/ carrying DSLR kit in the mountains
Carrying an SLR is a pain in the ass and whilst this isn't 100% perfect it is better than anything else I've tried and it works well, I climb and hike with this combination and it works well for me.
I like the CCS brand cases. I used loose CCS cases stashed in various parts of my rucksack. I think the key is to travel with minimal kit though.
I also had a Kata R-103 pack which was perfect for days out/scambling. REALLY tough packs.
I wrote a review of it here, if you're interested.
I find it's good for walking and even carrying up easy winter climbs -
you kinda slide the bag round from your back to in front of you to access the camera, but opens such that nothing else should fall out when getting your camera
Hey folks thanks for the replys, think im going to try the lowe pro modular system.
Likewise; with spare lenses in little Lowepro modular cases distributed around me! I'll also clip a spare wiregate between the case strap and the camera strap for added security.
If walking, then the same setup, but cases strapped through pack waistbelt rather than to harness.
The other option is ClikElite kit, really well made stuff designed for adventure photographers. Tricky to get in the UK at the moment, but it might be on amazon?
yep, here it is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aclik+elite&keywords=clik+elite&ie=UTF...
For a day out or on route I use a no brand hip case which I mount with two gear binders as a chest pack. Instant access means more use and so better image opportunities.
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