Tom Reichner wrote in post #18539067
You both make it sound so easy!
I am glad that you have found the gear that fits perfectly with your shooting style. .
But for some of us, that gear does not yet exist.
People say things like, "find what works for you and go with it." .
But that kind of advice seems shallow, because it assumes that there is gear that will work great for what one shoots. .
For some of us, such gear does not exist. No one has made it yet.
So all we have before us are a bunch of compromises, and we have to expend all of this thought and energy doing research and experimenting with different systems, trying to figure out what compromise has the shortcomings that we can put up with. .
Hence, gear decisions are messy and complicated, because there is no choice available that fits with the way we shoot. .
Mankind just hasn't invented that stuff yet. .
Either that, or they have invented it, but they have determined that there isn't enough of a market for it, so that they will not profit greatly if they made it .... so they don't make it.
And this is why these DSLR vs. Mirrorless discussions go on and on and on. .
Because so many of us want all of the advantages that DSLRs give us, AND all of the advantages that mirrorless gives us, as well as a few things that aren't in either system yet.
So while a lucky few, like Allen, have gear that has a whole bunch of pros and no cons, the majority of us have no such clear-cut choices before us. .
And anything we pick will mean that we are settling for something that isn't really ideal and doesn't really fit our shooting style and doesn't really enable us to capture every single thing that we can possibly envision.
Can we take wonderful photos with today's gear? .
Of course we can. .
But for some of us, the ultimate goal is not just to take beautiful photos. .
It is to be able to take beautiful photos every single time we want to, no matter what the conditions are like, no matter how far away the subject is, no matter how little light there is, and no matter how fast the subject is moving. .
And nothing made today can provide spectacular, world-class results in every conceivable scenario. .
And thus we are left with nothing but compromises to choose from..