This is one of my most frequently asked questions. Or, the alternative statement: “You must have a fancy/expensive camera!”
Nope. I use a Minolta x-370. It is a 35 mm SLR, an old film camera. Very basic. It does have a light meter, which is quite accurate and I use most of the time. No autofocus, no motor drive. (No autoadvance.) They don’t make it anymore.
Once in a while I get tempted to buy something new, something fancy. And I go to a store, and pick some up– and they’re all too big. I can’t get my hand around them comfortably. I would have to use the tripod every time, and I don’t want to do that. I wouldn’t shoot as much. I like my camera and am happy sticking with my usual gear.