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Old 25th of September 2011 (Sun)   #1
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Default speedlight mini softbox for on camera use any good?

Im thinking to get a mini softbox for my speedlight for on camera use to soften the harsh shadows of a bare speedlight. Is this a sensible decision? I do use my speedlight off camera but i want an on camera solution for candid shots that the subjects wont have that harsh flashed on look.
If anyone knows of any links to example of on camera softbox pictures, please do share. Thanks
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Default Re: speedlight mini softbox for on camera use any good?

Nope. I have one, I stopped using it years ago. Given the small size and large relative distances all it does is use batteries. I don't use any on camera modifiers, none do much.

Bounce the light, or use an off camera light.
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Default Re: speedlight mini softbox for on camera use any good?

For outdoors and a backlit subject, is the best 'on camera' option bare flash only?
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Default Re: speedlight mini softbox for on camera use any good?

I use off camera light, but on camera is acceptable in those circumstances.
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