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Old 05-28-12, 07:49 AM   #1
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Mounting bracket for a Camera?

I'm looking for a good mounting bracket for a big heavy DSLR. I know mounting an expensive camera like this to a bike might be a bad idea but it's the easiest way I could find to mix my two favorite things. My question is if anyone has seen a good one? not sure if this was the right forum but it seemed like the closest match for my subject.
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Are you talking about mounting the camera to your bicycle while you are riding, or just when stopped?
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Peak Design - mfg of the Capture Clip is supposedly working on one.

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I'm looking for a good mounting bracket for a big heavy DSLR. I know mounting an expensive camera like this to a bike might be a bad idea but it's the easiest way I could find to mix my two favorite things. My question is if anyone has seen a good one? not sure if this was the right forum but it seemed like the closest match for my subject.
Honestly, I'd say you'd be better off getting a compact camera and looking to mount that. If you've got a DSLR you've presumably got a lot more glass showing than a compact, which means a much bigger area for things pinging off the road to hit. You've also got a lot of weight to shift around if you hit a bump. A compact camera won't bounce around so much, has a smaller front element, and if the worst happens and it bounces off the road will cost a lot less to replace.
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Are you talking about mounting the camera to your bicycle while you are riding, or just when stopped?
I was hoping I could have it mounted while in motion.. if I have to go with a compact I suppose I could shell some money for one.. I just like the level of control my DSLR gives me despite how old it is..

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Manfrotto C1575B Avenger Super Clamp combined with a Manfrotto 2907 Reversible Stud to mount a ballhead of your choice to the bars. Personally I'd have no issues driving with the clamp and ballhead in place, but I'd rather spare the camera from extended exposure to road vibrations by storing it between uses.
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