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    Safely packing a dSLR on a ride

    Hi all,

    This is my first post, so forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong forum ... I'm a bit confused, to say the least.

    I am wondering if anyone out there has figured out a way to "safely" pack a dSLR on a ride. I'd love to take my nikon d200 out on the trail to snap some action shots, but fear breaking it into a zillion pieces. Any suggestings besides those huge monster backpacks meant for hauling with ten thousand different lenses and misc. gear? I'm talking one body, one lens.

    Thanks for the time

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You can make your own foam pads to fit in the pack you have and add some rigid plastic sheets for more protection (3-ring binders are an easy source). Always a risk of crash damage, though.

    Also check here: http://www.photographyreview.com
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    Great idea. I've never found anything that would work well for biking, so maybe that's the route I'll take. Good ol' customization...

    Thanks!

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    If you ride smooth XC, I've found that a single rear pannier, or a handlebar bag, works well.

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    Check out Pelican Cases

    I have a Pentax DSLR, and I have a Pelican Case that I put it in to take on rides.It doesn't fit in my regular Camelbak, but I have a small Lowe Alpine backpack that accepts my C-bak bladder and my camera. Pelican Cases are thick, rigid plastic with foam inside that I'm pretty sure would protect my camera from an OTB rag-doll yard sale kind of fall (don't know how I'd fare). The foam is pre-cut in a grid pattern so you can make it conform exactly to your camera. They're also waterproof. If you want bomb-proof, that's your best bet.

    Link: http://pelican.com/home.php

    Cheers- Evan

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