I'm a little bit scared. I want to mount a couple of speedlites on some light stands and this would require a couple of umbrella adapters. What bothers me is that I have read somewhere that allowing the contacts in the foot of the flash to touch metal when the flash fires could damage a Canon EX flash. I have also read that the cheap plastic ones are weak, could break and the expensive speedlites could easily take a fatal tumble. I really want to move forward on this but am more than a little apprehensive.
Anybody out there to give me a little advise? Is it true about the contacts? What adapter do you use/recommend?