Well, found a surgeon on craigslist who wanted to sell a tamron 17-50 2.8 non-is and a promaster flash for a good deal. Picked it up this morning. Busy day with the little one but she's sleeping now so time to share. Here's a pic of the setup. Here's a cool test I did to show what a difference it can make. Wanted to share after the results kinda shocked me. All 3 are same aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Only thing I changed was the light (oh and w/b is set on auto..). The weird shadow in the 2nd one is from the lens hood. This raised flash takes care of that issue as well.. I bounced off the ceiling, had it pointing 60 degrees up. NO FLASH ONBOARD NEW FLASH BOUNCED OFF CEILING So if anyone was debating whether or not to upgrade their flash hopefully this helps. Thanks for reading!