And yet I will talk about gadgets again

Black and White Canada Digital General

So I am off at work for the next couple of days (including today) so I decided to do some shooting while I was on my way to my appointment today. I brought my Nikon Coolpix L11 (which I wasn’t able to use), and my Canon AE-1. I got the chance to shoot at some parts of Edmonton Downtown and I was really ecstatic. The weather was nice too, and the sun was shining brightly.

Unfortunately, while I was on my way to my destination, I didn’t realize that my AE-1’s 52mm UV Filter fell, and I only realized this while I was inside the building. I didn’t find my filter until 3 hours after while I was walking on the way back to the bus stop. Good thing it wasn’t crushed, but the surface of my filter had a chip. It’s not really noticeable, but enough for my semi-OC personality to feel bad about it.

Anyhow, I have some “work” to do on Tuesday, and because of the location, I decided to invest on a photographic equipment that I didn’t know that I will get — a speedlight. So, after careful consideration, I got myself a Nikon SB-400 speedlight (much to the uhm, shall we say, disappointment? of the sales person — he told me to get the SB-800 instead).

I haven’t really tested the flash yet, except for some couple of shots inside my dorm unit, but I am pretty impressed so far. I have a particular distaste towards flash because I love natural light, but so far my SB-400, despite of its small size, has convinced me that it will do well as my companion when I do my freelance job on Tuesday. So… let’s see about that.

… Just because I think this is obligatory, ha ha!