In this article, we will be going over how to carry a mirrorless camera hiking. Mirrorless cameras are in high demand because they offer a lot of versatility and can take some decent pictures without breaking the bank. They also have a much smaller form factor, making them great for hiking or extended trips where space is premium.
However, when you’re doing any strenuous activity with your camera, you must know how to carry it safely. So it doesn’t get damaged from being jostled around too much.
Here are five tips for carrying your mirrorless camera hiking:
1) Make sure the lens cap is off
2) Use an elastic strap
3) Put it in your backpack
4) Use a shoulder strap that has some padding on it
5) Make sure you don’t hold it by the lens. It would be best if you held it by the body instead
Now let’s go over each of these tips in detail, one at a time.
1) The first tip is to ensure that the lens cap is detached from your camera before hiking. If the lens cap is left on when you’re trying to carry your camera across a bumpy trail, there’s a good chance that the cap will fall off and then be lost forever. You won’t have anything protecting your lens from getting scratched or even damaged if it’s dropped, which would mean that all of your hard work taking all of the great pictures would be wasted.
2) The next tip is to use an elastic strap. It can be a strap that comes with your camera, or you could buy one separately. Adjustable straps are good because they allow for some movement when you’re hiking. However, they will still keep your camera in place if it starts to bounce around too much while you’re walking, which means that your lens won’t get scratched or anything like that. It’s also nice because it doesn’t require any extra equipment for you to carry, so there’s no issue there either.
3) The third tip is to put your mirrorless camera into your backpack. It seems simple enough, but you might not think about it until later when it’s too late to do anything. Putting your mirrorless camera into your backpack keeps it securely in place, which means that you don’t have to worry about it sliding around or getting jostled by other things that you’re carrying with you. You could put some padding on the bottom of your backpack or have it around so that the lens faces your back so the screen won’t get scratched. Either way will work fine, though if you want to go for comfort, then I would recommend carrying your mirrorless camera against the back of your body because this means that there’s less direct friction between your sweaty back and the device itself.
4) The fourth tip is to use a strap that has some cushioning on it. It isn’t essential but if you’re planning on carrying your mirrorless camera hiking for a long period, then the comfort of the strap is going to be something that you’re going to appreciate. You don’t want it to feel like there’s a lot of weight on your shoulders because then it will get uncomfortable for you and you’ll end up not enjoying yourself as much as possible. Buying a strap that has some padding on it will make this a more accessible experience overall.
5) The fifth and final tip is to make sure that when you carry your mirrorless camera hiking, do not hold onto the lens area of the camera. When you have onto the lens area, what usually happens is that you naturally want to grip it with your index finger, which is also the one that’s touching the shutter button. Suppose you’re walking down a bumpy trail and accidentally hit this area of the camera against anything or even yourself. In that case, there’s a good chance that it will get damaged due to the increased vibrations. It might be best if, instead, you held onto the rest of the actual camera body, which is usually more sturdy.
We have just gone over five tips that will keep your mirrorless camera intact when you’re out walking around or hiking. All you need to do is follow these steps, and then you’ll be fine. Scroll up again to re-read any actions that you weren’t sure about so that they’ll sink in more efficiently before the next time you go out on this type of activity. And remember, always refer back to this article if things get too confusing while carrying your camera!
Charles Wesley is a professional writer and editor, and he loves traveling. This has led him to write a blog about his adventures in many parts of the world, and He has plans to explore more of the world over time. He has worked as a freelancer for several years, and He enjoys working with brands on a variety of different projects.