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17-JAN-2010 Mark A. Krauss


An experiment with a vintage workhorse of a strobe unit, the Nikon SB-11. This flash unit next to a sizable SLR makes you look like a photojournalist (or paparazzi)! With an 8 second recycle time and enough light to guide a ship safely to harbor, it was a mainstay of Nikon F3 photography. The lens, a Nikkor 55mm f3.5 Micro was mounted on the camera and did a fine job, though I wouldn't recommend it for portraiture. Vintage glass and vintage flash work great on the D3! Thanks to Denise for putting up with the blinding flashes!

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 Micro
1/60s f/8.0 at 55.0mm iso200 w/ SB-12 Strobe full exif

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Eloine 29-Jan-2010 07:41
The light and the exposure and the pose and everything is perfect!
Paul Milholland23-Jan-2010 04:35
Always love it when you trot out some vintage goodies to play with.
Guest 20-Jan-2010 22:58
What a super smile on Denise. Great portrait, Mark!
John Ewing20-Jan-2010 12:36
I had to smile back! Lovely shot.
fotabug20-Jan-2010 02:17
Excellent. Your experiment worked well
Barry Ailetcher19-Jan-2010 23:41
Great shot with the old guys they never die I want to seethe new DSLR last as long as the FTN it will never happen
Ronald Bijtenhoorn19-Jan-2010 19:12
Musthave been funny because it's quite a big flash gun. Very nice portrait, the old gear still works fine
Jack Hoying19-Jan-2010 17:06
Nice photo of a happy lady! I bet the battery life isn't the best on that old flash.
Ruth Voorhis19-Jan-2010 16:09
What a lovely smile!
Guest 19-Jan-2010 14:14
Very well done!
Pam Haley - FrogHouse Photo19-Jan-2010 12:27
Beautifully done!
Guest 19-Jan-2010 09:45
Well done Mark.
Ed Duverger19-Jan-2010 09:04
Hi Denise.Mark did a very good job.
Dirck Brinckerhoff19-Jan-2010 07:17
Could it have looked that funny? Really soft shadow edges for a single light.
Laura Milholland19-Jan-2010 06:18
Very cute shot. Well done, Mark!
Bea.19-Jan-2010 06:08
and what a great smile Denise has.
Steve Thuman19-Jan-2010 05:31
The effort paid off well!