I’ve been receiving emails on — literally — a daily basis asking me what gear I’m using.
For those of you who have followed my blog for a long time, you already know that I’m a die-hard Leica rangefinder photographer who recently sold everything to start over again.
The real question, therefore, shouldn’t be what I’m using now, but why I did what I did.
Nobody is asking that question though.
As for what I’m using now, I learned in the past the hard way that when I stray away from Leica gear I have to endure a lot of “that’s not as good as what you were producing with your M9” comments. Now that no one knows what I’m using, I instead get a lot of “did you go back to Leica?” questions.
To be blunt, I just don’t want to talk about gear anymore. I’m at a point where I’m satisfied with what I have.
I’m not sure how long this feeling will last, but it’s the first time I’ve felt this way since… well, since I first picked up a digital camera (in 2004). I’m enjoying it. It’s liberating.
Over the years, I’ve freely discussed everything I’ve learned about photography, gear, etc. on this blog. Some of what I’ve said has been unashamedly “borrowed”, and some has been met with outright hostility. On a positive note, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a few of you who are absolute gems. You know who you are.
Regardless of whether I like you or you like me, you’re all on your own for a while if the subject of interest is camera gear.
Me? I’ll be concentrating on photographing Life’s Little Moments.