Posted by: David Vernon | October 1, 2009

The Wandering Flash has come home

RioEverything got a little more bright today. My youngest child, the Nikon SB-600 speedlite, the one that went on a trip to New York for a repair, came home today and he’s in great shape. I recounted my story of repair and my woe at having a damaged flash but all is now right with the world.

And what did my $109.50 get me? A new zooming mechanism and flash tube. Adjustments to the TTL Flash component and the capacitor. A repaired battery contact and a general check and cleaning. Probably well worth it considering the price of a new speedlite. And it was back in my hands in just about two weeks and two days so that seems reasonable. In the end I’m glad I just dealt straight with Nikon – I’ve always liked the idea of eliminating the middleman.

I thought a photo from Las Vegas was suitable today. The big ‘ol Photoshop World Convention kicks off in a few hours in Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. More Photoshop in one place then any one person can possibly comprehend. As a lead up to PSW, Adobe just released Version 8 of its Photoshop Elements software, which keeps getting better and better. If you’re not in a hurry to upgrade from V7, don’t forget the Peoria Camera Club’s Photoshop Elements 7 workshop this weekend. Details are on their website.

And in spite of everyone in the photo world blogging about Photoshop World, I still have a beavy of links to pass along later today. That’s just the way is some weeks.

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