I get asked a lot about the camera gear I use from other photographers and clients. For what ever reason there is a curiosity and also an expectation from the people who hire me. Over the years working events, weddings, and professional sports, photography gear with out a doubt impacts peoples perceptions and attitudes about the photographer.
If someone tells you that a camera or lens does not make a difference then they have no experience with the equipment. Photography gear does not make the photographer, however, the gear is an extension of the photographer. Every lens and camera produces a variation in looks. In fact, the same lens on a different camera body can create a variation in looks.
People depend on me to create image under non repeatable circumstances. For this reason, I use the best equipment that I find serves my purpose for dependability, and creative capabilities. I beat the heck out of my cameras and lenses. I purchase my gear based on the understanding that it is a tool and tools are meant to be used, look used, and put through the rigors. I primarily shoot Canon's Pro DLSR's . What i can attest to is they can take a beating, a dropping and keep on working.