How do you carry your camera?

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby PJ520 » 17 Apr 2018, 1:50pm

Vorpal wrote:
MarcusT wrote:I wear a small fanny pack (yes, I know) Which carries my wallet, phone and keys, I also have a compact camera case looped on the strap. Readily available on the fly.

'fanny pack' is an American term that, in British, sounds like crude slang for feminine hygiene products. The British expression is 'bum bag' (which funnily enough in American sounds like something a homeless person would use).
Indeed. A family legends from WWII is of my aunt being escorted home by a polite Canadian soldier, she slipped and landed on her, err..., bum and was deeply offended when her escort asked did she "hurt your fanny"?
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby andrew_s » 17 Apr 2018, 5:18pm

mnichols wrote:TThe camera is a Sony RX100 III, which I thoroughly recommend, it's compact in size but takes great photos due to a large sensor.

I carry mine (mk 1) in the back pocket of my jersey, with a wrist loop dangling outside that I can put my hand in before pulling it out of the pocket.

IME, the worst problem is a sweaty back. It's handy to keep a map or something a bit sweat resistant in the same pocket, between the camera and you.

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby iandriver » 17 Apr 2018, 9:01pm

I've always found them to be pretty robust. I chuck my Canon hs720 anywhere I feel like with no case. Usually a top tube bag. It's really never been a problem, so far. I'd worry about the screen on a phone far more, I've never felt the need for a padded bag for that either.
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby HarryD » 19 Apr 2018, 8:38am

Always slung my SLR round my back. As has been said it gets protection from bumps but more important is ready for use. Never had any problems and I tend not to fall off to often

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby Vorpal » 19 Apr 2018, 8:52am

HarryD wrote:Always slung my SLR round my back. As has been said it gets protection from bumps but more important is ready for use. Never had any problems and I tend not to fall off to often

I've tried this a few times, and it's fine for short trips, but otherwise, it always seems to slide around until it gets just past my side, slightly in front, and then I bump it with my leg every time the pedals go round.

I haven't experimented with clips or anything to hold it in place. I also haven't tried any specialty strap/cases/bags. I just have a normal camera strap & case.
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby MikeDee » 23 Apr 2018, 3:25pm

I don't find much use for a dedicated camera when my iPhone X takes such great photos. I use a zip lock bag and carry it in my jersey pocket. The type of bag that fits on the top tube just behind the stem would be ideal (shown earlier in the thread), but my knees hit such a bag when standing, so I quit using mine.

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby Shoogle » 24 Apr 2018, 11:14pm

Here's my latest effort. Dense foam blocks cut to the shape of the bar bag then holes drilled with food cans. You should have seen me going round the supermarkets with the lenses, trying to get the right size cans. I hook a bungee from the bag round the head tube to minimise vibrations.
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby jagabo » 5 Jan 2019, 2:56am

Does anyone have a similar experience, what is the difference between RX100 III and RX100V, which one is better? We travel and I wanted to have a camera that I can do stills and video for some travel vlogs. The Sony RX100 seems to fit that nearly perfectly. The only thing I'm caught between the III and V. At B&H I can get the V for about $950 with some goodies, and the III is about $698 now.
I have read this article about the difference between them. I still don't know which one to choose? Please help me, thank you very much.
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Jan 2019, 8:21am

PJ520 wrote:I like the idea of having a real camera. In the past I've taken an Olympus you-can-drop-it-from-6ft thing: slightly better than an iPhone but doesn't have a real lens as a supplement to an iPhone. Presumably your camera will have a memory card. You can get an adapter that allows you to transfer camera pics to an iPhone. Just the thing for saving everything as you go in case your camera gets lost or stolen (been there done that)



Beware...

Some transfers "optimise" and hence the image size changes.

I use a Ricoh 360 (fantastic piece of kit, and there is s significant difference between the images on teh phone and computer

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 7 Jan 2019, 11:38am

mnichols wrote:When I'm touring I normally just use my iPhone for taking photos - it's small, robust, has good battery life and has no moving parts

but, on my next tour I want to take a proper camera as it promises to be very scenic. In fact I have bought a camera specifically for this tour. It has an optical zoom and therefore has moving parts.

