"It is a poor carpenter who blames his tools."
My first camera was Nikkormat. My father used Nikon so I was
able to "borrow" his lenses and have used Nikon ever since.
However, it makes
little difference what brand of camera you use.
I am barely able to take advantage of the capabilities that reside in my
camera bag. I do purchase equipment that is above my abilities. This
gives me the opportunities to grow into my gear.
The most important piece I own is a tripod. When I don't use it, it
shows. I recently purchased a larger more cumbersome one. This
forces me to slow way down and examine closely what I am shooting. If you
are just starting out, buy the biggest tripod and the biggest head you can
possibly afford. The more rock solid and the harder it is to setup, the
better your photos will be. Also get one that reaches eye level.
Your back will thank you.