“Pursuing the ultimate in photographic quality is admirable, but do we need to keep changing our equipment to do so? David Hay shares his thoughts on this sensitive subject”
I have been asked all of these questions, usually by people who want to justify a new purchase. They have become dissatisfied with their current equipment, usually because a new model has been introduced, and think their current equipment has become obsolete.
A camera doesn’t stop taking the same quality of photographs just because it has been replaced by a new model. Obsolescence occurs only when spares are no longer available. It isn’t necessary to change cameras every time a new model is introduced. Usually, I change cameras only every second generation when substantial improvements have been made.
When people look at my pictures they often ask how many…