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    Posted: 08 April 2018 at 23:36
I've been trying to work out ways to use my cameras on my bicycle for a while.

The latest experiment is the Feisol Bike Mount. Tried it out this morning with my a7R and an Olympus 50 f3.5 macro lens (this being the lightest rig I had).

You need a ballhead, to go with it, so I mounted a Benro tilthead on it.

Mostly it works. The big issue is the a7R isn't stabilised and the mount on the handle bars means a lot of vibration gets transmitted to the camera. It might be better to use to take shots when stationary to be honest. Or for ease of access.


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There is a kickstarter write-up on dpreview which might give you ideas.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2018 at 23:56
I tried the a77ii with a 20mm f2.8 lens recently.

The important things of course, are to ensure all the bolts are tight before mounting the camera. It's not too badly balanced. The stabilisation on the a77ii gives a much smoother video clip than the early era a7R.

Even so, the best video comes from when the road is smooth and when you're biking at a slower speed. You're also going to have a lot more wind noise. I don't feel comfortable about mounting an external mic to the setup, so I might try the wind suppression on the camera next time.
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Is there a reason you want road noise on your video? Else just put some music in your video. If you want your own voice, a lavalier microphone might be an option. Just some thoughts.
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