It's Not the Camera

Lots of people seem to think that you need a great camera (whatever that is) to take a great photo. This is completely false. Fancier cameras can make photography faster and more convenient, but beyond that there's little relationship between the quality of the photo and the expense of the camera. I just saw this shot on Flickr Explore, it was taken with a $25 Holga:

Zeb's commentary also explains better than I can why you shouldn't get obsessed with high-tech gear. Also see Your Camera Doesn't Matter by Ken Rockwell.

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