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This is my camera setup:
Canon T2i
17-55mm f2.8
50mm f1.4

Its not much but I am working on getting more gear. I mostly use the 17-55mm and use the 50mm for indoor parties (low light). I really enjoy both activities and want to put them together but i am afraid of smashing my lens. I do fall a lot (currently doing intermediate runs) so protecting my gear is critical. Any ideas on how to do this?
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Honestly, just don't carry it until you're confident you're not going to fall. There really is no other guarantee way.

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Nice setup. These things are much more durable than you think. For snowboarding, a padded backpack from Thinktank or Kata should do nicely.

Nikon D90 vs Canon 550D Durability Test (Part 1)* - YouTube

Nikon D90 vs Canon 550D Durability Test (Part 2)* - YouTube

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WOW...now I feel safe taking it everywhere. Thanks


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Nice setup. These things are much more durable than you think. For snowboarding, a padded backpack from Thinktank or Kata should do nicely.

Nikon D90 vs Canon 550D Durability Test (Part 1)* - YouTube

Nikon D90 vs Canon 550D Durability Test (Part 2)* - YouTube
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I carry a Canon 7D with me on the slopes some days.
My advice:
- Keep it simple. I bring one lens with me (85mm f/1.8) which means I never have a reason to open up the camera body.
- A fixed focal length lens means less moving parts. A fast prime means I can still get action shots on overcast days.
-Take it easy. DSLR days are the days that I don't push the envelope too hard.

If you bring your camera out enough, you will get condensation inside the lens and maybe on the mirror. I have had this happen to me in alpine conditions on the hill and also tropical conditions on an island in the Atlantic.
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