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post #1 of 24 Old 04-12-2010, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Might be harder than I thought...

That's what she said ...

So many of you have seen the photo's on ! may be going to hell in a bucket, - ADVrider with the guy shooting while he is riding. I knew this would be difficult but surely I could get it. First off, my camera lens sucks compared to his! I knew he was using a wide angle lens but I cannot replicate his shots with my 18-55mm zoom lens on my Rebel Digital. Secondly, my goodness it takes the utmost care and concentration to try to compose a photo, ride, watch for traffic, and look for opportune moments! Thirdly, I did my best for a first try but this is going to be a bit harder than I thought...
















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In 1915 T. Roosevelt said, in a speech to the KofC, "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. "
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My one word of advice (besides don't do it) would be to forget composing and just keep clicking. I took many hundreds of shots to end up with the keepers that I got...but the added safety of not taking too much attention away from the road is well worth it. Of course, all things are relative and any responsible rider should tell you not to do this.

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What camera/lens you using? I'm a little worried. My rebel has started giving me the Error 99...



In 1915 T. Roosevelt said, in a speech to the KofC, "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. "
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That's what she said
LOL... I was thinking the SAME THING

Yeah, I've seen that thread and I'm AMAZED at the quality pics that guy takes.
I'm not gonna try it

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Seen it, too. He does take some unbelievable shots, but it also seems kind of unbelievably risky to me. Like 2000TJ said, if you're going to try it, don't spend a lot of time thinking about composition. The beauty of digital photography is you don't have to spend a dime on the ones not worth keeping.

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What camera/lens you using? I'm a little worried. My rebel has started giving me the Error 99...
Here's my point-n-shoot

It works real well for shooting one handed with the lens cover/on-off switch being combined.

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Good eye Scott...



In 1915 T. Roosevelt said, in a speech to the KofC, "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. "
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looks like ANY backroad here in northern arkansas
and i mean ANY
did I say ANY?
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I bet you could find a way to mount the camera to the handle bars. If you have a rebel there is a sturdy mount on the bottom since the casing is metal instead of plastic. that screw is a common size so fabbing a mount should be easy.


And they make a remote trigger for the rebel my wife has one for her XSi. just integrate the trigger into the bike controls make it much safer.

a large memory card and your off just snap away and delete the ones you don't want when your done.

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I really want to stay away from mounting the camera. It limits my ability to take photo's any other direction.



In 1915 T. Roosevelt said, in a speech to the KofC, "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. "
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you would be able to turn the camera left to right for the most part with ease no matter how you mount it but if you butcher a good tripod or wrap mount you should have a stable mount that can turn any direction easily. lot safer to take the hand of the bars for a couple seconds to turn the camera than to to hold it while riding.

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You get accustomed to it after awhile:


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I want full range of motion to be able to take pics in front but also behind me. I keep the camera in my tank bag so that it is easy to access and put back once I've taken the shot.



In 1915 T. Roosevelt said, in a speech to the KofC, "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. "
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You need the Google street view cam mounted to your helmet.....

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I want full range of motion to be able to take pics in front but also behind me. I keep the camera in my tank bag so that it is easy to access and put back once I've taken the shot.
Like I said, you get accustomed to it after awhile. I do the same thing;camera in tankbag:




You can even get pics of yourself with the Rockies in the background

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No thought for Safety from this bunch I see.

I'm out.

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Yeah, sorry, I forgot to put my seatbelt on... Sheesh...



In 1915 T. Roosevelt said, in a speech to the KofC, "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. "
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No thought for Safety from this bunch I see.

I'm out.
Yea...All this picture taking crap is putting John Q. Public and the rest of the world in complete jeapordy! I'm putting the bikes away this summer for sure.
Screw it....I'm just gonna sell em'.

That'll work........
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No thought for Safety from this bunch I see.

I'm out.
Honestly I don't know what's so risky about it. I'm not composing shots. Reach in tankbag, flip camera on, point and shoot, put it back in tankbag and turn it off. I've spent way more time fumbling with my GPS, jacket zippers, etc, than I have picking up a camera and putting it back. I can do the on/off and in/out of tankbag without looking.

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I keep mine on and it will go into sleep mode while in the tank bag and the moment I slightly depress the shutter, it wakes up and focuses.



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Honestly I don't know what's so risky about it.
Jim, I do.... You play with that BB gun long enough, you're gonna lose an eye!

That'll work........
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Dudeman must have missed my first post.

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