I had to start this blog talking about my new X100T. I love the camera even with all the flaws. It has made me fall in love with photography again.
With that said, not talking about my main camera would not describe me and the kind of photography i do or want to do.
Spoiler Alert: I am not going to talk about technical and nerdy stuff.
The Canon 5D Mark III, is the best camera i ever own. So far. I use it for all kinds of jobs and personal projects except street photography. No matter if it is taking photos of landscapes, events or products, it is my to go camera. Maybe it is because i got used to working with the Mark II, it does everything i need and i don't need to think a lot how to do it. It is not like it reads my mind because i have to set it up, but it is very intuitive to do it up no matter the situation. In comparison, i had the chance to work with a Sony cameras and for me, it is a bit hard to set it up as fast. Nothing against Sony, they have amazing cameras but if i have to choose which one to take to a desert island, the Canon is coming with me. Also the battery life on the Sonys suck.
When i am thinking about a trip or going outside to do landscapes tests, the camera i am taking with me is the 5D. Always!! No matter what!!
Because it is a DSLR, is much more versatile than the Fuji. For some reason, i struggle to do a landscape photo with the Fuji. On the other hand, doing street photography with the canon is a little bit more challenging. Obviously, this is on my own experience.
The downside is that i had to buy a lot of expensive gear over the years.
Sure, because it is my job, i had to do it. It has taken me 12 years to get all the gear i need and i have a feeling i will be buying a bit more. Every year i think i don't need anything else and every year i learn that i do need it. Not only specific jobs require specific gear but also technology moves fast.
The gear is not the most important thing. The biggest cliché in photography. I agree with that sentence but if i don't have the right gear to get the shot i need then i won't be able to pay the bills and plan the next trips. It is an investment that pays for itself and pays a lot more things. As i said previously, the right tool for the right job. And let's be honest, who doesn't like to have a new toy to play around?
All my photography gear, except the Fuji X100T, is my main source of money. If for some reason i lose my 5D, i will probably start to look for a job at a restaurant to get money to buy a new one.
Next time i go on a trip and you see the photos it is all thanks to the 5D Mark III and quite a few more things.
PS: I will have a more photos with the 5D by the end of this year. Stay tuned.