Falling in Love

People like me, who take pictures for a living every day, seem to be interested in the latest, greatest and most capable cameras and lenses that the Japanese can crank out. We fuel the concept of “latent demand,” expressed best by the phrase, “If we build it, they will come.” If I was a quillionaire, I would probably own 20 digital SLRs, including a 50 megapixel Hasselblad, Phase One or Leaf. My life is simplified in this regard

by my lack of millions – I just shoot what I have.

My wife Abby, on the other hand, cannot be induced to the dark side. She loves her camera, the Nikon D70S, and doesn’t lust for anything else. She got comfortable with it, is good with it, and will use it until it dies. I admire that about her – being happy with her craft and the tools of her craft. The camera itself is perfectly capable in every important aspect; she’s shot posters and magazine covers with it that are flawless in every way. There’s no point in pining for new, bigger, more expensive hardware. She loves her camera.

I married a smart woman.

Abby makes pictures at Hatch Point in southern Utah, October 2006, with her Nikon D70S.
Abby makes pictures at Hatch Point in southern Utah, October 2006, with her Nikon D70S.
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  1. And I’m the guy in between. Part of me is happy with what I have, and I’ll use it until it’s dead and worn out. The other half of me would buy every new gadget, if I had the money.

    But I don’t have the money, so the first half wins. 🙂

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