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May 03, 2012 16:41 |  #1

Hi

I just wanted to know what is your experience on the best way to carry your camera when your are doing conmuting with your bycicle.
some like backpacks, some use bike bags,...
Do you suggest any bag model to carry just one DSRL and a flash?

Thanks

Neto


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May 03, 2012 16:48 |  #2

netog wrote in post #14374871 (external link)
Hi

I just wanted to know what is your experience on the best way to carry your camera when your are doing conmuting with your bycicle.
some like backpacks, some use bike bags,...
Do you suggest any bag model to carry just one DSRL and a flash?

Thanks

Neto

Take a look at Cotton Carrier




  
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May 03, 2012 17:08 |  #3

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Take a look at Cotton Carrier

I don´t think it is a good idea to use in a bike. It doesn´t feel comfortable at all and your equipment is too exposed.


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May 03, 2012 17:54 |  #4

I carry mine in my bike messenger bag.




  
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May 04, 2012 11:10 |  #5

Depends how accessible you want your camera to be... :) Some would say, carry a good quality P&S instead of a dslr.

OpTech and Tamrac both sell straps that you can use to stabilize your camera, so it doesn't move around. Camera is hung from a neck strap, with this extra band around your chest. Galen Rowell used to work this way. (R.I.P. Galen!)

Some Bike Messenger bags have straps that stabilize the bag so it doesn't swing around on you.
Mountainsmith and Kata both have torso bags that will keep a bag in front of you, and stable.
And there are backpacks--but how much gear do you want to carry? Do you want to carry clothes or perhaps your lunch?
My Think Tank Streetwalker backpack will carry a camera body and several lenses. It won't carry much more than that.


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May 04, 2012 12:17 |  #6

I use the Tamrac Velocity sling bag as it has a hidden waist strap that when used keeps it centered on your back, undo the buckle and it swings to the front for easy access. 7x and 8x are easy to carry and I believe both can hold the 70-200 f4 lens attached to a 60D. Also they have the MAS system so you can add a flash pouch, another lens pouch or water bottle holder to the side.

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May 04, 2012 12:29 |  #7

I use one of these:

http://www.topeak.com/​products/TrunkBags-MTX (external link)

Word of warning. NEVER NEVER have this attached to your bike when you are driving your car.. Don't ask *L*
You can also line the interior with foam too.


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May 04, 2012 12:53 |  #8

You could PM jacobsen1 and ask him what he uses for a chest rig while skiing, seems to work out great for him(sorry, I can't find his post about it).

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May 05, 2012 13:22 |  #9

rick_reno wrote in post #14375221 (external link)
I carry mine in my bike messenger bag.

yep as rick suggests... i do the same way...


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May 05, 2012 15:51 |  #10

I do a lot of bicycle touring with my trusty old 40d always in tow.

I have a Think Tank Digital Holster which I clip to the outside of my panniers or dry bag.

The Holster works great. It has a rain cover which has kept the camera dry during massive downpours. I give the bag credit for the survival of my camera even after thousands of rough kilometres and terrible weather.

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May 05, 2012 15:59 |  #11

And a bit of a closer view :)

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May 06, 2012 06:48 |  #12

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And a bit of a closer view :)

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Sorry to be going OT, but I was curious about your feelings of the Brooks saddle. I've read some decent bits about them but wasn't sure if I should believe the hype.


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May 06, 2012 14:11 |  #13

The saddle is heavy, expensive, and requires care. I find it very comfortable though, and when sitting on it or 8 hours, that's all that matters.

A hear that a lot of people find them uncomfortable until they are broken in. Mine was pretty comfortable right out of the box. I am a light weight rider, perhaps that is the difference.

It did take me a little while to adjust it to where I like it. a few millimetres up/down or back/forward can make a HUGE difference.

After a long ride I will feel it, but not to the point that it is distracting or painful, and I'm always ready to hop back on it the following day. I wouldn't trade this saddle for anything.


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May 06, 2012 20:02 |  #14

Thanks for your input. My only concern with trunk bags for bikes is they may transfer some shaking to the camera.


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