Thursday, September 15, 2022

Super Sevens

I'm not really an early adopter, especially of electronica. I made two gear upgrades five years ago, in the fall of 2017. 

For one, I sold my Nikon D200 and upgraded to a Sony a7. That was going from a 12-year-old camera to a 4-year-old one. I also upgraded from the iPhone 6S I'd been using for a year and a half to an iPhone 7 Plus. Both the iPhones were about one model behind when I got them.

The Sony a7 didn't last long as my main work camera, being almost instantly supplanted by an a7 II the following spring, which was in turn replaced by my current Canon EOS 5DS just before SHOT in January 2020. The 5DS was launched seven years ago, but after two and a half years, I'm still happy with it.

Unlike my camera fluttering, the iPhone 7 Plus had a rock-steady five year run. It was still working fine, too, holding plenty of battery charge despite being used daily as a mobile hot spot. Still, though, it was the cheapest variant, with 32GB of storage, and app bloat and my incessant camera use had the memory slap full for the past year or so.

After the announcement of of the new 14's by Apple, my carrier put all the older models on sale, and so I finally upgraded again. If I get another five years of of this 13 Pro Max, I'll be tickled pink.