Jonathan: I think the days of my camera are numbered. Problems started yesterday. Fine stripes across most photos. Failing to save photos – or taking an indefinite time to do so. Shutter not going back down. Today it got rapidly worse. Nothing about this in the handbook. No function to re-set to factory defaults. I’ve removed both operating and back-up batteries, formatted a new CF card … Here’s a sequence of the last photos I managed to get to save at all. I seem to recall reading, many years ago, about something that looked like this. Ah yes – it was A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking – describing what it would be like to be sucked into a black hole.
Hmm, do you think the camera should be disposed of as hazardous waste?