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6th of October 2008 (Mon), 07:01
Does anyone take their cameras riding with them? You get to see such good wildlife when on a horse I always wish I had mine with me. Used to take my little SOny Cybershot with me, but never got great results, I have replaced it with a G9 and am thinking about getting the saddler to make a hoslter for it to attatch to my saddle, and then I thought why not take the 40D, but then which lens...... what do you think?
10th of October 2008 (Fri), 14:09
Definitely an IS lens.
2nd of November 2008 (Sun), 09:57
I rode recently with a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. Kept it in Tv mode with IS on due to movement. What I didn't anticipate as well as I should have... was the constantly changing light due to trails changing direction or breaks in the forest canopy. It was mostly random luck, as I spent most of the time adjusting either ISO or exposure compensation, then chimping the results on the LCD.
Combine this with the second (first?) priority of actually guiding the horse, and I took lots of accidental ground shots too :)
13th of November 2008 (Thu), 18:12
I take a little P&S with me (it's a nikon actually, shhh!, but it was the smallest one i could find that was cheap and took decent pics)
I Love carrying a camera with me.
20th of December 2008 (Sat), 22:30
I was invited to go on a Hunt Trip as the photographer in Wyoming where we rode in on horses.
I used one of the Tamrac NP-11 Backpack straps that keeps the camera at chest level while riding.
It kept it off the saddle and within quick reach anytime I needed it.
Now shooting from the horse was a different situation. But for the most part, I was able to pull the horse to a stop, grab the camera and snap a few shots pretty quick.
Had the wife model the straps for you to show you how they hang. You can tighten them up if you need and adjust them pretty limitless depending on what type of backpack or shoulder harness you have on
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