When buying a new camera body I doubted that I would ever use my Canon EOS 400D again, unless it broke, and the same goes for my nifty fifty (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II) when I upgraded to the f/1.4. Both pieces of gear where the catalysts to my obsession with photography and lately I have found a new use for them.
I nearly always have a camera with me, so my old 400D + 50mm f/1.8 has become the camera and lens combination I bring when I don't want to bring the upgrades. All photos in this post where taken with this winning combination and when I look at them I cant help but think, that I might have rushed into upgrading a bit to soon.
Bottom line is, if you have an old camera just sitting on a shelf or in a bag, bring it whenever you feel that it's properly a bad idea to bring your newest. Put some milage into your old gear and capture those memorable moments and great candids that would otherwise pass you by. You might even get more interesting shots with your old camera because you are less protective about it and likely to take some risks with it in hand.
Keywords: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Canon EOS 400D, b&w, b/w, golden hour, nifty fifty, old gear, use your old gear
Completely agree. I love switching out my gear and "keeping it fresh" :-). Nice pics!
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