.. I don't think any of this is worth the time we've spent on it...
Photography for me, Chris, is very much about making money from what I do as a photographer
- so I guess that is why I ask others so many questions about the business side of things.
And so when someone like yourself or another professional photographer who I respect, says they are changing their gear, I'm more interested in how that will effect the amount of money that they will make in the future, than I am in hearing about the gear itself."Amateurs talk about equipment, Pros talk about money, Masters talk about light"
- type of thing.
So since I still haven't yet quite figured out how this decision you have made here, is going to make you more money - since you only seem to charge for 'your time' and not for the gear you use, and using this new system may mean it won't take you as long to shoot stuff, etc, etc - then I'm really curious to know why you (as a professional photographer)
felt this was the right thing for you to do, from a business point of view.
Now if you had said you just charge for 'the use of your work' instead - and you felt that this new bit of gear would either help you produce more images that others would want to use or that it would help you produce the type of images which others would want to use a lot more, i.e. they will want you to tick more boxes here on this Licence to use document after seeing the results
- or even both - then I could see the logic behind your decision here, as to why this new bit of gear may help you achieve that.
Spend more to help you make more, rather than spend more to help you earn less - type of thing.
Anyway, time to move on as you say - so I look forward to seeing how this decision you have made pans-out over the next few years - so over & out