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  • My husband uses a Nikon D700 with a variety of lenses. It is too heavy for me to use casually, so my all arounder is a D90. Fitted with a pancake lens it does not take up much space on a bike and is light too. I also have a Lumix 3, but no longer use it much since I got my iPhone.

    April 18, 2012
  • Pat on Brompton

    I am planning a bike touring too. I always wonder I should bring my 5DII and worry about the weight a lot… After reading your article I may bring my E-PL1 instead. Thanks for the advice.

    April 18, 2012
  • KTB

    Hi there Russ.
    Nice to know what you use to get those awesome pictures and vids:)
    Wondering what ‘jelly roll video’ is.
    Please let us know.

    April 19, 2012
  • I don’t so much tour as do long distance. I want to shoot from my bike. I’d like a jersey pocket camera. I have a Lumix LX-5 that is nice, but just ever so slightly too big. I do like the f2 very wide lens, and that it shoots RAW. I do tend to accidentally change settings when i pull it out. I’ve had a couple Fujifim cameras (f100 and an older ones) that were nice and small but lacked image quality. The iPhone is too hard to mess with while rolling, and isn’t very versatile. I’m still waiting for my perfect camera. Maybe I need a Sherpa to haul my big DSLR behind me….

    April 19, 2012
  • Curt, a good compromise in the m43 is an EPL1 with a pancake lens…pretty small..jerseyable, but good image quality…

    Russ

    April 19, 2012
  • “Jelly roll” video is the phenomena when you pan most still/video cameras today where the image becomes unstable and shakes like a bowl full of jelly…

    The EP3 exhibits it a lot at longer focal lengths, but the GH2 image is pretty stable.

    Russ

    April 19, 2012
  • Thanks Russ for posting, I am back in Camera hell again for our upcoming trip.

    On my cross country ride I took a Nikon D5000 with the stock 18-55 lens, but for our upcoming trip I had been looking for a small easy Point & Shoot. I was sold on the Cannon S100 or the Nikon P310 until I bought one and did some comparison shots to our old P&S Canon SD790IS. Only real difference was in low light otherwise not enough differences for the $.

    So now I am thinking of just taking the old P&S plus my Nikon D40 (very light) and a small prime 35mm 1.8 lens, though sadly enough I will probably also take the stock 18-55 and 55-200 lens as well.

    April 19, 2012
  • KTB

    Thanks Russ for the jelly roll info.

    April 19, 2012
  • don

    I have a canon A 480 that seems adequate and i wont cry if i break/loose it

    April 20, 2012
  • Toby

    It all over the internets now — the Panny Lumix 12-35 | 2.8 has been announced. Thought you might be interested.

    May 21, 2012
  • Saw that! Drool.

    Russ

    May 22, 2012
  • Sam

    Hi Russ,
    I was wondering if you’ve hand any experience of charging the E-p3 with a dynamo hub? if so could you recommend a converter?

    December 04, 2013

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