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What camera should I buy? What’s the best camera? What camera should I use? Is this camera better than that one? Which camera makes the best images?
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These are all questions most, if not all, photographers ask at some point in their life. For me, I look at the camera as a tool. Just like all hammers are not the same, all cameras are different. Some are more suited for one type of photography over the other. But in the end, the image is what’s most important.
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One of the reasons I shoot with so many cameras is because of what I just said above. The camera is a tool and there are certain images that I simply wouldn’t be able to capture if I restricted myself to only one camera. I’m not opposed to restrictions or limitations in photography. In fact, I find that this is a healthy exercise to push yourself into unknown territory. But I would never want to restrict myself to one camera or format for the rest of my life. There are simply too many images to be made that a single camera isn’t capable of capturing. An 8×10 camera is wonderful, but simply can’t capture certain images that another simpler or more nimble camera is able to. On the contrary, a view camera is capable of making images that many other cameras are unable to.
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So what’s the best camera? Well…whatever is the right tool for the job. Maybe the real question is, “Which camera helps you capture your vision the best in the moment?”
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Lee Vining, California

I’m back home from my Eastern Sierra adventure where I spent the majority of my time south of Lee Vining up in the hills. I was fortunate to have a small storm on two separate days where it snowed and created interesting light. Boy was it cold!!!! I ended up shooting mostly black and white film on a variety of cameras, and it’ll be a few weeks before I’m able to show some images. For now, enjoy this collage.
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Film loaded and all packed up. Adventure starts tomorrow!
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Culver City, California

This is my camera that I used for the last series of images, an old Speed Graphic with a Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm lens.
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