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Jun 19, 2006 15:43 |  #1

I am out almost every morning biking along a trail not to far from my house. In the past few weeks I have missed several shots of various wildlife due to the fact that I have to pull my backpack off and get the camera out. I am wondering if anyone knows of a bag that can be mounted to my bike frame and can hold a 300D with a 100-400 attached that can be pull out quicker. I have noticed the wildlife doesn't bother if I stay on the bike, but once I get off to pull the camera out of the bag...they scatter. Thanks for any help...:D


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Jun 19, 2006 17:58 |  #2

Lowepro makes the TopLoader 75AW that will easily hold your gear. There is a chest harness that comes with it. Should be a great setup. I've seen photos using the TopLoader while skiing and boarding. Should work well on a bike.
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Jun 19, 2006 18:27 |  #3

I use a top loading Tamrac but with a shorter lens than the 100-400. I use it in conjunction with a Tamrac belt. See the sticky at the top of this forum for more info on the Lowepro 75, looks like just the ticket to me.


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Jun 19, 2006 20:37 |  #4

Use a messenger bag from Timbuk2, Crumpler or Chrome. That's what I do when I'm on my bike. They are much less contricting than a backpack while cycling, and can swing to the front so you can extract your camera swiftly.


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Jun 20, 2006 06:05 |  #5

Thanks! I will have to get to a shop and play with what I can...or find people near by that use these bags so I can see which I would prefer...:D


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Jun 20, 2006 06:06 as a reply to  @ BottomBracket's post |  #6

You mention mounting it to the bike frame. I think myself I would avoid that as the bike isn't particularly good at damping vibration and shock through its frame and may not prove too healthy for for gear. The backpacks mentioned would be the way to go.


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Jun 20, 2006 06:23 |  #7

I agree with Mark. I would never consider hanging camera equipment in a bag directly mounted to either a bicycle or a motorcycle due to the excessive vibrations. One of the bags that goes onto your own body would be much better for the equipment's health.


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