A week ago while trying to make a photograph of doves in our backyard, I got the dreaded error message as my Canon 7D and it wouldn't take a photograph. It reported a Err 40 which according to a report on YouTube related to losing power to some component in the camera as result of a loss screw on a main board. So the camera went off that day to the Canon repair center, a service fee was paid, and I'm still waiting for the return my good friend.
It's often said that we don't fully appreciate the things that are important to us, until they going missing. That has proven to be the case as I miss my Canon SLR and the experiences it brings. A weekend of going to the Reading Air Show put aside, and images of flowers missed. I look forward to having my good friend back home and ready for continuing artistic adventures.