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Your Backup Cameras (Jan 2017)

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Poll Question: What do you use as a regular backup camera?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
21 [13.91%]
7 [4.64%]
8 [5.30%]
15 [9.93%]
13 [8.61%]
26 [17.22%]
2 [1.32%]
8 [5.30%]
15 [9.93%]
4 [2.65%]
8 [5.30%]
16 [10.60%]
8 [5.30%]
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    Posted: 05 January 2017 at 13:36
Above are 13 options, with the Alpha selections arranged by how they came out in the last Primary Camera survey (Jan 2016).

Please indicate which group of those shown above is appropriate for your backup camera or cameras (a backup camera being one you shoot with regularly, but which is not your primary/main camera).

Note that available space on the line for options limits the descriptions that can be put down: because of this I have used ranges of model numbers where a complete list would not fit and where I say NEX3 or NEX5, I am including all the lettered variants.

Sometimes the dividing lines between categories can be a bit indistinct – I tried to use the number of dials to differentiate last year, but cameras such as the a68 and a6500 can end up muddying the waters; where there is a split, I have made it on type (DSLR, SLT or ICLE), size of sensor and whether the camera is ‘Premium’ or not (no criticism intended of non-premium cameras - some of our best photographers use them). I think I have most models covered in the descriptions, but if I have missed your camera out, please add it to the category that seems most appropriate to you and let us know the details in a posting (so if you want to put that RD-175 down as a backup camera, it would probably fit best with the 5D/a100-a580 category as it was a sub-frame SLR based on a mid-range analogue body; but where you actually put it is up to you).

If you choose one of the bottom three options, please share some details in a posting - It would be interesting to see what other cameras Dyxum members use in addition to their Alpha kit.

Note that you can vote more than once in this poll
-but please just include cameras you use on a regular basis, rather than every camera you own


This is part of a survey we run every once in a while to check on what the membership's cameras of choice are. It will stay open for about 3 months.

Another poll is open to let you specify your primary camera.


Edited by Bob J - 05 January 2017 at 13:55
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 13:46
"Non-Alpha Mirrorless or Compact" for me... still with an Olympus EPL7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 13:57
My three backups are A850 (19% of my 2016 pictures), NEX6 (16,5% of my 2016 pictures) and A700 (4,5% of my 2016 pictures).

So I casted these three as my votes here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Faldrax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 14:22
Two 'Backups' - my 2nd A900 (for when I'm out with the main A900), or my A6000 (when I'm not taking the main A900 with me).
2 x A900 + VG
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 14:46
There isn't a section for the RX1? It serves as a sort of backup for me, with some primary use. I chose "non-alpha mirrorless or compact" for my Leica, despite it having a mirror, and not what many people would call compact
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fivepin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 15:29
Canon g7x compact with 1 inch sensor...because of the size it gets a lot of use. Just threw it in my bag for a mexico trip. Leaving tomorrow...Want so badly to take a bag of gear but its too much to carry on this type of trip. G7x has more than good enough quality for family trip shots!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jocelynne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 16:07
My major backup is an A900.
My secondary backup is an A700.

My primary camera is an A99I.

Edited by Jocelynne - 06 January 2017 at 00:02
Maxxum 450si, Sony A300, A700, A900 and a cubic meter of Alpha lenses
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MediaArchivist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 16:13
My backup is the Sony R1. I'm using it of late while my a99 gets serviced.

A few years of the a99 has spoiled me :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AutumnRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 16:30
I use my A77 the 2nd most (after my A900) and my Canon 7D if it's the grandkids sports. I still use my A700 on occasion just because I love using it. If I'm going some where that I don't really want to lug a big camera, it's my NEX6 or A37 depending on what the subject matter is. If it's only to have a camera with me, I'll take my Canon G11 but I usually talk myself into taking the NEX6 - it's such a non-camera sized camera with the 16-50 lens on it. I've decided to give my daughter the A580 so that she can pass the A300 down to my granddaughter. Yeah, I get attached to my equipment - they each have their pros and cons, and together they make one perfect camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 18:54
Until two weeks ago I would have selected the DSLR button, but I tipped over on a rocky hike and as a result my a580 clicks no more....

So that makes my a7 my current backup, until I figure out what will be my replacement birds & wildlife body, probably another secondhand a580(?)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 19:36
Ok, I guess this is easier to choose than primary cameras: α900 is the standing reserve that rarely nowadays gets any action, but α7R does now and then get packed into camera bag despite that it is clearly a backup and thus less often will have anything mounted on it. Now that leaves α99, α77 II and α7R II to compete for the primary camera spot, although since α99 gets least use of these three, I guess I would nominate it as a secondary camera as it clearly not true backup as when I want to use certain A mount lenses (CZ 1,8/135, Tamron 180 Macro, CZ 2,8/16-35), it is the primary choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 20:21
A5000: small, light, better low light performance than the A65, fun with manual lenses old and new. It is basically my primary camera right now, but it can't completely replace the A65.

Edited by QuietOC - 05 January 2017 at 20:25
Sony SLT A65 30M 35/1.8 50/1.8 16-50 16-105 18-135 18-250 55-300
Sony A5000 LA-EA1 16/2.8 16-50PZ Rokkor 45/2 55/1.7 58/1.4
Minolta Maxxum 70 24/2.8 28/2.8 50/1.7 85/2.8 100M 135/2.8 100-300 100-400
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 22:48
My main backup camera used to be a Rollei 35 which took many dozens of film rolls, but its digital replacement is a Canon s100.

But my phone camera also gets a lot of use: the wide angle f2 Zeiss lens is excellent for views and street pics.
So why isn't a phone camera an option?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bharnois Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2017 at 02:16
Recently I got a 2nd A900 since I thought they were becoming pretty rare. So Now I've playing major old school with 2x A700, 2x A900 all gripped and my KM5D continues to play nice.

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