Does anyone ever use AD360s etc. ON-camera?
I shot a dinner event Thursday night. For the first portion (schmoozing / cocktails) I used an assistant / pole / AD360 w. 24" softbox to do 2-3-person shots. During the dinner I had the AD360 on a stand going off the ceiling for speeches / telephoto-enabled candids.
Toward the end of the night I was officially "off-duty" (yeah, right) and had packed up the softbox and pole when I saw folks saying goodbye to each other that really needed capturing, so instead of getting out a speedlight I just slapped the AD360 I had in my hand on the camera. I shot with a 70-200 from an adjoining room that opened onto the dining area through multiple large archways that let a fair bit of light through.
I blasted the flash back and off to the side at about 1/2 power (ISO 1600 / ~f5.6) and was really happy with the resulting light - still directional, but quite diffuse (the light was filtering in from another room after all!) There is no way a 600EX would have had the oomph for this shot.
This got me thinking. I certainly don't want to spend more than about 60 seconds shooting with a gripped 5D3 / shoe-mounted AD360 / 70-200 for more than about a minute, lest my hands snap off at the wrist. But I have an AD600 and remote head on their way, and I'm wondering whether it would be insane to contemplate mounting that remote head on a flash bracket.
Has anyone here ever used on-camera Godoxery of any sort?