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Vibration Q's and DSLR tolerance

 
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Feb 11, 2010 21:26 |  #1

OK - this is probably about to rank as one of the top 10 dumbest Q's ever on the site but here goes anyway-

Picked up a motorcycle after about 7 years of dreaming about owning one - and looking forward to putting some serious touring miles on it. The XS is going to be in it's bag (canon 200EG) which will give it some protection, but it'll be covering the miles in one of the saddle bags. I'm worried that the shaking might be hard on the camera.

For those that don't own bikes here - that the saddle bags aren't exactly going to be the softest ride ever. They're leather bags so they're flexible, mounted to the rear of the bike next to the suspension and exhaust. They're gonna shake a bit, and will bounce a bit on rough surfaces.

So, to my question. Am I over thinking this and panicking unnecessarily? or should I be thinking some xtra foam for the saddle bag.

My one alternative is to get an additional sissy bar bag, or to strap the camera bag right to the sissy bar. I really don't have the budget for a rear bag at this time.


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Feb 12, 2010 09:01 |  #2

Don't know what kind of bike you bought, must be a cruiser, but can you fit a tank bag on it???? Some you can, some you can't.

You can stuff a lot of things in the right tank bag, plus many can be removed and used as backpack. You would need to add some type of protection in the bag for the gear but that can be done.

Added benefit is camera is close by should you want to stop for a quick shot. Also many bags come with rain covers to protect whats in side. Would bet you leather bags will leak in a heavy downpour.


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Feb 12, 2010 09:17 |  #3

I either have mine in my tank bag or backpack. The tank bag is padded, and then I added an extra layer. Both have waterproof covers, but I take it a step further and always have plastic garbage bags handy in case I see the weather starting to change.

2 years ago we road home from Road America for 5 hours in the rain. I wrapped everything in the plastic bags before we left and then put them into their carriers and not a drop of water got on the camera or my clothes. I use a clear sandwich bag on my GPS with rubber bands so I can still use it.

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Feb 12, 2010 12:09 |  #4

thanks for the replies, yes it's a cruiser. Honda shadow 1100 spirit. Not too worried about water, the bags are oiled pretty good and the they overlap by several inches, but the extra insurance of having a plastic bag in there is a great idea.
was more worried about the vibration messing up some alignment or something. However, if others ride with the cam in their bags I guess I was overly worried after all. I'll probably stick a extra layer of latex foam in the saddlebag just for good measure.

I could always just bring the P&S along - but my primary purpose with this setup was to get out and use both the bike and the DSLR.

I'm in west central MN - Fergus Falls.


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Feb 12, 2010 13:44 |  #5

Yes ziplock's are a bikers friend. Always carry a few extra when going on a trip. Great for wallet and cell phone in the rain.


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Feb 12, 2010 14:12 |  #6

as long as the camera didn't jump up or down in there in the bag, you should be fine. Camera are designed for much tougher task. I know people have direct impact of dropping their camera from about 5 ft and it's still fine. I'm pretty sure some vibrating here and there should be ok (which is at least 100x less impact force onto the camera. If you are still worry, put a few more padding!


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Feb 12, 2010 14:35 |  #7

anothernewb wrote in post #9592853 (external link)
.. Am I over thinking this and panicking unnecessarily? or should I be thinking some xtra foam for the saddle bag. .. .


I think so .. ;)
If mine can survive on the floor of my Jeep in a LowePro bag while I'm going off road, I'm sure your's will be OK in a padded bag strapped to the rear of the bike.


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Feb 12, 2010 16:06 |  #8

I've taken mine along on dirt bike rides as I no longer ride the street. Just strap it down in the bag so it isn't flopping around and you should be OK.


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Feb 12, 2010 16:30 |  #9

Should be OK with a good padded case inside a leather saddlebag. Just make sure that no water gets in if you have to ride in the rain. I've carried my 350 D on the bike for many miles, either in the tankbag or tail trunk using just a typical padded camera case. I usually put something soft under it like a piece of clothing just for peace of mind!


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Feb 12, 2010 21:55 |  #10

good to know. I'm hoping to get a few great sunset shots this summer. favorite thing to do in the past was a sundown cruise. with over a thousand water bodies within 100 miles of my house - I should have something worth shooting.


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