I recently shipped off my 501C body to David Odess for a CLA. I feel a little naked not having a Blad with me now. It takes a few weeks to get it back. So this whole experience got me to thinking. It would be nice to have a back up body for situations like this. It would also be nice to have a second body with a different lens mounted to switch back and forth. I have always been a one camera guy. My opinion is that I can only shoot with one camera at a time, and buying multiple bodies is a waste. Better off putting that money in lenses. A body is not expensive, especially an older 500 C or similar. But then thats another body that will require routine maintenance, cleaning etc. Im not sure how much use it will get. Im NEVER going to carry 2 cameras with me in the field at once. Its a matter of grabbing one and going. Perhaps Im better off adding more backs for different films? As a side note, my main and favorite lens is the standard 80mm. That is the lens I use 99% of the time. I tried a 50 for a while, but I didn't like it, I found it was too wide for the kind of photography I do. I would like to pick up a 120 Makro soon. The 120 and the 80 for me would be the ultimate kit. So the real question is" should I have that 120 mounted on a second body or not/ So this mental debate has prompted this post. What do most of you folks do? Do you have multiple bodies? Do you think that a "serious" photographer needs to own more then one camera. I am curious.