I'm looking to get a backup camera and was looking to get a bit of advice. What does everyone else use as their backup?
My main camera at the moment is a Canon 600D (T3i) and I usually take my Canon HFS10 with me on shoots just to be safe but I'm looking to get a more lightweight alternative as a backup to my 600D. I do a lot of run & gun shoots so something smallish and lightweight would be ideal.
I'm currently looking at picking up a Sony NEX-5 (N/R) off Ebay. Does anyone else use this or a similar camera? Or would you suggest I get another 600D as a backup for continuity if I need to use both on a shoot?
I agree with going with the same camera, which is what I've always done. I don't consider them backups--I keep them both in the rotation. That means all my techniques and handling habits stay consistent. Having a camera break on an important job is stressful; having then to remember a different set of operations multiplies the stress and makes error much more likely.
Also, by keeping both cameras in the rotation, it's less likely that I'd turn to a backup that for some reason wasn't ready.