Usually when I'm sat in my pants reading emails, I keep my trigger finger hovering over the delete button; waiting to mercilessly slaughter updates from the local garden centre, or Medium articles telling me I can better myself by getting up earlier and writing down my feelings. However, every now and then I see questions on what gear I use to shoot my stuff.
First off, you could use anything. I have no affiliations to any brands, and I'm pretty confident that any kit you put together for this sort of money will be able to help you tell stories. If not, it's probably not the equipments fault...
Ridiculously capable sensor. When you're compositing you need to nail the same light and exposure as the other photos you're sticking together, but if I don't this sensor has me covered. The dynamic range lets me pull the files apart like nothing I've ever used, and gets me out of jail if I've really messed up in the field.
Probably my heaviest piece of equipment, but it's the only full frame lens I need, and it has image stabilization so I can drink too much coffee and still use it without my shaking ruining everything. It's about half the price of Nikon's version and although distortions are slack (particularly at the wide end) all can be fixed and forgiven in post.
Olympus OM-D EM-5
My first proper camera, I will never get rid of it. Tiny, incredible stabilisation, and my resolution for 2016 is to take it with me everywhere so I don't miss anything. Be prepared to buy lots of replacement eye pieces if you don't look after them, I'm onto my 9th.