You know how some days are great, some are good, some are kind of average and then there are those ones you'd jus rather forget? Well, Friday was one of the latter.
Got some nice shots of the sunrise and perfect reflection at Oxbow Bend (Grand Teton NP) this morning. I noticed some dust on the sensor so decided to give it a quick clean and then slipped when putting the back on to the camera ... it turns out that Alpas really ARE solid despite what some would seem to suggest here.
Don't do this:
It's now off on it's way to Paul @ Optech and then Leaf. Hopefully it's just the cover glass which isn't outrageous to get replaced and essentially refurb'd at Leaf whilst it's there. Paul graciously offered me a loaner Aptus II-10 for the remainder of my Yellowstone/Tetons visit - However, I'm not falling for those wily Jedi mind tricks because he and I know I'd never want the old back, err, back.
So, the moral of the story is don't be a klutz & whack your sensor against the Mamiya mount hooks and also make sure that you have a spare (back or system with you). Now I have to slum it for next week just shooting with my D3x & D3s which actually isn't a hardship because it'll be mainly nature of the four legged variety.