I started with a phone and film in 2005. Back then I captured streets, backstage, family, and nature. You don’t need very expensive and top equipment at the beginning, especially then you don’t know your niche. In 2022 I mostly use these setups:
Canon 5d mark II, was using Sony a7rii for a 7 years.
Mamiya 80mm 2.8
Mamiya 55mm 4.5