Built-in flash "bouncers" instead of external flash devices?

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Built-in flash "bouncers" instead of external flash devices?
8 months ago

As someone who never uses direct flash and don't like carrying external flash units I'm looking for an alternative solution which will allow me to use my built-in flash in a more effective way. After some search I found these "bouncers":

http://www.amazon.com/Lightscoop-Deluxe-Bounce-Pop-up-Models/dp/B00BISLDAY/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

http://www.amazon.com/Professor-Kobres-Lightscoop-Standard-Version/dp/B0017LNHY2/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Both look like they could do the job, especially if I keep ISO relatively high (e.g. 800) and aperture relatively wide (e.g. f/4.0). I'm fine with both constraints. Has anyone tried such devices on an A77 (or other camera with Minolta-type hot-shoe) + an adapter? Alternatively, any DYI suggestions for attaching a mirror in front of the built in flash could be helpful too. Note that I'm only interested in bouncing the light, not diffusing it (which I consider to be pretty much useless unless the light source is at least a few feet wide).

Thanks,

Prog.

Sony SLT-A77
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