Have you heard the story of the two photographers standing together and shooting pictures? One is a professional who makes a living out of taking photographs, and the other is a hobbyist. The professional is taking his pictures with a professional camera and lens, while the amateur is shooting with his basic entry level camera and kit lens. At one point during the shoot, the amateur tells the professional that with his expensive camera and lens, no doubt he would get great images which would make him a lot of money. The professional tries his best to convince him that the camera is only a tool, and that his skills sets do have something to do with the quality of images that he creates. Getting frustrated with the amateur’s constant rejection of this idea, the pro offers to exchange equipment with the amateur for the remainder of the day, and suggests that the photographer with better images at the end of the day gets to keep ALL of the camera gear! The amateur knows when he is beaten, and walks away saying nothing.
This little story just goes to prove that many a time people hide behind the fact that they have lesser equipment than others, and make this an excuse to shoot substandard images.