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What is your favorite two-camera body combination?

 
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Aug 26, 2017 11:33 |  #1

Hi there:

When I go out shooting parades, festivals, and protest movements, I usually bring along two camera bodies with two lenses. My setup is two 40D cameras, each with a 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 and a 70-200mm f4L lens. Or I'll take a couple of prime lenses, depending on what I feel like using or how I want to challenge myself in my shooting. Or I'll mix and match. But I'm taking two camera bodies with me with lenses for them

That has me wondering. What is your favorite, two-camera body combination that you like to take for shooting? It can either be two cameras that you are currently shooting with, or your two camera dream combination. Or present both your current set-up and your dream setup?




  
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Aug 26, 2017 11:51 |  #2

Two cameras I would like to have? Or the two cameras I do have. They are very different question. I can only take what I have but if I was given a choice of putting together my dream two camera system, I think it would be the D810 and a Hassy H4D-200MS.


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Aug 26, 2017 11:58 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #3

How about both your current, two-camera setup and your two-camera dream setup? I'm open to both. :) I do not think anyone has posted a thread on two-camera setup, even though I'm guessing a lot of us here have two or more digital cameras in their collection.

If you are going to dream about a Hassy medium format, why not dream big?

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Aug 26, 2017 13:56 |  #4

current, 7D2 and 5D3 combo.

Dream? 7D3 and 5D4 :)


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Aug 26, 2017 14:12 |  #5

I don't ever carry two bodies, any more. Depending on what I'm shooting, I take either 6D or 80D. If I could afford a 5D4, I'd only need one camera.


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Aug 27, 2017 10:50 |  #6

Depends on where and what Im shooting, so in FF FL's;
Gigs 50 and 75
Cities 24 or 35 plus 50
Woodlands 24 and 35
But frequently will go out with either just the 35 or 50.


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Aug 27, 2017 11:59 |  #7

Recently shooting a 3 day car show I used a Canon 5d3 with Tamron 15-30VC UWA and Fuji X-T2 with battery booster w/ 16mm f/1.4 (24mm fov), 56mm (85mm fov), 55-200 and another UWA 10-24mm.

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Aug 27, 2017 12:51 |  #8

For weddings, events, most news storys and basketball its a 1dx and 1dx mkii with a 24-70 2.8 and a 70-200 2.8.
Football, car races, birding the 1dx's again 70-200 f2.8 and 200-400 x.14 f4
Birding on a far away nest to in good light a 7Dmkii


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Aug 27, 2017 22:28 |  #9

Dream 1: 7D2 and 5D4.

Dream 2: 80D and 1DX2

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Aug 27, 2017 22:35 |  #10

My wildlife set up is;

5D4 with 500mm VII
7D2 with 100-400mm VII

A few years back it was 1D4 on 500mm and 5D3 on 100-400mm, both version 1 lenses.

For events in low lighting, the lenses would be Tamron f/2.8 zooms, 24-70 and 70-200mm or replace with 135mm f/2L


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Aug 28, 2017 07:21 |  #11

Canon 5D mk 4 w/f2.8 24-70 mk 2
Sony A7 mk 2 with Sony f2.8 24-70 mk 2 modified for infrared


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Aug 28, 2017 08:17 |  #12

Leica M 10 & Leica MM personal work

Leica M 10 and Leica M 262 for most pro work.




  
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Aug 28, 2017 11:22 |  #13

Film Leica (or another film camera) and tiny digital P&S. For parades, festivals and other events. My days of hauling DSLR with big zoom and tripod are over.
Film for something worth of printing. P&S for something which is worth to be taken on pictures.

Sometimes I use iPhone instead of digital P&S, it does better panoramas and takes GPS mark, I use it often if I'm taking images of places which will be destroyed due to over-developing. One film shot, one digital panorama.


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Aug 28, 2017 12:15 |  #14

I only use two cameras when shooting weddings or commercial events.

I currently use one gripped 5D3 with 24-70 II, and another gripped 5D3 with 70-200 II. The other lenses are in my bag, but these two lenses are used for about 90% of the wedding.

My dream setup would probably to migrate to a smaller and lighter set up with primes, which I would never do if I was still shooting weddings as I find primes too restrictive. Maybe a Fuji system since I like the ergonomics over Sony.




  
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Sep 07, 2017 20:23 |  #15

Dream Combo: Leica M10 and a Lecia M4-P

Sadly I live in reality, so it's usually either:
If I'm feeling film: Nikon FM2n with a 50mm f1.4, and a Ricoh GRii (typically in 35mm crop mode)
If I'm feeling digital: Olympus E-M1 with a Mitakon 25mm f0.95, and an Olympus MJU ii

Always carry one digital and one film body. ALWAYS.


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