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tculpepper
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Mar 28, 2018
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Does anyone have any tips on backpacking with a dslr? Any specific bags or cases that work well?
Mar 28, 2018
Railang
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Mar 28, 2018
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What I usually do is attach the camera bag with maybe 1 or 2 extra lenses to the actual backpacking pack itself. I then usually bring along a Peak Design Capture Clip for when we are actually hiking and attach the camera to the strap of my main pack. That way it is always accessible and ready to go.
Mar 28, 2018
btimup
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Mar 28, 2018
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+50 for the Capture Clip, I just got myself one and although it's pricey, it's worth it. I've barely used mine but I already know that it's going to be amazing when I make it to the outdoors.
Obviously, try not to overpack, and probably go for a good sharp zoom over packing primes, as they'll add weight to your pack, and aren't practical since you want to keep lens swapping to a minimum.
Mar 28, 2018
Matthias_Lambert
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Mar 28, 2018
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If you alread have a backpack you like consider an insert for your photography needs. I have found photo daypacks to be good but multiday backpacking most photo specific bags lack the confort for extended carrying. Or the ones that carry well cost an arm and a leg, and this coming from an avid gear geek and photographer (read I spend too much regularly). And as others have mentioned a caprure clip or good sling/strap to havebyour camera handy.
Mar 28, 2018
skydvr
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Mar 28, 2018
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Love my capture clip as well. I just bring the camera with as "universal" of a lens as I have - I try to avoid carrying multiple lenses unless it's specifically a photo trip. The clip keeps the camera as accessible as possible, so that it's easy to grab and shoot if you see something, without digging into a bag or having to unpack...
Mar 28, 2018
Napostrophe
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Mar 28, 2018
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My biggest tip would be to pack light. Bring as few cameras and lenses as possible. My go-to right now is a Canon 7D with a 50mm f/1.4 because it's fast, relatively small, and really easy to pack. I use a Camelbak L.U.X.E. backpack; they pack really tiny when empty and expand a massive amount. you'd be surprised how much you can fit in one of those (I fit my 7D, a 24-105mm, a 16-35mm, and a 50mm as well as chargers, cables, backup batteries and other accessories once).
Mar 28, 2018
Kasmir
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Mar 31, 2018
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Another vote for the capture clip. I usually keep a 24-105 attached while hiking, as I'm usually wanting more wide-to-medium shots on the trail, and then I pack a 70-200 2.8 and an 85 1.8 in ape-cases in the bag. Also, highly recommend keeping your lens hoods on while hiking, the number of bumps and scrapes those have taken instead of the lenses makes them well worth it (as well as the other benefits)
Mar 31, 2018
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