This Monday there was this battle on The Grid show with Scott Kelby and Terry White. Really interesting stuff was there but I cannot agree more with them. Camera is just a tool and the only thing that matters is final result. It is mostly about the photographer, his vision, talent, skill etc.
Let me tell it this way. Imagine your budget is unlimited and you can buy what you want. If I had this option, I’d get a Nikon D3s, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikon 50 f/1.4, Nikon 85 f/1.4 and finally Nikon 200 f/2. Yes, I’m crazy about Nikon stuff and it doesn’t change a thing that I’m shooting and working for Canon. But here is the tricky part. Will the new Nikon D3s with 50mm glass make me a better photographer? Will it make better photos? From technical stand point it will. But my skills won’t be boosted or anything like that in comparison with my Canon XSi.
In previous paragraph I wrote “Will it take better photos” but camera doesn’t take or make photos, you do! When you realize that, you can grab any camera and make photos. It doesn’t dippend if it’s Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Holga, PhaseOne and other. It is just about you and your skills.
If you need someone’s blessing and someone needs to tell you “yes, you made your best decision with buying Nikon”, than you’re not interested in photography. You don’t need camera so much in this situation but some baby sitter to tell you your decisions were great.
Just think about it and don’t forget, it is just a tool. End result is the thing that matters the most.