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Dropping a brand new 5D3 onto concrete from a tripod =

 
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Sep 14, 2013 20:59 |  #1

...Mini heart-attack, but oddly enough the camera survived with only a few scratches. I was out filming my cousins band at an outdoor venue, and had taken the camera off of the BlackRapid Sport strap to attach it to my tripod. Had a Rode mic on top, and after I was finished I started to remove the camera when it suddenly slipped from my hands. Moment of pure terror ensued. I think it landed on the cushion of the mic, but when I picked it up it was still working. Nothing broke off, and it had a tiny scratch. When I tried to zoom in and out with the 24-105mm lens, it was stuck. I mean literally stuck, and with a lot of pressure it would finally move. I figured right away that the lens was toast, but still workable. Then, as suddenly as it was stuck, it just "popped" and was like new again. Smooth zooming etc. Odd. Still can't believe I dropped it from about 5 ft right on the pavement and it survived. Anyone else have a heart-stopping moment like this with a camera?




  
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Sep 14, 2013 21:16 |  #2

No :/ My hands are damn near enough glued around my camera grip. I dropped a brand new lens cover off a pier, that was upsetting.


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Sep 14, 2013 21:31 |  #3
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Ummm...what is it you are trying to say then?




  
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Sep 14, 2013 22:14 |  #4

Hogloff wrote in post #16296964 (external link)
Ummm...what is it you are trying to say then?


Try reading the post, or have someone help you if the words are too big.




  
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Sep 14, 2013 22:29 |  #5

ronfin wrote in post #16297042 (external link)
Try reading the post, or have someone help you if the words are too big.

Lol touché




  
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Sep 14, 2013 22:33 |  #6

I know how you feel.

I dropped my Pentax K10D onto a hardwood floor....about 4 feet....about 3 years ago. Couldn't believe it. Felt sick.

However fortunately, no apparent damage. I've put about 30,000 additional shutter actuation's on the old K10D since then and so far...touch wood...it's still working as new.

It's built like a tank. But I still wouldn't recommend dropping any photographic equipment.




  
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Sep 14, 2013 22:39 |  #7
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cheap tripod?


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Sep 14, 2013 22:44 |  #8

kin2son wrote in post #16297078 (external link)
cheap tripod?

It reads that it slipped out of his hands as he removed it...


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Frodge wrote in post #16297090 (external link)
It reads that it slipped out of his hands as he removed it...

oh sorry, my bad...


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Sep 14, 2013 22:48 |  #10

Hogloff wrote in post #16296964 (external link)
Ummm...what is it you are trying to say then?

kin2son wrote in post #16297078 (external link)
cheap tripod?

Frodge wrote in post #16297090 (external link)
It reads that it slipped out of his hands as he removed it...

ROFLMAO

Reading is just awesome.

Note to self: do not buy 24-105 from ronfin


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Sep 14, 2013 23:14 |  #11

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16297096 (external link)
ROFLMAO

Reading is just awesome.

Note to self: do not buy 24-105 from ronfin

Can I interest you in a lens cover by any chance ? :lol:


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Sep 14, 2013 23:20 |  #12

I just dropped my 1Ds + EF 28-70 f2.8L this afternoon. Went planespotting, put the camera on the passenger seat when I left my apartment, opened the door at the airport, forgetting the camera was there. Shift happened. The result, a broken lens hood )lengthwise crack, might/should be fixable, the 28-70 mount popped out slightly but I was able to pop it back in and it seems to work fine, I'll have to get some sort of targets to see if the focusing is fine. I bought that lens in used/bargain condition, and upon closer inspection it looks like it might have been fixed in the past, so we'll see, but it seems to work fine. The 1Ds is more than fine.

And yes, the fracture on the lens hood originated at the corner of a square notch, as expected.


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Sep 15, 2013 03:11 |  #13

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16297096 (external link)
ROFLMAO

Reading is just awesome.

Note to self: do not buy 24-105 from ronfin

Lol right, also OP you might want to consider sending in the lens.


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Sep 15, 2013 05:29 as a reply to  @ OneJZsupra's post |  #14

Was climbing up out of a ravine in Namibia with my new 5dIII around my neck. I slipped on a rock and fell forward and the 5dIII swung towards a big rock and my heart skipped a beat. Luckily the strap was just short enough and the body missed the rock and just scrapped the base of the camera. No serious damage and, now that my lovely new baby was scratched, I no longer had to worry about keeping it in pristine condition. I could relax and get on with shooting.


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Sep 15, 2013 06:13 |  #15

Cat knocked over the 200mm 2.8 onto concrete a while ago, two foot drop. The lens survived without a noticeable mark. At least so I thought, it took me a week to notice there was a tiny indentation on the filter ring.
Clearly Canon thinks photographers like to abuse their equipment.


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