Hello all. I am quite new to photography and have recently purchased a D7000 and a couple of lenses, a 17-55mm and 105mm macro, both Nikkors. Hopefully soon I can get a few shots uploaded here! Great info in this forum. My question is, how tough are cameras and lenses with regards constant travel? With my job I do around 80000km/year, and would like to take my camera with me most of the time, however I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. Our roads arent fantatstic, and about 40% of my driving is done on gravel and dirt, with potholes and general vibration. Will they handle this ok in a good camera bag, or is it not such a good idea? How well do they handle heat in a car? - usually fairly hot summers in western Qld.
Also, in the bag and backpack I have, the camera sits lens pointing down. Is this the best way for the camera to travel, or would it be better sitting right way up (backpack sitting Flat) ?