Will open with a cut and paste from the 1 of 2.
Despite my best rationalizations I started being taken over by gadget acquisition syndrome recently. The battle comes down to:
Just shot a bridal shoot last week. Wedding is yet to come so all I can share is a photo of the Father of the bride’s (Also a photographer.) leaf blower used to… clear leaves of course but also to give that wind blown Beyonce effect for a couple of shots.
Used my trusty old A7III and I could not ask for anything more. Used it for a recent wedding shoot (Second shooter to Wilson.) also.
Not once did I ever think, “I need something more.”
Blah, blah, blah must buy new thing because it exists.
While I do admit that the A7IV is a better camera, I also must acknowledge that nothing about the A7III is limiting me from producing the images I am looking for.
Still, I thought, I will just go to my local camera shop and give it a look. What is the worst that could happen? But first… to give GAS time to cool off a bit let me finish a roll of film. Even better. Two rolls of film.
For 2 of 2 I ran a roll of gifted film from the Father of the bride.
Developed at home with Cinestill df96.
This time around I put the roll through a Contax G1 all with the bargain of the Contax G lens line up Zeiss 90mm f/2.8.
Some say the 90mm f/2.8 makes the G1 struggle with focusing but that has not been my experience. In fact this combination took one of my favorite photos of my lovely wife.
As mentioned in the 1 of 2 post by the time I finished the two rolls of film, arrived at the camera shop, and started chit chatting… Someone else came in the door and traded their A7III for the one A7IV they had in stock.
Saved from myself once again.
Now make no mistake. I will eventually end up with an A7IV. But my plan is to wait as long as I can.
On to the photos. No surprises here. Great camera. Great lens. A favorite film that was free .99.
Most photos posted. A few down due to human error. A couple of accidental fires and I ended the roll a couple of exposures too soon. Here are the rest.
Mission accomplished. Managed to successfully distract myself and dodge the new gear fever once again.