Recently my school's girls varsity made it to the state championship, and they won. At the "meet of champions" where the 4 best schools in NJ play each other to see who is really #1. As I sat down and began to watch the game, I noticed flashes EVERYWHERE. I swear they all had Canon 1D-MIII cameras with 70-200 f/2.8's attached, oy yea and STROBES. 2 Guys had normal hotshoe strobes with external batteries, and 2 of them had stand strobes meant for a studio, those 700 Watt+ ones that can light up the WHOLE gym. I mean comeon, I was just a spectator taking a few shots, but these guys were seriously blinding the players. I'd say atleast 5-10 strobes a minute. I felt like I was having a seizure, and I wasn't playing. Comeon guys, I got perfectly fine pictures with no strobe on a D90 with a 80-200mm f/2.8 @ ISO 1600. I'll keep my D90 thank you very much. Keep your $5000 D1-MIII's to yourself. Now this is the question. Do you really need all those strobes to ge a few shots that probably won't sell at all? The event doesn't count for any rankings, just bragging rights I guess. Any pros who want to talk about this, I'm very confused.