My daughter plays club volleyball and, for the past few years, I've been the team photographer during tournaments. While my equipment isn't necessarily the greatest, it's been doing the job for the past few years.
Each year, the club organizes a night where the official team and individual portraits are done; however, after a relatively disastrous showing this year by the photographer, the club executive has talked to me about doing the portraits for next season.
Looking through the Sports and Portrait subforums, I've noticed the following:
* Not a lot of portraits are done using the 7D
* A lot of portraits are done using a 70-200mm lens
So, now I'm questioning whether I should upgrade my lens AND/OR buy a used 5D (I or II) so that I have the "proper tools for the proper job". My requirements (if any) would be:
* Don't buy more gear than what's needed (ie. don't buy a 5D4 if a 5D2 can do the job)
* A lens purchase should be useful outside of the portrait shoot (I shoot indoor action photos for the team, and then casual photos of my son playing baseball (7-yr-old)
Is there a suggested purchase strategy to improve my gear?