Working for B&H I often get asked what is the best camera out there.
My reply is often: The one that is in your hand.
A camera can shoot 10 frames per second and have the highest megapixels out in the market, but if it is in your bag at home, or on your shelf, chances are you are missing some great shots. I recently received my point and shoot digital camera (the only digital camera that I own) back from repairs and it is great to have my always attached to my hip Ricoh GRd back in action. I took this photo of the week last week during the 10 minutes that I went outside my office for lunch.
In other Gabe news:
Nancy and I are preparing for our Tuscan Vacation. We fly to Rome tonight and take the train up to meet our good friends David, Barbara, and Mamina in Cortona, Tuscany. They invited us a year ago to stay with them in their Farmhouse and take lots of pictures and eat real Italian food. David and I have come up with a photo theme and plan on a lot of Night Photography as well as early morning photo shoots. I anticipate several siestas under the Tuscan Sun. Nancy and I previously visited Italy and Tuscany in 1997 and a 54 image show came out of that trip…so the expectations are high!
Here are two pictures I plan on expounding upon while on the trip:
And if you want to really make fun of me, here is my gear list for the trip:
Widelux F7 – This is a small panoramic camera. Who can resist panoramas?
Zero Image 4×5 pinhole camera – Rumor has it that I like to shoot pinhole cameras. This camera hasn’t got a lot of use lately and I’m ready to show it the large format love.
Nikon F3 with 70-210 lens – Okay, this might be overkill but this is the only telephoto lens I have and I have a feeling I’ll be wanting to zoom into some Tuscan villas from the distance.
Believe it or not, all this gear fits into one bag. I don’t plan on bringing all these cameras with me all the time. I just want options.
And let’s not forget that little Ricoh camera that never leaves my hip!
It is highly unlikely that I will be posting any updates on the website while in Tuscany. But we will be back on August 27th with plenty of stories and images!
Ciao for now!