I was hoping to get all your opinions on this matter. It's really annoying to me that my flash seems to make pictures more pleasing to me with the diffuser off when this product was strongly advised on multiple websites as the no1 thing you must get for your flash.
I am hoping that it is because I am not using it in the right scenarios (but then again it is said to be a "general" light diffuser). My best example of where it fails is when I take pictures of soft toys with "fur" like teddy bears - without the diffuser on, the shadows produced by the fur is actually desirable. For toys that are less furry, it also tends to "white-out" my subjects!
As we all should know - in lighting the shadows produced is as important as the areas that need to be lit. I hope that you guys can convince me I didn't waste all that money on this stupid piece of plastic!