The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Best Buy.
An unusual post for me as I don’t normally talk about camera equipment regarding it as tools used to get the image. I stopped following equipment trends long ago so most of my gear is a decade or more old and now discontinued.
Then I thought of this photo from last winter. It features some of my best buys in camera equipment, all of which is long discontinued.
- The camera bag is a Tenba P895 purchased in the 1980s. Tenba discontinued the range about 15 years ago.
- The tripod is a Gitzo G340, the tripod head is an Arca-Swiss B1, both from the 1990s and both now discontinued.
- The camera is an Olympus E-3 from 2008 so around a decade old at the time the photo was taken and also discontinued.
I should add that since the photo was taken I have swapped out the Tenba bag for a canvas Domke. The reason for the change was two bad shoulders and deciding to try a bag that has a reputation for being easier on the shoulder. So far the Domke does seem easier on the shoulder but I still miss some of the features of the Tenba having used the range for decades.
The photo was taken with an old tablet I sometimes throw in the camera bag. It has an app that shows sun rise/set, moon rise/set times and locations along with a note taking app I use for recording dates and locations for future reference. There’s also an app for calculating long exposure times when using neutral density filters and an app for editing photos. Maybe the tablet should be on the best buy list.