Nikon F2! Such a machine!
Leica M6! Ohmigod, fine German engineering!
Olympus OM3! No batteries needed!
Pentax MX! Look at that huge viewfinder!
Nikon F! The legend, it went to war!
Canon F-1! Built like a tank!
Leica R6.2! All Leica goodness!
Contax T3! Small wonder, Zeiss lens!
Leica IIIf! The ultimate photographic jewel!
You know what I can do with one of these? Exactly the same as I can do with any of the others, because it’s ME that makes the photo, not the camera.
I often see photographers online writing that they can make better photos if only they had different cameras and I don’t believe that to be true.
Yes, if you want to shoot birds or sports, you can’t carry a 28mm on a Leica M4.
And yes, if you want to shoot street documentary photographs, better not show up with a 400mm on a Nikon F5.
Right tool for the job and all that. The fact is, whatever you make with whatever you have now is what you will make with whatever you get next.
The gear doesn’t make the photograph. We do. The way we always have and will continue to.
We make the photograph.
Not the camera!
Get whatever you want. Keep shooting.
It’ll be more of the same.
The camera doesn’t bring with it a style.
Make photographs, not excuses.