At 2:13PM EDT on May 30, 2012, I pressed the shutter on my Nikon D700 digital SLR camera to take this photo of the dragon waterfall in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The mirror never flipped back up as it had done the previous 20,000 shutter presses. Luckily, it was my last day and I left for the airport two hours later.
I had the camera sent to Nikon the next day and after six weeks and three days, Nikon returned my D700 all cleaned up like new and the mirror mechanism replaced. They even updated the firmware and replaced the memory card door which was an issue with the first D700s. After going through all the settings and tweaking them back to the pre-repaired state, I am back in business!
I want to thank my friend, Doug, who lent me his D700 for three weeks easing my FX dSLR woes. I am thankful for getting reaquainted with my D70 which I will now use again under certain circumstances. Even if the upper LCD is broken.
Lastly, I want to thank Nikon who first said they would not have the part to fix my camera until August 1st and then beating that deadline by over two weeks.