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Post Options Post Options   Quote yannick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 16:29
Hey,

If it's for a 3 days hike without tent, you could go for an easy single back-pack option, combined with a neoprene camera-case this would give a good option.

There are few solutions from burton, personally I would go for the Zoom 26 L as it's the smallest one. but there are others, and they are very ergonomic. I prefer the burton ones, as they are designed for sports, so the strap system is as known of trekking bags, with hip straps, and wide shoulder straps back cushion etc...

They are made for ski or snowboard tours with shooting, so you have to Improvise and re-invent the compartments.

This would be my way:
Its camera compartment has place for body+lens one Tele and one Prime. I assume that you don't need your charger for 3 days, probably a spare battery.
Its second compartment (normally the shovel compartment) offers enough space for a few pairs of underwear and t-shirts.
And if you take only one flash, you can use the second flash compartment for your raincoat.
that's what I understand under compact packing

Otherwise you could go for the Burton F-Stop pack (it's little bigger)
Or If you go for the Burton Resolution or Focus, you can even bring a 15.4 inch Laptop with you

Edited by yannick - 08 September 2010 at 16:31
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Post Options Post Options   Quote der dickgg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2010 at 08:41
I forgot to say that I use a Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50AW bag during these outings in the Alps.... sorry!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tjeiken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2010 at 09:12
I just went to China for three weeks, hiking some of the time..
I've been hiking for two months on the Camino de Santiago (Spain) as well, and in Norway, by the Naeroy-fjord (and countless of other places)..

I like to keep my hiking gear as light as possible... but i want the great photos as well; so i carry my a100 + my (fairly) new SAL16-105.. all put into a Tamrac Aero Zoom 25 (it _just_ fits in there!)

It can be bought in Denmark here: http://www.befro.dk/shop/tamrac-aero-zoom-10794p.html (located in Aarhus, but they ship as well) Very cheap electronics dealer!

The combination is just perfect for me, as the camerabag can be buckled into the hipbelt of my backpack; in this way i can easily reach the camera, when needed.

On my trip in Spain, i used the a100 and the 18-70 kit lens.. but i find the 16-105 much more useful (perfect reach for traveling)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote der dickgg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2013 at 18:39
Long time no message...

There must be many Dyxum-readers that love the outdoors! So leave your comment here.

My gear update: I use nowadays the 24-135mm Sigma, 10-20mm Sigma and a 1.7x teleconverter during hikings. It covers most of my demands.

Last mountain-trekking I had to make the video-shots and also took the NEX-F3 with 19 and 30mm Sigma's and I was very enthusiast about the quality. (And it's light).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote photofun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2015 at 05:19
I am hoping someone can help me. I am going to be horseback riding in Bryce Canyon, Arches and/or Canyonlands. I would like to take my A77II with the Sony 16-50 2.8, and the Minolta 135 Pocket Rocket, and a kenko 1.4 teleconverter.

I have been told by one of the workers at the stable that a backpack is not allowed. In her words, "fanny packs are alright."

Anyone have suggestions on how to manage my gear and have it accessible during the ride?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2015 at 06:40
It looks like you may be limited to torso packs or waist packs. I've tried both. Torso is good for easy access, but can get too hot if wearing for lengthy periods outside. Waist packs are better for storing a bit more gear, but you seem to be traveling light. Another useful adjunct is a shirt with two large front pockets to store bits and pieces- like batteries.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2015 at 07:50
Are you an experienced horseman? If not, just bring the camera with a camera strap. It will be impossible to change lenses on horseback, so, the 135mm will have limited use. I just went with my 17-35 on a A900 (11-23 on APS-C).

If you're an experienced horseman, there are several beltpacks you could use. Something like a Lowepro Inverse 100 or 200 or a ThinkTank Speed Demon might be all you need.

You know that "fanny pack" means something completely different in British English? I guess some of our British friends have a good giggle right now

Anyway, while I was staying at the hotel near Bryce Canyon, we did a horeback trip in a nearby canyon (Bryce is much more expensive, I'm Dutch ), here's a picture:

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