I took a walk this morning with my Sony HX80 camera in my pocket and made these images. My back was bothering me and I didn’t feel like taking my Fuji X-Pro2 camera. While walking, it dawned on me that even if I switch to one camera with one prime lens for most of my photography, there is a reason to keep this pocket Sony.
I sometimes see things on the ground at my feet when hobbling around with my cane when my back hurts. While I might be able to capture such scenes with a wide angle when standing up and then cropping them, they might not work as well as with this Sony zoomed out.
I might keep the Sony primarily for getting up close and personal without needing to bend over. In addition, I could always take it in my pocket, like this morning, if I don’t feel like taking a bigger, heavier camera. It’s sometimes tough playing the part of an old grumpy man and I don’t look too creditable with a nice camera hanging around my neck. But, I haven’t decided about using one or more cameras yet. There are reasons to use just one good camera or none and I might decide I don’t need to make pictures like these.