It's not exactly a secret that many of us photographers like to collect lenses, frequently having way more than we absolutely need. But when does that become a problem for your work?
Coming to you from Michael the Maven, this great video examines the drawbacks of owning too many lenses. First, there are the obvious financial drawbacks of having a lot of money tied up in things you don't use often enough to justify owning in the first place. That could be money that you could spend on something that would be of more use to your business and your work. On a more subtle level, however, having too many options can lead to a sort of decision paralysis, and in the long term, this can have adverse effects on your work, as it reduces your consistency and often your creative potential by forcing you to devote more cognitive resources to choosing equipment or even fulfilling a perceived obligation to use it instead of toward the creative process. Of course, that's not to say that this is the case for all photographers, but it's definitely something worth thinking about. Check out the video above for more thoughts on the issue.