Daniel Owens Photography

The Camera I Use the Most, My iPhone

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We've seen a lot of great cameras in the last few months, but the camera that matters the most to any photographer is the camera they have with them when they need it. With the recent advancements in sensor technology, cell phone cameras have come a long way from the early days of Motorola flip-phones, and the cameras in some of today's phones have sensors packing a whopping 30 or more megapixels. Since Im already using Apple for most of my other technology needs, it makes sense for me to adopt fully into their products with the iPhone. 

Cellphone cameras are by no means a replacement to a professional system or services, but the cameras on our cellphones are rapidly overtaking the traditional method of carrying around a second camera along with us. 

Christmas Time upgrades...

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This picture doesn't belong to me. I'll let you know who it belongs to as soon as I can figure that out for myself. 

It's that time of year again, and I'm getting the itch to increase my camera collection. Around Christmas time, you see a lot of people selling old equipment to raise funds for holiday purchases and its the perfect time to check out pawnshops and Craigslist for deals on used equipment. Right now, I'm pretty happy with my digital arsenal, but I would like to get break into the medium format digital market with a digital back for my current Mamiya. I'm also considering getting a used Hasselblad system with a digital back. On the film front, I'm looking at some more serious TLR's such as Rolliecords or maybe a Yashica 124-G. Both are excellent cameras that are available around $100-$300 used. I might even trade some of my current gear. Who knows? I've been using my good friend Matt Druin's new Fuji X100T and its a beast and a beauty, but the price tag is a bit too hefty right now for a fixed lens camera. What do you guys think? Should I go for the digital medium format, the TLRs, or the newer Fuji X100T?