A few months ago i bought a BOWER SFD35N Flash for my Nikon D40...i have yet to be dissapointed with it! Its an EXCELLENT alternative if you cant afford an SB-600 like myself at the time. However, my point is, i have still been finding out that if i use this flash directly on the subject, it still kinda looks washed out. i mean, the flash is supposed to adjust its power output based on distance from the subject, but im not sure if its really doing that. Indoors if i use it as bounce flash off the ceiling or walls, it works great! Will purchasing a diffuser do me a great deal when it comes to using it directly on my subject(s)? Will i be much more satisfied with results?