Originally Posted by Dogman
Maybe we place such high value on the quality of our work we obsess over the tools we use in hopes of making it better.
Or maybe we just like gadgets.
I think, both. I know I'm a gearhead, but I have to buckle myself down and make myself focus on what the stuff can do for my photography, not "Wow, in 1963 when this came out it was a game-changer. Putting the shutter speed dial there was a stroke of genius, and the shutter design is excellent..."
My cameras help me get photographs. If a camera doesn't help me get the photographs I want, or if I just end up not using it, I let it go. With my finances and space constraints I sort of have to, but I've started thinking about really distilling my gear; getting rid of 5 okay things to have one superb thing. It means making the hard decisions, but I know if it doesn't hurt just a little I'm not doing it right!