Friday, January 25, 2013

Reflections - D3100 self portrait


Back in December my old camera started giving me the shutter release error. The manual said to consult Nikon.I did a web search and found others who had solved the problem with a little lubrication of the red gear in the bottom of the camera. That worked for a few days the problem returned. It seems fixing Nikon cameras is not a quick process, so I found new camera body, the D3100. It has a larger sensor and more features. The reflection is in our mirror that is made of vertical sections. Second image was flipped in PhotosShop. I plan to get the D40X repaired and use it as a backup.
 
Hosted by James at Weekend reflections.

10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day, Lew! Glad you got a new camera! I got one for Christmas, but the weather has been mostly bad since the holidays and I haven't been able to get out and "practice"!! Enjoy your weekend!

'Tsuki said...

I hope you will find where the breakdown is coming from on this camera : it seems to be a patient process indeed !

Jackie said...

I had the exact same problem with my Nikon. The lubricating of the gear (I did it myself) worked for maybe 10 or 15 shots.
I finally bit the bullet and got an authorized Nikon camera repair person to change out the part that was causing the problem. It set me back $240, but it works perfectly and I love my camera so much that I didn't want to part with it...yet.
Enjoy your new model. I know that you will!
Hugs,
Jackie

Taken For Granted said...

Congratulations on your new camera. Always fun checking out the abilities of a new camera. Can't tell that the flipped photo is a reflection. Interesting.

Audrey said...

Original

Ann said...

new toy, you will be busy.

James said...

Nice camera and nice reflection!

Powell River Books said...

I would like to get a new camera, but am torn about what to get. I need something easy to carry, but would like more control than a point and shoot. So I still use my old little guy while I decide. - Margy

imac said...

Nice 1 er 2 Lew.

Al said...

Congratulations on the new camera, Lew - my D40X is still working, but I don't know how much more use I'll get out of it considering how much abuse it's seen (thunderstorms, below-0 cold, snow, and everything else - I've had to clean the sensor many times just from the very dusty areas in which I change lenses). I like your red reflection below, I was wondering about it until I read the post.