To the great delight of the small cat, I'm usually awake before dawn. This give us plenty of time which the many legged creature spend eating and simultaneously complaining about the many ways in which I fail to properly care for his needs. For my part, I prefer to go out and enjoy quietly reading with a coffee nearby waiting for his majesty to join me so we can both watch the sunrise.
This leave me some time to think about the watch of the day and photography. I'm not a photographer, and taking pictures isn't my hobby. In fact I have no interest in learning photography, I never cared about the camera of my cell phone and I seldom switch my Canon G12 settings from auto. I can't even remember when or why I bought it. The only interest I have in photography is as a tool to take pictures of my watches.
The one I'll wear today is the Dietrich SD-1, which is one of the best looking and more unique watches in my collection. Its sapphire floating dial and light refracting bezel are also particularly interesting to catch on camera, as is the extraordinary brushing on the bracelet.
The problem is that the G12 is getting older and I was never good at using it in dim lights, which is a situation that is getting worse as we progress into winter. I know that digital sensors became much better since I bought the G12, but I have no ideas what are the models sold now and how good they are at macro shots.
So, is it worth for me to get a new camera just for getting better pictures of my watches?
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.