The paradox of choice. The more options you have for a particular decision, the harder the choice becomes.
From Wikipedia :”When people are faced with having to choose one option out of many desirable choices, they will begin to consider hypothetical trade-offs. Their options are evaluated in terms of missed opportunities instead of the opportunity’s potential. One of the downsides of making trade-offs is it alters how we feel about the decisions we face; afterwards, it affects the level of satisfaction we experience from our decision.”
When you have a range of grouse cameras and lenses to choose from, there is always a twinge of regret as I walk out the door for the ones left behind!
I have been trying to make my selections more simply, and not to agonise over them. It is not unusual for me to have to repack my day bag two or three times as I reconsider what to take with me.
So, I just reached for the single most “ordinary” combo that I have on the shelf. The Nikon F3 and a 50mm. Didn’t even think about it – just popped them in the bag and walked out the door…