Spares... do we all have the right ones?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Steve Kramer, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Steve Kramer

    Steve Kramer Guest

    Most of us have spare bodies that we take along on jobs. We wouldn't
    think of going on an assignment without one. Spare shoe mounted flashes,
    extra batteries, extra filters, spare cable release, etc., etc.

    But how many of us carry spare lenses? Since I switched to digital I
    found that my most often used lens is a Nikon 28-70 f/2.8. I use it for
    80% of my shooting (followed by the 17-35 f/2.8, then the 70-200
    f/2.8VR.) But I didn't have a spare main lens!!! And of course THAT is
    what died on me in the middle of a shoot 50k away from my studio. The
    aperture control lever spring broke. I could shoot (in bright sunlight)
    using manually set f/22 at 1/4000 with an ex/comp of -5 and 'almost get
    the correct exposure...

    I was lucky this time. I had a 50mm f1.4 in my bag, just because it was
    so small and light weight that I never took it out, so I could pretty
    much cover all the focal lengths, but the first thing I did when I got
    back to town was purchase the new Tamron 28-200 'just in case.' It's not
    up to the specs of the Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 but it will get the job done if
    I need it too, is almost as small and light weight as the 50mm, and was
    cheap. It now sits in the bottom corner of my run bag, well wrapped in
    silica gel and fungicide packets, awaiting the day when my main lens
    goes belly up again!

    Steve Kramer
    "PhotoEnvisions" Freelance Photography
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    http://www.photoenvisions.com
     
    Steve Kramer, Sep 1, 2004
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    McLeod Guest


    Please post some more of your funny magazine articles.
     
    McLeod, Sep 1, 2004
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    Steve Kramer, Sep 1, 2004
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  4. If you didn't use crap jap equipment you would not have had this problem.
     
    Uranium Committee, Sep 1, 2004
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    Steve Kramer, Sep 4, 2004
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