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I was wondering if anyone out there has carried camera gear in the luggage cases while taking a trip. I love to do some photography and carry quite a bit of gear, but not sure about putting thousands of dollars of digital camera gear on the bike to bounce around for several hundred, or more, miles. I was wondering if anyone has taken some serious gear with/without issues. I've got a 1200 1985 Aspencade.
 

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I have a nice DSLR outfit that goes everywhere with me. I ussualy just keep it in its camera bag, which is pretty big and put in the trunk. You could put hoodies and other soft items around it to stop it from bouncing. As you probably know the glass (lens) is the exspencive items and I always keep them in their respective cases and in side the bag. Now a good tripod well to pack that you got to get creative:DWe have a trailer now and our moto tripod will be put in it for hauling around.

I've had no problems at all taking my gear on trips with the wing.

Ride Safe, Ray:blowingup:
 

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I've hauled my Canon 10D and 40D all over the place, including a 4K trip a couple of years ago. I keep it in a good camera bag in the trunk.

I would never consider carrying anything of value in the trailer. It bounces and vibrates way more than the bike ever does.

If you are really concerned, and it's a fairly new camera, get an extended warranty on it to cover any damage.
 

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I have not only carried my Sony DSC-H5 DSLR with me, I have mounted it to the handlebars with a RAM mount. I focused it on infinity fix focus and let 'er rip. Never seems to have hurt it.

Left it in movie mode for hours at a time, and still takes excellent still shots.

 

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I take cammera gear on my kawasaki 900 V twin in a tour bag strapped to the luggage rack. The bike vibrates so badyou can't even use the rear veiw mirrors. The cammera still works fine. And my wing rides smoother than my car. I would say taking the gear is no sweat.



keep the wind in your face
 

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The Nikon I have rides with the lens on, lens down in the plush camera bag I have for it. That sits in the trunk box.
No problems.
 

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I carry camera gear (DSLRs etc) on motorbikes almost every day. Camera kit in a camera bag and the bag in the trunk or under the saddle. I've been doing this for years and not had any breakages.
 
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