Been debating adding a HVL-58 to my near term list, and trying to way up the pros and cons of this flash.
My ultimate aim is to have about 5 or so small strobes to use in off camera lighting (I know the 58 has grouping and ratios, but I doubt it will be of any use over the distances I want to cover, probably as much as a 30ft circle, plus I might buy some old minolta flashes to save on cost, which wouldnt work with the 58 anyways).
The only "pro" I see in having this flash (for me), is the fact that you can change the orientation when shooting on camera (which i plan to do as well. Shooting off-camera, all the time at an event is unrealistic I think, and probably dangerous leaving all that gear around).
Does changing the orientation of the flash really help to deal with shadows created in vertical shooting?
I found these, and they seem to do a similar job at changing the flash axis http://reallyrightstuff.com/flash/03.html
and you also get some distance away from the lens as well. They are cheaper, and since the clearance height is greater, I could put a "mini softbox" on the flash ( why not? With that thing you already look silly, best go all the way
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There is a video as well http://reallyrightstuff.com/Media/Movies/WPF-1.mov
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