June 2006 Archive - Divine Reflections Photography Blog

New Camera and Flash

I just bought some new gear in preparation for the wedding that I will be shooting next month. I needed a second camera body as well as a second flash as backups in case something happens to my main camera and flash during the wedding.

For the camera body, I chose a Nikon F5. I've been eying this camera for a long time. It has a few features like mirror lockup that are missing from the F100 that I've been using for the last few years. It also has a vertical grip and a more sophisticated metering system that will make my life much easier. The only real downside is that that the F5 is considerably heavier than my F100.

For the flash, I chose a Nikon SB-28. The SB-28 doesn't have a lot of the bells and whistles like wireless slave that my current flash, the SB-800, has. It is also missing some features that allow it to work with the most recent digital bodies. Since I'm still shooting film, that's not a problem. However, this flash will do absolutely everything that I need it too. And the price was right.

Posted by Greg on June 22, 2006 at 8:00AM.

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Prom: Getting Ready

I took some pictures of one of my nieces getting ready for the prom. I was experimenting with available light photography with a new film/developer combination: Delta 3200 in Ilford DD-X. (I rated the film at 1250.) Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results. The grain is much finer than I expected from a film of that speed. Here are a few of the images:

Posted by Greg on June 12, 2006 at 8:00AM.

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Here's a found still life that I enjoy. These are a few of my daughter's toys on the floor in her room:

Posted by Greg on June 6, 2006 at 8:00AM.

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