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10-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Bringing the K-x along for a jog.. good idea?

Just a weird question..

Is it okay if I decide to bring my k-x along for a jog? Thinking of stuffing it in my backpack..

Would the parts inside be damaged by the continuous vibrations and stuff?

10-01-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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You're probably okay, especially if you pad it enough. I've certainly hiked many miles with my camera in a pack. The bouncing is less but over time adds up. I've never had a problem. I'd certainly recommend strapping the pack to you securely, otherwise you'll get bruised. Backs are a lost softer than cameras. A fanny pack or belt holster will minimize the bouncing compared to a backpack.
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It's really no different than driving around with your camera in the trunk or on the floor.
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It's a good idea if you have a padded bag.

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I have done it with a prime lens, jogging with my K-7 around the neck when I was chasing some tidal bores. The camera was on and a lens mounted (MF). I was typically jogging 1-2 km, each time, with a few stops every so often to shoot the bore. Although the K-7 was on, I set the sleep mode to 1 min and the camera was often asleep during the jog. (I was holding the camera with onehand to damp any vibration and nasty shock.)

If you use a zoom lens, do lock the zoom when jogging. With my DA18-250mm, I consider essential to lock the zoom when not in use.

Otherwise you already received some good advice: a padded bag is a good idea for a long jog. And do not forget the lens cap.
10-02-2010, 04:04 AM   #6
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I have jogged with my camera and I would say that the best situation is to have it in a pack where it is easily accessible. If the camera starts swinging a lot, it won't hurt the camera, but it can be hard on you. If I have it out, I usually have to hold it in my hand as I run, which limits the pendulum effect considerably.
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Despite the relative compactness and light weight of the K-x, I think you'll quickly wish for a P&S that shoots RAW if you want a carry-along camera for jogging.

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It should be fine but it will probably be a little uncomfortable. To help this, make sure that it is packed tightly into the bag and that the bag cannot swing freely.

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