15 years ago when I was taking photography classes in college, I used a 20-year-old SLR that worked just as well as it did the day it was made. I had it recommended to me by a successful photographer as "one of the best cameras ever made." If I still owned it today (and I wish I still did), it would work just as well as when it was made. (By the way, I paid $150 for it with a great lens).
|Camera In Hand - Redlands, California|
The antique Russian rangefinder I'm holding in the image above is better than the eight-month-old DSLR used to capture the image.
Cameras have devolved. Cameras are worse today than they were 50 years ago. Yet we want the latest and greatest, and using a five-year-old DSLR will get you laughed at.
|Horse At Fence - Onyx, California|
Does it matter what camera was used to create this image? No, it doesn't.
Worry less about what cameras you own. Worry more about vision and the decisive moment and things that actually matter. If you own a digital camera, you have what you need to craft great photographs. If you are truly interested in image quality, abandon digital and buy antique equipment. If not, then don't worry about it. What you have is good enough.