This evening, I was looking over my gear, and decided to take a closer look at the Nikkor 210mm lens for my 4×5 camera. This is a slightly long lens, equivalent to about 70mm on a 35mm camera. This is my favorite lens on the 4×5 because it is amazingly sharp. While testing the shutter, I noticed a severe problem. The shutter blades were suppose to be closed, but 2 of the blades were wildly askew. When combined with the Quickload failure on my last trip, it is evident that some of my gear is starting to show some wear. It’s no big deal, I’ll drop the lens off at the local repair shop early next week.
Nothing is perfect, but at least I discovered this severe equipment failure before my next trip.