Just in time for our big snow, my camera was sent home from the repair center. Apparently the pixel wasn’t actually dead – somehow a stray piece of dust sucked itself onto the pixel and refused to come off.
So the beast is home now, cleaned and spiffy and ready to go. It’s a good thing too, because now I can play around with my new lens that I got for Christmas. Since my handy little 50mm was in the process of dying, we’ve replaced it with another 50mm prime – but this one is the 1.4f version with ultrasonic stabilization. I’m not quite sure yet exactly what that does, but it sure sounds cool.
Today I went clumping around in the snow with the camera and new lens, trying to capture a few good photographs. I think I’ll have better luck with it when my fingers are less frozen!