I would like to shoot Gridiron football as a hobby. My brother in law plays for one of the teams and I would like to primarily get shots of him and his team.
Its my understanding that 1-2 photographers cover the games. I sent an email to the league asking what is necissary to gain sideline access.
The locations of the games are typically HS fields with two of the games being at our Aloha Stadium. The games are late afternoon to evening. From what I have read it seems like a 300-400mm FL is typically used for football.
My proposed equipment:
EF 70-200 2.8 IS II
Keno 1.4x PRO DGX
Rain protection gear
The 70-200 2.8 will be purchased refurbished from canon. Is the 1.4x TC needed? Also would a monopod be reccomended? I am 5' 8", any thoughts on a QR system or do I screw directly onto the lens mount? What's a cheap rain protection solution? Also I assume a grip would be beneficial for the portrait orentiation.
For the last three items I assume they are mostly optional but highly reccomended. Budget for all three would be ~$200, the less I can spend the better.