This is my camera.
I will learn to love my camera
Where my camera goes I will follow
I will sleep with it.
Care for it
Treat it right
Because without my camera
I am nothing.
NB Ok it might sound a little extreme, but at the point where you can take the camera apart, decode all the buttons, prep the camera before location, then half the job's done.
My colleague has a nice acronym before she goes out to shoot; SING.
Shutter, Iris, Neutral Density, Gain - all of which affect exposure.
And you know what happens when your film's too hot.
.... this is my camera