Sony has released a little beast of a mirrorless full frame camera some days ago. It can do nearly everything except a good cup of coffee. Do I need all this stuff? ISO 50.000 or 100.000 are always nice numbers written on a tech-sheet. In real life most photographers don´t need that in most situations. I don´t want to say it is useless. There are some use cases for better technology but it won´t make better photos. Many people are suffering from GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) and think that their "old" camera is not up to date. When I look at my Minolta XD-7 from the seventies a little smile will light up my face. Yes. You can do a lot more things with actual cameras. But a button to take a great photo is not jet invented. It is your imagination that creates the photo. The camera is just a tool. And you don´t always need the newest model.
|Taken with my trusty old Ricoh 500GX rangefinder camera (400ISO/BW)|
As Aldous Huxley wrote in "brave new world": "Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches...".