Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Leaving Las Vegas

Tomorrow I leave for Joe's Valley. I'v been in Las Vegas most of the winter which is longer than I usually stay in one place, but now its time to move on once again. When I first got here my goal was to rehabilitate my finger and get back into shape. This last month or so everything has been coming together and I'v been able to climb lots of great boulder problems. I feel ready for the spring climbing season!

Unfortunately, there is also some bad news. A couple of days ago my I broke my camera. I don't know how it happened exactly, it was in its protective bag, but my LCD screen is broken and inoperable. Probably I dropped it or bumped it into something, these things happen when your out climbing, its just a matter of time. I just wish it wouldn't have happened so soon! Technically the things still works, I can still take pictures, but in a very limited way. The screen isn't just to review your shots, its also the access to the menu system which allows you to change all the settings, delete photos, etc. Also a while ago, my main lens stopped auto-focusing, which wasn't a big problem; but now combined with the screen, the camera seems barley usable.

Probably I need a new camera, but it could be a long while before I'll have money for that. Perhaps I'll find another broken D50 that I can pull the screen out of. Anyone know of one? I may try sending in the camera to Nikon for an estimate, but I have the feeling that fixing the screen and the lens would cost about as much as a new camera. If anyone has other ideas I would love to hear them. Until I figure something out, I'm not likely to be posting many photos.

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