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Dec 25, 2011 00:25 |  #1

What camera bag would you recommend for road cycling 45-75 miles? I want something minimalistic for my Canon 7D, Sigma 30/1.4 attached and my Canon 10-22. I like backpacks more than slings.


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Dec 25, 2011 02:38 |  #2

Case logic slrc-205 unfortunately it's a sling, but it is minimalistic, has a nice thick shoulder strap which distributes the load, and a wide hip belt to help keep it on.

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Dec 25, 2011 02:41 |  #3

When I'm biking like that I use a Camelbak that has enough room for the camera. No need for anything special.


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Dec 25, 2011 08:34 |  #4

Camelback here too but I won't bring my 7D on a ride either.

I have dragged a 40D out but mostly I take a Lumix ZS3 or Canon G10,I just don't want the extra hassle or weight after a while.

I even found a cheap Nikon D40 just for taking on the bike as it is almost unbelievable how light they are even with a long plastic zoom.
But then it still is a pain so I bring something much smaller unless MTBing.

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Dec 25, 2011 08:51 as a reply to  @ AVService's post |  #5

Are you sure you want to bring your 7D? First, you won't be able to use it while you're on your bike and second, it's bad juju to believe that you're immune from taking a spill.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Dec 25, 2011 09:22 |  #6

I usually just take my SX110IS....fits in a neat little Lowepro bag that clips to the bars.


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Dec 25, 2011 10:20 |  #7

I use a Patagonia messenger bag on my road bike, on my other bikes I put it in my Ortlieb panniers.




  
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Dec 25, 2011 11:35 |  #8

Kata torso bag? Reviews here.


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so comfortable.


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Dec 25, 2011 11:45 |  #9

Hummmm...as an avid roadie, a 7D sounds like a bit much to carry...but that's not the question. I have a Lowepro Slingshot 202 AW that I use frequently. This might be too large for your biking needs but there is a smaller version. Unfortunately, these are the sling-type which you don't prefer but I find my 202 VERY comfrotable and quick to shot from. Come up to Sacramento and let's ride! Keep the rubber side down and good luck with the bag search. BJ




  
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Dec 25, 2011 14:17 |  #10

timbuk2 messanger bag with tenba inserts


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Dec 25, 2011 16:54 |  #11

I would use panniers or a top rack bag of some kind. All that extra weight on the back gets transferred to the butt.


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Dec 26, 2011 11:06 as a reply to  @ flowrider's post |  #12

I have the 100-400mm mounted on the 7D most days when cycling, in a classic well-padded photo shoulder bag (brand unknown)snugly fitting the right waterproof pannier (Ortlieb type).

That's on average 5 days a week on a daily distance between 25 and 35 miles, year in year out when the roads are not icy. For me it's the easiest way to get where I find birds to shoot.




  
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Dec 26, 2011 17:01 |  #13

Why in heaven's name would you even think of wearing a bag like this while riding that sort of mileage?

There are handlebar bags made by Ortleib that have a camera insert in them. You could also do the same thing with panniers and a rack. Finally, Arkel makes a seat post rack and a tailrider bag that would work really well (I have done all of these). I have the Ortleib handlebar bag and the Arkel tailraider bag plus their Randonneur rack that works great.

Putting extra weight in a backpack is going to be really hot, tiring, hard on your back and it's going to raise your center of mass which can affect your bike handling in a bad way when you need it most. Genuinely a bad idea.

In general, give some thought to a really top end point and shoot, 4/3rds or mirror less system.

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Dec 26, 2011 17:21 |  #14

Woolburr wrote in post #13596777 (external link)
I usually just take my SX110IS....fits in a neat little Lowepro bag that clips to the bars.

I hate having stuff attached to the bars but that's absolutely the safest place for a camera. Jersey pocket if you like broken cameras and perfectly rectangular bruises!

Bike/camera outings are the best but I still think there are better combinations than a road bike and DSLR. nordlysBW, you've got an inspiring regimen going! I'm assuming that because you're going out primarily for photos, you're riding a sensible bike with comfortable shoes and enough clothing to stay warm when you're off the bike.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Dec 28, 2011 10:23 |  #15

cacawcacaw wrote in post #13601705 (external link)
nordlysBW, you've got an inspiring regimen going! I'm assuming that because you're going out primarily for photos, you're riding a sensible bike with comfortable shoes and enough clothing to stay warm when you're off the bike.

That's exactly the spirit. You sure have a perfect understanding of it all. And don't forget regular maintenance, a good repair kit, plus minimal first-aid sundries. With a set of low-hanging front panniers to stuff more gear in, I can easily make more than a day's outing out of it if need be.




  
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