I am losing the race with my aging body.
As my eyesight continues to decline I am still trying to improve my photography skills. A blind amateur photographer? Oh, what the hell.
When taking photos of small flitty birds there are really two options:
1. Be very, very good.
2. Be very, very close.
At one time I carried a long variable-zoom lens. Every year it got heavier. I still own that lens for tripod situations, and also a close-up lens for bugs and butterflies, but for everyday shooting I use an old tech Nikon D7500 DSLR body with a modern Nikkor 300mm f/4 prime lens.
I suppose eventually I could replace that body with a modern, gee-whiz mirrorless camera, but I love it. Does a man put down his loyal dog simply because it is old?