I've done something incredibly stupid! While I was driving from Kaikoura to Hamner Springs in New Zealand I decided to stop somewhere to make a few pictures of the beautiful scenery. Then I placed my camera on the roof of my car, stretched my legs a bit, forgot about my D70 and drove away to Hamner Springs.
Now if you think this is silly its getting worse.
As soon as I drove away I heard something falling of the car and when I looked in my mirror I saw a black object bouncing on the road. Still didn't think it could be my camera because I saw a lot of rocks on the road in front of me and I thought I hit one hence the sound and a bouncing object on the road that looked like a rock in my mirror.
Just before I arrived in Hamner Springs I made another stop to make a picture of the stunning scenery. When I couldn't find my camera I realized that the bouncing object on the road was not a rock but my camera. So my brother and I had to drive back 80 kms to look for the pieces of my camera. To my surprise I found the body still in one piece and only my 18-70 mm lens was trashed in bits. I'm looking to the pieces as I'm writing this post.
I swapped the smashed lens for my 70-300 to see if the camera was working fine and to my surprise it really was. Only a few scratches on the body.
Quite a strong camera eh!
Thought the Nikon fans here would appreciate this.
Now when you recovered laughing your ass off can (some of you kiwi's) please answer some of my questions.
My camera needed to be cleaned and serviced anyway as most of my pictures tend to be overexposed no matter what I do, even before the silly accident. I'm still AKL
based for a few months. Do anyone of the AKL
based photographers know a good place where I can bring my camera to?
Thanks in advance and Kind regards,