This kind of example brings me to the second type of gear you should avoid buying and it is the one with features you think you’ll need over the ones you will really need. Let me explain. With camera companies releasing new cameras every year it can be tempting to reach for the latest and greatest, right? But when you think about what you are really going to do with the camera you might realise that you not only don’t need to buy the latest tech but it will also save you a lot of money you can use later to actually get better at photography. I know, it can be tempting to get the latest camera with 20 frames per second in continuous autofocus. Well, if you are shooting the Olympics and need to deliver this is, of course, an awesome feature to have. But if you are going to shoot landscapes, then not so much. Buying a 1.4 lens can give you awesome bokeh but when you end up shooting street photography with F8, you don’t really need it.