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distantThunder


Aug 9, 2013, 10:31 PM
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Best Backpacks for Climbing Photography??
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I know there are some climbers who are serious about photography. This includes adventure photography and scenic photography - from the mountain perspective.

So you are climbing with something more than just a small camera. If you climb with a digital SLR (dSLR), and possibly telephoto lenses, how do you carry them? I'm just wondering if anyone has found a backpack that works well for breakable gear - provides more protection?

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slidingmike


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This isn't a backpack, but recently a few alpine, skiing, and climbing photographers have been switching to this:

Capture: https://peakdesignltd.com/capture/
Capture V2 (on kickstarter): http://www.kickstarter.com/...pture-camera-clip-v2


brooklynclimber


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Three things come to mind:

1. The Loewpro slingshot line of backpacks. The back has one strap that goes across your shoulder, like a messinger bag. You can get your camera out quickly from a side pocket.

http://www.lowepro.com/slingshot

2. Blackrapid strap. Sling strap over one shoulder like a bandolier, camera hangs at waist for easy access.

http://www.blackrapid.com/

3. Wrap in a t-shirt and stick in your pack.

I've used all three methods.


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Really depends on your gear, how much gear you're bringing, if you're primarily climbing and taking photos, or primarily taking photos and climbing to get those photos...

If I'm casually taking photos with a cheap lens, I'll stuff the kit in neoprene sleeve and toss it in the pack. For the 70-200 f2.8, I use a mountainsmith zoom L, which drops into whatever pack I'm carrying or can carried externally.

I don't have an actual "photography" backpack since I don't usually bring more than one body and two lenses. I use a standard 30L climbing pack for most of my needs. You can make your own padding and turn it into something like a photo backpack... but a big difference is that most backpacks don't open all the way. The front panel of a photo backpack opens up so you can reach the lenses stowed near the bottom, I've gotta dig around a bit to get lenses and accessories near the bottom.

For sports photography, I use a blackrapid strap. I can use it on hikes... but not during climbing since it interferes with the gear on my rack.


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Oh this is nice! Its more handy and at the same time you've got the best shot of the view.


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