Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Next Year, Double That

A while back I watched a documentary which used a lot of 1970s news coverage of a trial. The swarm of photographers -- large, but small compared to popular trials today -- all carried two or three cameras around their necks. Usually this meant one shooting color film, one shooting black and white, and each with a different focal length. Carrying four cameras seemed reasonable.

Today, photographers carry one camera body and stick a superzoom on the front. At least reasonable ones do. I spent Saturday carrying one body, set to color and using a 90mm lens, and another body set to black and white with a 20mm lens.

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