wayne9999 wrote in post #16972744
And this really gets at the heart of the question. I'll bet there are people making a good living and great photos with less than a 1D2. A lot of the latest developments seem like sparkly new things to play with. But how much of them are necessary to great photography?
My grandmother died at 102. First time she needed a doctor was when she stumbled out of bed and broke her femur at age 96. Before this, she never needed a doctor in her life.
Modern medicine for her seemed like sparkly new things, she could do just as well with a shaman.
Modern gear is not a necessary condition for good photography, but it helps... Modern gear will not make you a better photographer, you can be just as lousy with a film camera or a pinhole camera.
But I can't help but wonder every time I see a good astro photo, what could Ansel Adams produce with his genius, a good digital camera and Lightroom/Photoshop?