Let me start by saying that I didn't own ANY camera equipment about 6 months ago & i had an equal amount of experience. Now I own a d7000, the kit lens, Nikon 24-70 2.8 & a Sigma 70-200 2.8. Oh yeah, Lightroom 4, a new PC, a new 27" Dell monitor & a couple of books on indoor sports photography that weren't that helpful. I have about 5-6000 shots, so still not a lot of experience. I ramped up the learning curve as quickly as spare time has allowed. I started out by seeking some advice here about camera, lenses, monitor, etc., so thanks for that.
I shoot indoor sports for my kids-gymnastics & volleyball. I don't know what insect bit me, but I've been infected with the disease of pursuing the best results possible. Getting some great stop-action shots, catching the emotion on the faces of the kids & MANY things the camera sees has been awesome! I've fought many battles to get to this point, but I can't seem to get rid of the "grain."
I've been reading about better high-iso performance on the d3s & d4, so I'm wondering if I should go ahead & plan on stepping up. OR, is there some magic camera setup that I missed in my late night reading that I should try. Or should I devote more time to LR4? That program has been a huge challenge for me though, since spare time is at a premium.
Any input is appreciated.