Up until recently, I've been using the sb800 on-camera. My technique for situations where I'm unable to use bounce flash (outdoors, or indoors with a dark ceiling) has been to use the diffuser dome, and tilt the flash up to about 45 degrees. The results are good, but I'm annoyed that I have to shoot half of my photons into outer space, since it causes the flash to work harder, and depletes its batteries faster. I bought a CB Junior flash bracket last week, and added a LumiQuest mini-softbox today. It eats 1 1/4 stops of light, but it lets me aim directly at the subject without scorching them... at least that's the theory. Here's the rig in portrait orientation. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) I tried it out on Nancy today, shooting at 70mm from 4 feet away to give it a tough test. The result was encouraging. View attachment 12803 I'm prime at a wedding Sunday, with the talented Philippe Roger as my backup, and hope my theory proves out. Wish me luck.