Hotel Room Motorcycle Stuff - Bloomfield, NM
You see, if this works it's that much less stuff I have to bring when riding. As it is with everything, there's a compromise. If I can make the workflow acceptable I might be able to minimize my use of a full-sized camera body and associated lenses.
My last trip that camera gear, a body and three lenses, occupied almost the whole tail box on my bike. That's a lot of stuff I'd like to do without. Of course, you give up something when you change that equipment. The quality of the images because the quality of the sensor and optics are that much less. But, for this type of photography, the type I'm planning on doing from my bike, that's less of a big deal.
When I did my epic trip east last year, I brought my gear, my camera gear and ended up using it once. I transported 20 lbs of very expensive high tech gear and used it only once. What did I do? I used my phone a lot. That's not saying I didn't shoot images. I shot a lot. I just shot with the camera I had in my hands which was my iPhone.
This trip I have a new much better portable camera, a Canon G12. It's not the smallest point and shoot out there but it just might have the best sensor and feature set of any of the small cameras.
There is much to figure out before I commit to going down this route. Lots to think about. For now, as you can see with these posts, it's looking promising.