Utah advice appreciated

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Carrying your camera while hiking....
In reply to Craig49, May 13, 2012

I wouldn't user a monopod as a staff.

They're designed to support 4-5kg at best.
I suspect you weigh more.

However a few years ago I was looking at hiking poles and a number of them had a camera mount on them, so they could be used as camera support.

The problem with them though would probably be a weird height for shooting.

You could adjust the height down to kneeling and or sitting on some models, but no good for standing.

I've never used them but have you seen the waterproof bags for shooting camera's through?

Lik these:

I've no idea how good they'd be - I'd imagine it would be hard to change the controls much. I think these are the cheapest feasable solution if you want to shoot your DSLR in a wet place.

Solid DSLR cases cost thousands.
And with either kind you need to get lense housings.

I suspect a tough water proof point 'n' shoot is really gonna be the best bet, since' you'll be able to use the controls and focus etc properly.

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