Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Good News . . . and Bad News


I have my camera back, sparkling clean and the zoom is no longer sticking! The bad news is that the folks , in testing it, said there seemed to be an intermittent problem with the card reader and the camera was registering an error code. Which meant the card reader was wearing/worn out. Which meant the camera would have to get sent off to Nikon for that repair as Nikon no longer sold those parts.

Oh, noes! 

 But I tried it out as I left the camera repair place  . . .


and again in the grocery store parking lot -- not trying for a picture, as such, just wanting to see if it was working and not sending an error code. So far so good . . .



 And all the way up our driveway, I kept challenging that elderly card reader . . . testing it . . . these leaves . . .

those ripening blackberries . . .


the rioting hydrangeas at the barn . . .



worth a closer look . . .



and on up past the orchard . . .


to a geranium on the front porch! So far, so good. 

I'm probably on borrowed time -- things do wear out and I've taken thousands of pictures in the almost nine years I've had this camera. Sooner or later I'll have to send it off for repair and re-grooving (anyone remember The Firesign Theater?)



But till then . . .



5 comments:

Barbara Rogers said...

Welcome back to your old friend, camera...and I do hope you don't lose many pics if the card reader dies. My little Nikon has minimal zoom, so I don't usually tote it around, it's more purposed to take photos of pottery, and I don't even do that most of the time.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, I fear I might have the same discontinued Nikon. Mine is a D50, the first digital SLR Nikon made. Because I love it so much I have not thought about replacing it. Good luck with yours.

Vicki Lane said...

It's working fine at the moment. . . fingers crossed.

Anvilcloud said...

Nine years is several generations in the digital camera world, but enjoy it while you can.

Jim Egerton said...

Use it all up. When it dies bury it and get a new one. You will be amazed at what the new ones can do. I have a Sony 7 R. It is half the size of your Nikon and the lens are too. It is 36 megapixels full frame. It is four years old and out of date. The new ones are 44 megapixels with built in image stabilization. Speeds in the 13 fps range. They are amazing. Now they say smart phones will soon have folding picture frames as the cover of your phone. The new phones really take excellent pictures.

Glad to see your pictures again.