Camera Catastrophe Resolved

As mentioned in my previous post, I nearly had a heart attack the other day when my UV filter broke and I couldn’t get it off my camera. I’m happy to announce that the situation has now been resolved.

Last Monday, Jonathan and I went out for our anniversary, and he let me stop at Wolf Camera to seek help for my unfortunate piece of photographic equipment.

The man behind the counter examined my poor camera.

“You know those things are really hard to get off when they’re cross-threaded.”
“Yes, I know,” I said. “That’s why I’m here.”
“And it might damage the lens to try to get it off.”
“Yes, I know. That’s why I’m here.”
“Well, I’ll see what I can do.”

So he took my camera to the back, worked mysterious magic, and used canned air to get all the glass particles off my lens. And it was solved! He asked if I wanted the broken UV filter.

“Why would I want that?” I said.

He wanted it for his photography classes, to demonstrate why you need a UV filter. I was happy to donate it.

I paid $30 for the UV filter (such a bargain compared to buying a new lens!), and was happy. I could have bought the filter online for half the price, but an online store isn’t going to fix your camera for free. So this is why we need to support our local stores! If Wolf Camera hadn’t been there, my camera would be toast.

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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