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PHOTO GEAR by KRISS on 06 november 2015

HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE ELECTRONICS Sometimes I wonder how often we have to change our electronics.
I read an article this morning about the new Canon camera bodies : the Canon 5DS and Canon 5DS R.
The 50.6 megapixels cameras are now kicking the megapixels kings out (Nikon D800, D800E and D810).

Does it mean I have to sell all my cameras and lenses, that my D4s is worth shit and that I should go Canon yesterday ? Well this stopped to be my philosophy but I would not be surprised if some people did it.

If it is out of need, than it’s completely justified but to me the question is :

Do we need and adapt our equipment to our needs ?

or

Does the constantly changing equipment environment creates new needs ?

I believe in an economy where major electronic companies get a new phone out every year, a new computer out every year, many new cameras every year, it is difficult not to have one’s head spinning.

It seems to me that keeping updated with one’s professional equipment newness is a job in itself, leaving little time to actually do anything.

This is madness, people, we are living in a mad world.

I believe though that sometimes we have no other option but to change our professional equipment (changing your phone every year is just nonsense and I did it for many years so I know) because we are left behind by competition and it becomes difficult to work at a slower pace.
Then those of us who have challenged the dictat of nowadays western societies, find ways around this (one of the best photographers I know has plenty of good lenses but still shoots with a Nikon D300 and D700 and he’s happy with it).
Other Hipsters go back to ancient times and buy older cameras, medium format Mamiya or Hasselblad.
One things is sure for that time : Even I was to win the lottery, I would probably not get that Canon 50 mp new camera.

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