I’ve never been a big techie and have often shied away from the ‘leading edge’ of technology – too over-rated.
When I present photography to different groups I often get asked “What camera do you use?”
I usually say “It doesn’t matter, really.”
And for many elements of photography, the camera takes the back seat to a human’s photo skills. I had a student once tell me they blamed their ‘inadequate’ digital camera for his lack-lustre photos until he saw a fabulous photo show and discovered it was photographed on his ‘inadequate’ camera.
Digital photography has come a long way in the last 10+ years. For the first six or seven years I resisted the digital revolution – cameras produced small files with marginal pixels and limited iso capability.
I couldn’t imagine shooting work with those early cameras – granted most of my work was for stock or for clients who had no need for immediate delivery. Instead, I shot on well-tested film cameras and invested in a significant scanner to deliver quality files to stock agencies and clients.
I eventually invested in digital cameras, of course. I have been waiting a long time for a larger file-capable, higher iso camera for my specific work. The Canon 5DMk2 was close to what I wanted but, alas, it doesn’t fit my lenses. The Nikon D800 has just been announced and I have been excited to have a look.
Anybody got their hands on a demo, yet?!