What is the absolute smallest "Bounce & Swivel" Universal (Non-Dedicated) Flash?

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What is the absolute smallest "Bounce & Swivel" Universal (Non-Dedicated) Flash?
Sep 15, 2012

What is the absolute smallest "Bounce & Swivel" Universal (Non-Dedicated) Flash?

Sometimes, smaller, older, "high-end for their time", compact, digital cameras are fantastic for "on the go" portraiture work (head, full and partial body shots, etc). Many of them have pretty fast lenses and larger than standard sensors. So, with a very steady hand, a small tripod or even just something like a nice level, taller table or chair, you can get off a pretty good shoot.

The only thing, is that all the decently built bounce & swivel, universal flashes are so big, that carrying them takes away all the convenience of a nice, little, super-portable compact camera, portrait kit.

Positioning a camera in a portrait position, with most smaller flashes, means all you have is "side-bouncing" capabilities. Ideally, to get a ceiling bounce from a portrait aspect, a swivel is needed.

Already tried all kinds of reflectors, both manufactured and home-made... and the lighting results are never as good as an unencumbered flash's responses.

Does anyone actually know of any really small, decently built, hot-shoe triggered, bounce & swivel, universal flashes (current or even discontinued)?

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