My new flash arrived yesterday. I am THRILLED! Just in time for a friend's wedding this weekend! I realize I stated here that I hate using flash - but really what I should have said is that I hate using on-board flash.
The only limitation with the SB-400 is that it doesn't rotate so you can't bounce flash off the ceiling when taking vertical pictures. But as long as the wall is light enough - you can still get some good reflection. I'll be picking up a diffuser too for them high ceiling and outdoor shots. Anything to get away from the "miners light" that seems to always appear on oily skinned peoples' foreheads. :)
I'm slowly becoming a big wanna-be-photographer nerd. You should see me showing up at weddings in my heels, dress, cute handbag with a big bulky camera bag slung over the other shoulder... It's perhaps not the best look. But it gets some good shots. One of the "gifts" I love to give a newly married couple is an online album of photos taken at their wedding - within 48 hours of its occurrence. So I think it's worth the fashion sacrifice. Stay tuned for some shots from this weekend's wedding!