The A7 an A7r are 'sensible' cameras. The files they produce are perfect for what I shoot, are the best I've ever seen in a camera I've owned in terms of image quality and are very 'commercial'. The Fuji's give me much more of a roller-coaster ride, but I just love using them. And I can, most of the time, put up with the awkward, time-consuming processing as it's worth it for the sheer joy of using the cameras and the wonderful film scan look of the final product.
The coloured rectangles sitting at the top of this page are what count and what I've been able to produce this Winter in that department has pleased me enormously. Everything else, i.e. buying and selling gear, deciding whether one piece of plastic / metal machinery is better at some things than another is just entertaining messing about, and ultimately just and only that. It passes the time between the occasions when I can actually get out and create something and it livens up that process with the opportunity to try new things and not churn out the same old stuff with the same old tools. Don't get me wrong, I like cameras, lenses and the whole paraphernalia of the photographic process and like a musician and their instruments I believe it's important to 'bond' in some way with what I use, but ultimately they are what they are. A means of production.
Yesterday I deleted a post on one of the Google+ communities I run because it had descended into cliched farce. When somebody posted some comments about having bought a Nikon outfit but didn't use it because of the weight and chose to use an iPhone instead, because (wait for it) 'The best camera you have is the one you have with you.' I snapped. I'm fed up to the back teeth of this ridiculous platitude that illustrates how some 'photographers' are more interested in gadgetry and their own personal comfort rather than creating meaningful images that they and others might want to look at. Be warned, my cliche / platitude antennae are very highly tuned and I will delete anything that repeats this and other kinds of rubbish. I state very clearly that I will delete anything offensive and since comments like that offend the hell out of me they are destined for the bin. Be warned!!
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