Digital SLR Cameras Forum

Digital SLRs Forum Discuss digital SLRs, lenses, RAW conversion, or anything else related to digital SLRs. You may also want to see the Nikon, Canon, and Sony camera forums.
Digital Camera Pro Reviews >>
Read and Write Digital SLR Reviews >>
Digital SLR Buyer's Guide >>
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Helena, MT,USA
    Posts
    1

    Need advice on a good photography vest...

    I've been looking for something like this safari vest and I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on them? Specifically, sizing for a woman (I am 5'3" tall and weigh about 130lbs), and if you feel that your SLR lenses fit safely in the front pockets. Also, I'm planning a trip to Africa and was wondering if they get too hot?

    Thanks,
    Katrina

    ps If this is the wrong forum area to post in, I apologize! I couldn't figure out which one was the best for this question, and I have DSLR.. thanks.

  2. #2
    Learning more with every "click" mjs1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Mineral Point, WI, USA
    Posts
    7,562

    Re: Need advice on a good photography vest...

    Welcome to the site. I don't have any experience with photo vests, but I did recently go to Africa. (South Africa) What time of year are you going to be going? I was there at the end of May and the temps were perfect. I would have had no problem wearing a vest and staying cool. We had temps in the mis 70's all week and we spent most of our time on safari in the back of a truck. It's not like we were doing a lot of hiking to get warmed up.

    That vest looks pretty decent to me and the price seams pretty good too. I have seen photo vests sell for 2 or 3 times that price.
    Mike

    My website
    Twitter
    Blog


    "I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
    Aldo Leopold

  3. #3
    project forum co-moderator Frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    wa state
    Posts
    11,195

    Re: Need advice on a good photography vest...

    I have a similar vest that I bought at a sporting goods store a long time ago for a fishing vest.
    The one you show looks like a good one with a good price.
    You might see what they have at local sporting goods stores though most fishing vests are too short but the hunting ones are usually long enough. I do carry some lenses in the larger pockets and feel they are secure in mine.
    HEY! They have pith helmets too. Everyone needs one of those on safari.
    Keep Shooting!

    CHECK OUT THE PHOTO PROJECT FORUM
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...splay.php?f=34

    Please refrain from editing my photos without asking.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •