Why i carry a second camera

“Always have 2 cameras on a shoot” came into sharp focus on a shoot the other week when my main camera decided to play up. I Was 194 miles from home so having other body taxied over was out of the Question. More over it was a Sunday and hiring a camera was not a possibility. For the little extra weight 770 g /1.7 lb in the bag as apposed to the weight of failure, I wouldn’t be without my back up camera.

I was able to reach into my bag and pick up my second camera from my bag and handle the assignment without issue. OK I needed to change lenses more than i wished. In the end I shot the Assignment with the images signed off and the client non the wiser.