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So I want to start bringing my camera hiking with me (Red River Gorge mainly), was just wondering what the best way to carry it around is. I'm not the "stay on the family trails" kinda hiker, so I'll need protection from some wear and tear and possibly water. I usually carry only 2 lens' with me, so I don't need too much room. I usually throw this guy over my should when out taking pictures, but it would be pretty bulky for hiking. Was wondering what you guys use.

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Hey gang

So I want to start bringing my camera hiking with me (Red River Gorge mainly), was just wondering what the best way to carry it around is. I'm not the "stay on the family trails" kinda hiker, so I'll need protection from some wear and tear and possibly water. I usually carry only 2 lens' with me, so I don't need too much room. I usually throw this guy over my should when out taking pictures, but it would be pretty bulky for hiking. Was wondering what you guys use.

Weston
For me, I usually just sling my camera over my shoulder with my Crumpler Industry Disgrace strap. It limits me to only one lens, but it's light enough for me and I've never had any issues with damage.
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my cousin likes bringing d90 + 35mm. i usually bring my d5000 and 18-105. using crumpler industry disgrace strap so its usally behind me... unless i fall backwards (hope not), it wont touch the camera
 
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Hey gang

So I want to start bringing my camera hiking with me (Red River Gorge mainly), was just wondering what the best way to carry it around is. I'm not the "stay on the family trails" kinda hiker, so I'll need protection from some wear and tear and possibly water. I usually carry only 2 lens' with me, so I don't need too much room. I usually throw this guy over my should when out taking pictures, but it would be pretty bulky for hiking. Was wondering what you guys use.

Weston
Hey Weston! Nice to see another Lexingtonian on OCN. I LOVE RRG! One of my favorite places to hike. I've been hiking there for years and I always bring my DSLR.

I typically bring my gear either with my ThinkTank Urban Disguise UD30 or my LowePro Slingshot 200 AW. Both have rain covers and are well padded, making for decent protection. I usually hang the bag from the front with my pack on my back (4000 cu.in pack).

Any of the LowePro AW (All Weather) bags are good because of the padding and rain cover. Plus there's a range of sizes. I sometimes take my LowePro Apex 140 AW, which holds only my 5dII with 24-70 attached, or my LowePro Nova 200 AW which holds the body plus 4 lenses.

When I'm out boating or caving I usually use my Pelican hard case.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 3/28/11 at 6:18pm
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Hey gang

So I want to start bringing my camera hiking with me (Red River Gorge mainly), was just wondering what the best way to carry it around is. I'm not the "stay on the family trails" kinda hiker, so I'll need protection from some wear and tear and possibly water. I usually carry only 2 lens' with me, so I don't need too much room. I usually throw this guy over my should when out taking pictures, but it would be pretty bulky for hiking. Was wondering what you guys use.

Weston

In addition to what Gone said.....I use the supplied hoods on all my lenses.

Why you ask....well imagine turning around to catch a look at some kind of wild life and not realizing that your 1400 24-70 2.8 Nikkor w/ B+W 77mm UV filter is on the opposite side and then *SMACK, CRACK, CRY* or you use that ugly hood and all you hear is *TINK, WHEW*

I hope that helps a bit


edit: i use a Skooba neck strap
Edited by Ctrl+Alt+Del - 3/28/11 at 6:30pm
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