Not a total newbie with flash photography but I would like some guidance/advice as to light modifiers and brackets you guys have had success with for your speedlites.
Heres my situation:
I have a 430 and 580 for right now. I plan on adding either another 580 or I might pick up an AB Einstein. I have been firing these wirelessly. I do not own any speed rings, softboxes, or beauty dishes. My concern is what mounting options are there that can be used easily on the speedlites I have but can also be adapted to a monolight that I plan on purchasing down the road? I guess it's mainly about the mount I'm concerned with.
For example should I buy paul c buff modifiers, use them with some sort of speedlite adapter, then if I pick up an einstein, I am in good shape? I don't know the quality of their modifiers so maybe some user experience with quality products you have would be helpful. I am the kind of person who would rather spend more on quality then have to replace something due to the poor build so I'm not looking for cheapo solutions.
Thank you for any and all help. Also links to some good articles on these topics would be awesome if you have them.