Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's like deja vu all over again


I was taking some photos this afternoon (for a blog post about me deciding to get in shape) and between frames, the viewfinder in my camera got really dim. At first I thought I had something on my glasses, but a quick examination of the camera and lens indicated that the camera was no longer controlling the aperture of the camera. And since the aperture blades have a tiny little spring to help the camera close them, they stayed closed on the camera.  This in-effect, makes the camera useless on all of my newer lenses (which don't have a manual aperture control).


This is the third time I've had to take the camera in to the shop for repair (1st, 2nd, 3rd). I bought the extended warranty which means Blacks should replace my camera this time; I'm heading in tomorrow to talk to the manager. I'm hoping I don't have to go through the whole rigmarole of sending it in to warranty again, but given Blacks' track record, I'm not holding on to more than a sliver of hope.



the Doug said...

wow. that stinks.
Here's hoping they drop a D90 in your lap to get you to leave them alone.

George said...

Boo, you really got a bum camera. Hopefully they'll put it out of it's misery (and yours) and give you a new one. I'm thankful that my D70 has lasted so long as it has. (Hope I didn't just jinx it)