I acquired some studio flash gear recently. This is an entirely new game to me, so I've been using a low-end DSLR to experiment with the effects of moving the lights around, changing the reflectors, etc. - a bit of learning-by-doing. When I have something that looks interesting, I record it on film with a view camera.
Originally Posted by Nick Zentena
The inexpensive kit zoom that came with the camera is ideal for this, because it enables me to match the horizontal or vertical field with whatever view camera lens I want to use. (Obviously, for most formats I'd shoot in a view camera, the aspect ratio doesn't match, though I can easily fix that in a photo editor.)