What’s the first thing you do when you get a brand new Canon 1Ds Mark III? If you’re me you strap it to your chest, attach an intervalometer/cable release and jump on an 800 foot long zip line in Maui. Well not just (1) one zip line, but (6) six.
Back in early February my first trip out with the new camera body was to Maui, Hawaii. I couldn’t resist capturing the zip line adventure in photos. Fortunately with a little pre-planning and a bit of self-coordination no harm came to my camera or lens as I jumped off wood platforms and zipped along dangling from a harness. Needless to say my wife thought I was nuts, the zip line staff thought it was cool and well I had a blast.
Zip Line Adventure – Maui, Hawaii
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Looks great Jim.
I just got back from Laos doing the same thing in a jungle there. They had a few lines that were upwards of 500m! It’s kind of tough to stay steady to shoot when bouncing around, but it sure is fun…
Cool shot Jim!
This is something I want to try sometime. I mean the Zip Line. I don’t know if I would be gutsy enough to take a brand new camera with me, however!
What lens were you using?
@Ben that is a long zip line! I bet on a line that long there would indeed be some bumps along the way. That must have been a blast!
@Sherri Zip lines can be fun. Its worth doing at least once. For most if not all of the photos I took on the zip line were taken with a Canon 16-35mm Mk II. It was indeed a risky thing to do, but I had planned it out well in advance to minimize risk to my equipment.
Zip lines are a blast! I did one in Juneau for the first time last summer. You tan could use a bit of work. 🙂
@Ron It was the beginning of the trip 😛 I bet the zip line in Juneau was fun.
rather you than me. nice legs great image. lol
We are heading to do a zipline tour and I am desperate to take pictures and enjoy it. I am looking forward to it. You talked about the advance prep. I am looking into a torso pack to carry it so I can actively shoot. Do you have any recommendations for how to carry the cam. I am taking my Canon 5D.
I would love to know what setup you took or recommend.