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Guys and Gals,

Figure someone would have the answer.

I got a fairly decent digital camera and lens I would like to take out shoot some quality pics of some of the sweet places we ride. It's not top of the line, but better than anything I ever had before.

My concern is, I don't want to break it when I do one of my special get offs.

Is there a hard case available to attach to let's say the tank or whatever, that would withstand the sarge impacts during transport and dirt naps, where once I'm stopped, I could pull it out attach the lens, shoot some pics and then carry on.

right now, I transport my gopro and cheap pocket camera, but it's not the same quality as my Canon t2i 550d rebel fitted with a efs 55-250mm lens.

Here is a sample of why I like my camera. granted, i'm no good at taking pics, but enjoy what I do... and want to add quality pics of where we ride.

http://vimeo.com/32375182

http://vimeo.com/32448298

http://vimeo.com/32493898

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I carry a nice bridge camera, put the lens cap on, ogio vest pocket, tethered

with lanyard, done that for two years now with no problem.

My Camera would not fit in my Ogio vest, as it's a full sized Digital SLR with a large detachable lens. I do carry a pocket camera in my vest with a lanyard, as well, but was looking for a way to carry my Good camera.

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That needs a metal case that fits into a back pack, try frys.com.

I will not buy this Pentax I want so bad just for this reason.

Thanks.. I will try fry's.

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I think Lowe Pro makes the best soft cases for SLR type cameras.

http://products.lowepro.com/catalog/Toploading,8.htm

I have carried $4,000 pro film cameras in a Lowe case inside my backpack for 10s of years with no issues. I only use a hard shell case when water is involved, like whitewater kayaking. Pelican makes the best hard cases.

My advice would be to leave the big camera at home unless you are going out for a "photo shoot" where getting good photos is the goal over riding hard. I can't count the trips where the big camera never came out of the pack all day.

I prefer a high-end pocket camera, Canon S95, in my front pocket of the Ogio "flight vest". I also shoot the Go Pro in still mode 1 shot every 10 seconds.

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Maybe I will buy my wife a replacement for her 14 megapixel Canon sx210 pocket camera and use that for riding instead. it does better than my current 8.1 megapixel sony dsc-t100 cybershot I carry.

I just love my 18 megapixel Canon digital slr eos t2i rebel. but it makes sense not to carry while riding hard.

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they make good cases fully water proof.i like your camera im thinking of getting a slr. the pics shure do look nice :lol:

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they make good cases fully water proof.i like your camera im thinking of getting a slr. the pics shure do look nice :lol:

Thanks Frank. I was the Unofficial team photographer for my grandson's football team. I snapped pics and videos of all the games and practices, posted on Vimeo, youtube, photobucket, and a facebook page. Now that the season is over, my Saturday's are opened back up for riding. at least until the next sport my grandson gets into.

I love the digital SLR camera. the swapping of lenses and filter for different needs makes a difference in quality of pics. much better than a point and shoot single lens camera.

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