I have a couple of cameras that I’ve collected over the years from days where I dream of doing photography full time. I debate on selling them, but at this point I might keep them around because I still hang onto them hoping to shoot again as a hobby. Here’s my list!
I have a Canon 5D Mark III. It was my dream camera for the longest time, ever since I wanted to learn how to shoot editorial, portrait and e-sports photography. As a full frame DSLR, it’s a classic and a hefty tool, which I might regret getting rid of so I’ll hang on for a bit longer 😂 I pair it with a Canon EF 35mm f/2 as my only lens (so far). I bought it used from B&H and haven’t had any problems with it, so no regrets!
I also have a Fujifilm X-T20, which I love because it’s lighter, mirrorless, has 4K video, and I’m able to use it for streaming with an Elgato capture card. So not only is it not collecting dust while I don’t go out for photos, at least I can use it for Twitch and recording video with my PC 😄
My Fuji love began with my X-T10, which I would love to sell since it’s a bit redundant since I upgraded to the T-20. Along with both cameras I have a ridiculous amount of lenses that I’ve purchased and gotten as gifts throughout the years. I definitely need to sell them eventually, but they are gorgeous bits of glass. I even had a Fujifilm X-T2 at one point, but loved the smaller body of the XT series and I knew I wouldn’t utilize the pro features of the XT2 at the time.
G.A.S. is definitely a thing and hard to get out of. 🤦🏽
I used to love Adobe Lightroom back when you could purchase a single license and use it for a while. When they went to CC subscriptions, I did a couple of years of the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle, but after a while couldn’t justify the fact that I didn’t need huge catalogs and editing for a family portrait shoot now and again.
This year I discovered that Capture One has an Express version for Fuji and Sony cameras. Sweet! I claimed my license for the Fujifilm version and can’t wait to learn it. I can pair it with my Affinity Photo software for the few times I edit photos.
I also bought Flickr Pro this Black Friday since it was a great deal and I want to rebuild my portfolio. I had the unfortunate mistake of enabling the auto-uploadr on my phone app, then disabling it since I didn’t want to use it, and Flickr removed all of my public photos in my gallery. Doesn’t seem right, but also I didn’t reach out to support since I only had about 10 photos posted. Still frustrating and a warning for those who might do the same thing! Lessons learned.
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Originally posted at: https://binarydigit.micro.blog/2022/12/06/114638.html]]>