|Abandoned Homestead - Tehachapi, California|
Captured with a Sigma DP2 Merrill camera.
Simplicity is good in photography. It is good in composition. It is good in a camera bag. Limitations improve art. I needed to simplify.
I also decided that having two compact interchangeable-lens digital cameras was redundant, so I sold one. I kept the other and purchased two new lenses to go with it.
Minolta XG-1, but got rid of the rest. I just didn't need them, and it felt good to clear up some space.
So what exactly is in my camera bag?
Sigma DP2 Merrill. This has quickly become my go-to camera. It is small and lightweight, yet can produce exceptional image quality. While it doesn't have the same flexibility as a DSLR, it has in many ways replaced my DSLRs.
Next is a Samsung NX200 compact interchangeable-lens camera. I also had a NX210, which is essentially the same camera, but I went with the older model instead. The NX200 is smaller and lighter than a DSLR, yet it is like having a DSLR. It gives me the flexibility that the Sigma camera lacks, so it is complimentary. I have three lenses for this camera: a wide angle zoom, a telephoto zoom (which is the one I use most) and a Holga lens.
cell phone with built-in camera.
I mentioned that I have some film cameras, which have their own camera bag. I don't use these all of the time, but it is fun to go retro sometimes. I also own two tripods, but try to use them only when I absolutely need to.
Vision is what matters most in photography. I think it is best to keep things simple. Even my simplified setup seems like too much as I type it out here.
Perhaps my simplifying is not yet complete.