Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nikon Camera Woes.

Yeah, so it’s been nearly 2 months since I have seen my camera. Nikon service is sorely lacking, and I can see it now. I own a Nikon D5100 with an 18-55 kit lens, bought on 16th May, 2013. On January 12th, 2013, suddenly it refused to recognize my kit lens. I tried other lenses, and even tried my lens on other cameras. The problem was with the camera. So I gave it to the official Goa Nikon Collection Centre, in Madgaon on 15th Januray (not really sure about the dates). Then, after a wait of 15-20 days, I received it back on 5th February, 2013. It was working fine, no problems detected at all. After 3-4 days of working fine, it came up with a new error. This time, it wouldn’t click at all. Mirror lockup problem or something. I promptly took it to the service center again, on 11th February, 2013. Today is 19th March, 2013, and I still haven’t received it back. What went wrong?

I have been contacting the customer care in Mumbai. Yesterday, I was told that the mirror issue has been resolved, but there is some focusing problem. Note that BEFORE giving the camera for repair, there was no such problem. Is it something to do with inefficient work at the service center? How many such cases are there? I daresay, mine is one of them. I found another one, related to the same camera as mine, but the credibility of this cannot really be verified: http://goo.gl/WD8TQ

I tweeted about it:

Got a reply:

Things look a little better. There’s still no reply to the email, but at least they are not completely avoiding me. 😛

I’ll update this when I get any further info on the cam.

P.S.: My plans to buy a new lens (70-300) are on a hold due to this.

UPDATE: They got back to me via email and phone call. Camera to be dispatched tomorrow.

Not such a big one, but still, a social media win. 😀

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Epic EPAC Trek.

Post Quark, post T1[don’t ask], there’s Spree a.k.a. holidays. Oddly, I did not go home. I will receive my camera any day, and I wanted to stay anyway, to see what Spree is all about.

Well, I’m glad I did. And the reason is not Spree! On 28th, Spree Day 1, I went to Bogmalo Beach, with 12 other people, members of EPAC – Environment Protection and Awareness Club, for a beach cleanup drive.

Beach Cleanup

Beach Cleanup

They already had one this semester, but I couldn’t go then. So, I somehow woke up and went at 7:15AM to the bus, which took us to the beach. On arrival, we had a panner paratha each, courtesy A-Mess. 😀

And then with surgical gloves on, carrying black plastic bags, in groups of two, we started the cleanup. We picked up bottles of all kinds of liquor, cigarette butts and other trash.

After that, we dived into the sea for a swim. Then we embarked to a rock climbing on the rocks on the right side of the beach!

Rock Climbing!

Overall, it was an awesome outing. Thanks to Ankit Vikrant and EPAC for this great experience 😀

I’m sure there’s more to come 😀

PS: Got a cut in the leg, and a few scratches, not to mention red ants on my neck, but totally worth it! xD