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Mar 22, 2010, 1:14 PM

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Re: [JoshCaple] Bag for climbing with SLR
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Bingo! That is exactly what you should be doing unless Anhiser Busch is forking out your $1,500 day rate plus expenses and paying for assistant and riggers.

My take on it is that if you're there to climb then climb & let someone else photograph, if you're there to photograph then concentrate on that and strap on the money maker.

Both make good points. I know tradman is a horse show photo guy (among possibly other things) but he makes a good point about not going crazy if you don't want to.

On the other hand if you are there to capture great photographs, take the DSLR (as Josh notes). Yeah, the S90 and such will do absolutely fine (better than most peoples skills at photography) if you aren't completely and totally focused on producing images.

I'm in tradmans camp though, the people I climb with don't look athletic enough to make the cover of a mag, and probably not even a small ad, and I have limited time on the cliffs, I'd rather be climbing while taking a few grab shots with something portable.

But if I was focused on shooting, IQ aside, the ergonomics of a larger camera are just easier to deal with, as is a real viewfinder, better AF (or better manual focus), outside controls rather than menu diving, etc. The hassle of the larger camera and lenses is dealing with the bulk, other than that I still think an SLR or something similar is easier to use in varied conditions.

oh, and as for the question. I like a lowepro (or similar) TLZ with a over the shoulder strap made from 2 small light lockers along with an elastic or nylon webbing strap through the holsters belt loop.

This allows you to swing the camera holster like you would a rack, but also keeps it close to the body. It keeps your feet clear as well.

(This post was edited by pico23 on Mar 22, 2010, 1:18 PM)

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