Some very good news yesterday. I took an additional day off to recover from the Novovirus effects and to try to salvage something out of what was supposed to be a glorious 3 day weekend.
First is that my health has (knock on wood) returned. Even though I was sure I was near death I seem to have made a full recovery. My short-lived vow to never eat meat again vanished the better I felt. May take a little longer to become friends with chicken again.
The image above is of Allison (a good friend of Angie), her daughter Avery (a good friend of Joshua), Joshua and Angie. The occasion was Joshua’s first official swimming lesson at the Y. Josh really enjoyed the pool and had a lot of fun. Unfortunately the very high humidity and heat of the pool was more than I wanted to tolerate so after 20 shots I escaped to the cool waiting lounge until the lesson was over.
So today I was trying to decided how much time to wait until I called Nikon again to check the status of my camera. Around 1:47 pm I received an e-mail from Nikon Repair Center with the caption “Estimate for Repair.” I took a deep breath and opened the e-mail. The repairs were listed as B2 in severity, which translates into moderate repair, major parts replacement. Ugh!! Then I read the part that said “It is all covered by the warranty on the camera! OMG I couldn’t believe it. I read it 4 or 5 times and then finally called the Nikon service center. After being on hold for 20 minutes they confirmed that there would be no charge. WOW!!
I took the Sigma 50 – 500 mm lens out today for a shoot over at the 16th street basin. Not much going on but a few Ring Billed Gulls flying and fishing. Still it was a good time to play with the lens. It has trouble focusing at times and simply won’t do so. I have to shut the camera off and let it clear and then it will focus.
When it does focus I like the results I get. It is the sharpest of the five lenses I have had in the Sigma line. So I will shoot with it a few more days and it if looks like it is going to be a problem I will either send it back to Adorama or to Sigma for an evaluation.
So all things considered a pretty good day. The sun was shinning, Jeanne and I went to the river and enjoyed the warm sun. I shot a hundred images of a lot of different things so I have images of things other than geese to show you. The good news from Nikon, my recovery from the flu and just as I was writing this blog an e-mail from Adorama that they just issued me credit for the 4th Sigma lens.
Back to work today and try to get dug out of my two day absence. The length of reapair time is indicated at 7 – 10 business days and then shipping time. It will more than likely be April before I see the D3 again. I hate waiting. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Hump Day and be careful.