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Sep 15, 2014 09:41 |  #1

So, I dropped my 6D to concrete today when I stumbled on a rock or something and camera went flying. :cry:

It seems to work fine, although lens (50mm f/1.8II) makes horrible noise when focusing. I dont really care about the lens because its so cheap so nevermind that one. On the body there is couple marks near shutter button and near hotshoe, and also the rubber grip came off a bit on the lower left corner. I think glue should fix that.

I cant hear anything rattle in the body, mirror is working fine. Tried all sorts of exposure times, apertures, ISO, ettl and flash work etc.

Everything works fine. Only thing I noticed was very very very tiny diffrence in shutter noise its bit louder on quiet mode, however extremely small diffrence, however this could be my imagination?

But should I send it to get checked? Is there a possible ticking time bomb if my camera operates normally now?


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Sep 15, 2014 09:43 |  #2

Heya,

Get it checked if this is more than just a hobby.

If it's just a hobby/amateur, shoot till it stops. Don't worry about it.

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Sep 15, 2014 09:48 |  #3

I would call Canon and tell them what happened and see how much it will cost to have it checked.
I'd get it checked if it doesn't cost too much. Maybe they will at least re-calibrate it or something.
btw, what kind of strap did you have?
I ordered a colorful neck strap to replace the ugly canon kit strap, and it was $3 shipped from China.
I also have a similar colorful strap that I bought in Korea in the streets many years ago, and replaced my Canon kit strap.
No problems with that one. The lack of leather on the neck strap actually makes it easier for me to wrap it around my hands and use the neckstrap like a hand grip.



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Sep 15, 2014 10:08 |  #4

I dont use neck strap. I just hate it because its in my way all the time.
I am photography student and dont have any immediate shoots for next two weeks because I mainly shoot for photostocks, but also bit for newsmagazines where breaking down isnt really an option.

But is there a possiblity that it will break in future because of this of should I see things happen already? Camera is working normaly for now, also tested if sensor alignment is out (shot brick wall wide open with 105mm f/2.8) cant see anything unusual. I need to go out shoot some stars tonight to see is there anything wrong on the corners.


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Sep 15, 2014 10:16 as a reply to  @ Photo123abc's post |  #5

Mine fell 3 stories to concrete. Landed on the 17-40 which was destroyed. Eye cup came off, dial came off and strap holder was bent slightly. Sent to canon and they actually changed the back screen out although it worked fine.

It has been ok 8 mo down the road.


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Sep 15, 2014 10:21 |  #6
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Never dropped a camera. First thing, as a matter of habit, is to wrap the wrist lanyard around my wrist. This is the firsg thing I taught my 4 year-old when I handed him down my old IXUS. He's never dropped a camer either. Good habits.




  
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Sep 15, 2014 10:35 |  #7

Photo123abc wrote in post #17155598 (external link)
I dont use neck strap. I just hate it because its in my way all the time.
I am photography student and dont have any immediate shoots for next two weeks because I mainly shoot for photostocks, but also bit for newsmagazines where breaking down isnt really an option.

But is there a possiblity that it will break in future because of this of should I see things happen already? Camera is working normaly for now, also tested if sensor alignment is out (shot brick wall wide open with 105mm f/2.8) cant see anything unusual. I need to go out shoot some stars tonight to see is there anything wrong on the corners.

I think it will be alright. Just pretend it's minor scuffs from normal use and pretend like you never dropped it on concrete. Peace for your mind!
Also, you should consider getting hand grips. My neck straps are in my way all the time too.



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Sep 15, 2014 12:40 |  #8

On the strap note: I hate the neck strap and finally ordered the Black Rapid RS-7 and it's the best thing I did. I used it all weekend, carried my camera around for 4 hours Saturday and 3 yesterday and not once did it bother me.


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Sep 15, 2014 12:42 |  #9

Abu Mahendra wrote in post #17155644 (external link)
Never dropped a camera. First thing, as a matter of habit, is to wrap the wrist lanyard around my wrist. This is the firsg thing I taught my 4 year-old when I handed him down my old IXUS. He's never dropped a camer either. Good habits.

I had my shoulder strap and hand strap on it. I had just slipped it off my neck to take a pic off the edge of a building and then was getting on a ladder both straps were in my hand but not wrapped and slipped through. So they are only as full proof as the fool using them in my book.


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Sep 16, 2014 04:23 as a reply to  @ eriet30's post |  #10

Tested it out last night, nifty fifty has something wrong with lens alignment.
Stars are blurred on 3 out of 4 corners, although center and only sharp corner is sharper than ever before. I think I should throw the lens on concrete again! :lol:

However sensor is ok and mirror also (thank god), cant see any diffrence with 14mm f/2.8 or 105mm f/2.8. Ive been shooting with it all day without any problems so I probably leave it at that.


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Sep 16, 2014 05:40 |  #11

Photo123abc wrote in post #17157689 (external link)
Tested it out last night, nifty fifty has something wrong with lens alignment.
Stars are blurred on 3 out of 4 corners, although center and only sharp corner is sharper than ever before. I think I should throw the lens on concrete again! :lol:

However sensor is ok and mirror also (thank god), cant see any diffrence with 14mm f/2.8 or 105mm f/2.8. Ive been shooting with it all day without any problems so I probably leave it at that.

Don't worry these things are built like tanks... Drive a truck over it, shoot it, freeze it, put it on fire. And it keeps on working.
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Sep 16, 2014 05:47 |  #12

Humm, 7DII just released and your 6D hits the pavement? :eek:

"Hey insurance man my camera took a nasty fall, need to replace it".
Insurance man: "Ok, let me know what you need".

Just picked up a neat 7DII.... :)

Coincidence? ;)

Just kidding...:lol:

Glad it's working ok for ya. :)


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