Durability of canon rebel??

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  1. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here is my question. I have a rebel xs and I also drive a semi for a living. I'm about to go back on the road in a day or so and wondered how much of a beating this camera will take. Picture driving an old 1975 pickup for an idea of the ride. Most of the time it is an ok ride but 1 out of 18 tires get worn a little off and it shakes. About 10 bumps a second With a bad tire. Pot holes are bad sometimes. Really I guess it's a shakey ride. I took my camera out with me last time for 1 month straight and no problems. I'm wondering for those who always transit their equipment like IS lenses if there is a problem with the durability with the equipment. I don't want to ruin a good lens or the body itself but I get to see some incredible things that I would like to start shooting. I spoke with someone a while back who used a xsi o a truck but lost contact. I do have a soft side bag wich will absorb some.
     
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    Suspend it in a bungee hammock.
     
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    Hell, setting the bag on the passenger seat cushion ought to be good enough. Might want to strap it in with the seat belt though, in case you have to make a sudden stop.
     
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    I've had one for over 4 years now and it still works perfectly, and I put it to the test, trust me. The best thing you can do is get a good quality camera bag with lots of padding that holds the body and lens snug and keep it in there when not using. I use a lowepro backpack and it works great.
     
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    I hauled a bunch of SLR camera gear stowed in a couple of good camera bags stuffed under the bunk on an 18 wheeler for 8 years. No problem.
     
  6. Stormchase

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    sounding good so far!
    My bag holds everything pretty well. Its a tight fit for ewverything and incase im wrong i can keep a couple washcloths in there to hold it tighter.

    A hammok is a great idea but there isnt enough room to hang it up. I train new people how to drive a truck so there is someone in the passenger seat. When they are sleeping tho i like to have it out ready to go when the time is right. (strapped in :)
    4 years getting banged around is a good for a test! If you are to say trust you on putting it to the test lol ... ill have to.
     
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    These cameras are likely shipped in semi's so they go through a lot of that before you even buy it. I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
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    It's solid state, so it should handle bumpy roads fine. They haven't made Rebels with vacuum tubes for a couple of years now.
     
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    That sounds really dirty for some reason.
     
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    Cool everyone. I have it with me and heading to go get my new 2010 truck :).
    To the comment about shipping them in a truck is true. But it's just maybe 800 miles to deliver. I drive 25,000 to 30,000 a month. Should be fine tho. I'm hopeing to get some pics out here when I have a little time.
     
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    wow you have a 2010 new rig? That's nice. I agree with the rest of the folks here. I think your camera will do just fine riding in your truck. A new 2010 air ride equipped? Just kidding
     

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