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#150318 - 05/14/11 11:30 PM Re: bringing the dslr [Re: Jake28]
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I backpack with a Canon 5d and have always kept the camera around my neck and my arm, which allows the camera to hang at my side. I also keep a lens hood on it to prevent it from being banged around too much. If I get in situations where the camera would be swinging around too much, I can buckle the camera under my chest strap.

My camera is also pretty water resistant so haven't had any issues with the elements. You can buy rain sleeves for your camera to be on the safe side.
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#150938 - 05/31/11 08:45 PM Re: bringing the dslr [Re: smackmeister]
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Try the keyhole device! It is awsome.

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#156238 - 10/23/11 05:22 PM Re: bringing the dslr [Re: Jake28]
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This is a great thread. I'm also looking into getting a DSLR for backpacking. Did a trip with my siblings Canon Rebel and had it slung over my shoulder/neck for the duration. About a day in I vowed I would never hike with a DSLR unless I had a good carry option. That Keyhole looks promising, but what about overnight and storm storage? Thoughts on Lowepro bags?

What would be suggestions for a intro/intermediate camera that is weatherproof? I saw the Nikon 40D, but I'm wanting to go Canon so that I can share components with my brother and sister. Anyone know the Canon equivalent?
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#156345 - 10/26/11 01:33 PM Re: bringing the dslr [Re: MPCWatkins]
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To my knowledge only Olympus and Pentax make dslr cameras and lenses that are equally weatherproof. I don't want to call them waterproof as that implies being submersible, which they aren't. But I can shoot in rain that has others running for cover. It's a nice feature.

I still don't have a good answer for lugging an slr while carrying a full backpack, so I usually only take one on day hikes and take a compact on overnights. I'll eventually get into a mirrorless system tailored for backpacking.

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Originally Posted By MPCWatkins
This is a great thread. I'm also looking into getting a DSLR for backpacking. Did a trip with my siblings Canon Rebel and had it slung over my shoulder/neck for the duration. About a day in I vowed I would never hike with a DSLR unless I had a good carry option. That Keyhole looks promising, but what about overnight and storm storage? Thoughts on Lowepro bags?

What would be suggestions for a intro/intermediate camera that is weatherproof? I saw the Nikon 40D, but I'm wanting to go Canon so that I can share components with my brother and sister. Anyone know the Canon equivalent?
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