Yes The best camera is the one you have with you. So Instagram has exploded worldwide. I can understand why. It’s easy, instant and social. It’s also free, unlimited, and can be posted spontaneous. I’m a snap-happy person so Instagram suits me well. But sometimes I wonder how that photo would have looked like with the heavy, expensive one. Top pic as Instagram. Lower pic as Instagram.
Instagram can’t compete with the Mark II in quality of course. But Instagram is unbeatable in terms of accessibility. The photos them self can be stunning in Instagram too, even if they are limited when it comes to print. I think they look their absolute best in the phone (it’s not the same feeling to look at Instagram on the screen for example in my opinon). Instagram as a phenomenon is appealing in several ways. The limitations with Instagram makes me think of Polaroids, which also was limited in its format but nice anyway.
Probably not fair to compare like this since Instagram and a SLR are two completely different things. Interesting things.
Some of the people I would like to see at Instagram: