I came across an interesting “debate” between the two. Ken Rockwell wrote an entry stating that “Your Camera Doesn’t Matter” which reads in part:
Your equipment DOES NOT affect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your equipment the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. The right equipment just makes it easier, faster or more convenient for you to get the results you need.
Michael Reichmann wrote a rebuttal entitled (surprise! surprise!) “Your Camera Does Matter” and his shock quote is:
Let’s get something straight right off. Photography is not possible without a camera and a lens. (Don’t talk to me about the camera obscura and pinhole cameras. The pinhole is in essence a lens, and the room or box is indeed a camera).
To settle this important dispute once and for all (and since I know better, of course), I put Michael Reichmann vs Ken Rockwell in googlefight.com and here is the result: