What if we treated everything like we treat our camera gear?

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What if we treated everything like we treat our camera gear?
6 months ago

My Olympus EM-5 is over two years old, and some people tell me it is ancient. And it should be replaced by a newer and better model. Even though it functions flawlessly, and does everything I want it to do, a two year old camera is really too old.

I am missing out on all the new features.

Like WIFI, which I really wouldn't use much. Or focus peaking, which I don't need. Or a 1/8000th sec. top shutter speed. Or PDAF focusing ability, which only matters if I wanted to use my old 4/3 lenses, which I don't. I have pretty much replaced them all with M4/3 lenses.

I should replace my camera and get a much newer camera that had more bells and whistles.

Now, lets imagine if we treated everything the way we treat our camera gear. If we replaced things that were perfectly functional, only because something newer or better came along.

  • My camera is over 2 years old. (2012)
  • My car is ten 10 old. (2004 Lexus RX330)
  • My house is 35 years old (built in 1979)
  • My wife is 56 years old (born in 1957)

I am pretty sure they are making better cars today, and building better houses too. And there probably are wives younger than 56, although I probably couldn't keep up with one, being 65 myself.

Since everything I have suits me perfectly, I think I will just stay with what I already have. Even if better things are out there.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R +6 more
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