So I have been reading some stuff on off camera flash, and I am ready to try and dabble in it a bit. Just dip my toes in the water so to speak. I am working with a 30D and 430EX II. I was looking at some guys blog about off camera flash and the difference is amazing. He shows a straight on flash, them moves the camera off to the side only 1 foot, and the difference is crazy.
Then I was looking around here and say this: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=653964
Now I am really inspired. My question is, is there a cable longer than 3 feet like canon sells? The difference of just one foot off the camera was amazing, but will 3 feet be enough? I have seen the radiopoppers and such, but I am not ready to spend that kind of money yet. I need the cable to be able to do ettl because Im not ready to try manual flash yet, and i do not need anything real flashy (pun intended) because when I am ready, if I even like playing with off camera flash, I will upgrade/get more lights ect. I will probably try playing with a soft box, but first step is getting the flash off the camera. So do you guys and gals know of any cables that will allow ettl II longer than 3 feet, or do you think I will be able to play around well enough on 3 feet?
Yes, it is impossible for me not to write 9 paragraphs on the most simple question