« on: September 25, 2012, 08:45:26 PM »
Save your $ for the lens. Use either
Bounce flash or off-camera "bare" flash...
$ for the lens? I guess you mean the new 24-70 f/2.8II. It's on pre-order. Can't wait!
Bounce or bare flash are both useful for the right shot in the right physical environment. At a busy event, there's frequently nothing to bounce off, and straight flash would kill the shot. A diffuser offers another viable choice to use. For the sort of work I do when on-camera flash is the only option, a good diffuser would be the correct choice over 80% of the time. Straight flash is generally at it's best for daylight fill, as you have done in your posted image. Properly balanced against the natural light, skillfully used fill can be barely detectable.
Does this shot taken with off-camera "bare" flash detectable or worse than on-camera flash? Being said that, I would avoid using on-camera flash for paid gig wedding/event. Better of hiring assistant to hold a flash for you. Direct flash is equivalent to unflattering lighting.