Why I Just Bought an Olympus Four Thirds Camera System

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marty4650 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,018
You're right

There are lots of things that can contribute to good picture taking results:

  • composition skill
  • artistic talent
  • good luck
  • good light
  • hard work
  • persistence
  • good subject matter
  • good timing
  • patience
  • better gear

And the only one you can buy is the last one. And even if you buy it, you still can fail if you lack most of the other ones.

So you're correct. But that still isn't a compelling reason NOT to want better gear.

In every single human endeavor people seek the best gear. Fishermen want the best rods and reels. Cyclists want the best bikes. Surgeons want the best scalpels. Soldiers want the best weapons.

What is so different about photography that makes some people think the that tools don't matter?

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +12 more
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