Photography gear can be an obsession for photographers. That dedication to what’s new has become so popular that there are websites and YouTube channels dedicated to just featuring what’s next with Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, and every other brand out there that makes cameras, bags, lenses, and whatever else can be found in a photographer’s arsenal.
That being said, it’s still important to remember that the ultimate tool in creating great images is the photographer. A camera bag filled with $10k worth of photography gear doesn’t produce amazing images unless the user knows what they’re doing, both with the equipment and the creative side.
It’s easy to always be looking at having the best equipment in your hands – in fact it makes you look really cool in the photography world, right? Ultimately, unless you feel that upgrading your equipment can up the level of your photography game, you probably shouldn’t be spending the money quite yet on new gear. Become an expert at your photography craft and buy gear that will not hinder your productivity out in the field.
There are a lot of photographers out there who are spending way too much money when starting out. But if you have all the money in the world, then go for it. Just don’t be that person who buys an expensive setup and shoots on auto all day, because all of the other buttons are a bit confusing.
Instead of working on your photography skills, you could always just buy cameras and try to outdo Dilish Parekh and his collection. To just get close, all you have to do is acquire 1 camera a day for the next 12 years.
Here are a bunch of interesting pictures of cameras. Some are new, others are vintage, and a few of them are in between. Most likely you’ll enjoy every single one of them and then go admire your own gear for a bit.