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Aug 05, 2014 01:38 |  #76

7D and the 70-200 managed to unzip my bag. sickening thud as it hit the ground. No damage! Got insurance after that happened.


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Aug 05, 2014 06:21 |  #77

Dropped my Fuji (sorry) S602 and smashed it to bits hence my coming over to Canon.


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Aug 05, 2014 18:36 |  #78

A5forfighting wrote in post #17076988 (external link)
Got insurance after that happened.

That gives great peace of mind. You can use your gear without being paranoid about it being stolen or damaged, knowing your maximum loss is the excess on your policy.


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Aug 05, 2014 18:40 |  #79

I am very fortunate to say that I have never dropped my equipment whatsoever. In 4 years, I have been extremely careful with all of my stuff. *knock on wood*


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Aug 06, 2014 02:11 |  #80

Pearlallica wrote in post #17076855 (external link)
That is a great story. It's nice when bad stories can sometime quickly turn out good. I'm surprised that the warranty covered accidents.

It doesn't. But I guess they decided to do it under warranty anyways. I clearly wrote on the form that I dropped it. I'm certainly not complaining and I did buy the next lens from Sigma as well because of it. :-)


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Aug 06, 2014 02:25 |  #81

kfreels wrote in post #17079302 (external link)
It doesn't. But I guess they decided to do it under warranty anyways. I clearly wrote on the form that I dropped it. I'm certainly not complaining and I did buy the next lens from Sigma as well because of it. :-)

Maybe you hadn't smashed up anything in the lens, but something had come lose or decentered and they felt that maybe some screws wasn't as tightened as they should have been. It is easier to charge a customer if they can point at actually impact-damaged or moisture-damaged parts.

All lenses are expected to survive some amounts of knocks, but it's hard to figure out what is a reasonable amount.


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Aug 06, 2014 09:58 as a reply to  @ pwm2's post |  #82

Several times. Here are couple of my monumental ones.

1. A Nikon F off a crane gantry while shooting over head shots of a machine shop at a heavy industry plant. I still have the camera and it works OK.

2. Nikon F4 off a cliff while covering the recovery of a hang glider pilot when I was working for a newspaper. Camera was brought cliff top by police rescue team on the stretcher with the patient. Patient minor injuries, camera written off.

3. There is a Nikon F4 at the bottom of the ocean about five kilometres off the coast of New South Wales.


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Aug 06, 2014 10:05 |  #83

Yep, dropped my 300D with 85mm non L Canon lens. No more auto focus otherwise good lens. Long time later dropped same combo, and guess what, the lens started auto focusing again. and still working years later.


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Aug 06, 2014 10:08 |  #84

I'm such a klutz that I use a wrist strap all of the time. I've been pretty lucky, so far with no drops.




  
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Aug 06, 2014 11:09 |  #85

I dropped mine once after I got a new shoulder strap. I had connected the strap to my lens, decided to change the lens. forgot that the lens was connected to the strap and down went the camera. The 7D landed on the pop up flash damaging it. Otherwise it is just fine.

The camera and my lens get minor bumps all the time but outside of minor cosmetic damage no problems.


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Aug 07, 2014 02:23 |  #86

Do you guys state that you dropped your gear when you're selling it?



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Aug 07, 2014 12:07 |  #87

pkim1230 wrote in post #17081424 (external link)
Do you guys state that you dropped your gear when you're selling it?

Good question. My 70-200 was damaged and had to be sent in for service so if I ever sold it I would mention that. My 7D hit a carpeted floor once from a tripod and a laminate floor once while strapped to me while I was falling. Neither did any damage and it's been over a year and no hidden damage has emerged either so I don't see any point in mentioning it. Not that I'm hiding anything. It's just the day to day bumps and bruises that any camera can get along the way.

When I'm buying I don't even ask. If it's working right and there's no visible damage, then it's working right and no visible damage. If someone said "I dropped it 2 years ago from 10 ft onto concrete and there's not a scratch on it and everything works perfectly", my thought wouldn't be "Did I get something that's going to fail on me?". It would be "Wow. I'm buying something really rugged!"


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Aug 07, 2014 15:22 |  #88

I dropped few of my cameras including Hasselblad H4D-60, and this alone costs me a kidney, but i repaired it and bought a very hard case and sealed it forever.

Well, most of the time or say all the time i drop my cameras due to rush/hurry to move or go out and forgetting to zip/close my bags so they slip out while i carry up my bags and then watching my camera with or without lenses on the hard floors.


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Nov 15, 2014 23:36 |  #89

Unfortunately I had some bad luck last month while taking a cross-country Amtrak trip from Wisconsin to Oregon. I borrowed my daughter's compact backpack camera bag and I developed a bad habit of not completely zipping the camera compartment shut. I dropped my 7d and 17-55 f2.8 EF-S from about 3 feet to the hotel floor. After that the auto-focus would hunt much of the time. Since I was trying to keep the weight down, I only packed my 17-55 and 70-200 f4L. I had to manually focus most of the time. Two days later I made the same mistake except this time it feel about 2 feet to concrete. I landed directly on the end of the lens cap. My Hoya Digital Pro filter shattered. The camera now hunts even more during auto-focus. It appears the lens took the shot since my 70-200 seems to be focusing properly. I'll be sending the lens in to Canon shortly. This is my first serious accident in 41 years I've been activity involved in photography.


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Nov 16, 2014 03:00 as a reply to  @ post 17065549 |  #90

Twice, once my 1100D straight to mud when I changed lenses. Somehow lost my balance and camera slipped out of my hand. I quickly picked it up and controls were all messed up. I placed in dehumidifier for 2 days, tried again and no problem.

Other accident was much worse. I dropped my 6D on a concrete while I was shooting in an abandoned factory. Had it in my hand and I was walking around, stumbled on a brick or something and fell on my stomach pretty hard. Camera went flying out of my hands and straight to concrete! Lens (50mm f/1.8) was in million pieces and camera had bad scratches on the top of it. I removed the lens, placed another one to it. And it works! Around 2 months now and still going strong.

Ive had 2 cameras now, just got my 1D3 as a backup for 6D. Wonder when that will drop? :)


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