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Feb 01, 2013 14:32 |  #1

I've been thinking of starting this thread for awhile, where some of us can share pics and learn from one another. I'm a kayak fisherman, and I've done some basic photo work from my yak, but I'd love to do more.

My biggest concern is getting my expensive equipment wet. Last season I flipped the yak, and soaked my Samsung P&S. Surprisingly, it still works, but I don't want that to happen to my T3i. What are the secrets of photoyakking? Care to share? Please post pics, wildlife, scenery, whatever.

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Feb 01, 2013 15:01 |  #2

Cool setup. I have been thinking of doing the same thing for access to otherwise impossible locations that have never been photographed.

I typically used a floater tube for my fly fishing due to to being able to carry it easier to lakes, but the Kayak setup offers vastly better mobility when on the water.

You can get some great photos with that tripod mounted and long exposures as you glide along.

An outrigger would solve most of your concerns in flipping over. :)


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Feb 01, 2013 21:34 as a reply to  @ Canon_Lover's post |  #3

There is already a yak/photography thread with tons of info and lots of beautiful photos. ;)

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Feb 02, 2013 07:43 |  #4

Olejoeclark wrote in post #15562435 (external link)
There is already a yak/photography thread with tons of info and lots of beautiful photos. ;)

Leon

Thanks, I did a search before I posted this, but didn't find anything relevant. I'll search again.


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Feb 02, 2013 07:55 |  #5

One old thread about cases is here: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=505434


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Feb 02, 2013 09:48 as a reply to  @ Pekka's post |  #6

Here ye are.


https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1091924

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Feb 02, 2013 10:40 |  #7

Thanks guys. I guess I didn't expand my search wide enough.


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Feb 06, 2013 10:47 |  #8

StillCrazy wrote in post #15563890 (external link)
Thanks guys. I guess I didn't expand my search wide enough.

You're entitled to your own thread... If there was only one thread allowed per subject we would only have about a dozen threads thousands of pages long... :lol:

I like your rig, but it seems it may be top heavy; not something you want in a kayak... Also, tripods and a moving boat of any sort don't seem to work for me.. I much prefer to use Image Stabalized lens combos with a decent shutter speed.. Dry Sacks are the way to transport your camera when not needed too - it will limit the time the gear is exposed to possible mis-adventure.. (but, over time you will lose a camera or two ;)

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