I believe that one of my biggest weakness is a lack of patience for gear. Like many others, I lust over that new shiny piece of plastic, but my desire to add more tools is simply wishful thinking.
If I’m being truly honest with myself, I still only use the first lens I purchased 8 years ago. I have certainly added more since then and those tools can be very useful in some situations, but yet I’m sure that 80% of my work still comes from that original 17-40mm lens.
The fact is that I detest changing lenses. Why can’t I have a camera that fits in my pocket, has a range of 8 to 800mm and is super clean at 6400iso with 10-stops of image stabilization?
Several times last month, the camera bag has stayed home and I went with the basics. One lens, tripod and a bag of filters. It has been great.