Ray, very true. The GR was much anticipated and by itself it would have been well received and loved. But along comes the A, just a few weeks before...I wish only one of them had been released - I'd be absolutely out of my mind thrilled with either and it would have saved all of this choosing!
When I test new cameras like I did this weekend I come to dislike taking pictures. So I dive into my photobook collection to remind myself why I love photography and outside of gear analysis what I hope to achieve before I move on. In the end the gear is just a tool and all else comes from our mind and our eyes. The art is the hard part, the part that requires openness, sensitivity, vision and diligence.
My mind might choose the A, my heart will choose the GR. And soon I shall forget all about this and simply take pictures. Actually, last night, after the kids went to bed, I snuck up to Tilden Park for a few moments, and the birds were singing their goodnight song and I realized that, for me, how much taking pictures is mostly about being out in the natural world. And today the family took a Jewel Lake Loop walk and it was therapeutic for all. Caught some nice family snaps.
I shall soon post a picture or two.