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Poll Question: Poll Question: What do you use as a regular backup camera?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
12 [5.77%]
25 [12.02%]
28 [13.46%]
12 [5.77%]
8 [3.85%]
1 [0.48%]
0 [0.00%]
24 [11.54%]
30 [14.42%]
13 [6.25%]
15 [7.21%]
9 [4.33%]
5 [2.40%]
14 [6.73%]
12 [5.77%]
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    Posted: 13 June 2018 at 23:10
Ive fallen into a nice little routine since the A7 series is so small and goes everywhere with me. Buy the camera that suits me best in every second E mount release and relegate the former primary camera to back-up.

So primary - A7III;

Backup - A7R.

Other cameras I have but dont use expect for the occasional play: A6000, A100, A700 (recent replacement on a whim), Minolta Maxxum 7, Contax 167 MT, Contax RTS II.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2018 at 03:50
Two a99II's as primary stills and two a99's as backup stills cameras.

One a7RIII as primary video, with a99II's and Samsung NX-1 backup or B/C cam video.

My vote was for a7RIII as backup.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2018 at 00:11
I have my A7Rii as my main camera and my A6000 as a backup. Works fine for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 13:00
Originally posted by beautiophile beautiophile wrote:

But A57 gives me crop distance reach & light weight for casual travel and A900 gives me OVF, colour & film-style feelings which A99 doesn't have.


Yes, I can identify with that. It does make a very good DSLR partner for film SLRs. But I'm not sure the amount I use it justifies the cash locked up in it at the moment, so I'm reluctantly putting it up for sale.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 12:59
Originally posted by beautiophile beautiophile wrote:

But A57 gives me crop distance reach & light weight for casual travel and A900 gives me OVF, colour & film-style feelings which A99 doesn't have.


Yes, I can identify with that. It does make a very good DSLR partner for film SLRs. Bt I@m not sure the amount I use it justifies the cash locked up in it at the moment, so I'm reluctantly putting it up for sale.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 19:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 02:10
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

My main backup camera is an A900, which may seem odd as backup to an A58, but I find the A58 does more things better more of the time than the A900 so it gets used a lot more. In fact, since getting the A900 recently, I've been very surprised how many things it lacks that the A58 has.

However I also use a Canon S100 as a backup camera, as it is a very small neat pocket camera with full manual controls, and is nowhere near as fiddly and toy-like as the Sony RX100. I also use some of the film cameras occasionally, particularly the 600si and Dynax-5.

Before I bought A99, I had got same situation as yours with my A57 and A900. I only paired A900 with Minolta 20mm, later with 17-35G for wide angle view. Other things were mostly done by A57. Currently, my A99 makes them all backups. But A57 gives me crop distance reach & light weight for casual travel and A900 gives me OVF, colour & film-style feelings which A99 doesn't have.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 01:02
My a65 is my primary camera both in click counts and time in my hands, I mostly use it for macro and always click it at 2 or 3 shots per shutter release. I used the shutter actuation count tool on it a few weeks ago and it's at ... 95k!

For wildlife I use an a580 (mostly on a Tamron 150-600 and with 2-3 shot bursts) versus for Day Prime fun an a7 (mostly single shot and with almost any kind of optics I can adapt or jerryrig onto it).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 00:31
It is tricky conceptually calling the a77ii my backup camera. It's merely the camera I use less frequently. But it's my first choice for many shooting situations (birds, wildlife, events).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 March 2018 at 16:37
My main backup camera is an A900, which may seem odd as backup to an A58, but I find the A58 does more things better more of the time than the A900 so it gets used a lot more. In fact, since getting the A900 recently, I've been very surprised how many things it lacks that the A58 has.

However I also use a Canon S100 as a backup camera, as it is a very small neat pocket camera with full manual controls, and is nowhere near as fiddly and toy-like as the Sony RX100. I also use some of the film cameras occasionally, particularly the 600si and Dynax-5.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 March 2018 at 12:40
I also use Olympus m43, in particular for lightweight travel, and also for discreet street. My wife is more tolerant of me bringing the Pen on vacation than the bulkier A77ii. And when even the Olympus is too big, I have a Panasonic LX100.

Originally the m43 was purchased with an insurance payout on my A-mount gear that was burgled from my house while I was away on vacation - the thought being that the smaller m43 equipment would be allowed on vacation when the A-mount was not. At that time the E-mount was too immature to be considered. Of course, over time, A-mount cameras and lenses snuck back into the house and have reclaimed principal camera status.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2018 at 09:18
Interesting, as I consider my backup camera is my A700, but I very rarely use it. The one I use most, even more than my main camera based on number of shots, is the 5D which is use for work.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 18:53
My back-ups vary between the A850, A700, A57 or NEX 6. It all depends on the situation and my mood.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 18:46
My backup cameras are the A850 (playing 2nd fiddle since I got an A7) and for traveling lighter or using my UWA zoom (E10-18/4) the A6000 and NEX6 also get a fair bit of use (so those got my votes above)

I also still have an A700, KM5D and NEX5 which only get used very occasionally and mainly for nostalgic reasons.

Just for the record, I'm not a camera collector
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