I hope to one day turn fully pro, but at the moment I'm slowly building up business shooting sports with a 7D. One thing seems clear though, it's unlikely that I could make a living just doing sports because I'm effectively working just two days per week.
So I need to develop some new income streams. I took my camera along to a christening a few weeks ago and now the couple in question want me to do their wedding. I'm not that keen, to be honest, as I don't have an eye for that sort of photography (the christening shots turned out OK mainly because I have good gear), but there are lots of ways a camera can make money, such as product, real estate and event photography.
While my gear is fine for sports (7D plus EF-S 15-85mm, 135mm f/2.0, 70-200mm f/2.8, 300mm f/2.8) I don't have a good quality, fast general purpose zoom. I will also need a second or back-up body.
So, would you go for another 7D, or maybe a 5D MKII? And what lens - 17-55 f/2.8 (assuming I stay with the 7D bodies) or a different wide zoom, such as the 17-40L? I may even consider selling the 7D and getting two 5D bodies (in which case of course I would sell the EF-S15-85mm).
Basically, I need to think about how to expand my gear so that I can shoot real estate, product pics and events.