70-200 owners: flash extenders? sports photography?

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ink0gnito Senior Member • Posts: 1,373
70-200 owners: flash extenders? sports photography?

Hi,

I am planning to shoot an ice skating event and am not sure what the lighting in the arena will be like. Most likely it won't be perfect and I will have to use high aperture and shutter speeds to stop motion.

Now... I've been reading about FP high speed flash sync mode and came across an example of using flash extenders (allows one to gain 3 stops) on telephoto lens.

Do you have any experience using those extenders with the 70-200 lens & SB-800 (600)? If not, what would be the best way for me to stop motion + use flash to get the nicely lit/exposed shots of skaters? I won't be sitting too far away but also not too close so that skaters could at least fit in the frame at 70mm.

Please advise.

Thanks.

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