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styndall


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So I've just gotten a fancy new DSLR, and I'd like to avoid smashing when scrambling around or taking it climbing. What should I buy to put it in that balances protection with easy access?


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styndall wrote:
So I've just gotten a fancy new DSLR, and I'd like to avoid smashing when scrambling around or taking it climbing. What should I buy to put it in that balances protection with easy access?

I really like the

lowepro nova mini aw

it fits over the shoulder or can be used fannypack style as well

find them here ( not tring to be an ass it just easer for me)

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=lowepro+nova+mini+aw


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p.s.

I use mine for a Nikon D80 with 18-200mm lense.
it has an front pounch that hold several batteries, cards ect. main poutch with velecro pads so you can build the main poutch to your camera.
and rain fly tucked in the bottom. and has a plastic slot in the top for maps and stuff.


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I tried many different systems, and the best I have found, by far, is a belt system made by Thinktank, called the Skin. It's modular (if you add lenses to your lineup), fits under a backpack and over a harness, balances the weight nicely on your hips, keeps the gear accessible but out of your way when you don't need it, has a raincover and is super light. I seconded ice and led 5.10 rock with it and a couple of lenses, forgot I even had it on.


styndall


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nattfodd wrote:
I tried many different systems, and the best I have found, by far, is a belt system made by Thinktank, called the Skin. It's modular (if you add lenses to your lineup), fits under a backpack and over a harness, balances the weight nicely on your hips, keeps the gear accessible but out of your way when you don't need it, has a raincover and is super light. I seconded ice and led 5.10 rock with it and a couple of lenses, forgot I even had it on.

That system looks nice. Can you sling it from a shoulder strap as well? I'd like to be able to carry it in non-climbing situations without looking like somebody hired me to be there.

Also, how's the padding? I banged my old film camera around all over the place, but it was an entirely manual, metal-bodied film camera, so that didn't matter so much. This new thing is plastic, and I'm worried about cracking it.


Edit: I looked over your photo blog. You've got really impressive work. In your photo of the iguana and the murderous seal, what's the seal eating?

this one


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There are optional suspenders, but I think they only act as support of the belt and don't replace it entirely. I haven't tried them.

As for padding, there is some but not much. I feel it's more than enough as long as you're reasonably careful (don't throw it on the ground and don't climb chimneys with it), the plastic of DSLR bodies is quite sturdy. I know thinktank has another lineup with a lot more padding, but they are also significantly heavier, which sucks for alpine climbing.

The only system I can truly vouch for is the skin belt, but if I were you, I would take the time to browse around thinktank's website, as well as competitors like Kata or Domke, and see if they have the perfect combination.


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I've been really happy with Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW. I can fit a camera and 2 lenses, batteries, memory cards, etc. There's a lot of room. The shoulder strap is pretty comfortable and there's a lot of possibilities to clip the bag to harness/ backpack/ whatever. It also, has as a rain cover stored in the bottom. It was kinda of a pain at first but now it only takes a few seconds to put on.


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I have the Lowepro Off Trail 1 which I like. It is a fanny pack that is easily accessable and will hole a dslr with a lens attached along with 2 other lenses. The biggest downsides that I see to it are that it doesn't come with a shoulder strap, and it doesn't have any pockets for batteries or memory cards or anything like that. The Off Trail 2 has all of the features that I feel that the Off Trail 1 is missing, so I would recommend that.

As for the padding on the case, it is pretty good, I wouldn't want to drop it or anything like that, but it is fine for bumps and being knocked around a bit.


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Lowepro Slingshot 100 or 200 depending on your setup. I've found its great for cragging, especially shooting from an anchor or hanging from a rope. While carrying/climbing/jugging you wear it securely over the shoulder, when you want to shoot you slide it around your body and voila, the main compartment is accessible in a top loading format without having to take the bag off so you never worry about dropping it. The 100 can fit a medium body w/attached lens plus another lens and a flash, plus accessories. I've got my d90 +18-200 and a 10-20 no problem. Good padding, built in rain cover too.

http://www.adorama.com/LPSS100AW.html


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