Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Your camera is probably better than you are

Sep 4, 2023
John Aldred

I’ve been saying for years that digital cameras have reached a peak as far as still photography goes. Yes, there are still some small advancements…

Stop buying the gear you just want and focus on what you need

Aug 16, 2023
John Aldred

It’s a problem that all photographers and filmmakers experience at some point. We see some shiny new gear, and we just have to have it….

Don’t believe this myth about new photography gear

Jul 27, 2023
Alex Baker

How many times have I heard the phrase, “You have a great camera, you must be a really good photographer”? It’s true that right now,…

What should you really be spending money on as a photographer?

May 2, 2023
Alex Baker

What do you spend most of your money on when it comes to photography gear? It probably depends on quite a few things: how long…

The best camera (and how I found it)

Apr 30, 2023
Felix L. Esser

You’ve probably all heard the saying, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” And while that holds some truth there are good…

Here’s why you probably shouldn’t update your camera gear (yet)

Feb 24, 2023
John Aldred

It always seems like everybody scrambles to get all new gear every year or two when the manufacturers announce the newest bodies in their latest…

You don’t need to spend money on these things for great landscape photography

May 24, 2022
Alex Baker

I often think that photographers are a lot like drummers, at least when it comes to Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). You never replace your equipment,…

Don’t believe the hype – camera companies aren’t telling you the whole truth

Apr 11, 2022
John Aldred

This was a curious video to see pop up on my feed last night from Mike Smith. In it, he talks about the marketing hype…

Stop lusting after new gear – Your camera is probably better than you are

Feb 22, 2022
John Aldred

You’ll have to forgive this post coming just a couple of hours before Panasonic is set to announce the shiny new GH6 but with the…

Photographer Buys R5 Becomes instant success — exclusive interview

May 5, 2021
Illya Ovchar

It is often said that gear makes little to no difference, however that couldn’t be further from the truth in the case of Lon Moore….