New products seem disposable days removed from store shelves while goods from an earlier time seem to have infinite useable life.
New things just don’t feel able to withstand the normal wear and tear we associate with the advertised list of features. Will the battery last, screen survive a drop, keys remain firm, colour not fade etc.
I’ve admired sony imaging since 2010 because their sensor r&d was innovating faster than Canon & Nikon. The camera was no longer a hurdle preceding creation.
On the flip side all of my glass is old, slow and methodical. Nothing is fast in my process other than the recording of the image to the memory card. Focusing is manual, because it just feels better.
I decide what to capture and choose how to display the moment.
I make lens choices based on look and character, not speed and efficiency.
My camera is only 12megapixels.
That doesn’t matter.
My favourite lens has been out of production for 20 years.
I’m not bothered.
I don’t plan on upgrading my camera until it’s irreversibly broken.
I feel freedom.
It doesn’t matter which brand you use, your technique or even your skill level.
All that matters is you’re motivated to create, explore, experiment, experience, grow and live, capturing moments you were present for.