My magical self-healing camera (Nikon P900)

Many of the pictures here are and will be taken with my Nikon P900. I bought it for astrophotography, though it also takes great pictures of the planet.

About two years ago maybe a bit longer, after owning the camera a short time, I dropped it five feet onto concrete, straight down, striking the left front lens housing as it hit. I was expecting to pick up a very expensive percussion instrument, broken glass inside the metal housing, but the camera remained mostly intact, in itself kind of a miracle.

The flip-out screen went black and was unusable for both picture review and photography, though the viewfinder still worked. Also the setting for multiple shots would cause the camera to go into error mode once the pictures were taken. The pictures would be retained, but the camera needed to be turned off and then on, to clear the error.

Both problems I could live with, so I didn’t attempt to get the camera fixed.

Then, about a year ago, after regular and daily use of the camera, the flip out screen began working again, just like that – reliably, no loose or intermittent connections. Also in the last month or so the multi-shot function has returned, without crashing the camera.

Both features are completely restored, like new. I think the camera just needed a rest after such a traumatic fall. 🙂

the Nikon P900 captures a resting peacock

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

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