Gear isn't everything they say and normally this is true but sports photography in my opinion is the only type of photography where gear does matter. To capture the most interesting and exciting sports moments you for instance (sometimes) need 14 frames per second, a fast and reliable autofocus, camera with a large buffer and lenses that produce sharp images. And yes unfortunately this gear isn't cheap.
Unfortunately I am a bit of a gear freak. If I had the money I proberly owned so much camera's, lenses and other stuff I think I would need a walk-in closet to store it.
The camera I mostly use is the Canon 1Dx. This baby has never let me down in all these years. It's fast, reliable, solid as a rock and with features every sports photographer needs. If I can give you one advice about camera's it would be: 'Learn how to use it, know what capabilities it has and know when to use them (or not).
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
- Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 IS USM
- Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 II IS USM
- Canon EF 20mm F2.8
- Canon EF 50mm F1.4
- Canon EF 85mm F1.8
- Canon EF 100mm F2.8
- Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Other stuff I use:
- Canon 600EX RT Flashes
- Lexar Professional 1066X Memory cards
- Lexar Memory card readers
- Manfrotto XPRO Monopod
- Walkstool Comfort
- Lowepro Flipside AW500 Rugzak
- Lower Street & Field serie
- Wacom Intuos tablet
- PhotoMechanic software
- Adobe Lightroom software