Originally Posted by equetefue
yeah for sports definetely the 5D is too slow. I would go with the D700 or if $ no object the 1Ds.
I need to get into sports man, but don't know how to start around here. Birds don't complain if you know what I mean
You're not gonna like this, but postpone the 500. Get a 400 f/2.8 for night venues and blurred backgrounds. Go to sportsshooter.com and read up.
Then find out where the soccer games are located in your area, get a company name, have some cards printed along with some t-shirts that say see today's action at... your website, and sign up for something like a smugmug pro account.
You want to go to events where the parents are, i.e. the kids aren't old enough to drive. The parents are the ones who'll buy the pics.
Finally, stay away from girl's events. I only shoot them if specifically asked.
Parents are funny about this sometimes.
If you want more info, pm me but it's an easy way to make alot of money and have some fun.