How Do You Carry Your DSLR?

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by cutedisneygirly, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. cutedisneygirly

    cutedisneygirly DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2007
    I have taken my Nikon to Disneyland a few times, but have not been able to find an efficient, comfortable way to carry it around the parks and keep it protected while in my backpack. I have a camera backpack, but it is bulky and doesn't provide space for other things like my wallet and a water bottle. I also tried using some bulky scrap foam to create a box of sorts in my regular backpack. The camera was well protected, but my made my backpack uncomfortable.

    So, how do those of you with DSLRs carry your cameras in the parks so it is comfortable yet protected from damage of setting down the bag?
  2. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    I don't use a case/bag at all for my D3100. I just carry it around my neck so that I'm ready to take pictures anytime.
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  4. KCmike

    KCmike Never have fallen asleep on any

    Jul 4, 2007
    My canon bag

  5. MickeyMomTo2

    MickeyMomTo2 Lauren S. @baseballsbows

    Apr 25, 2008
  6. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen Moderator

    Oct 16, 2007
    I have a small case I carry around my shoulder when the camera isn't around my neck.
  7. DisFam95

    DisFam95 DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2003
    It stays on my body w/ my Black Rapid for women strap :worship: love it. No fears of it slipping off my shoulder as a child pulls me "this way mommy!" I hate my camera around my neck in the front. I carry maybe one extra lens for my low light needs in a neoprene case in a backpack. I've had no problems tucking my 7D in my backpack and between my feet on a ride. Actually I carry the camera and take pics on most rides like Space Mountain in the colored launch tube.

    I travel w/ kids so I've had to learn to pair down on the equipment. I did take a Lowpro Fast pack 100 and it was not so bulky as the 200 style.
  8. Megajos24

    Megajos24 Earning My Ears

    Jan 30, 2011
    We used the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW bg. This camera bag worked well for us there. Its a sling backpack. You can slide it around to take out or put away your camera without taking the bag off. It has another strap that helps keep it in place. So if you bend over the bag doesn't slide to the front. Our backs felt good after a day with it on.
  9. Butterfly123

    Butterfly123 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    I just bought the Lowepro Slingshot 102aw for my new DSLR. I only have two lenses, so the small size is perfect.
  10. Evad

    Evad Livin The Dream

    Aug 1, 2005
    Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and a Black Rapid strap is all I need!! Works great with no worries of dropping or losing anything. :thumbsup2
  11. tinkcollector

    tinkcollector DIS Veteran

    Oct 10, 2005
    Thanks everyone. I am not the original poster but this has been one of my questions. About two years ago I upgraded to a DSLR. I love the camera and I am getting some great shots (Canon EOS Rebel XS). I only have two lenses and leave my camera behind at times because of not being comfortable with it. Any more tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated. :tink:
  12. Davids-Coco

    Davids-Coco <font color=green>Sometimes my inner monologue isn

    Apr 4, 2004
    We actually put it in our diaper bag!
  13. myxdvz

    myxdvz DVC - BLT

    Aug 8, 2010
    Thanks for pointing me to the Black Rapid strap! I've been looking for something similar :)
  14. ToodlesRN

    ToodlesRN Always Dreamin Of Disney

    Jan 19, 2008
  15. Lynzer Torte

    Lynzer Torte Disneyland Lyndsey

    May 11, 2005
    I don't like to carry my Nikon arround my neck either, it drives me crazy. I carry it in a Coach cinch sack crossbody bag. It fits perfectly even with my wristlet, lipstick and phone (and it's super cute :lovestruc). DH carries snacks, water bottles and the camcorder in his sling bag. :thumbsup2
  16. Elk Grove Chris

    Elk Grove Chris DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 2011
    Been using a Canon 200EG backpack for about 4 years now and it is just starting to show some wear and tear and it gets heavy use. It is heavy when loaded though, probably 20 pounds with my 40D and 4 lenses plus other goodies. But you can always leave lenses in the room and stuff other stuff in the backpack. I can stuff to water bottles on outside and attach a tripod on the side (usually leave tripod in locker though).

    Easily stows between feet on all rides, I take pictures from Screamin all the time with this thing between my feet. Not sure I trust it to be super water resistant on Splash though.
  17. quantumottle

    quantumottle DIS Veteran

    Oct 22, 2008
    I'm probably not helping you much, but I wanted to say how excited I am about my new Alpha NEXC3. It's my first ILC and almost half the size of my old DSLR. I'm looking forward to not having to lug around that huge bag any more, and not giving up a thing as far as image quality goes... And it's about half the price to boot. Using my old lenses is a bit of a hassle, but if you're interested, it's definitely worth a look.
  18. princesszelda

    princesszelda DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    When I am not wearing my Camera I put it in my lowepro 200 backpack. I love that I can carry my camera equipment as well as other things in the top portion.
  19. wenrob

    wenrob DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2008
    I've just picked up the Photo Sport 200 AW for our trip this week. :thumbsup2
    It's just big enough to carry the D700 mounted with the 24-70, my 50 and speedlight if I needed it. There's enough room that I could slide the 70-200 in from the top down to the bottom. The bag looks big in the pic but really isn't, it's LIGHT and has plenty of room to carry a couple of hoodies and souveniers, water bottle etc. I haven't worn it all day yet but so far it's awesome. Couldn't be happier with the choice.

    eta: OP you don't say what Nikon you have of how many lenses. Depending on the model you could get away w/Sport 100 that's sling. Smaller then one above but still a ton of room up top to carry some stuff.
  20. Rynosaur

    Rynosaur Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2011
    i carry my dslr on a RS-Sport 2 by black rapid. since the black rapid straps have the camera sit on your side in a lockable position, it hardly ever gets in the way and relieves a lot of strain when compared to a typical neck strap.

    i have a small messenger bag i carry vinylmation in that i can keep an extra ziplock baggy that i use to wrap up the cam on water rides.

    i have a thinktank bag, but it is very large and cumbersome, so after a few trips ive been able to edit what i bring to the park. its very rare that i bring more than one lens.
  21. Mercenary

    Mercenary To infinity and beyond!

    Mar 7, 2002
    Black rapid strap all the way! I used to carry a Kata 3in1 bag it was great light quick but the strap wins hands down...

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