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How do you mix Harley-Davidson & Canon?

 
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Sep 04, 2013 13:34 |  #16

I've done several trips on the bike and have had no issues with my cameras. To save space I usually skip the camera bag and just have the camera mixed in with clothes.

Bike riding is the main reason I bought a 4/3 camera. The image quality is almost as good as an SLR and far better than any P&S but it's much smaller than an SLR. If I didn't have teh 4/3 I'd do like LoneRider and get an EOS-M. It is perfect for this, IMO.

I also carry a small P&S on a lanyard and sometimes use it for pics while riding. The occasional, random, over-the-shoulder snap can be interesting.

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Sep 04, 2013 22:48 |  #17

I shot this with the EOS-M hanging from my neck last week while on the bike...

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Sep 04, 2013 22:51 |  #18
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Nice. You don't text and ride, do you?


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Sep 05, 2013 01:31 |  #19

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16269087 (external link)
Nice. You don't text and ride, do you?

:rolleyes:

Taking one hand off the bars to press the power button, hold the camera up in the air then press the shutter button a few times, all by touch and without taking eyes off the road, is hardly dangerous. Especially if you're on a straight piece of dry pavement and moving at a modest speed.

If anything does happen, that's why you have the camera on a lanyard: you can just let go of it and it's not going anywhere.


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Sep 05, 2013 01:38 |  #20

LoneRider wrote in post #16269081 (external link)
I shot this with the EOS-M hanging from my neck last week while on the bike...
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Sep 06, 2013 04:13 |  #21

Easily tHe best packing material is a 2" Memory Foam single mattress, Cut this with a stanley knife and a metal ruler.
Nb it will compress too much if squashed; so you have to cut it just the right size. It grabs the gear perfectly !
Probably the best shock-absorber going. Plus its clean, anti bacterial so wards off fungus. And looks a nice clean lemon colour.
Hunt around on amazon the prices vary wildly!

One single 2" protects 3 big Bowens flashes, my camera and 2 big white lenses, and 4 video lights. 2 stands, plus plenty spare.

Nb the 1" is too thin, this compresses down under the pressure points.
I line hard samsonite cases with this.
Guarrantee you wont find a better solution. Circa £30! To protect £10k of gear.


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Sep 06, 2013 06:35 |  #22

Whatever you feel comfortable with. I've taken my 7D and 550D on 1,000 km rides and back again being strapped to the rear seat of my Deluxe.

They were in no frills camera bags with waterproof cover and never had a drama.

Good luck with your ride...and your photography...


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Sep 06, 2013 07:34 |  #23

Lots of overkill in this thread. I ride an 05 Honda SuperHawk. That's their V-Twin sports bike so it's sprung a lot stiffer than your HD so I guarantee my setup sees a lot more vibration than yours would.

I take my 5D2 with me everywhere. Usually I have the 24-70 on it, sometimes I have the 70-200 depending on where I'm going. I just have a plain magnet mount tank bag and all I do is wrap the camera in a ~12"x24" towel and in the bag it goes. I have used this setup for over 20,000 miles with the same bike, camera, and lenses and have had zero problems.

Only thing I would be concerned with is rain protection. Other than that, quit worrying about the camera and get out there and ride with it!


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