Leica, or not?

Who said you need top-of-the-line gear to make good photos? I know tons of Leica owners will claim their super expensive but super quality cameras and lenses will give them super photos but, truth be told, it's not the equipment that makes the photo. It's the photographer, with the aid of his gear, who makes the shot.

For example, my brother isn't into photography at all. He doesn't own a Leica, doesn't own a pro digital Canon or Nikon, and doesn't care much for it either. Years ago, he bought himself a starter Nikon SLR (single lens reflex), which he consequently used just once on a holiday to record his vacation. The camera just didn't do it for him. A few years later he got himself a digital P&S (point-&-shoot), a Kodak DX6340. Not a top-of-the-line camera, not expensive as a Leica, not equiped with all kinds of bells and whistles. But he uses it, at home and on vacation, and he is taking very nice photos with it. In my opinion, that's what counts.

Greek island, seen from Kos.
Kodak DX6340
Taken by Eric T. Lang while on vacation in Kos.

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