Always be ready and carry two camera bodies

Author Rick Jacobi

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There are a lot of times when I go shooting that I will carry  two cameras.   Typically one is with a wide angle lens and the other a telephoto.  Last fall I was fortunate to go to Western Mongolia  for the “Golden Eagle Festival”.   Each year this festival brings together nomadic Kazakhs  and their Golden Eagles for two days of competition.

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In setting up my photographic plan I knew  I could not get all the photos I wanted with just one camera body and one lens.   So I decide to carry my Sony A7Rll with a 70-300mm lens for telephoto shots and a second camera with a smaller fixed 28mm lens for close-ups.l1030635-edit-edit-edit-edit

If your second camera body and lens is smaller than your first, there is no strain on your body.   So going into this shoot the  only thing I was  missing was a  focal length between 28-70 mm.  I knew that this wouldn’t be a  not problem as I could plan my shots accordingly.   I would simply need to get closer to my subject with my 28 mm._dsc9395-edit-edit

If  I had only brought one camera I certainly would not have gotten all the shots that I wanted. Next time you go out to photograph an event or do street photography think about carrying a second camera on the other shoulder.
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Rick Jacobi is a trip leader for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.

 

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