Are you keeping a backup camera with you on jobs? P&S, iPhone or mirrorless?

7 years 2 months ago #293551 by Rawley Photos
I don't know why I listed the iPhone, that's not exactly what I would call a good backup. But a good point and shoot, mirrorless or even a second body. Do you have one with you on jobs? I need to get something for backup. I don't have the budget for another DSLR body, or at least a new one. But I was thinking about getting a good P&S or mirrorless. I kind of like the Sony NEX line up.

What are you using?


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7 years 2 months ago #293566 by John Landolfi
I shoot with a D3s, and recently upgraded my backup from a D200 to a D7100. Although I use a Canon G11, and have managed some decent captures with it, It's easier to work with the DSLRs for me.


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7 years 2 months ago #293570 by KCook
My mirrorless camera is an Olympus PEN. Certainly a fun camera for my own use. But I cannot image using it on a professional job, except maybe a night club scene.

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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7 years 2 months ago #293574 by Hassner
"Cannot afford another SLR."
Remember, it is a back-up.
It does not have to be new.
Some second hand SLRs are far cheaper than mirrorless or Compact.
Chances are you will not use it in the next two years.
It has to be only good enough to last the repair time of the first body.


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7 years 2 months ago #293643 by tCampbell
I have a Canon G12 with me too, but it doesn't get used often.


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7 years 2 months ago #293735 by Jon Carson
Lately I've been getting into shooting more with my iPhone


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7 years 2 months ago #293748 by TvPhotos
No back up just my slr.

There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

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7 years 2 months ago #293813 by Studio Queen
Although I have never used my iPhone for a backup on a job, I have used it many times as substitute for photos when out with family.


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7 years 2 months ago #293859 by Baydream
I kept my old XSi when I got my 60D. I hope to get a 70D this winter and the 60D will be my backup.
Just this past weekend, I used both with different lenses (18-200 and 100-400) to save lens changes. Tiny bit awkward but worth it.
Shooting the meteor showers last month, I had both cameras mounted on tripods and firing to catch as many as possible.

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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7 years 2 months ago #294013 by rmeyer7
I used to shoot with a 5D as my main camera and a Rebel XTi for a backup. For absolute emergency backup purposes, I kept my G12 with me as well. Since I sold my Canon DSLR gear and bought a Nikon, now all I have for a backup at the moment is the G12. Eventually I'll pick up another Nikon DSLR for a backup, but it's not in the budget right now.


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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #294034 by Stealthy Ninja
Fuji X-pro 1 (a mirrorless camera) will do in a pinch.

iPhone... I'd rather give up and give the client their money back or reschedule or something similar than use an iPhone.

I'd use a 5D III for back up if I could afford to buy one.

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7 years 2 months ago #294045 by John Landolfi

Stealthy Ninja wrote: Fuji X-pro 1 (a mirrorless camera) will do in a pinch.

iPhone... I'd rather give up and give the client their money back or reschedule or something similar than use an iPhone.

I'd use a 5D III for back up if I could afford to buy one.


:goodpost: +1 on the phone camera idea!


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7 years 2 months ago #294067 by Don Fischer
This backup camera, is it for paying job's in case your main camera fails? Can't imagine doing this for a living and not having a decent backup. I have one and it goes with me, use it once in a while. Main camera is a D5000, would like to up grade it to a D7000/D7100. Backup camera is a D70.


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7 years 2 months ago #294184 by Alex
Now I'm not pro, or work for hire. So for me, when I'm out and needed extra shots of something, I'm nabbing them with my iPhone.

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7 years 2 months ago #294250 by Craig Stone
Doesn't the new Samsung Galaxy have a 10mp camera? Heck these phone cameras are getting pretty high tech these days!


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