What a quandry… I’ve agreed with many others on numerous occasions that better cameras do not result in better photographs. However it’s obvious to me after yesterday that I’m getting far better shots from the new camera. For a few pages of ranting about this, why not read Ken Rockwell’s amusing article on why your camera does not matter.
Basically I’m now thinking that a better camera may increase your odds of getting a quality photo purely by chance alone, and may mean you can capture better photos with less patience and dedication. Also, upgrading gives you that whole “new toy” fascination, which can result in better photos just by you using it more.
Saying that, if you can’t envision and compose an interesting shot, then no amount of cash will save you…
… and for that I’m truly glad, as it’ll mean that no matter how much money I waste on photography, I’ll always have something to learn, and something to aspire to.