So, what now? I hear you. He is giving up, halfway through, right?
You should be so lucky.
I never understood the attachment to gear. Still don't. Things change. The fancy new cameras of my youth are old and tucked away in closets, attics or worse. The old press photographers are all dead, and there are good news photographers whose parents were not yet born when I started working.
This is the way of the world.
So, I dedicate the rest of the month to using, as much as I can, the camera I have with me all the time, my Samsung S3 Note.
All three of the photos on this page were taken with it. With a little thought to light and it's limitations, and using the right software (I really like Black Cam Pro), you can take photos of acceptable quality of most anything.
I really like Black Cam Pro, it allows you to use the colored filters, like on lenses. Yes, filter is not a new term for the digital age, kids. You can also alter exposure times manually and lots of other things I have not yet toyed with.
So, that is my harrumph moment. I hope you will forgive and forget. Since I am getting older, I am sure I will forget.