I've been doing amateur sports photography for my kids soccer, basketball and cross country teams. I'm finding my Pentax set up (Pentax KP with Sigma 70-200/2.8) just doesn't quite cut it for the fast autofocus needed - primarily for the night soccer games where you have low light conditions.
My limited research is pointing me to the Nikon D500. I don't have any need for a large full frame camera and I like the idea of the crop sensor giving me the added focal length. I plan to purchase a 70-200mm/2.8 lens. Most likely a 3rd party lens to save on the cost.
I'm looking for the best place(s) to purchase a used camera and lens.
I'm also looking for advice on a 3rd party 70-200mm lens. I think I've seen that there's a Sigma and Tamron available that both look pretty good. I'm hoping one of them is reasonably sharp wide open and at full zoom.
Keep in mind, that I'm just an amateur and my capabilities and my end product have no need for high end professional gear. I'm not selling photos, but I do take photos of all team members and then post them on Amazon for anyone to view and download.
Thanks and looking forward to being a Nikon owner.
I've been a Pentax owner my entire life because as a young boy I received a Pentax K1000 for my birthday and the brand has stuck with me ever since. But Pentax just doesn't cut it for sports photography.