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  1. Albert
    March 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    This article rings familiar with me. First off, and non-photography related, I too was in the Air Force and stationed in Japan, with lots of time at Kadena.

    Secondly, I have accumulated way too many cameras. Cameras that I dreamed of for years now sit unused because of the difference between the “idea” of that camera being a game changer and the reality of how similar things get when you distill everything down to f-stop, shutter speed and for film cameras the emulsion used.

    I have many of the same cameras in your collection, yet I can’t remember the last time that I put film in my Leicas or medium format Rollies.

    I now use Fujifilm cameras as my primary digital system, but initially it was an experiment. I bought an XT2 with a single 23mm lens, telling myself that was all I need. Now I have 3 bodies and eight lenses. This clutters the brain everytime I go out for a shoot. Which body? Which lens(es)? Decisions weigh you down.

    I enjoyed reading your posting, seeing many of my life experiences in your story. I wonder how productive I would be if I stopped with that single XT2 and 23mm lens.

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    • Ricardo
      March 4, 2020 @ 8:57 am

      It always starts off as only “1 camera”. I do not know how many times I told myself I do not need to buy anymore cameras. Next week I find myself searching the bargain bins.

      I am not interested in new digital cameras because I find myself shooting more film these days. I think the XP3 will last me a few years

      you have a great setup with a 23mm and Xt2.

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  2. Rob
    March 3, 2020 @ 8:21 pm

    proof that no matter what you’re shooting, your editing will tend to be the same therefore null any difference in camera.

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    • Ricardo
      March 4, 2020 @ 8:56 am

      I agree. I have had a photographer friend who some how just automatically assumed I would buy cameras “to make me a better photographer” or “my photos to be the best”. No matter how many times I tried explaining that I buy cameras, just because I like cameras.

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  3. Inez Huerta
    August 5, 2020 @ 11:49 pm

    Love the Pictures. I remember the days that I would lay on the floor to take pictures of student’s doing preformance just for the perfect picture. Keep up the wonderful talent you have.

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  4. JOSE HUERTA
    August 6, 2020 @ 3:16 am

    DEAR RICKY,OLD MAN IS VERY PROUD OF EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ACHIEVED,GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS IN COMPANY OF YOUR FAMILY.KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.HUERTAS GENARATIONS

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