What I was specifically addressing in my comment, though, was the mentality of "my pictures will be BETTER if I only have camera/lens/format/tripod abc etc". Your pictures will NOT be more like Ansel Adams' if you go buy an 8x10 field camera and a 14" Commercial Ektar lens. Your pictures won't even necessarily get any better at all if you go buy that 8x10 field camera, unless you use the discipline and rigor such a camera requires to slow down and think about each frame you expose and why you want to expose it and if it's worth committing to film in the first place. And you really ought to be thinking long and hard about why you want your pictures to look like someone else's pictures in the first place. What I wanted to learn from Ansel Adams was rigor and technique; I learned it and added it to my repertoire and moved on. I want any landscape/streetscape/portrait/abstract that I take to look like a Scott Davis, not an Ansel Adams. Call it ego if you want to, but I don't want people to mistake my work for anyone else's.