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Taking my SLR on the slope -- how?

post #1 of 11
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 Hi,

I 've just recently discovered this forum and this is my first post in this forum!
I am an intermediate snowboarder and also a serious amateur photographer and also shoot a bit video for fun.
I currently own a 5D mark II but I never take it on the slope; I have a few questions:

1. Can you guys recommend a good photo case for carrying my 5D on the slope? 

2. I would also like to shoot POV video while riding down the mountain, what would be good tools with reasonable price to do so? Any recommendations? (not planning to use my 5D while riding though! =D )


Thanks!
post #2 of 11
I carried my Canon 20D around Whistler using a Lowe Toploader with the chest harness. It worked great, but size-wise it limited me to a 28-135IS lens.
post #3 of 11
dakine sequence... and search function
post #4 of 11
I'll tell you once I have enough money to get my first nice SLR!
post #5 of 11
I ordered a Dakine Sequence the other day.  I'll be using it in another week or so out in Jackson Hole.  I have a 5DMK2 + battery grip, 16-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8 IS that I'll be taking out there. Also a monopod if I shoot some video (likely).

When do you need one by? I can write up a review for you either during, or after my trip.  Coming back on the 14th.
post #6 of 11
skidude, what a great setup of camera and lenses!  With a full frame camera, do you ever want for a longer lens for ski shots? 
post #7 of 11
Thanks Rick!

Nope, so far I've always found this to be long enough for me.  I just try to plan the shots a bit when I can. I usually leave the 70-200 mounted in the bag, keep the others with me in case I want to get more creative!  I'll be posting some pics from my JHMR trip on a TR that I might start either while I'm at the hill, or shortly after I get back on the 14th.

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skidude, what a great setup of camera and lenses!  With a full frame camera, do you ever want for a longer lens for ski shots? 
post #8 of 11
I should also add that with 21MP from the 5DMK2, I can crop if necessary and still have more MP real estate as a similar 40D.  For example, use the 5DMK2 and 40D - I take a shot at 200mm with the 5DMK2 at 200mm, then crop to a 320mm equivalent (crop body equivalent), I might still have more than 10MP left from the original 21MP

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skidude, what a great setup of camera and lenses!  With a full frame camera, do you ever want for a longer lens for ski shots? 
post #9 of 11
LowePro Slingshot, it will do what you want.
post #10 of 11
 Lowepro has a bunch of bags (slingshot, toploader, trekker packs) or Dakine Sequence if you want to go with a backpack.  i have tomahawked with a Sequence full of gear and with a Lowepro AW Trekker 2 full of gear and both time the bags kept everything safe

Dendrite Studios ski film from Whistler
post #11 of 11
 If anyone is still looking for a camera pack, I just posted my Dakine Sequence for sale in the Gear Sale section
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