Broken, But Beautiful!

We were shooting stills for a production company doing a cool new series for local tv yesterday when, horror of horrors, Betsy decided to pitch a fit and stop functioning. (I don’t want to assume it’s because Markie was in such close proximity to her for so long, but what else is there?)

At first I thought it was early onset retardation on my part, and that I may have accidentally flipped something or pressed something and caused her to get all PM-essy, but her autofocus stopped working and she refused to show me anything on the LCD, so after clicking and pushing, twisting and turning and even swapping out lenses and batteries, I laid her to rest in my camera bag and sent out an SOS email to Nikon, who, as luck would have it, serviced her 3 months ago, with the service warranty expiring last week. (I haven’t gotten a response from them yet…)

Balls.

And she’s so beautiful, with her little 50 f/1.4… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Broken, But Beautiful.

I’m going to be seriously upset if I have to pay to get her fixed AGAIN, and even more upset if I’m forced to contemplate sell(sniff)ing her, since a few posts back we established that I’m a hoarder.

Which is not to say I won’t get over it pretty quickly if Santa brings me a D3s for Christmas:)

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4 Responses to “Broken, But Beautiful!”

  1. Yes, get the D3 and come to NM! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  2. Thanks so much for the light at the end of the tunnel Katie – love your blog – I’m now following:) And if I get that D3s I’m coming to NM to use it!

    As for Markie – once that 70-200 is attached to him he’s in danger of being cameranapped…consider yourself warned:)
    *Going to build myself a chimney so SC doesn’t have an excuse!*

  3. From Katie’s experience above, I think you’ll be ok.
    Markie’s going to serve you well in her absence.

    D3s would be great. I think Santa will take care of you, just remember he’ll be checkin’ his list of naughty and nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m so sorry! Just to relate this to me. i had some equipment that stopped working within like a month of a warranty running out and Nikon still honored the warranty. i find them to be good folks there. Oh, but a D3s. OMG. Dreams upon dreams. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck and I hope you’re back shooting soon!

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