Project 365 – Day 144: Place des Festival

May 23 2012

Spent a frustrating evening trying to remove 2 remaining screws on the bottom of my camera in an attempt to fix the error I got while out shooting yesterday. From reading on the web, it sounds like the problem is due to a jammed cog and I need to remove the base of the camera. Typical (for me anyway), the last screws didn’t budge and I ended up stripping the heads so much that I think my last option is to drill the heads off.

Any Nikon owners had the same error message (Error. Press shutter release button again)? If so, any tips on a fix much appreciated.

With the Nikon out of order, I reverted to my point and shoot – a Casio Exilim. I like the images it takes under certain conditions, but my choice of subject tonight was pushing it a bit. The fact I am now a dedicated RAW shooter and the Casio only shoots JPG limited the amount I could play with the image in post processing as well.

With the day ticking away and not having taken a shot all day, I rushed over to Place des Festival. Walking through the area a few nights back, I noticed there was a light display on the UQAM building, so was hoping that it would still be on – thankfully it was. I really could have done with my tripod and wide angle lens, but will head back to at least get some shots of the lit fountains when I have the Nikon back up and working (fingers crossed it will be soon).

Place des Festival at night

Place des Festival at night

UQAM light display

UQAM light display

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time.

Martin

 

2 thoughts on “Project 365 – Day 144: Place des Festival

  1. Sorry to hear that you are still trying to fix your Nikon. I used a few different cameras (two Nikons) but I haven’t seen this error message. Sorry can’t help but have you tried their service # yet?

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