Selling up vs “giving up”.
Recently, I have become very jaded with the idea of progressing in photography. I enjoy taking pictures everywhere that I go, and especially random shots when travelling. But trying to “be” a photographer? Even as a hobby? Nah, kind of had enough. Always enjoyed the gear as much, if not more than, the act of taking pictures, and since simplifying my life in various ways the act of acquiring new toys and playing has also lost its appeal.
So I’m in the process of selling my M4/3rds outfit - my trusty “G” and my small collection of lenses - and just keeping my Ricoh GXR with the 28mm/APS sensor, which I love using most, and the versatile 28-300 mini-zoom module that sees occasional use.
Keeping my FED3 though, for the roll of film that I go through about every 3 months..;) It’s the best rangefinder ever to come out of the USSR (in 1967) and my well-worn, literally daily use, bag, that has become such a part of me.
Onwards…more fun, less stuff. ;)
Edit - 20-07: Changed my mind completely (this is not unknown to happen…) and kept my G, with a very random selection of cheap lenses. Reason? So much more versatile, even for a jaded hobby photographer; endless cheap lens possibilities with adaptors, that oh so useful tilting touch screen, and a damned good EVF. Bye-bye Ricoh, it was a fun (and virtually free) experiment, but the G has it, for me. For now, lol…