I'd like to have a flash for macro and close shooting. I'd prefer it not be a ringlight so it can be used with any of my lenses. Compounding my problem/concerns is what I've read about older flashes putting too high a voltage through the sync contacts. I saw a photo of a lighting setup several months ago that had 2 tiny goosenecks sprouting from a hot shoe mounted main unit that let the lights be aimed wherever they were needed. Something like that would be awesome but I don't really know where to start with modern flash gear. Suggestions or observations of all sorts are welcome.