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Have You Ever Needed Your Backup?

 
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Mar 14, 2017 11:59 |  #16

With airlines getting meaner and meaner about carry-on weight allowances I've given up on backup bodies. I'd rather pack an extra lens to use my allowance to the max and if my one body goes bust, hard luck!

Second reason I do without a backup is that hiking requires compromises about the weight you can haul around.




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Mar 14, 2017 12:33 as a reply to nordlysBW's post |  #17
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My main camera is the Sony A7R and I always bring along the A6000 as a backup or a camera to use when out not strictly looking for photos. The weight / size of the A6000 is minuscule yet the images it can produce stand on their own.

I'd never think of traveling with the spare A6000.




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Mar 14, 2017 12:36 |  #18

nordlysBW wrote in post #18300776 (external link)
With airlines getting meaner and meaner about carry-on weight allowances I've given up on backup bodies. I'd rather pack an extra lens to use my allowance to the max and if my one body goes bust, hard luck!

Second reason I do without a backup is that hiking requires compromises about the weight you can haul around.


I don't take commuter flights so no one has ever checked my carry one weight. Even so, for a trip I would want a second body for a few reasons.




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Mar 14, 2017 12:57 |  #19

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Hogloff wrote in post #18300813 (external link)
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. . . . I always bring along the A6000 as a backup or a camera to use when out not strictly looking for photos.

I'd never think of traveling with the spare A6000.
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These statements appear to contradict one another.

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Tom Reichner wrote in post #18300837 (external link)
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These statements appear to contradict one another.

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Yes, iPhone typing mistake. Should be without an A6000




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Mar 14, 2017 16:40 |  #21

A few times indeed. Dead shutter, camera dropped into the pacific, camera locked up,.

I will be in Africa this summer,. I shoot with two bodies all the time. I am likely to pack a 3rd just in case. I'd hate to be stuck with only one!


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Mar 16, 2017 11:04 |  #22

K Soze wrote in post #18300817 (external link)
I don't take commuter flights so no one has ever checked my carry one weight. Even so, for a trip I would want a second body for a few reasons.

Travel in, to or from Europe and you will see that even reputable companies, and not only the low-cost bunch, can be very mean about carry-ons. And that applies to weight as much as size.




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Mar 16, 2017 17:56 |  #23

yes I was shooting for NATO when they were here in Chicago in 2012 and had a complete shutter failure on one of my 5DIIs. I would never shoot anything without backup.




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Mar 18, 2017 23:52 |  #24

Yup. 3 times. Twice on vacation - one stopped working soon after getting a bit wet after I got soaked by a geyser (although it is not clear this was the cause) and on another vacation I had intermittent problems. One never turned on when I got to a shoot for a friend. That's why I've kept the 5DII.


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