Peter Read Miller: Sports Photography is About the Gear

Ok, that title is a bit of a generalization of his statement; however, in this video from Kelby Media, Peter Read Miller says that the number one shortcoming of people coming to his workshops looking to improve their sports photography is their gear.

While the video has a little bit of an infomercial feel with regard to the Canon 7D Mark II, I can’t really fault any of his comments about gear and sports photography. You can fake a lot of other types of photography with cheaper gear; however, fast glass, fast AF, low light performance and high frame rates all provide an advantage in sports photography – and that costs money.

I’ve got high hopes for the 7D Mark II and everything that I’ve seen thus far backs those hopes up. I’m looking forward to seeing the camera in person and putting it through its paces.