As my wife tells me: If you like it, keep it. If you use it, keep it. If you do not like it, and do not use it: sell it. I have done the latter for equipment that meets the criteria.A few years ago I got into photography after big hiatus and I got a Panasonic GX9 with a few lenses, then I caught the Fuji bug.
I got myself an XT-3 with the 35mm f1.4, 18mm f2m, 18-55 f2.8-f4, 50mm f2, 75-300, and a Viltrox 85mm f1.8.
Now in the last year I have used this camera maybe once..
Why? I couldn't let go of my favorite lens, my mitakon 25mm f0.95. I paired it with a Pen-F and it's been just perfect. The crappy AF of the pen-f is a non issue, the EVF is good enough and I am loving the output I get.
If I need AF, I grab my E-PL9 which is a tiny but very capable camera. I recreated my kit of tiny but powerful lenses (25mm f0.95, 10mm f2, P20mm f1.7, P12-32, O45-105R, Sigma 56mm f1.4) and I've not really needed more..
For some reason it doesn't spark joy anymore using the Fuji, I can't quite put my finger on why. Perhaps its the size or weight of the kit.
Every time I leave the house now, I have either a Pen-F with me or my lx 100 or a E-PL9 with some small prime. Or all of those, as they are tiny and don't weight too much.
And the tininess and weight is the biggest factor for me taking a camera.
Should I just sell the Fuji gear? I feel it's just depreciating in value and I've no use for it. I've even shot more with my tiny DxO One than the Fuji this year
Here are my stats of pics taken:
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Any recommendations? What would you do?
There are cameras and lenses that I've sold. BUT- most of those are to friends to get a lens that deserves more use. Or- just give it away.
I have some lenses that if you see them for sale, it means I am dead. This week, someone advised me that some lenses I worked on for a camera collector that I've known for 40+ years were now on Ebay. Meant one thing.
My personal gear review. Right. I'm thinking of buying another 6.5ft bookshelf so I can unpack some boxes of lenses. Adapters to Z-mount opened up use of al least 60 more lenses.