take a bit time if you want a good grip and tight the strap almost all the way. It also resist your fingers to use all the function button and mode dials smoothly. The quality is not that good. The borders of the grip is getting damaged by the friction with the nylon strap from the very first day. So if you want somthing only for getting the job done at a lower price, you will like it. But if you are expecting somthing good that will be comfortable and a good quality strap rather then only doing the job, go for somthing else.
I'm disappointed with the quality of the plastic base. Yes, this strap will get the job done, but not sure how long. I bought this by seeing so many positive reviews. But I couldn't like the strap. For now, I'm using it, but I'm into professional photography, and soon I will have to replace the Strip with better ones.