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Ever see a camera bounce?

 
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Aug 19, 2010 02:28 |  #1

So I just watched my seven year old son trip at the top of my stairs and accidentally drop my 1Ds / 14L combo down said set of stairs.
It rolled over the first couple then started bouncing as it picked up speed. I caught it at the bottom and apart from a small scratch on the lens cap no damage at all! Have done various tests and still works perfectly.
Think I need to buy a lottery ticket this week!


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Aug 19, 2010 02:31 |  #2

UmbraDigital wrote in post #10748646 (external link)
So I just watched my seven year old son trip at the top of my stairs and accidentally drop my 1Ds / 14L combo down said set of stairs.
It rolled over the first couple then started bouncing as it picked up speed. I caught it at the bottom and apart from a small scratch on the lens cap no damage at all! Have done various tests and still works perfectly.
Think I need to buy a lottery ticket this week!

I think you should give another test and let us know how the camera survive the bounce this time.:rolleyes:


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Aug 19, 2010 02:32 |  #3

I think you need to teach your son to not play with Daddy's things...


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Aug 19, 2010 02:39 |  #4

UmbraDigital wrote in post #10748646 (external link)
So I just watched my seven year old son trip at the top of my stairs and accidentally drop my 1Ds / 14L combo down said set of stairs.
It rolled over the first couple then started bouncing as it picked up speed. I caught it at the bottom and apart from a small scratch on the lens cap no damage at all! Have done various tests and still works perfectly.
Think I need to buy a lottery ticket this week!

wow... good thing your son did not tumble together with the camera... yes buy a lottery ticket.


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Aug 19, 2010 02:58 |  #5

I think you should sell your story to Canon as a testimonial for their 1Ds page... :mrgreen:


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Aug 19, 2010 03:01 as a reply to  @ Davie82's post |  #6

Ask Canon to give you the lottery ticket instead!


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Aug 19, 2010 11:14 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #7

Would you be able to do it again, but this time do a video so we can see :p

Wow, was your stairs carpeted? I'm surprised it survived the fall.


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Aug 19, 2010 11:39 |  #8

I'm really not surprised. The 1D series is built like a tank, and my 7D has survived a minor 1 metre fall off a wood table to a wood floor and it's been perfectly fine every since.

These cameras aren't as fragile as they might appear to be.


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Aug 19, 2010 11:41 |  #9

Cameras are reasonable durable, lenses are more my concern. Anyways, glad it works!


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Aug 19, 2010 11:56 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #10

buy a cage for your son lol.


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Aug 19, 2010 12:04 |  #11

From the title of the thread, I was expecting to see a video. :D


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Aug 19, 2010 12:13 |  #12

1D and L lens should take this sort of thing I'd say! Glad it worked out for both of you. You can't be mad a a 7 year old for this sort of thing but if they break your 14L it is difficult to just smile and say, "don't worry, it's alright..."


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Aug 19, 2010 12:27 |  #13

Lucky you!

I'd probably go ahead and not let my child walk around with my camera, not really the kind of thing to be a kids toy, might not be so lucky next time.
But who am I to say what you should do with your gear! Glad its ok :)




  
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