Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-12-11, 06:05 PM   #1
guitarmankyle
かわいいサイクリスト
Thread Starter
 
guitarmankyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Gabriel, CA
Bikes: Eighth Inch Scrambler v3
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Photography on the move(calling all photographers!)

what is your method of biking with your camera? do you use a deticated sling/messenger? or like an insert for your bag? or just your camera slinging off?

im looking for something inconspicuous, safe, and relatively cheap, any recommendations?
guitarmankyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 06:10 PM   #2
contango 
2 Fat 2 Furious
 
contango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, 2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
Posts: 3,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I never fancy carrying my heavy DSLR gear and lenses on the bike. I do have a pocket camera (Canon G11) that fits nicely in a saddlebag along with a few other bits and pieces.

If I were to carry my DSLR and a few lenses I'd look at either customising some panniers or just dealing with carrying a backpack.

How much gear are you looking to carry (size of camera, number and size of lenses etc)?
contango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 06:12 PM   #3
Lilcphoto
My name is Alex
 
Lilcphoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PDX
Bikes: Mercier Kilo TT Stripper in RAW, Schwinn Madison 2008 Blue, Leader 725tr, Brassknuckle, Leader 722, Traitor Ruben
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got myself a nifty fifty just so I would take my DSLR with me more often. Lost the Battery grip so I could actually fit the damn camera in a bag, and then I just wrap the camera with a hat and throw it into one of my Timbuk2 bags. I would love to have a more safe/secure/easily accessible setup, but I have yet to find the perfect camera bag.
Lilcphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 06:12 PM   #4
guitarmankyle
かわいいサイクリスト
Thread Starter
 
guitarmankyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Gabriel, CA
Bikes: Eighth Inch Scrambler v3
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
not looking to carry very much, maybe something enough for a couple lenses(maybe a prime and a small zoom), a body, and a flash, nothing too fancy
guitarmankyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 06:18 PM   #5
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Sworks Venge; Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle
Posts: 12,115
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Expensive DSLR's and bikes don't mix IMO; a bad wreck or accident out of the blue could easily cost $1000's... that's why I always carry a point and shoot whenever I ride....

If I were to ride with my current main set up, I would have to get a pelican case that I can somehow mount onto a rack or fit in a pannier just for sense of mind.
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 06:33 PM   #6
contango 
2 Fat 2 Furious
 
contango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, 2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
Posts: 3,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by guitarmankyle View Post
not looking to carry very much, maybe something enough for a couple lenses(maybe a prime and a small zoom), a body, and a flash, nothing too fancy
When you say "a prime" are you talking a 50mm f/1.8 or a 600mm f/4? I'd guess something in the middle but it makes a huge difference.

I use a Lowepro Fastpack 300 which comfortably takes the gear I use most often - the bottom section with the separators comfortably takes a bulky DSLR with 4-5 lenses, leaving the top section free for batteries, flashcards, filters, energy snacks or whatever. I've got other larger Lowepro bags for when I want to carry the heavier and bulkier stuff with me, and have had good experiences with them - they seem very well designed for their purpose. At the other end I've got a bag that's little more than a pouch for the G11 which is handy if I'm using a backpack, as I figure my camera won't play nicely with a water bottle and multitool.

Your local camera shop will almost certainly have some kind of small shoulder bag that will fit whatever you want to put in it, so you can make sure that the specific gear you want to carry will fit in it and you can then carry it comfortably.
contango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 07:02 PM   #7
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OP might want to make the distinction between just transporting the camera and being able to utilize the camera quickly while on the bike.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 07:12 PM   #8
agustinkim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah.... taking pictures while riding may not be the best idea, especially in traffic and on a fixed....
agustinkim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 09:22 PM   #9
calbob76
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: spfd mo
Bikes: big block
Posts: 486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a small hip bag with velcro closure and my yashica t3 is what I use mostly when riding for just taking shots whenever, planned or unplanned. If I know I want to take something and I have it planned out I'll use my d90/n50 with the 12-24 or 50mm and a ss bike with brakes to make shooting easier
calbob76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-11, 09:23 PM   #10
calbob76
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: spfd mo
Bikes: big block
Posts: 486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
also just for transportation and not shooting while riding I just put my camera bag inside of my messenger bag
calbob76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-11, 07:16 PM   #11
c0urt
moving target
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
camera bag inside of messenger bag, dont need camera bag to stand out, they get stolen that way and i travel much.
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-11, 07:23 PM   #12
vandalarchitect
Vandalized since 2002
 
vandalarchitect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pullman, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I leave the DSLR at home and take a small digital point and shoot in my saddle bag. I agree with Leukybear, DSLR's and bikes don't mix.
vandalarchitect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-11, 09:07 PM   #13
knight weiduh
Member
 
knight weiduh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Finished ss conversion Columbus steel tt sloped frame!
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is expensive but necessary if your carrying expensive equipment. You don't want a 3k camera+lens in a $50 backpack...Just sayin.
knight weiduh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-11, 09:08 PM   #14
knight weiduh
Member
 
knight weiduh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Finished ss conversion Columbus steel tt sloped frame!
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my bad...http://ilequipment.com/photo
knight weiduh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 11:49 AM   #15
bhop
Senior Member
 
bhop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: Bianchi Via Nirone 7, Jamis Sputnik
Posts: 1,895
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Timbuk2 makes a camera specific messenger bag.

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/...mera-messenger

I personally am with some others here. Bike = P&S, although I do have a Lowepro Fastpack 350 backpack that I have used to carry my D200 + 17-55 + 70-200 + flash + accessories, etc., last time I went to the velodrome for example.

http://products.lowepro.com/product/...50,2087,14.htm
bhop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 08:27 PM   #16
ponyyyyyyy
Junior Member
 
ponyyyyyyy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago
Bikes: building new for the track
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whenever I carry my photo gear around, an RZ67 plus lens, I usually throw it in my daily bag but use some sort of protective cloth to wrap my gear in so I don't scratch it or anything. You can also buy dividers and use whatever bag you have to maybe pad the bottom or make compartments and that way you don't carry brand name bags that say steal me.

I use these specifically.
http://www.calumetphoto.com/eng/prod...18_x_18/wp2036
ponyyyyyyy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 10:10 PM   #17
c0urt
moving target
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
crumpler
also makes great inserts
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 PM.