Thanks all for your nice sentiments and commiserations!
Haven't brought myself yet to having someone professional to have a look at the camera itself,but it looks bad.
The metal ring that acts as the mount for your lenses came out with
the lens,screws and all...
As these screws have some obvious plastic bits on them,it's fairly safe to assume the threads are nackered...
I did get a referal to a local repair guy who might be able to help.
I could as a last resort try to 'simply' superglue it back on,but then i could never really
trust it to be able to hold the quite heavy lens(which at least seems to have survived the fall almost unscathed
),so carrying it around might be problematic.
Catch-up wrote:How did you get those amazing dragonfly shots?
A good camera(and unlike me,try not bouncing it off a few concrete stairs!
),nice calm weather and in this case some very cooperative dragonflies ,which were alternately hovering and flying nice,slow and perfectly parallel tracks,which made for some quite easy panning shots.
Also although i usually tell people not
to be afraid of the auto functions(the producer of the camera's just might
knowledge of them...and i see lots of 'bad shots'(IMO anyway),due to folks having some pressing need to do everything on the manual setting from the getgo(/get-go?)),but in the case of getting shots of insects in flight,i do
switch to manual focussing.
The autofocus usually just takes too long and actually can hinder you there quite badly.
I think you should break the camera after pics like that; I think you've reached the pinnacle anyway!
I strongly beg to differ there
,if i ever get enough money for this http://www.foka.nl/site/nikon-afd-80400mm-f4556-ed-vr-p-3414.html
,the shots will
Penfold wrote:Ouch, I hope it can be fixed quickly as well and not for too much cash (can you claim under your household insurance?).
Hadn't even thought of that,worth checking at least,thanks for the reminder!
Some last shots with this combo for a while(i'm now walking around with my old olympus E-420 with sigma 105mm macro-lens,so sadly no teleshots
,but then again it is
quite light in comparison
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum).
And for variety a common damselfly,the Emerald Damselfly(Lestes sponsa).
'It's just like crop circles. No matter how many aliens own up to making them, there are always a few diehards who believe that humans go out with garden rollers in the middle of the night-'