DSLR owners - Do you own a 2nd/backup body?


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Garion

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Just curious to find out. Do u guys (and gals) own a 2nd body? Or just one? Compacts/prosumer digicams not counted, just SLR bodies, be it digital or film.
 

G-man

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Yes I own 2 backups in fact, but both are nikon film bodies while my DSLR is a canon. Gosh I am confused alright. Hahahahaha.
 

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cannot say backup, use 2 bodies at the same time with different zoom lens.
then has the 3rd one, a pocket size DC for GF to shoot me, wahahaha.
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Yes, has 3 other film SLRs. but I wouldn't say they are backup, but rather used for different purpose like FF capability (I don't own any FF DSLR). Also film gives a different feel to a pic. Last but not least, sometimes when I am just in the mood for film rather then digital. Nostalgic bug bite me perhaps.:bsmilie:
 

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Using a film SLR for wide angle to avoid having to get an ultra-wide angle lens.
However, same brand so can still use the same lenses.
Is that backing up or two different systems?
 

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one film body. good for B&W
 

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Garion said:
Just curious to find out. Do u guys (and gals) own a 2nd body? Or just one? Compacts/prosumer digicams not counted, just SLR bodies, be it digital or film.

Ya normally use one dslr with long zoom and other with wide zoom on. I can cover from 12 - 120 or 17 - 200 depending on what lenses I mount on the dslr. Usually its 17-35 and 70-200. Alternatively it is 12 -24 and 24 -120. Occasionally in dim light conditions I will carry 50 1.4 and the 12-24. So 2 dslr are necessary. Of course I'm referring to the lens range, u need to consider the 1.5x factor for the dslrs.
 

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I only own one digital body Dynax 5D. My wife will kill me if I bought another.
 

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The old film SLR is not really a backup body I guess, but just a camera that I use for a different kind of photography...specifically ultrawide shots and street, however I don't know how long it's going to be around. Sometimes I do debate the value of having a second system around when a separate digital compact would probably do a good job as well.
 

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I take photos as a hobby. Don't think I need a 2nd/backup body. Only to weight me down. If travelling, 1 dSLR and 1 handycam looks enough for me. Use Camera phone as a backup :bsmilie: .

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Arto.
 

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Tried it once when I managed to borrow a 2nd body. Main is 18-200, the other is 85. Aside from feeling kiasu (my own insecurity), it is really great compared to changing lens. But my main body date is 3 days behind (wrong date) so had a hard time renaming to follow chronology.
 

ortega

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kept my old Film SLR and planning to get another DSRL when the time is right

different camera for different purpose (read with different lens) = no dust on sensor :)
 

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s2 pro main body, d70s 'spare' body & FM2 emergency 'back-up' body.

thought of selling my d70s..anyone keen? hehe...
 

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