Friday, August 21, 2009

New Flash: Nikon Speedflash SB-400

A nice birthday present from my parents!

While the standard flash on the Nikon D40 does just fine, an external flash has been on the cards for a while, especially since I may be taking some photos inside some dark places in Israel when I go there. I've also needed one for portraits. So, I received a Nikon Sb-400 Speedflash for my birthday.

This flash sits atop the camera just like the typical flash, and has a flexible flash section that moves at different angles (as opposed to the entire flash body itself moving). It can only move up and down and not left to right, but I can deal with that.

I tested it out on my daughter below. I really like the results...

With the built-in flash:

With the Speedflash:

There is noticeably more natural-looking light when using the Speedflash.

I tested it out on our cat, Nelson, as well.

Excellent light here, and you can see the lovely colors of his eyes without redeye or serious reflection. Nice!

I'm really happy with this and can't wait to put it through its paces...

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