In a certain way the analogy is true, lately, when applied to photography. Used to be that the "big irons" from Nikon and Canon were universally acknowledged to be the pro solution and showing up with something different might get you a sidelong look that signified trouble.
I worked all last week with the Nikons and boy are those files lovely. And nobody questioned my choice of cameras. But even the most addicted Nikon (or Canon) power user would have to admit, after working with a good, EVF endowed camera for a few weeks, that their choice of tools is growing kludgy and long in the tooth. It's not a question of lenses and sensors but
everything in between.
So, when I pulled the EM5.2 out of the drawer yesterday to shoot the still life stuff, with the hi-res setting, I felt like I'd gone on vacation and everything had gotten much easier for a day. Which led me to keeping the chrome model out today for my portrait shoot of a corporate superstar. And I set up the camera to detect faces, and to focus on the closer eye and I was freed from worrying about front or back focus and able to really engage with the guy on the other side of the camera. Wonderful.
Sometimes we let all that extra testosterone get in the way of doing our best work.
I'm thinking that the Olympus camera might need to return to the Pelican case as my day-to-day camera and I may need to put the Nikons into a slimmer rotation. Bringing them out when I want to do incredibly high resolution photography with subject motion and stuff like that. Oh, yeah, and when I need to show off how butch my camera is..... Better get some Zeiss Otus lenses to go with that D810. Wouldn't want those special clients to think I might be under-equipped.