To Camera or Not to Camera

mykb93

Do the math!
Jun 27, 2012
329
154
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USA
I ride a
2007 Triumph Daytona 675
I used to be a professional photographer for a lot of years. I used to follow a photographer named Chase Jarvis (google if you want) he once said, "The best camera is the one you have with you" with that said we all have smart phones and gopros or senas or ghosts or whatever action cam you use to make your vlogs.

My question is, does anyone carry a "legit" camera with them like a Canon 5D or a Nikon (whatever) full frame camera with them?

I am going to start carrying mine because I like shooting in RAW and being able to work on the image post to make it a great capture. But that is me.

Let me know what you use or don't use and why.
 

GIZZ

Wannabie Member
Jul 25, 2017
82
63
18
Canada eh!
I ride a
K5 gsxr 1000
My one buddy carries a big $ dslr, it's so clunky and expensive I don't think I'll ever have one. I'm who you described, I like the convenience of using my Iphone. The audio for video is way better than the action cams. I'm trying to make a point to use my new DJI cam, for stills and video, all of which should be better than my phone, except the audio.
 

HeyItsRick

MotoRickyRicardo
Apr 6, 2018
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www.youtube.com
I ride a
2017 Harley Davidson Iron 833
I carry a Sony NEX-5T, its small, not too expensive so I wont get heart broken if it breaks or gets scuffed. I got a 35mm prime lens on it right now, the kit lens broke after I ran into the camera trying to catch a flyby shot lol. My next camera is probably gonna be a Sony A6000 but I wont be taking that with me for camping and such given how rough I am with my things.
 

lupin

2016 Solar Bear Champion.
Jul 5, 2015
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1,350
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Australia
www.imlupz.com
I ride a
FZ1N
OK I have a lot of stuff and a large variety of bags.

From time to time I go out with a DSLR but the issue I find is I'm to worried about the gear to enjoy the ride. So most of the time I just use my phone, and if its just going on social media the phone is fine.
 

HeyItsRick

MotoRickyRicardo
Apr 6, 2018
127
146
43
30
www.youtube.com
I ride a
2017 Harley Davidson Iron 833
I really wanna get better with my shots, I had no idea that motovlogging would lead me towards photography. I don't think I could bring a larger expensive camera with me simply due to space. Trying to cram a dslr in with all the other junk I bring on my trips...wouldnt end well.
Bringing a camera along really pushes me to stop and enjoy the scenery rather than blasting past it on my way to a destination. I've found myself having to stop, turn around and check out a spot because of its "instagramability"
 

Theodor

Don't wannabe
Nov 16, 2017
310
296
63
34
Estonia
I ride a
Valkyrie 1500
I sold my dslr because it was too much gear to carry with me. I mean I ride a bike, not a lorry. I bought a superzoom that covers all the focal lengths my dslr did, and it shoots raw. Still use my phone for most of the time.
 

chrisw959

All Season Rider
Aug 29, 2017
662
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Leicestershire
www.chriswallace959.weebly.com
I ride a
2007 Hartford HD125L, 2013 Honda CB500X
I have my Nikon D3100 with the standard 18-55mm which I do take out when going to events. However I don't film on it. Mainly cause it'll only record in 10 minute bursts. So I mainly uses my S8 camera when I'm out and about for both video and photos. I wouldn't mind a slightly bigger lense as I find it dosen't zoom enough at times
 
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RideOnTwo

Smart Ass
Jun 14, 2019
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Massachusetts USA
rideontwo.net
I ride a
BMW F750GS
While getting stuff ready for going on YouTube I watched a ton of videos and there was this one channel that made me want a camera in addition to the gopro stuff. I opted for a bridge camera, Panasonic FZ80, I use it to film off the bike stuff, I use it for every day (grandkids) etc. and I hopefully will have someone use it at the track while I'm wearing the action cam. I carry it in one of my hard cases every time I go out. I don't want to be in a situation where my phone wont be good enough to capture something. Thanks to The Magpie for convincing me, I made the purchase and have had it for so many pictures that I would have missed otherwise! Thanks Amanda
 

mainemonty

Live in the Maine woods with cats and a GF
Sep 3, 2019
13
19
3
I ride a
2006 FZ1...Red with the full fairing.
i carry a nikon d750 when i can remember. I try to sell stock photos so i take stock photos when i am out and about. I sell on Getty images.
 

themagpie

As the Magpie Flies
Jun 18, 2019
22
43
13
27
Portland, OR & Corvallis, MT
www.asthemagpieflies.com
I ride a
2016 Honda CB500x, 2016 Triumph Tiger 800xc, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 1980 Suzuki GS850gl, Batavus Moped, 1972 Honda CB175
While getting stuff ready for going on YouTube I watched a ton of videos and there was this one channel that made me want a camera in addition to the gopro stuff. I opted for a bridge camera, Panasonic FZ80, I use it to film off the bike stuff, I use it for every day (grandkids) etc. and I hopefully will have someone use it at the track while I'm wearing the action cam. I carry it in one of my hard cases every time I go out. I don't want to be in a situation where my phone wont be good enough to capture something. Thanks to The Magpie for convincing me, I made the purchase and have had it for so many pictures that I would have missed otherwise! Thanks Amanda
That's AWESOME!! :D
 
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