narlus wrote in post #14225194
'stop chasing technology, you'll never catch it'
but you can certainly use it to its advantages...higher bit rate color depth, more dynamic range, lightning fast and accurate auto-focus, better color accuracy...what's not to like about advances in those areas?
I didn't say that there's nothing to like about advances in those areas. But there are plenty of people that chase technology, thinking that it will make them better photographers.
If you have the money to spend, by all means, spend it. If your current gear is lacking in a specific area, and new gear addresses that, and you can afford it, by all means, get the new gear. But getting new stuff just because it is new seems to be a never-ending chase.
I used to a ski quite a bit. I had a friend that I skiied w/ a lot, that bought new skis every year or two. We were out one day, w/ his brand new boards, and he couldn't understand how I was skiing so well on my 10 y/o skis. I think he was on his 6th or 7th pair of skis since I had gotten mine, yet we were both about the same ability, and had been skiing together for over 12 years. My skis worked fine, and I had focused on developing my skills. I could have taken a couple of really nice ski vacations for the extra money he spent on skis over that 10-year period.
Granted, I'm not trying to compare advancements in ski technology w/ advances in camera technology, but I think you get the point.
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