It’s all very well having a great new camera to take with me when I’m walking the hills. I’m hoping of course that the pictures I take will be much improved over my previous point-and-click camera. The reality will become clear over the next few weeks.
The immediate problem I have though is how to carry the new camera in it’s new LowePro case. It’s much bulkier than my Fuji F11, a compact digital that fits nicely onto my belt in the tiny LowePro case I bought for it. This issue was always in the back of my mind when I decided to go for something other than a compact digital, but it wasn’t something that could be decided until I knew exactly what I was dealing with.
I’m in the process of testing several different options at the moment. What I don’t particularly want is to be wearing it around my neck a-la “Japanese Tourist” style. Although the camera needs to be easily accessible, it shouldn’t be swinging around loose all over the place.
Current favourite is strapped to the left shoulder strap on my pack, giving good access to the camera and fixed into position. This will probably be a trial and error process.
What do other large format camera users do I wonder?