Give a cheap violin to a violin master and they will still make beautiful sounds with it. Give a Stradivarious to a begginer and the reverse will happen. It's not the camera but the photographer's skill and talent...
Give the cheap violin to the beginner and the output won't get worse. Give the Stradivarius to the master and the sounds will get significantly more beautiful.
Why is it so hard for people to grasp that while skill is the most important factor, the tools do matter.
I get so sick and tired of this "it's all the photographer and not any of the equipment" garbage too. There's a reason that every SI shooter on NFL sidelines have a 1Dx and 400 f/2.8L II IS lens. Because it matters.
There's also a reason I can do a heck of a lot more clean 8x10 printing NOW versus IN THE PAST for indoor sports. It's because of my 1Dx and only because of my 1Dx. The prints I'm doing now I just didn't do in the past because sensor was limiting with noise/IQ loss.
Is there something in my skill and technique that I was doing wrong before I bought my new camera that prevented me from doing so? Sure, sports photography has been going on for a long time, it's just now with better equipment, it's better.