at what point does it make sense to stop obsessing over gear minutia ?

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Camley Senior Member • Posts: 1,790
Re: at what point does it make sense to stop obsessing over gear minutia ?


in other words how far down the rabbit hole should you chase small improvements in gear.

will it translate to much better images if you get a lens which score 7% more on a optical test ?

is it worth it to ebay gear because a new model has 60 mp - not 38 ?

these are questions that boggle the mind

You can say the same thing about computers and stick with an XP model.

Buy what you can afford. If you can't afford new gear then don't buy it.

People don't have to justify their gear decisions to anyone - except perhaps their spouses! If they want the latest or the most expensive model it's up to them and there is no shame in buying a 60 or a 160 MP camera, or yet another 35 mm f/1.4 lens.

If nobody purchased the latest and greatest cameras, because 8 MP is apparently all a sensible person will ever need, the whole camera industry would collapse. Personally I like 42 MP a whole lot better than 20 MP because I like to crop, remove keystoning etc. with the least restriction that I can reasonably afford.

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