I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question, and the response is usually, “the one you are carrying”. I learned this lesson last week while I was working in Cambridge. I was walking 6-8 miles a day to get between locations, dutifully carrying my Fuji XT1, in addition to my work stuff, just in case there was a great photo opportunity. And then, at the end of a very long day, I decided to leave it in my room for my last 3 mile loop.
Only to see the most amazing light pop through an overcast sky at 9:00 pm. I mean amazing. I was exhausted, jet lagged, and about to cry at not having my Fuji with me (I refrained though because a work colleague and friend was standing right there and I didn’t want to embarrass myself). I did the only thing I could in that moment….. I pulled out my iPhone.
I decided to treat these photos like I would my “real photos” and process them using my favorite PC software. I am pleased with how they turned out, grateful to have captured the moment, and thankful to have the “best” camera available.