Greetings Dan,
Thanks a lot in the name of many for the repair hint.
Glad you're that happy with your courageous choice.
Your description is quite reminiscent of this gentleman,
Stieglitz on bridge 1905 MET s.jpg
snapping away with his handy G...X (!!) some 107 years ago:
Mr Alfred Stieglitz (from metmuseum.org).
Cheers, Pitt