Get a GoPro BONES— the ultimate minimalistic design. No LCD screen. The truly zen camera.
I intend to use this for my street photography GoPro POV videos, and vlogging. I don’t have a drone, but I intend to just use this for my self.
Just ordered one with my PayPal balance (cool I can buy stuff on the GoPro.com website with PayPal!) Next day shipping. Excited to test it out!!! To me this is 1000x more interesting, and exciting than even the newest iPhone Pro.
A fun zen thought:
Can they invent a new iPhone or Apple device that has no screen?
Also– I desire a car *without* a touch screen. Can there be any new cars made in the present or the future without LCD screens or touch screens?
There is no “perfect” camera. Don’t fall into GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and falsely believe that buying a new camera will make you a better photographer.
If you’re not feeling inspired in your photography, I recommend you to buy books, not gear. Also check out these 75+ Inspirational Photo Books You Gotta Buy. You can also download my free books.
- ERIC KIM RICOH GR IIIX REVIEW
- The Optimal Camera
- Material Matter
- Just buy it and forget it.
- Products will not bring you joy
- DARK GEAR.
- EVEN THOUGH WE GET THE BEST, WE’RE STILL NOT SATISFIED.
- HARDWARE IS THE FUTURE.
- iPad Pro over iPhone Pro
- Is Leica Overrated?
- Fujifilm X-PRO 3 over Leica M10
- Equipment Creep
- Once You Got Perfect, Then What?
- WHY I LOVE RICOH GR III
- One-Handed Photography
- Why Rangefinders Are Overrated
- WHY YOU MUST BUY RICOH GR III
- The Best Equipment is The Equipment You Already Have
- The Best Camera is the One You Shoot with the Most
- Why RICOH GR III is the Best Camera
- Use and Use Your Gear!
- RICOH is the new LEICA
- In Praise of Banging around Your Camera
- Electric Cameras
- Why the RICOH GR III is Better than the Leica Q2
- Buy a new Ricoh GR III, not a New iPhone
- The Best Headphones are In-Ear Monitors
- Are Point-and-Shoot Cameras the Best Cameras?
- Gear Adaptation Syndrome
- What is the Benefit of “Standalone” Digital Cameras?
- All Cameras are Good Cameras
- Why The Future of Photography is Software
- RICOH MAFIA
- Use and Use Your Gear!
- Why RICOH GR II is the Best Street Photography Camera
- The Best Photography/Vlogging Equipment Setup
- My Favorite Travel Street Photography Equipment
- Zen Body-Hand-Mind Connection with the Camera
- Why It Doesn’t Matter What Camera You Shoot With
- What is the Best Camera and Lenses for Street Photography?
- The Best Travel Street Photography Equipment 2018
- 6 Lessons I’ve Learned After Shooting All the Expensive Cameras
- How to Make Good Photos on a Shitty Camera
- Why I Shoot With One Camera and One Lens
- My Travel Equipment, Winter 2017
- What is the Perfect Camera For You?
- What to Consider When Buying a Camera
Currently my favorite camera is the RICOH GR III:
This is a list of my personal favorite equipment in photography, computers, and life:
Of course, this list probably won’t apply to you — but this is advice I would give myself (if I needed to buy stuff):
If you’re new to shooting film, pick up a copy of FILM NOTES.
Best film rangefinder
Leica MP + Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron Lens
Best affordable film rangefinder
Leica M6 + Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 Lens
Best compact film camera
Best medium-format film camera
Best black and white film
Kodak Tri-X 400 (pushed to 1600): $5
Best color film
Kodak Portra 400: $8.50
Best film scanner
For medium-format/35mm: Epson v800: $800
For 35mm: Plustek OpticFilm 8100: $270
Best camera shoulder bag
Best camera backpack
Fits 13” Laptop and Camera: Thinktank Perception 15 (black): $120
Best photography neck strap
Best photography wrist strap
Best photography inspiration website
Best photography news blog
Best photography software
Best video editing software
iMovie (free) or Final Cut Pro X ($300)
See all my free books.
Best educational photography book
Magnum Contact Sheets
Best black-and-white photography art book
“Exiles” by Josef Koudelka
Best color photography art book
“The Suffering of Light” by Alex Webb
Best photography handbook
Best philosophy book
On the Shortness of Life – Seneca ($8) // 10 Lessons Seneca Has Taught Me.
Best digital tools
Maxed-out 13” MacBook Pro (Refurbished)
The smallest iPhone available (currently iPhone Mini)
Best Mac Apps
Best writing app
IA Writer (for writing)
Best screen recorder
Best image saver
ExOfficio Men Boxer Brief (black): $26
Outlier NYC Merino Wool T-Shirt
Outlier NYC Black Merino Wool Socks
Merino Wool Leggings (black)
LINDBERG – Titanium
Best entrepreneurial tools
Best blogging platform
WordPress.org + Genesis theme
Best paid online services
Best cloud storage
Diet & Nutrition
Intermittent fasting — with one big meal a day (only dinner)
Deadlifts (one rep max) + squats + dumbbell press + chin-ups + pushups
Of course this is just a list of stuff that work for me. It probably won’t work for you.
But I got inspired to make this list– because it took me about 10 years to figure out the best equipment for me. And this works for me, and I hope it can help simplify your purchasing decisions (at least in photography and some other details).
I’ll continue to do articles and videos related to equipment– because I do believe (up to a certain degree) having the ‘right’ equipment in life makes life easier. But the problem is falling victim to GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) where we are buying stuff for the sake of it (has happened to me).
If you already have a bunch of equipment that works for you– stick with it. But if you need some help, I hope this list helped you.