Taking pictures requires some equipment. At minimum a camera, and if it is not digital, some film. Equipment and gear is just a tool. Some are better than other for some purpose and according to the taste of the photographer.
The camera gear encompass everything that directly impact shooting and the image quality like the camera, the lens, flashes, etc. This exclude film.
- Camera renouveau, ramblings about the latest visible innovations in digital cameras. The Fuji X series represent what innovation in digital cameras have been in 2011. Starting with the Fujifilm X-100, the compact X-10 and then the “mirrorless” X-Pro1 “rangefinder style”, with X-Mount interchangeable lenses, followed by the EVF only X-T1. As of today, the X100 is at its fourth iteration, and the X-Mount lineup has grown quite well, with camera body update, the X-Pro2 and the X-T2.
- Olympus E-P1, a dive into Micro Four-Third, my introduction to the m4/3 camera system. See also a quick hands-on presention of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
- I also acquired an iPhone SE as a communication device and fell in love with its photographic capabilities.
- The future is mirrorless, where I predict the demise of DSLR.
Film is the second important part defining the image quality with film camera. Film photography sometime called “analogue photography”, on a decline since the early 2000 is still very common amongst art photographers.
- Goodbye Kodachrome the end of the film the revolutionized color photography with a still unique process and an unbeatable longevity. December 30th 2010 was the last day of Kodachrome.
Surrounding your gear, there are accessories.
- Bags are important to carry your gear. It is not only about the look but about the practical use and the protection. I like the Thinktank Retrospective a lot in various sizes for both travel and casual.
- 35 years of digital camera: a retrospective of the history of digital cameras in 2010.
(Updated September 28th 2018)