« on: November 21, 2012, 08:18:28 AM »
One option that I've used successfully is a Lumiquest Softbox III - it has an 8x9" surface which provides decent softening of the direct flash. It's about the biggest modifier that you can attach to your flash head and still move around with it (as opposed to a light stand with remote triggering). You'll still want to get it off-camera with a flash bracket and OC-E3-type cord. If it would help, I can take a pic of the setup I'm talking about...
* I can imagine what it looks like, and it's just the setup I have in mind - could you please share some insight about differences in ettl-cords (if any, but 3rd party is 1/3 price of canon) and what flash bracket to get, it needn't be the most expensive one but should still be sturdy & flexible?
* Does using an add-on diffuser really make a difference for bounce (the flashes have a pop-out diffuser after all)?