When Should You Upgrade Your Camera Gear?

in #photography2 years ago


It is easy to fall into the mindset that you NEED the latest and greatest camera gear. There is an entire industry working hard to convince you of just that, and they are very good at what they do.

So how do you know when it is time to upgrade?


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Yes, that does make a lot of sense
For now I focus on the story I want to share more than anything else
I also find a mobile phone works best with that because it is almost always with me, so it is easy to whip it out and record something as when it happens.
Having said that, the footage in low light is terrible and I have been considering to get something that will help me out with that...
And through experience, I don't want the set up of that make me lose the moment ...
Still figuring it out :)
This is good advice
Thank you :D

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Thanks.

Low light and high contrast situations are a lot of what led me to upgrade. I wanted to shoot pictures of the Milky Way and the stars, and the tiny lens on the phone just could not do it.

I still shoot a lot with my phone, but then I made a point of getting a phone with the best camera available. If I am shooting to try and get a great photo, then I use my A 6000. If I'm just getting snapshots of our trip then I often reach for the phone.

If you know your camera well enough, and use auto-focus, a serious camera can be just as fast as your phone. It's also a lot heavier. Sometimes I just don't want to carry it around.

Scott

I am still toying with the idea. Having bought the DJI Osmo and then realising the set up took too much time. And the battery life wa sad. And then audio was not fantastic. But the footages were amazing. But after awhile it became too much work and I sold it off.
Thank you for the tip 😊

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I'd live to have a drone. I think it would be an awesome toy, but I don't actually need one, and most of the places I like to shoot don't allow them.

Scott

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Well how does it get any better than this...
Who knows 😊

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You are right, gears are not so important. Everything is related to the idea and the value of the video. Even the highest quality video in term of visibility can't be valuable if it doesn't hold any value in it. ☺

Having the right gear can certainly give you more creative options, but the most important piece of gear is the photographer.

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Well said Scott! This whole year I have been using my brother's camera and have been debating about getting my own for Christmas, but recently my phone camera has served me well for what I am doing now. Thank you for your insight.

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The other advantage to waiting to upgrade until you need something you can't get with your current gear, is that since you have a specific goal in mind you can get the right gear to help you reach that goal.

Scott

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Well said sir 😊

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Thanks

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