|Monumental 17" tall Duhme coin silver presentation trophy with Winged Victory medallions|
Cincinnati, Ohio circa 1865-1875
I may have dodged a major bullet. Then again I may not have. I was in the front of my shop the other day selecting something to photograph for the upcoming auction when I heard a light bump.
I walked back to my office and saw my Nikon D850 camera and the Nikkor 24 -70mm ƒ2.8 lying on the floor. I had placed them on a tote box on top of another tote box and it was not as stable as I thought. Took a 20" fall at the least after its slide off the supposed horizontal.
With the card and filters, this is about a six thousand dollar investment on my part laying there sadly on the floor. My camera is my lifeblood, for both business and hobby. I neither have the money or inclination to replace anything at this time, especially with a D850 replacement supposedly coming on line this year. Or maybe not, Nikon going all in on mirrorless and perhaps letting the DSL population die in the field.
I took some test shots, they look okay but I have been having a hard time doing close focus work. I hope that I am just imagining the problem. If I get time I will take it down to Kurt's Camera and make sure that it is all okay. A bent flange is usually the problem after a fall.
I have too much to do to deal with this right now but I don't get much say in the matter. Thank you John Lennon. You called it.