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carrying Nikon d40 on my bike
With summer approaching I plan to use my bike for exercise and looking for photo ops..

Today I carried the camera with my 18 - 200 mm lens in a camera bag slung over my neck and shoulder. A little uncomfortable and a pain to get the gear out of the bag everytime you have a shot.Has anyone found a way to carry the camera without using a bag ??Some kind of strap arrangement maybe.Ideas welcome. Thanks in advance...

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I suggest you get a handlebar bag for your bike and keep the camera in there. I think it should be big enough. Here's a picture of my handlebar bag ....

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Actually this is a "self-portrait" of sorts ... you can see my shadow ... on my bike trip through the southwest. I took it with my Panasonic TZ3 as I was riding in Joshua Tree National Park..

My solution to the bike/camera "problem" was to carry a small camera. You've got a "bigger problem"..

Just in case you're interested, here is the photo gallery from that bike trip ....

Http://scpics.smugmug.com/gallery/3890117_S8jh8/1/225503250_4AqmR.

Happy trails ....

- Simon.

Http://scpics.smugmug.com/..

Comment #1

When I ride, I take my camera out of my Tamrac backback, and sling it around my neck and shoulder with the regular strap, the camera stays put very well and out of the way on my side throughout the ride and is easily accessible, and I keep my backpack on my back with the extras. Works great..

Albert-OPlease visit me athttp://www.berto.zenfolio.com.

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I have my camera in a small camera bag in a rack trunk on my rear bike rack. I have carried a D50 with 18-135mm lens and recently started carrying an Oly E510 2 lens kit and a close up filter this way..

It is not the most convenient way but I think I would trash a camera if I tried carrying it on me. I thought about one of those Sling Shots but I also hate riding with a backpack..

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Stu (see profile for gear)http://www.DigitalPhotoPeople.comhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stujoe/.

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Comment #3

I do the same (strap over neck and shoulder) then I swing the camera around over my back, since I do not use a back pack. I have the lens cap off and sun shield on. Ready to shoot!!.

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Cosilver wrote:.

When I ride, I take my camera out of my Tamrac backback, and sling itaround my neck and shoulder with the regular strap, the camera staysput very well and out of the way on my side throughout the ride andis easily accessible, and I keep my backpack on my back with theextras. Works great..

Albert-OPlease visit me athttp://www.berto.zenfolio.com.

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Comment #4

I do the same thing...over the shoulder/neck with the camera on my back and ready to shoot.FUJI FINEPIX S100FS,FUJI FINEPIX S9000http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12031129733.

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Comment #5

Thanks for the reply Simon, I will do some experimenting.Enjoyed your trip photos. Looks like you have all the bases covered ie; bike/rv..

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