Most likely, i will end up cranking the ISO on my camera to get the shutter speed I want. So if you dont feel like reading this, I dont mind at all. I want to shoot high school football games--but all of them are at night with those humungo lights. Now, if i wanted to take a picture of this game--i know those lights arent bright enough to get me a 1/250 or 1/500 and my flash is no where NEAR powerful enough to shoot something that far. (its pushing it at 50 feet at ISO 1000 at f/1.4...the brightest lens I have is 3.5 and the highest film I will use is 400 (800 is just WAAY to noisy...it ruined 2 really cool pics that i wanted blown up)) some kids (usually siblings of the football players) play a game of their own by one of the goal posts (they play behind it 15 or 20 feet of course) and if I want a picture of them...could i get a flash powerfull enough to shoot go about 150-250? feet effectivly (I plan on getting the Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED AF-D Autofocus Lens, 70-200 VR zoom lens, 200-400mm f/4, or some primes (maybe 200, 300, and 500??) or something similar) I really dont care about the price...id rather it be cheaper...but I dont think i can get a flash powerfull enough to get something illuminated 250 feet away. (applies to a world where I have all the money ) Recycling time is not my biggest concern...but being able to fire it as fast as it will go without killing it is a concern.