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Old 04-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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DSLR Camera in the tank bag?

The wife upgraded to a better DSLR camera and she let me have the "old" Nikon D60. I would like to take it with me on rides to take pictures of the random stuff you run across that catches your eye. I only run the KTM tank bag for local day trips. The D60 has the stock "V" type bag that came with it new. My question is will I damage the camera or lens if I use the "V" bag in my tank bag? Or put another way do I need extra padding/case to ensure I do not damage the camera? How does everyone else transport a DSLR camera while on the bike?

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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I carry my DSLR in the tank bag quite a bit, they have no problem with it. I do install a piece of foam in the bottom of the bag though. What I use is foam similar to the cheap camping pads, REI actually had small ones that you could use for a stadium pad. I bought one of those and cut it up and put it in the bottom of my tank bags.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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I carry my DSLR in the tank bag quite a bit, they have no problem with it. I do install a piece of foam in the bottom of the bag though. What I use is foam similar to the cheap camping pads, REI actually had small ones that you could use for a stadium pad. I bought one of those and cut it up and put it in the bottom of my tank bags.
I've put many thousands of miles on with a DSLR (and film SLRs before) in a camera backback on the tail, with no ill effects. I'd use as much padding as reasonably possible, but I know my Canons have taken the vibration/pounding just fine (all on road - I'm not sure what off-road would do).

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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Check out this guy, who is a very good photographer and "motojournalist." http://motojournalism.blogspot.com

You can carry a DLSR on a tank bag. A better solution would be a mirrorless camera like the Fuji X series. But, that's more of a personal thing.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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My D-80 has over 100,000 miles (40,000 clicks) in the tank bag no issues.

From I-10 and 110 degrees to the Dempster Highway/Arctic Circle in rain and cold...all good.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:19 PM   #6
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Sounds like I am good to go. I will do some dumpster diving tomorrow at work and see if I can find some foam as an extra layer of protection. Thanks for putting the mind a ease.


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Old 04-14-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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A better solution would be a mirrorless camera like the Fuji X series. But, that's more of a personal thing.
Or the new Sony.

If they only had a wide angle shorter than 24mm equiv.

I need w i d e !
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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Or the new Sony.

If they only had a wide angle shorter than 24mm equiv.

I need w i d e !
Weeeelll, the 14mm 2.8 is a 21mm equivalent, and the 10-22mm that is on the way will be a 16mm equivalent. And then there is the Samyang 8mm fisheye, which is . . . oh, never mind.
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Weeeelll, the 14mm 2.8 is a 21mm equivalent, and the 10-22mm that is on the way will be a 16mm equivalent. And then there is the Samyang 8mm fisheye, which is . . . oh, never mind.
Correct.

THEN maybe I'll step up.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #10
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I carried a Nikon DSLR and a good compact lens, the 18-200 Nikon in my tank bag. It does allow you to slowly coast to stop, leaving your bike to idle, and without dismounting, catch critters and such in the picture without rattling them. This fox noted to be quited bored with the "chucka-chucka-chucka" of my KLR.



The downside, I think the bopping around with the Nikon in the tank bag was responsible for the mysterious dent in the top of my gas tank. Have since fixed the tank, and not put the bag back on just yet.... am enjoying the fresh paint yet....

I think some closed cell foam a great idea.

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
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Ask Walter Colebatch or read the latest Sibersky Extreme thread - he carries a DLSR in his tank bag across some pretty difficult terrain.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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I carry my Canon 5D in my tank bag and figure it's safer up there then on the tail.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #13
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My Olympus OM-D + extra lenses fit great in the tank bag. It's a huge improvment over stopping and getting my old medimum format out of the tail bag.

But... I like to go fast on bad roads. I often find myself slowing down just becuse I have $3k worth of camera gear being thrashed in the tank bag. Can't have a reason to slow down..

So, I have been using a LowePro Photo Runner 100 waist pack when the ride is primarly for photography. With the camera on you body you just stand up and it isolated from the sharp hits. I often wear the pack in the front for quick access. I find it quicker than in the tank bag and if you hop off the bike to get a better shot your camera and case is right with you. The micro four thirds system is so light I don't even notice I have the pack on.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #14
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I have carried the exact same Camera (D60) inside a V shape bag in the exact same tank bag (KTM) in rough trails. Never had any issue.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:02 AM   #15
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My solution

I busted a lens using my topbox, so here's my tankbag solution:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756777
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