Gears. All photographers like to talk about their gears. They also like to compare what they’re using with what others are using. I think today, the camera’s quality and technology have reached such a high level that just about any camera from any maker is more than good enough for our general purpose. Actually, even the so-called smartphones feature cameras that are amazing.
I’m no different from others, and I do like to discuss gears. But I do think that gears are mere tools allowing us to do the job at hand. Sure, the quality of a lens, how fast it is, and other functions, features or factors do have a very important influence on the final results or the lack of results. But for me, the most important element of the making of a photograph is the vision of the photographer. Cameras and lenses do not make photos, photographers do.
If you need to know, I’m mainly using Nikon equipment. Why Nikon, you ask? Well, because I was using this brand in the past and therefore had a number of Nikkor lenses. The choice was, therefore, an easy one, when it came time to get a new body and start my journey into the digital photography adventure. And, by the way, I must say, I like what this brand produces.
Speaking of tools, I think the discussion would not be complete without mentioning the software. This is today an integral part of the creation of photographs, just as in the past the darkroom was part of the photographic process. I am mainly using Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop as my main applications, and have now switched to the Creative Cloud that includes both programs. I am, however, using other applications from other makers, such as plug-ins, etc.
Note: I am not selling anything here. I am in no way related to any of the brands or makers mentioned.
Because I like to capture life around me to share what’s happening where I live, I often take photos of events and festival, and for this, I like to have two cameras with different lenses handy. Indeed, with digital cameras, it is neither easy nor practical to change lenses in the middle of the action.
My main body is a Nikon D850, by far the best camera I have ever used. I have a large number of lenses, but at least 75% of my photos are captured with three of them, two zooms, . . .