Cameras tend to be delicate so how do you carry yours to stop it from getting damaged or just shaken to pieces?

Many of the roads on my tour will be unsealed so it could get shaken about.


I realise that this is an old topic, but if you're interested: I carry my Nikon D810 (with a 35 mm Nikkor lens) in an Arkel handlebar bag.

And yes - it's insured. :-)
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby Paul Smith SRCC » 9 Jan 2019, 2:18pm

If the weather looks poor I will carry my DSLR in a handlebar bag, in part for quick access, plus as the bag is supported it helps alleviate vibration, my Carradice Super C Bar bag is just large enough for my padded camera bag; which is ideal.

If the weather is good I will carry the same camera over my shoulder, as can be seen below in a 'selfie' taken with my phone camera! My DSLR camera is now over ten years old so if I'm honest I am less precious with it than I was when it was new, but I do look at it as a piece of equipment to be used and enjoyed; I take far more shots with it over my shoulder than I did when stored in my bag.

On tours where weight saving deters me taking my my DSLR or if luggage capacity is an issue I will take a small waterproof compact camera, very useful for spur of the moment shots like that 'over the shoulder' picture below; I personally find those kind of shots are far easier with a compact camera as opposed to a phone camera.

As compact camera technology improves in time I dare say the necessity for taking my DSLR will diminish, that said I do enjoy the DSLR experience, even if a compact camera and especially my phone camera resulted in equally as good results it's just not the same experience :roll: .
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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby mnichols » 11 Jan 2019, 3:58pm

Paul Smith SRCC wrote:If the weather looks poor I will carry my DSLR in a handlebar bag, in part for quick access, plus as the bag is supported it helps alleviate vibration, my Carradice Super C Bar bag is just large enough for my padded camera bag; which is ideal.

If the weather is good I will carry the same camera over my shoulder, as can be seen below in a 'selfie' taken with my phone camera! My DSLR camera is now over ten years old so if I'm honest I am less precious with it than I was when it was new, but I do look at it as a piece of equipment to be used and enjoyed; I take far more shots with it over my shoulder than I did when stored in my bag.

On tours where weight saving deters me taking my my DSLR or if luggage capacity is an issue I will take a small waterproof compact camera, very useful for spur of the moment shots like that 'over the shoulder' picture below; I personally find those kind of shots are far easier with a compact camera as opposed to a phone camera.

As compact camera technology improves in time I dare say the necessity for taking my DSLR will diminish, that said I do enjoy the DSLR experience, even if a compact camera and especially my phone camera resulted in equally as good results it's just not the same experience :roll: .


which saddle bag is that in the photo?

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby Paul Smith SRCC » 12 Jan 2019, 8:02am

mnichols wrote:
Paul Smith SRCC wrote:If the weather looks poor I will carry my DSLR in a handlebar bag, in part for quick access, plus as the bag is supported it helps alleviate vibration, my Carradice Super C Bar bag is just large enough for my padded camera bag; which is ideal. .. .


which saddle bag is that in the photo?

It's a Carradice Super C Rack bag that I bought years ago when I was still running what was the 'CTC Shop'. The 'Cotton Duck' material used is extremely durable, prior to the rack bag I used a Nelson long flap saddle bag for twenty years, I only stopped using that as I couldn't get the bike down the side of the car in the garage when updated to a wider car. Carradice still make the Super C range and Nelson (amongst others) saddle bags.

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby dnrc » 12 Jan 2019, 2:20pm

I've got a similar camera (sony hx90v - which is great btw)

keep it in my right back pocket,

if you press the on button at the same time as you grab the camera it'll be on and ready by the time your arm is up in front of you, perfect for shooting quickly while still on the move.

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Re: How do you carry your camera?

Postby Audax67 » 12 Jan 2019, 2:27pm

My Nikon 1 J1: 27-300 mm with two small lenses and excellent pics:

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That's a Topeak Tourguide bar bag, BTW. With a spider in it, apparently.

Re pic quality, this is a 100% crop, taken at a distance of 30 metres (100 ft) with the 300-mm equivalent lens at full stretch, and with no post-processing CA correction.

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