Canon EOS 300D meets V-twin vibes... good idea/bad idea?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by dwb, May 4, 2005.

  1. dwb

    dwb Guest

    Likely to be doing an approx 1000 mile trip on the DL in the near future.

    Considering taking the EOS 300D along for the obvious reason of taking a few
    pics.

    However I'm a bit worried that, even wrapped up well, the vibrations from
    the bike aren't going to do the camera any favours.

    Any one carted their Digi kit around on a big twin with ill effects?
     
    dwb, May 4, 2005
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    Eddie Guest

    What? Don't be daft - I carried laptops around for years on top of my
    Falco's tank, and *that* vibrated[0]. Only thing that was ever a problem
    was that some of the screws on the base of the laptop undid themselves,
    until I did them up properly.

    I wouldn't have thought a camera would be any more delicate, especially
    once it's stashed inside some luggage.

    [0] Quite pleasantly too, apparently, according to various female pillions.
     
    Eddie, May 4, 2005
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    Addenuf Guest

    Took my 20D in a rucksack folded into a pannier for 260 miles on an SV650.
    A screw came out but was found in the rucksack. Still works fine...!
    Tightened all the screws up but I always carry it without the lens attached
    and with the body in a plastic bag.
    Toying with the idea of one of those flash (expensive) backpacks designed
    for the camera and attachments but the thought of riding with all that lot
    on my back is not an eagerly awaited prospect.
    Anyone else tried it?
    HTH
    DP
     
    Addenuf, May 4, 2005
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    Krusty Guest

    My digi cam & camcorder have survived plenty of off-road miles on a
    thumper, & thousands of miles on the Tig (which isn't exactly
    silky-smooth) without any ill effects. It'll be fine as long as you
    don't tape it to the bike. If you're worried just wrap a bit of foam
    round it.
     
    Krusty, May 4, 2005
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    Buzby Guest

    Judging by the way I smacked mine on the ground when I literally fell down a
    shithole in Bangladesh - no.
     
    Buzby, May 5, 2005
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    Daz Guest

    I've just brought a Lowepro Computrekker rucksack for my new 20D.
    It's a mighty beast before you've even put anything in it. Got it
    online at a good price but TBH I wouldn't have bothered had I known it
    was *that* large. I think I'll be looking for something a bit
    smaller.

    The 300D is fairly small (unless you've got a large collection of
    lenses) so I'd recommend getting it into a rucksack on your back.
    That'll reduce and lot of the vibration.
     
    Daz, May 5, 2005
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  7. dwb

    dwb Guest

    True - I have some reservations about falling off and landing on it though
    :-/
     
    dwb, May 5, 2005
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    Jackie Guest

    *waves* - a close second is Platy's evil tractor..
     
    Jackie, May 5, 2005
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