While I have some very good cameras and lenses and use them to photograph events and activities here at Homewood at Plum Creek where I live, I also like the challenge of seeing what I can do with less.
I really like using only the TG-5 pocket camera and making images of whatever I see around me. I like only needing to carry a small pocket camera. I like photographing the mundane scenes and then seeing what I can make with them. I like using a small sensor camera that others wouldn’t even think of doing. I like using it at higher ISO values that others say are far too noisy. The last two above were at ISO 2500 … are they too noisy? I like just using out-of-camera jpegs and then adjusting them in LR CC. I like making sepia monochrome images that more closely resemble old time images.
But, I like making lots of pictures and I like good image quality and gear that I can use under a wide variety of lighting, etc., and that means I like more than I can get from the TG-5. It adds to the fun, but it alone isn’t sufficient. I love the image quality of my Fujifilm cameras and lenses … if only they fit in my pocket.
Later today I will be using my Fujifilm gear to photograph a function here at Homewood, so I’ll be busy doing that today and then processing them tomorrow. It will be a challenge of a different kind. I might be using a variety of zoom and prime lenses, but I won’t know until it happens.
As I have switched back and forth between cameras and lenses, I keep finding that I would prefer one camera and one small lens, if only they were small and fit in a pocket. Since that doesn’t seem likely to happen, I am back to revising my likes, desires, etc. and still trying to find the best compromise. Will I ever find one camera and one lens that does it all for what I need? Not likely. Would I be able to alter my photography to what I can do with less gear? Might be more likely.