Cameras on bikes ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by Maccaoz, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Maccaoz

    Maccaoz Active Member

    G'day bikers.
    On our last trip we carried a small camera(Sony HX50V) in a hard case,in a shoulder bag,in the U of a Honda underbone.
    To take a quick pic:
    Stop the bike, remove gloves,unzip shoulder bag,find the camera,unzip hard case,take the pic then reverse procedure, ride on.Next Kodak moment - cant be bothered.

    Questions to all the photo taking bike riders are-How do you carry the camera so its safe,dust/shock proof with easy access ?
    I don't want vids on the move but would a GoPro(or similar) be OK for the quick happy snaps(no zoom etc).Maybe the pillion could have it on a strap and take some pics or just hand it over to me when required.
    Any thoughts/ideas much appreciated.

    We will have a tank bag on a EN Suzy next trip but most zippings still apply.

    Cheers, Macca
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  3. Poompui

    Poompui Ol'Timer

    For me carrying it in a tank bag would be best.....on our trip through North Thailand in March my mate clipped his small camera to the handlebars on his rented bike.
    Second time he went to use it he found that the camera had been crushed between the bars and the tank whilst he was attempting to turn the bike around to get a better view.
    First camera he left on the bus...expensive trip!
  4. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    For road riding I have camera attached to left wrist on a lanyard, easy to take pics on the fly and can "drop" the camera if needed.
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    I carry two cameras, the Canon SX50HS



    on my body in a shoulder bag-pouch the Fotofile Fat Boy 11 bought from Photobug in Chiang Mai.



    The SX50HS i try to keep handy with the long zoom - the biggest in the biz.
    "The Good The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS has an extraordinary zoom range with excellent image stabilization and fine photo quality for a megazoom; plenty of shooting modes, from full auto to full manual; raw image capture; and a hot shoe for adding an external flash."

    The second camera, Canon G1X,



    I keep in a Lowepro bag / pouch also from Photobug - wrapped in a clothes in either side box or rear bag, to protect it against vibrations.

    But if I'm just pottering around slowly taking photos I will carry the G1X in my bike handlebar pouch.


    The G1X is a better camera than the SX50HS, but does not have the zoom of the SX50 & I like to use that big zoom more for road & scenery shots.
    They both take the same battery & charger.
  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

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