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Old 12-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Location: Texas Hill Country
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As I type this....and my cat's butt is competing for room with my left hand, I'm thinking "Oh, if I could get a head on shot of this!".

But my camera is in one apartment, my batteries and memory cards are in this apartment, and I am reminded that the other day, I was thinking of getting a second Canon Rebel DSLR.

On one hand, that sounds slight compulsive. I mean, shouldn't I just decide to take the camera into whatever apartment I am in at the moment?

But on the other, it's an A and B WHY NOT?

First of all, I only have one DSLR housing but multiple things that go with it. Two telephotos and two megaflashes (had to buy a second set because I couldn't find the first ones one year (I had locked them in a vault and forgot I did it)). Multiple batteries and memory cards, two or three short range lenses. But still only one housing. So I have the "infrastructure" to support a second one.

Secondly, I will probably run into a time when a housing needs to be in a shop but still will have things to shoot. So having a second one sounds reasonable.

So where are the good places to buy a second Rebel without buying the whole horse since I already have that? It may come down to looking at Craigs List, mind you, but I'd like to give new (and warranties) a chance. I'll have to add to this post about WHICH Rebel I use.


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Old 12-30-2014, 10:33 AM
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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It never hurts to have more than one body - that's why I just picked up an Olympus OMD EM1 to complement my EM5. If one camera goes down, I can still shoot with the other until the problem is resolved. Why give Murphy too much wiggle room?

As for where to buy, you can look at B&H and Adorama; they both sell bodies only as well as body/kit lens combos. They sell used gear, too, if you'd like to save a few bucks. Don't be afraid to shop around, as this isn't an urgent purchase.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:25 AM
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I've always had 2 or 3 bodies. EOSA2E and EOS3. Then, 10D and the 2 film bodies. Then the 10D and 50D. And now the 5DMIII and the 50D.

Two cameras prevent a lot of lens changes at a race or aif show.

When National Park hoping I only Cary 1 camera and a lot of lenses because of carry-on restrictions of airlines. But I always have my phone or an old Elph with me.

A 2nd body also comes in his when one needs to be sent to Canon for cleaning or repair
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