Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a closet gadget freak.
“If you don’t have the toys, you ain’t got the talent”
I know I’m deluded.
I asked a few people what they regarded as the minimum kit for starting digital photography. I got a combination of answers, which boiled down to two basic stand points.
- Decent camera, good fixed lens, tripod, flash gun, remote
- Decent camera
Well it’s too early for me to tell, and it’s probably always going to be a matter of opinion I guess. I went with option 1 to feed my need for the shiny.
But, I can tell you one thing.
As I slogged across a beach in the rain at the weekend with my camera bag with extra lens, charger, manuals, flash gun, etc etc etc and then a second bag with a tripod in it, I grew to appreciate the simple practicality of option 2.
… Of course maybe I just need a bigger better bag…