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Two is One and One is None.There is a very old saying, which I believe originated in the military which goes: "Two is One and One is None".Two is One and One is None. by Plage-Photo
When your life depends on your equipment working correctly, it is vital to have backups for all mission critical equipment.
This is every bit as true for photography as it is for the military.
When I have an assignment, I always roll up with a variety of equipment. Some of it is mission critical. Some of it is important, but not strictly neccesary. Some of it might be in my bag for a "just in case" situation.
For example, lets say I'm assigned to shoot a basketball game. My required equipment might consist of a camera body and everything it needs to function (memory card, battery, etc...) plus a fast lens (maybe an 85/1.8).
If a single piece of the above equipment stopped functioning, for any reason, I could not shoot my assignment. So, at minimum, I carry a second body, an extra battery, an extra memory card and a lens suitable to be used as a backup (either a 50/1.8, 135/2