The high-end lens threads and high-end body threads have the most impressive shots here, IMO. This often feeds the 'equipment is the answer' approach. I feel that this has less to do with the equipment and much more to do with the fact that better photographers tend to buy better stuff. Nothing new about this thought that has been mentioned before.
But I wonder what the shots would look like if the 1D's and 5D's folks here all shot with a low end body and kit lens. I am sure we would see a bit less Bokeh and creative DOF, but I wonder how those shots would compare to the images currently being posted.
I know the web has many sites where great shots are posted from 'inferior' equipment. I certainly mean no offense to those shooting lower end bodies and kit lenses.
My work is too amateurish to see a difference if I started using cheaper gear. But it would be interesting to know what the cheaper body or P&S shots would look like if all the same creativity and effort went into the shots. All the while, I keep buying 'better' gear.
Sorry for the pondering - back to our regularly scheduled programming.