05-11-2016 10:00 AM
I'm not one to argue. The thread started with the venue being an indoor graduation. I'd be willing to bet flash was allowed, and that at least 50% of the moms were using their ineffective built-in flashes. If it's between shooting at 16,000 ISO or using a flash - I'll use a flash every time. Concerts, awards, etc., but not plays.
Indoor ice hockey and indoor soccer is where I use my 600EX. The arena folks use their permenantly mounted strobes - flash is allowed- we shoot from elevated positions. ...and before you start - I get enough added light at 100 ft to get me to, or faster than, 1/500 sec.