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  • #629524
    bigdood
    457 Posts

    @RuneG wrote:

    What kind of backpack do you use when you bring your DSLR on the mountain?

    I use one of those Lowe Topload bags and picked up the $9.99 harness to turn it into a chest pack. Best 10 bucks you can spend as it gets the camera out of the pack and onto the chest, making it more likely you’ll take more photos as you no longer have to stop and take off your pack, dig up the camera, etc…

    #629525
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    ^Do you use an avalung too? I am thinking about getting the chest harness as I have the topload 1 bag as well. It would be nice to not have to constantly take off the backpack to shoot. But I already have an avalung, and a beacon strapped around my chest. I could switch the beacon to my belt/pocket but the avalung still needs to be underneath and it gets uncomfortable.

    I suppose I could rig the avalung along my pack strap, but I switch between 3 different packs throughout the seaon depending on the tour…..

    #629526
    bigdood
    457 Posts

    I was given one for Christmas and had a habit of forgetting it :nononno: , so as of yet no I don’t wear an Avalung with the chest harness 😆 You can adjust your beacon to be slightly to the side of the TL pack when wearing the harness pretty easily.

    #629527

    I went with the Rebel XSi over a 40D purely for the size since so much of my photography is in the backcountry. I have the Canon 15-85mm IS lens that I love. Such a great range and sharp throughout.
    I really like carrying the camera on my chest. Especially for riding since it balances out the heavy pack and makes for easy access. I found this to be a great holster. Burly construction and lots of attachment points. I thread my sternum strap through the back of it.
    Kinesis Photo Gear http://www.kgear.com/store/index.php/c/c380.html

    #629528
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    This thread has me really considering the Micro 4/3 format. I’ve been a hobbyist photographer for years, but the cost of GOOD glass is astronomical, so I make do with a 50mm prime and my kit lens, renting longer lenses from http://www.borrowlenses.com

    Problem is that with the toddler running around, I don’t grab the gear quickly enough – or hiking around I don’t want to lug it. Plus my wife will only shoot on full auto anyway, so it’s almost a waste for her.

    If M 4/3 is a reasonable compromise and I can get multiple “decent” lenses, I very well might switch. The only thing I think I would miss now is the 6fps I get with the 40D.

    Does anyone want to buy a Canon 40D w/the 15-85mm IS lens, w/roughly 900 shots on the shutter?

    #629529
    nearls
    162 Posts

    @tiltedworld wrote:

    This thread has me really considering the Micro 4/3 format. I’ve been a hobbyist photographer for years, but the cost of GOOD glass is astronomical, so I make do with a 50mm prime and my kit lens, renting longer lenses from http://www.borrowlenses.com

    Problem is that with the toddler running around, I don’t grab the gear quickly enough – or hiking around I don’t want to lug it. Plus my wife will only shoot on full auto anyway, so it’s almost a waste for her.

    If M 4/3 is a reasonable compromise and I can get multiple “decent” lenses, I very well might switch. The only thing I think I would miss now is the 6fps I get with the 40D.

    Does anyone want to buy a Canon 40D w/the 15-85mm IS lens, w/roughly 900 shots on the shutter?

    There seems to be quite a few lens adaptors available for the 4/3 bodies. Could use old lenses but would probably lose the ability to have auto focus. Going manual could be worth the savings.

    #629530
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    Yeah I would keep my 50mm prime, but the kit lens would go with the body.

    #629531
    JayBee
    10 Posts

    Usually when I decide to go photograph I’m taking with me:

    20D
    17-40 f/4 L
    50 f/1.8
    70-200 f/4 L
    430EX

    When I don’t want to haul all that it’s just Ixus 75.

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