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MK 900 and D7100

I’ve had this flash for some time now, and whilst initially impressed I’m getting slowly more disappointed with it. It seems to consistantly underexpose photos. I’ve no idea why. There are certain combinations of having the cameras ISO on auto and matrix metering enabled where the flash will fire but it always seems to be at 1/128. Changing the iso to manaul (and keeping all the settings the same) fixes it. How does that make a difference? Another fix is to enable spot metering. I’m very confused. It seems most problematioc in contrasty areas or when I focus on something that is black. I can’t recommend this flash unfortunately. I’m now looking for another. I seem to keep spending £100 or so on flashes that arent perfect. MAybe I should bite the bullet and just get the sb910…

EasyTagger Basic GPS

I was looking for a GPS attachemtn for my camera – a Nikon D5100 – and came accross this http://e-geotag.com/easytagger-basic-gps.html. The official Nikon one is about twice the price for some reason, and doesn’t appear to have that great reviews. I ordered it form China and it arrived within the week. I was impressed with the quick delivery. I’m currently waiting longer than that for my lens hood from Germany! Anyway, it was easy to install as all you need to do is plug the cable in. This was a little stiff and I was a little unsure if I had it in correctly. The camera detected the GPS immediately. I went outside to take my first shots and with a clear view of the sky the GPS was locked on in less than a minute. Looking at the photo on google maps shows it was pretty accurate. It looks to be about 2m away from where I actaully was. Impressive! The only issue I did notice was that it disconnects occasionally. I discovered that thi was due to the cable not being pushed in completely due to the aforementioned stiffness. An extra push has ensure that it keeps it’s connection. As to battery life, I’m not sure. I’ve not ahd it too long, and the camera is pretty new too so I’m not sure how long it would last without the GPS.

For $50 (plus P&P), I really can’t complain.