Forums > Photography Talk > When shooting 3 cameras, How do you carry them?

Photographer

ammodphoto

Posts: 40

Troy, Missouri, US

I currently shoot with two D750's using a Black Rapid Dual.
There are times when I would like to have a third camera and lens ready to use.
Who carries and shoots with three cameras?
What carry setup do you use?

Apr 03 19 04:23 am Link

Photographer

poiter

Posts: 482

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

You could also get the black rapid single strap, and also move it to the side, then you'll have 3 cameras on you. Though I suppose which ever side has two cameras would bump into each other a lot. Or you could shorten the length of the single one so it wouldn't bump into the other camera.

Apr 03 19 08:00 am Link

Photographer

poiter

Posts: 482

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Here you go, triple camera carrier.
https://optechusa.com/triple-carrier.html

Apr 03 19 08:01 am Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 10983

Seattle, Washington, US

ammodphoto wrote:
I currently shoot with two D750's using a Black Rapid Dual.
There are times when I would like to have a third camera and lens ready to use.
Who carries and shoots with three cameras?
What carry setup do you use?

I do that all the time. Even one with a big 300mm f/2.8. Just have to learn how to work them. The camera straps are all I have on them. There are times I miss shots, but that's life.

Apr 12 19 05:25 pm Link

Photographer

PhotoByWayne

Posts: 1278

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Here is a shoulder strap that can carry 3 cameras. 

https://www.amazon.com/Neoprene-Utility … B00L27K0ZK

Apr 13 19 11:11 am Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 3525

Los Angeles, California, US

Why would anyone need three cameras at the same time?

Apr 13 19 05:28 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 10983

Seattle, Washington, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
Why would anyone need three cameras at the same time?

We don't change lenses, we just switch to another camera.

Apr 14 19 04:22 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 3525

Los Angeles, California, US

Chuckarelei wrote:
We don't change lenses, we just switch to another camera.

A zoom lens could be helpful.

It's what I normally use.

Apr 15 19 09:33 am Link

Photographer

Shadow Dancer

Posts: 8243

Bellingham, Washington, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:

A zoom lens could be helpful.

It's what I normally use.

Was shooting a stage performance in very low light. ISO 3200 with a 50mm and 85 mm, both wide open at 1.8.
Would have been nice to have two bodies, one with each lens. Probably missed a few shots switching lenses.
I think there might be one or two Sigma zooms with such apertures wide open. I don't consider Sigma, they have a long past to overcome. The lenses I have work fine for that task. Have another shoot like that coming up, may borrow a body from a friend so I can just grab the camera and take the photo.

Everybody is different.

Apr 15 19 10:04 am Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 3525

Los Angeles, California, US

Shadow Dancer wrote:

Was shooting a stage performance in very low light. ISO 3200 with a 50mm and 85 mm, both wide open at 1.8.
Would have been nice to have two bodies, one with each lens. Probably missed a few shots switching lenses.
I think there might be one or two Sigma zooms with such apertures wide open. I don't consider Sigma, they have a long past to overcome. The lenses I have work fine for that task. Have another shoot like that coming up, may borrow a body from a friend so I can just grab the camera and take the photo.

Everybody is different.

You're right. Everyone is different.
I shoot under controlled circumstances, always.

Apr 15 19 11:58 am Link

Photographer

Shadow Dancer

Posts: 8243

Bellingham, Washington, US

Jorge Kreimer wrote:

You're right. Everyone is different.
I shoot under controlled circumstances, always.

Understood, we do what we can or must. When a zoom lens will work for me, I use one.

I shoot what opportuntiy offers, often.
Shot at ISO 3200 with a 135 f2, wide open. I was switching between that lens and an 85 1.8 for this shoot. I was well back in the room, my only option.
https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/180909/21/5b95ef47e9586_m.jpg

Apr 15 19 12:11 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 10983

Seattle, Washington, US

Chuckarelei wrote:
We don't change lenses, we just switch to another camera.

A zoom lens could be helpful.

Jorge Kreimer wrote:
It's what I normally use.

2 cameras that i carry on most  have 24-70mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8. There isn't a zoom lens that covers that range with fast constant f/2.8 with sharp optical quality. And when I shoot sports I also have the 300mm f/2.8.

24-300mm f/2.8?

...nah, not possible.

Apr 15 19 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 3525

Los Angeles, California, US

Chuckarelei wrote:

A zoom lens could be helpful.


2 cameras that i carry on most  have 24-70mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8. There isn't a zoom lens that covers that range with fast constant f/2.8 with sharp optical quality. And when I shoot sports I also have the 300mm f/2.8.

24-300mm f/2.8?

...nah, not possible.

Right.

Apr 15 19 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

LnN Studio

Posts: 38

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I think a lot depends on what you are shooting. Usually shoot with two cameras on a Black Rapid double and if I needed a third I would use either a short neck strap or a belt clip like the Cotton Carrier,

Apr 15 19 03:43 pm Link

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Chuckarelei

Posts: 10983

Seattle, Washington, US

There were a few instances which I had to carry 5 bodies, neck straps around my head. I thought i was going to choke to dead. Aside from the 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 300mm that I mentioned above. I also needed to have the 50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8 for the awful lighting location. I ran out off bodies, so I have to use my D90 for the 5th lens. I think it was with the 50mm f/1.8. surprisingly, the result turned out pretty good with that nifty fifty.

Apr 15 19 05:06 pm Link