shanehawley wrote in post #16629465
sports photography is the most expensive to get into! Ideally you need 2+ FF bodies, one with a 300mm+ and the other with a 70-200 and maybe keep a wide angle in the bag for arena shots, close up player/coach shots, etc
Most sports photogs have used crop cameras for the past decade, and have only recently gone back to full frame with the 1DX, before that, the 1dmk4, mk3, mk2 and 2n (and even the old 1dmk1) were an APS-H 1.3 crop sensor !
As for lenses, it all depends on the sport you are shooting.
For basketball, I typically have a 24-70 and 70-200, same for netball.
Field sports I typically grab a 400mm for AFL, Rugby and Soccer, with a 70-200 on the other body
Cricket needs a 600mm (on 1.3 crop, longer on FF)
Circuit racing (motorsports) I run a 400 or 500 and 70-200, with a 16-35 kept in the bag
Rallying I take a 16-35, 70-200 and 300 f2.8 - and a 1.4 converter.
I would start with a 7D and 70-200 - then get a 300 or 400 when budget allows (and thinking about your next camera too), then upgrade the camera body when the budget allows.
There is a lot of guys out there producing incredible work with a 7d, 24-70 and 70-200, they just have to think and move more, compared to the guys with 1DX and 400f2.8
Also, knowing the sport helps too, being able to anticipate the action