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Sep 20, 2022 11:36:52   #
cjc2 Loc: Hellertown PA
 
grandpaw wrote:
It is a Nikon battery grip, and I always have two cameras with different lenses on each. I do not carry both because with the camera, grip and shooting F2.8 glass it is just waaaay to heavy to carry around. I usually have a camera bag close by with my second setup at easy reach. I will keep you updated on my Z6ii.I really think the problem was communication between the grip and camera.


Sounds to me like the grip was not connected properly in the first place. That would explain the total loss of power. You indicated it was a Nikon grip, which I have used for years without incident. I also prefer bodies with built-in grips as they are less worrisome. The Z9 is awesome, and seems to be available faster now. Best of luck.

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Sep 20, 2022 15:24:36   #
grandpaw
 
cjc2 wrote:
Sounds to me like the grip was not connected properly in the first place. That would explain the total loss of power. You indicated it was a Nikon grip, which I have used for years without incident. I also prefer bodies with built-in grips as they are less worrisome. The Z9 is awesome, and seems to be available faster now. Best of luck.


I have several cameras with battery grips and have never had a problem before but all of them have one battery in the camera and one in grip. The Z6ii has both batteries in the grip so if it gets loose or doesn’t communicate all power is lost. Just posting this as a heads up for Z camera owners. I have been shooting for over fifty years and this is my first mirrorless and has both batteries in the grip. Just thought other members might benefit from knowing this info.
Rest assured that checking to make sure the grip is tight will be the first thing I check in the future I Used it all night before at the same theater with no problems.

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Sep 20, 2022 19:55:07   #
11bravo
 
I'm certainly not a pro but I do carry backups of cameras, chargers, etc. My main camera is a Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera, my backup is a Nikon Coolpix P7800, along with an Olympus TG-6. If I'm going to sit on a plane for 14 to 18 hours, then travel for 2 months in foreign countries, I don't want to repeat a trip. Too many other places to see.

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Sep 20, 2022 21:29:09   #
Carbonman Loc: Vancouver BC
 
When I was shooting professionally I carried 2 (or 3) camera bodies, a spare flash and extra batteries for everything.
Lots of film too.

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Sep 21, 2022 21:27:03   #
ronpier Loc: Poland Ohio
 
Architect1776 wrote:
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.
I have my eyes and memory as a backup and at times... (show quote)

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Sep 21, 2022 21:36:49   #
ronpier Loc: Poland Ohio
 
grandpaw wrote:
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


I rotate my Nikons, two at a time. They all have virtually the same AF system, size, weight etc. No need to have a major review, just pick up two cameras and off I can go.

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Sep 22, 2022 19:35:18   #
Seabastes
 
A couple of years ago I bought a Panasonic GX85 which is a mirrorless rangefinder 4/3rds style camera with a 12-24 and a 40-150 lenses. Double that if you are talking 35 MM equiveIent. liked is so well I bought a second body so I don't have to change lenses. The GX85 is fairly small and light but produces excellent images to the point that I rarely use my Nikon DSLR cameras anymore for professional and personal work.

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