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Your Backup Cameras - January 2020

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Poll Question: What do you use as being your backup cameras?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
1 [0.51%]
15 [7.58%]
18 [9.09%]
1 [0.51%]
5 [2.53%]
10 [5.05%]
12 [6.06%]
17 [8.59%]
2 [1.01%]
28 [14.14%]
13 [6.57%]
33 [16.67%]
7 [3.54%]
23 [11.62%]
13 [6.57%]
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2020 at 22:25
I have recently upgraded to an A99ii, which rapidly became my favourite, most used and hence my prime choice. However, I still use my A77 a lot when the crop factor is useful or I want to use my APS lenses. My A58 also get a fair bit of use with a hyperzoom as my go to holiday snapshot camera. However, my A900 gets little use these days - but it is, in many ways my main backup to the A99ii - I guess the idea of a backup is that it only gets used in an emergency.

So I voted for all three
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cucoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2020 at 09:07
I've kept my A68 after upgrading to the A7ii, so technically it's my backup camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote keith_h Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2020 at 23:25
Still shooting with A700 x 2 supplemented with an RX100II. I have an A200 which gets used as well, but in its own right, not as a backup. It takes magnificent images with Minolta lenses, no idea why, it just does.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2020 at 08:10
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

think if you sold them all you could easily afford one A7RIV, surely you are tempted?
Nah, too boring

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Petrochemist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 December 2020 at 13:17
After my A7ii (main camera) I have a Nex6 which is occasionally used as a backup, but more normally use other camera mounts. These include 4/3 (normal & IR cameras) Pentax DSLRs, Sigma DSLRs, and some of my film bodies may see usage again too...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2020 at 19:27
When I buy a new(er) camera I always try to sell my older camera.
At this moment I'm using an A7iii, but thinking about a A7Rii as a backup.

But do hobby photographers need a back-up?
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2020 at 21:43
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

When I buy a new(er) camera I always try to sell my older camera.
At this moment I'm using an A7iii, but thinking about a A7Rii as a backup.

But do hobby photographers need a back-up?


'need' is a fascinating word!
At the moment I chose not to use a back-up camera but I have done in the past but normally to keep two lenses at the ready in the field.
I also treat my ex-camera as part of the funding of the next one as I prefer to keep minimal kit these days.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2020 at 01:32
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

When I buy a new(er) camera I always try to sell my older camera.
At this moment I'm using an A7iii, but thinking about a A7Rii as a backup.

But do hobby photographers need a back-up?

I guess that depends on "WHAT" you're backing up and "WHY" you're backing it up.
For me it's "redundant depth". I have invested in a form factor and mount I like. I was able to source NOS A-Mount equipment at a deep discount as a hedge against acquiring replacements in the future.     
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2020 at 08:30
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

When I buy a new(er) camera I always try to sell my older camera.
At this moment I'm using an A7iii, but thinking about a A7Rii as a backup.

But do hobby photographers need a back-up?
Yes. Always. When I travel, I will always bring a spare camera and even think about how the lenses will cover a decent focal range when one fails.

When you are at the Seljalandsfoss in Iceland, when you are at Bryce Canyon in the USA or at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar - you want to have a working camera and lens with you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2020 at 10:43
My A77 is my main camera. I don't really have a back up camera. I suppose in an emergency my back up would be my phone or my old Olympus OM1 film camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mike77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2020 at 11:12
My backup camera is a NEX C3.
A99, NEX-C3, HVL-F43M, more than enough glass (A, E, M42, MD)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alphaPDX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2021 at 18:52
The 'car camera' is now a Nex-5t I picked up for under $125, with bargain 16-50 kit zoom and adaptators. For a camera with decent sensor, tilt touchscreen and USB charging the field is small in my budget, this will do quite nicely I still have the Nex-f3 as well, no decent resale value but quite good - if you can stick with one mode and avoid the menu dives. It serves all right but the 5t adds so much for the extra $10 that I paid
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2021 at 21:17
I've said my A7m2 is my primary & A6000 is my secondary, but on another day it could be the other way round, it all depends on the mood I'm in !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2021 at 17:12
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

When I buy a new(er) camera I always try to sell my older camera.
At this moment I'm using an A7iii, but thinking about a A7Rii as a backup.

But do hobby photographers need a back-up?


But recently I bought a second hand A7Rii, but now it is difficult to choose which one is the backup: A7iii or A7Rii...
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