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Sep 19, 2022 13:08:20   #
delder
 
I only have my D3100 as a true DSLR, so my Backup is my Samsung S21 5G which does produce excellent photos.

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Sep 19, 2022 13:42:32   #
grandpaw
 
delder wrote:
I only have my D3100 as a true DSLR, so my Backup is my Samsung S21 5G which does produce excellent photos.


I make a lot of 24x36 inch prints and some 3x5 ft so I need something capable of handling the job. The average person doesn't need as much resolution due to only making smaller prints or just viewing their work on the internet. A good cell phone is great for the vast majority of people.

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Sep 19, 2022 13:43:14   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
jerryc41 wrote:
And, of course, there's always the cell phone.


If you are doing a photo Job that you're getting paid for and you whip out a cell phone I'd think you'd be looked at with disdain!

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Sep 19, 2022 13:46:58   #
dbrugger25 Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
What amazes me is that camera manufacturershave been making battery grips for many years. Wouldn't you think they woukd have ironed-out all the bugs by now?

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Sep 19, 2022 14:46:38   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have backup tools for my job but since photography is a hobby I do not have a back up. It my camera failed I go home. I would be more upset about my camera malfunction than the pictures I may miss.



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Sep 19, 2022 17:10:11   #
BebuLamar
 
As I said if you're a pro, you reputation is on the line and your future earning capacity is diminished if your camera fails and you don't have back up and can't complete your job. So for a pro back up is abolutely neccesary.
However, for a hobbyist like myself the money is better spent on extra lenses or a body with a different purpose not a backup.

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Sep 19, 2022 17:21:12   #
delder
 
The second body you suggested could be your spare if it works with your lens kit.

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Sep 19, 2022 17:49:39   #
BebuLamar
 
delder wrote:
The second body you suggested could be your spare if it works with your lens kit.


If a second body if needed it should be for a different purpose rather than backup. For example you have one camera with very high resolution and one which is very fast and does well in low light. A back up should be one that does the job for the main one as well. Or a different camera could be one that you can put in your pocket for situations where a big camera won't do.

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Sep 19, 2022 18:06:16   #
jack schade Loc: La Pine Oregon
 
Thank you.

jack

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Sep 19, 2022 18:18:08   #
jcboy3
 
grandpaw wrote:
Friday night I was photographing an event when my Z6ii started giving me a message about my shutter being locked and to press the shutter button to keep shooting. I did that and it would work for awhile and then the camera wouldn't come on at all. Fortunately I also had my. D810 with me as a backup and finished shooting with it. I was pretty ticked off with my Z6ii, but when I got home I started trying to figure out what the problem was. I am not going to go through the entire list of things I checked but after removing the battery grip and reconnecting it, everything worked fine. Where I was shooting was in a theater of a live performance and it was very dark at my location so I really couldn't see well enough to figure out the problem. After getting home and cooling off over being mad I found out the the battery grip must not have been communicating with the camera. I learned a long time ago not to go anywhere without a backup! If you ever have a problem with your Z camera, that has both batteries in the grip, take it off and reattach it to see if that fixes your problem. I would like to add that one battery was at 100%. and the other at 90% for those that will suggest it being a battery problem. Just wanted to share this just in case it ever happens to you!
Friday night I was photographing an event when my ... (show quote)


As a professional, I have a backup for every important piece of gear.

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Sep 19, 2022 19:00:08   #
ronpier Loc: Poland Ohio
 
BebuLamar wrote:
I have backup tools for my job but since photography is a hobby I do not have a back up. It my camera failed I go home. I would be more upset about my camera malfunction than the pictures I may miss.


I have two d90s to back up each other plus a D80, D50
and a D 3400

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Sep 19, 2022 20:13:38   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
ronpier wrote:
I have two d90s to back up each other plus a D80, D50
and a D 3400


I have my eyes and memory as a backup and at times as a primary or only recording system.
That way I truly experience the sounds, smells, people interactions and all other aspects of life with no worry about equipment or getting the shot.
I watched the Queen's funeral and remembered the cathedrals and chapels as well as the priests and spending about 1/2 hour with the Archbishop of Canterbury with just my wife in a wonderful conversation and personal tour.
No photo could ever capture the experience.
Nor did I try even though I had a camera and no restrictions.

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Sep 19, 2022 20:32:56   #
WCS
 
;)

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Sep 19, 2022 20:36:25   #
WCS
 
The new Apple 14 'phone' has 48 mp...
That might work out in a pinch!!!

I'm thinking of selling my D750 and buying this 'phone'!!!

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Sep 20, 2022 11:20:19   #
grandpaw
 
ronpier wrote:
I have two d90s to back up each other plus a D80, D50
and a D 3400



I have more cameras than the ones I have mentioned. It is the cameras that you have with you while shooting that you can grab and keep shooting with when needed that are the real backups

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