Working photographers have a not-so-secret secret…they go absolutely bonkers when it comes to “gear.”
They also have a tendency to go broke as well!
Kidding aside, photography gear is pricey and serious photographers spend a lot of time and energy taking extremely cautious care of everything they own.
The camera industry is at a crossroads. Mirrorless cameras are the future and, while I still shoot on DSLRs, we live in a time where it is virtually impossible to go wrong when investing in a higher-end camera. So much of this area is subjective and determined by each individual photographer’s needs. The futile arguments that rage on in the comment section of YouTube equipment reviews are just that – completely futile.
There are many that also believe cameras themselves are becoming obsolete because smartphone cameras are great and only getting better with every new or upgraded model.
Personally, I do not believe a smartphone will replace what a professional event or wedding photographer (or videographer) can do with a modern camera in the near future.
And most any working photographer will reinforce what I also believe is true: lenses matter more than the camera itself.
So what do I shoot with?
I am in the Nikon system and have two D750 bodies. My primary “glass” (aka lenses) consists of Tamron’s version of the “holy trinity” (15-30/2.8, 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8). I love the flexibility that Tamron’s zoom lenses offer. They fit my current style perfectly.
For portraits I love using my Nikkor 105/1.4 and still get a lot of use out of the 35, 50 and 85/1.8 Nikon primes.