Old vs New

Sea Otter 2010 – Nikon D200 w/Tokina 11-16mm f2.8

I’ve had some time to think recently and I don’t know about you, but when I have time to think it is sometimes dangerous. Sometimes free thinking is close to being unhealthy. Over the past several days I’ve been wrestling with this notion of old vs new. For me personally, I’m wrestling with the cost of new versus the performance of the old. More specifically, I’ve been thinking and looking at cameras (It applies to my bikes too) and thinking about new technology, proven brands and just exactly what is the true cost and benefit of owning the “new” camera or technology? I’ve asked myself if I could start over, what would I do? What have I learned from my trials and error with “new” stuff?   Do I need this new expensive equipment? What are my true needs for a camera system?

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