"Tanaka's First Law of Photography: Whatever you use there you are. That is, you will make (or try to make) the same photograph regardless of the camera in your hands. Cameras are merely writing instruments for the mind's eye."
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Richard S: "Absolutely true if you interpret it to mean that every photo you take is an expression of your inner self and the way you see reality. I think we can all agree that if you gave three people identical cameras and set them to photograph in the same location, you would get three radically different sets of pictures. By the same token if you give a single photographer three different cameras and set her to photograph a location, the pictures will all have the same underlying feel to them, and tell a consistent story both about the location and the photographer who took them."
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