This is a great question. And one I would hope Michael McBlane would jump in on.

I have both, and use both, and honestly cannot tell the difference. I even studied magazines, looking at the catchlights in the eye to see which was used, and still couldn't really see too much of a difference.

And is shooting directly in front of a large soft box really that simple? You don't cast a shadow of any kind on the subject?

dgh