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Mar 13, 2012 20:45 |  #16

@ TBH and SMP_homer

Wall was brick. Just to comment on your "bull****". Here is a copy of the repair order. Had not checked email and the guys estimate was off. Parts were in the thirties and when they added labor it went through the roof. It is so obvious that it is all "bull****" now huh?

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Mar 13, 2012 23:18 |  #17

alann wrote in post #14081754 (external link)
@ TBH and SMP_homer

Wall was brick. Just to comment on your "bull****". Here is a copy of the repair order. Had not checked email and the guys estimate was off. Parts were in the thirties and when they added labor it went through the roof. It is so obvious that it is all "bull****" now huh?
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I think they're talking about your Kenko tale.


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Mar 13, 2012 23:19 |  #18

Wow thanks for sharing. I just brought a 1.4 TC so I will be very careful with it.


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Mar 13, 2012 23:20 |  #19

Call it what you want. I was just trying to pass some useful info. I am done with this thread.


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Mar 13, 2012 23:24 |  #20

alann wrote in post #14082731 (external link)
Call it what you want. I was just trying to pass some useful info. I am done with this thread.

Don't get upset Alann, some of us actually appreciate being warned about potential problems, rather than just dumping on people.


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Mar 13, 2012 23:26 |  #21

Yes Alan, some of us on here are here to share, and learn not bash, question, or criticize every one else...

Thanks for sharing.


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Mar 13, 2012 23:35 |  #22

alann wrote in post #14082731 (external link)
Call it what you want. I was just trying to pass some useful info. I am done with this thread.

Thanks for posting Alan, most people appreciate the insight.


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Mar 14, 2012 07:04 |  #23

Thanks for sharing! I will surely have a closer look at my TC next time I use it... I know it is not sturdy, but never really thought it would break off.


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Mar 14, 2012 07:22 |  #24

Unless screws were coming loose, the camera+TC+lens were dropped, or more likely the OP accidentally knocked the switch that unlocks the lens (it's not the best design), I'm struggling to see it happening. The fact that the OP for some reason had a tantrum like a small child and threw it at a wall conveniently means that showing us a pic of the TC is now useless.

That's why I said it smells like BS. It's possible the OP is being honest, but the rarity of this occurring (TC just breaking) plus the evidence being destroyed makes me a skeptic.




  
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Mar 14, 2012 07:37 |  #25

phreeky wrote in post #14083899 (external link)
Unless screws were coming loose, the camera+TC+lens were dropped, or more likely the OP accidentally knocked the switch that unlocks the lens (it's not the best design), I'm struggling to see it happening. The fact that the OP for some reason had a tantrum like a small child and threw it at a wall conveniently means that showing us a pic of the TC is now useless.

That's why I said it smells like BS. It's possible the OP is being honest, but the rarity of this occurring (TC just breaking) plus the evidence being destroyed makes me a skeptic.

I believe the OP but I would have like to have seen pics of the broken Kenko




  
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Mar 14, 2012 07:44 |  #26

phreeky wrote in post #14083899 (external link)
Unless screws were coming loose, the camera+TC+lens were dropped, or more likely the OP accidentally knocked the switch that unlocks the lens (it's not the best design), I'm struggling to see it happening. The fact that the OP for some reason had a tantrum like a small child and threw it at a wall conveniently means that showing us a pic of the TC is now useless.

That's why I said it smells like BS. It's possible the OP is being honest, but the rarity of this occurring (TC just breaking) plus the evidence being destroyed makes me a skeptic.

I see it as user error, or user embellishment more than part failure...

if something as common as a Kenko TC were to fail in the way the OP has described, and caused damage to expensive hardware, you know damn well most of us would be plastering this forum with all kinds of evidence...

his original story says he lifted off the table 6 inches and it fell...
Canon work order says it fell on the floor

things add up to an unlikely story...


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Mar 14, 2012 09:03 |  #27

i think some of the people in this thread just want to see the TC and how it broke. its good you warn others about it breaking but a picture of how it broke would be nice so people can see and know what to look out for.

ive never used TC but i have seen them and mounted them to see how it is and the view through my lens. its hard to see how one might break.

now if it was an extension tube maybe i can see those breaking... maybe. if you mounted a 400mm 2.8 to it mounted the camera to a tripod instead of the lens... lol but who the hell would do that




  
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Mar 14, 2012 10:00 |  #28

Having owned Kenko 1.4 TC for a some time that doesn't surprise me a bit, wobbly mount and limpy release lever always felt like a disaster waiting to happen. Canon TC feels much more solid and has better IQ to boot (yes, I extensively compared both).




  
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Mar 14, 2012 12:03 |  #29

SMP_Homer wrote in post #14083974 (external link)
his original story says he lifted off the table 6 inches and it fell...
Canon work order says it fell on the floor

things add up to an unlikely story...

Add that to the fact that if a TC breaks, causing a lens to fall, it will fall "face" first, meaning the mount will most likely not be damaged, so there would normally be no problem mounting it on the body. Unless it bounced on the floor or somehow flipped in mid air while falling. Or unless the part that actually broke is the lens, not the converter.

Whatever happened, we don't have all the facts, we don't even have a picture, all we know is that it may be possible that a TC can break causing a lens to fall, however this is highly unlikely because of the very few (indeed this may be the only example) incidences of this occuring.


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Mar 14, 2012 12:13 |  #30

Ouch. It's really not entirely the fault of the extender. Why handle a white lens rig from the body unbalanced/unsupported​? I'm sorry to see such a huge repair bill brotha.


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