Yesterday my camera met its maker. Well, more precisely, it met with the pavement in a rather abrupt manner falling off the tripod from 5 feet high. This was the picture I had taken just seconds before the camera attempted flight.
It was a wonderful autumn afternoon yesterday: a little chilly and the sun low in the sky. Perfect opportunity to go for a walk through the neighborhood and take pictures of trees, leaves and other views of interest. All was going well until I came to this building on Main Street in the vicinity of Village Gate. The camera landed hard on its back. The lens tore most of the lens mount off the camera. I collected all the tiny little screws that attach the mount to the camera body. At home I managed to screw it back together. The light meter still works and the camera pretends to take pictures (shutter goes off when presses the release) but it doesn’t record on the card and the LCD panel on the back stays black and dead. The body lost some plastic at the bottom right so there’s probably light leaking in anyways.
Maybe I’ll take it to Hahn to have him take a look but very likely it will join the display of old, retired cameras. And so the question rises, a new Nikon or switch to Canon? I have a few Nikon lenses (I like my fisheye a lot) but then the colors from Rachel’s Canon are stunning although I won’t spend anywhere near a 5D price point.