Your camera's a tool, not a jewel.

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
amalric Forum Pro • Posts: 10,839
Re: Your camera's a tool, not a jewel.

I would like to bring back the debate in topic. To me it is clear that present cameras are towers of babel - they have an excess of features which is disorienting - if you compare them to film cameras. Have they increased creativity?

I think it was Ming Thein and excellent photog and blog author writing that  an artist needs  to limit its gear  to what is strictly needed by his work, any excess reflecting negatively on the work. Artists have always known this, even choosing artificial limitations, to test their skill.

I have a camera so complicated it took me months to get familiar with and that seriously limited my activity. Sometimes I wish I had a Leica, not for prestige, but because it has kept its native simplicity. Of course I don't have the money


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