I’m currently thinking, “why not just own and use one camera?” Since my photographic opportunities have been declining, and I don’t expect that to change much, I would like to reduce down to one camera. Those who have been following my blog for some time should have noticed that I have been trying different systems over many years, even switching back and forth seeking “my camera”. I would like to settle down to one system with the image quality and design that I prefer.
Based on all of the cameras that I have used, I now think that the camera I prefer is the Fujifilm X-Pro3. I am currently checking out another used X-Pro3 with the XF 35mm F2 lens. In addition, I would mostly like to use a 1:1 aspect ratio along with the color simulation Classic Neg. (along with B&W) for images on my blog. Since I am still experimenting, I have been making raw files, but I’m thinking about switching to in-camera jpegs.
I haven’t decided on which lenses I want to use other than the XF 35mm F2 lens that I used for these images. I am leaning toward no more than a few prime lenses in-order to keep the weight down. One prime lens and one camera would be ideal if I found them suitable for all of my photography, but I expect that I will want to obtain some additional lenses.
I haven’t decided to sell any of my other cameras yet; but if I do that, I will be committed to only photographing what I can with what is left. Going down to only one camera and a few prime lenses is as much about the challenge of continuing photography and learning to “make-do” as it is about simplification and reduction of resources. Do I dare go down to just one camera and one effective 50mm lens?
I’m not sure about what to write; but, I will probably just continue writing about what I see, experience, and think.