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We Need New Specs

This is a chapter from the book A Lesser Photographer.

Speed shouldn’t just be measured in the hundredths of seconds it takes to expose an image, but in the time it takes to get your camera out and capture the moment.

Exposure shouldn’t just be measured in a histogram. It should be evaluated in the ease by which the image can be exposed to the right people in the right way to maximize impact.

The design of a camera shouldn’t be evaluated on day one. The mark of a great design is a camera that looks better after years of hard use because it hits a sweet spot for its user between constraint and utility.

We need new specs.