except when it does

eleanor chambers memorial fountain and city hall “your camera does not matter” by ken rockwell is a good rant about equipment fetishism in photography. i’ve been spending some money on equipment, but i try do not think it will make me take better shots, just different kinds of shots. this amur tiger shot wouldn’t have been possible without my 75-300mm zoom lens. i ordered a 50mm f/1.8 lens because it is cheap, should let me take pictures in lower-light conditions, and it has a fixed focal length that will force me to take pictures in a different way.

the 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 is on my wish list, but i don’t expect to get it for a while. i think it will be useful for my broadway/main/spring pictures, where i can’t get as much of the buildings i’d like because there’s only so far back on the sidewalk i can get.