I expected it to be warmer... It has a blue tone... my phone maybe?
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I agree, the type and amount of equipment really does not enter in to the question.
It does seem like you are getting two different types of advice.
Some say that if you have a photography block to go out and do other types of photography.
Others say to take a break from photography for a bit.
Interesting to see the different suggestions.
I don't say this to be mean, but WHAT ARE YOU THINKING.
For one, what is the distance between you and what you are shooting? Shooting from the stands to the pitcher with a single 600EX-RT???
Inverse-square law... To have any real affect, you are going to need to crank it. Now if you had a monolight on a battery pack, that would be a different story but your flash is really not strong enough to make an impact, especially a day game, but even in a night game, the stadium lights should be generally sufficient
Second. You need fast telephoto glass. F/4 with a 1.4 is slow, not to mention the AF with a Teleconverter is deliberately slowed down. You will get better shots with with a 400 F/4 than a 200 2.8 with a 2x converter.
A 2.8 to 4 is a full stop so you can boost shutter and not have to bump ISO. A 200 f/2 is an awesome option for this and gives you even more light.
Flash at sporting events is a No-No. Basketball and Hockey are two of the only sports I know that allows flash, but that is for the game shooters and the strobes are up in the ceiling and pointed down, not at eye level from the stands. These are also extremely powerful strobes with very short durations so for the most part, people do not even notice.
As a spectator, I can say that its annoying to have someone using a flash. In a daylight game, the flash will likely be at or near full power. The little point and shoot cameras are not all that bad, but a pro flash can be blinding and leave me seeing spots. They are not what I paid to see.
I can imagine what a player would think when he is trying to track a ball, and a flash hit him in the eyes. Its a safety issue as well, he has to move quickly to avoid a wild pitch, assuming he isn't blinded.
I've worked on macro, sports, portraiture, real estate, architecture, and wildlife but right now none of those seem appealing.
Maybe you picked the wrong hobby From your long list of subjects, it sounds to me like you are looking to justify all the money you've spent on gear.
Many people take up photography because there is something that they are driven to shoot. Maybe it's Large Format B&W Landscape. Maybe it's cat and tuna sandwich shots for social networking Ask yourself why you bought a camera
Not sure that will pass the wife test. .Though I'm up for something new,
I have a rule that I won't do something that I would be ashamed to show my mother... who am I kidding, sure I would.
edit: of course, if she's that hot I probably wouldn't be ashamed to show anyone
Looks like it is time to beg the better half for a 200 f/2. Good luck.
I suppose the ideal case there is two flashes well off to the sides and remote triggering for them, but under the given circumstances winding the ISO up and giving up a notch of shutter speed might be all you can do. :-/
If the guy told you that they did not have them in stores, he was lying, and trying to get you to order one online. Unfortunately, salesmen resort to tricks to push a customer into buying. Its likely that he was showing you how many 5D MK III + 24-70 f/4 kits they have in stock. They might even show it as discontinued.
The point is, you are making incorrect statements that can easily be checked. Why not do it before posting?
I went to the website and put 5D MK III bodies into my cart. They had a limit of five and a note came to call if I wanted more.