Enough, Sufficient, and Minimal for the Purpose


And now there is one.  I now only have one camera.  I found new homes for all but my Fujifilm X-T1 camera and three prime lenses, the 18 mm, 27 mm, and the 60 mm lenses.  I hope to enjoy my path to a more simple existence.  I have been shedding not only cameras and lenses, but also camera bags and other camera related stuff, and I hope to continue reducing other things from clothes to tools, etc. if I’m not using them.

I am now approaching photography a little differently and I’m enjoying the freedom from carrying a heavy camera bag and looking for a wide variety of subjects both near and far.  I hope to spend more time photographing details, and life experiences up close with a wider prime lens.  I will have to shorten my vision and not look for small images in the distance.  It sort-of goes with the image of me walking slower with a cane and looking down rather than far.  My 27 mm lens will be my standard walk-about lens for now.  I’ll use the 18 mm lens for inside buildings when I need something wider and my 60 mm lens when I’m photographing details and/or need a little greater reach.  The only change or addition that I’m still considering is getting the new 35 mm WR lens when it comes out and making it my standard walk-about lens.

I plan to continue my photography and make images of ordinary things around me with my single, lighter, smaller, higher quality camera.  I hope to photograph the mundane, but with an ever-changing perception of how I see and think; but it will have to be up close since I no longer have a long focal length zoom lens.  I like to go out with just one lens at a time … just one focal length at a time.  I usually just select from one of my three prime lenses before I go out and then just photograph what works with that lens.  I rarely change lenses out in the field but I do change them when photographing an event or project here at Homewood when I don’t have to walk far with a bag of lenses, etc.