I'm wanting to add a Speedlite & associated accessories to my kit (Canon 7D). I'd like to use it both on & off camera - with a view to the longer term adding additional flash units, stands & umbrellas for basic studio work.
Based on what I've read up on so far, it seems like the 580EX II is the way to go, but I'd love people's opinions on that & also, more importantly, what else I need to buy to get the most out of this. On my "think I need the following" list is the unit, a diffuser and an off camera shoe cord. What am I missing? Any tips? Your advice would be appreciated!