Cameras were once the domain of serious professionals with expensive lenses, exotic film and developing chemicals, and limited opportunities due to the cost and limitations of film photography.
Today the camera built into our cell phones liberates us from the old days of film cameras and brings us into the new film and video age. But cameras are not obsolete; we all like to have a pictorial record of our lives and travels. We also enjoy when the images are clear, sharp, and capable of being blown up to poster size or printable on a mug or Tshirt.
For me, carrying several cameras is fun and lets me take some amazing shots.
Here is the camera stock I carry:
Phone – Google Pixel XL with 12.3MP main camera and 8MP selfie camera. I always have it on me, so I almost never miss a shot.
Pocket Shooter – Canon Powershot SX600 HS with 18x zoom, one button movie mode, wifi, and fits in a pocket (even with the small case).
Bridge camera – Nikon CoolPix B700 Long Zoom camera with 60x zoom, wifi, Bluetooth, eyepiece and swing out LCD screen. Usually set on full Automatic, in a case logic nosebag with a hand strap. You never have to change the lens – it goes from Close-in Wide angle to the equivalent of a 1440mm DSLR lens. Great when you have limited carry space (international trip, picnic, beach) where you only are carrying a small bag but want the features of a bigger camera.
DSLR – Nikon D5600, with 18-55mm and 70-300mm zoom lenses with Autofocus and Vibration reduction. Kept in a Nosebag or a Tamrac sling bag, with a leather palm grip. I also carry spare batteries, charger, sd cards, and filters (gradient, CPL, UV) in the Tamrac bag. (My tripod is in the car). when I want the benefit of the larger lens, more exposure control, and a kick ass DSLR, this is what I carry.
Regardless of what camera you carry, I hope you get a lot of enjoyment from it and wonderful memories.
Please read my blog for camera tips, personal experiences, and ideas on how you can use your camera(s) to enhance and enrich your life.