Nikon Repairs Deceased Hiker’s Broken Camera, Returns Photos to Family
Nikon is not my brand of camera to run, but I always did respect the efforts, design and quality the company puts into the cameras. I now respect them a little more. What a fine gesture. So many died in that eruption.
“When the folks at Nikon read about Wakabayashi’s story after it was published in the Yomiuri Shimbun, they reached out to his family and offered to repair the broken camera. Over the course of 10 days, the lens, filter and all interior parts were fixed and the red body of the Nikon camera that had been grayed with ash was restored to its original vibrant color, free of charge. The restored camera was returned to Wakabayashi’s second daughter, along with 200 photos that Nikon also managed to recover.”