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Have you ever dropped your camera?

 
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Jul 30, 2014 06:58 as a reply to  @ post 17065549 |  #16

I may have, more than once.

I had the boss's mk2n at a fair, a kid bumped me and tried to snatch the camera off my shoulder, and it dropped to the ground.
Camera was ok, the attached 16-35 broke off and rolled down the street ($400 worth of new housing/flexible printed circuits etc for the lens)

Had a mk4 unlock itself from the back of a 300f2.8 and fall to the ground, messed up all the focus points in the VF (new mirror box/pentaprism/top plate)

Had a 400f2.8 and mk4 roll off the back seat into the footwell when i braked hard
Bent the locking pin so it wouldnt retract and the camera was stuck to the lens (new lens mounts and locking pin)

Thats all i can think of now - some of the guys at work have left a bag of gear on the roof and driven away, one reversed back and ran over the bag for good measure.


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Jul 30, 2014 07:13 |  #17

I have dropped both my 6D and my 5DII. Both survived the fall just fine and I am very grateful for that. I've also dropped a 600rt flash.


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Jul 30, 2014 07:58 |  #18

if the 7dii comes to play min 7d might take a nasty fall...:)


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Jul 30, 2014 08:12 |  #19

Years ago in college, I was using a Nikormat from the Yearbook program. It had a cheesy metal strap that the senior photographer thought was cool. The strap broke and the camera hit the floor. It needed a repair, but it turns out that it had "fallen off a truck", according to that same senior photographer, and couldn't be brought to a service center for obvious reasons. I didn't use any of their gear from that day forward -- and not because the straps were cheesy. I didn't want to have to do the perp walk for taking yearbook pictures.


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Jul 30, 2014 08:14 |  #20

Dropped my ancient Konica AutoReflex (the original from about 1965) a few times without any issues, but I swear you could hammer nails with that camera! But over the years I've learned to think ahead and protect gear so a dropped camera these days would have to be from a broken strap, tripod falling over, etc., something totally unexpected.

Now the wife, that is a different story...:)




  
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Jul 30, 2014 08:30 |  #21

rrblint wrote in post #17065276 (external link)
No I haven't. Knock on wood.;)

me too
i hate any camera or lens with a hair scratch
i like my gear to be like new with no dust and with no fingerprints


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Jul 30, 2014 08:34 as a reply to  @ moltengold's post |  #22

No but almost...two or three times. :o
Once with my 40D (it was a good catch) and most recently with my 6D.




  
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Jul 30, 2014 09:21 |  #23

Dropped 1dmk2 with 85mm f1.8 and PW Plus II on it. Landed on someone's miata and then on the sidewalk. No damage to the car or the camera/lens. Only thing broken was the hot shoe foot on the Plus II which is easy to replace.


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Jul 30, 2014 09:49 |  #24

Not to a point that anything has broken yet. (luckily)

But yes I have. To the floor at home. Against the side of a cliff,. (1D4 and the 400mm) etc.
I'd say my 1D2 has taken the most hits. Still going strong.

that 400mm is the lens that has taken the most beatings. And it started right from the get go. About two days after receiving my 400mm f/5.6L it was knocked to the floor off the kitchen table by my daughters best Friend. She is dead to us now. (Just kidding!)
The black plastic to which the lens hood clips into at the front was damaged, but otherwise the lens is still fine. I manage to bang that lens against something near every time I use it.


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Jul 30, 2014 09:57 |  #25

In St Marks Square (Venice) some "I'm too important to queue" toe rag shoved past me and I fell, both the camera and 24-70L had to go back to Canon for repair.


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Jul 30, 2014 10:01 |  #26

My 70D hit the floor once from desk height onto carpet (picked camera up, strap caught on desk, desk pulled camera out of my hand). The nifty fifty attached to it had to be re-assembled (which gave me a chance to get the dust out of it!), but aside from that no problems. I consider myself very lucky.


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Jul 30, 2014 10:07 |  #27

pkim1230 wrote in post #17065065 (external link)
I've never even come close to dropping my camera...

Never say never.

I have dropped my 500D on concrete at the parking lot. It has landed on kit zoom and ...nothing. I still use this camera.

I have dropped my Bessa R film RF, while trying to free jammed film, in the dark.
Camera landed on the soft carpet and film pressure plate came off. It has holding pins made from plastic. I switched to metal Leica :)


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Jul 30, 2014 10:19 as a reply to  @ post 17065549 |  #28

Once, while the camera was still in its bag. Didn't drop far but I had a UV filter on - for protection. The thin UV filter shattered and scratched the lens, otherwise the camera was OK. Lesson learned - no more UV filters for me!:rolleyes:




  
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Jul 30, 2014 10:39 |  #29

teekay wrote in post #17065926 (external link)
Once, while the camera was still in its bag. Didn't drop far but I had a UV filter on - for protection. The thin UV filter shattered and scratched the lens, otherwise the camera was OK. Lesson learned - no more UV filters for me!:rolleyes:

thats a hard lesson to learn.


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Jul 30, 2014 12:14 |  #30

joeseph wrote in post #17065391 (external link)
tripod - camera - gravity: nasty combination! :oops:

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I've dropped a lens, no cameras (yet)




  
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