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shutterbug1076 Aug 5, 2014 10:55 PM

Biking and Photography
Anyone up here use a bike to get around with your camera? If so, any tips would be great! I recently got my old GT Backwoods out, cleaned her up and made a few upgrades. I have my trusty Lowepro Flipside 400AW pack to carry my gear, but I don't really want to strap a tripod to it while riding through the woods. I'm afraid it would get hung up on stuff too much. My main tripod is a Vanguard 254CT (which I love). I've considered getting a kick stand for my bike and using it along with my SLR Zoom gorilla pod as a makeshift tripod, but I would rather be able to take my real tripod along I do a lot of macro work.

shutterbug1076 Aug 13, 2014 10:57 PM

I guess I'm on my own on this one. I just finished switching back to my off road tires and I'm going to give it a try tomorrow.

SIMON40 Aug 14, 2014 4:20 AM

The only thing I'll suggest is make your gear light,get a small,light tripod... and above all,ride carefully...!!

schmintan Aug 14, 2014 10:14 AM

Id be reluctant to carry around a DSLR when biking through woods/trails, Chances of falling are much greater than a quick spin down the road.

When I head out biking i have:

-Canon S95. Lots of control good quality, super small and light.
-GorillaPod. Small one, can wrap around a branch or something if i need a bit of height.

I also have my smartphone (HTC One M7) that takes amazing pictures for a phone ( or even compared to many pocket cameras).

Any more than that will get in the way of you enjoying a nice cycle.

Ozzie_Traveller Aug 14, 2014 4:15 PM

G'day mate

Talking about 'backwoods' & macro stuff ... a couple of years back I was in the bush enjoying myself chasing macro & fungi.

Lying on the ground to get this bright orange fungi on the side of an old dead log, I could hear some walkers approaching, so wanted to finish before they arrived - but they got here first ... with the shout "Oh Sh.t - there's a dead fella on the ground up here"

I sat up and smiled to show them that reports of my demise were not yet accurate :)

VTphotog Aug 14, 2014 4:54 PM

First rule of going out in the bush: "Don't eat the bright orange fungus!" lol

hqiongrsts Aug 26, 2014 10:22 PM

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lomitamike Aug 28, 2014 11:17 PM

I carry my NEX camera in a small Tamrac bag placed inside of a backpack.
But I'm on a cruiser with a beer basket on the front to hold everything.
Lots of bouncing around in the basket.
Probably not what your looking for but I do carry my camera quite a bit on my bike.

VTphotog Aug 29, 2014 8:39 PM

I would suggest a table top type tripod, which would pack a lot smaller and be lighter as well.

blkms Aug 30, 2014 3:47 AM

I carry a NEX 6 in a Carradice Barley saddle bag on the back of the bike, rarely take a tripod on the bike but when I do it is a Gorilla Pod.

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