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Dec 17, 2009 02:23 as a reply to  @ post 9214010 |  #46

look at my sig :cry:

the 40 body was in a lowpro bag and fell out of the car onto the concrete drive no marks on the camera but a dud shutter and a jammed mirror . this happened when packing for our last holiday had to make due with the SWMBO canon point and shoot

so I also say untrue


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Dec 17, 2009 06:20 |  #47

I do not buy it :)




  
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Dec 17, 2009 06:37 |  #48

Even if the body was only cracked I would have thought the mirror would be knocked out or something. I don't buy into the whole "magnesium alloy is better then plastic on the Rebels" thing, I've never really heard of a Rebel cracking in 2 like a nifty fifty. As for this story, who knows.. I'll keep watching the thread. :lol:


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Dec 17, 2009 06:47 |  #49

Canon ought to pay this guy to use his story for advertising the durability of the camera :).


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Dec 17, 2009 08:20 |  #50

Lordedmond wrote in post #9214204 (external link)
look at my sig :cry:

the 40 body was in a lowpro bag and fell out of the car onto the concrete drive no marks on the camera but a dud shutter and a jammed mirror . this happened when packing for our last holiday had to make due with the SWMBO canon point and shoot

so I also say untrue

So by your logic, every single time I drop a 40D out of a car onto concrete, it should break? Not one of those times it should survive, because... well... obviously that's what happened to you.


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Dec 17, 2009 08:30 |  #51

I don't know why so many find it hard to believe.Stuff happens and it's not the fall of 3000 feet that's going to break the camera, it's the landing. But I've seen stuff fall from a decent height survive and stuff fall from a few feet not survive. Heck I had an old HP950 compact camera that fell from my pack, Rolled down the side of a mountain about 300 feet or so bouncing on rock and survive with only a bunch of scratches.


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Dec 17, 2009 08:41 |  #52

The 3000 foot drop isn't a big deal. It could fall 2999.99 feet and not get a scratch......it's that last
.01 foot that really hurts!


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Dec 17, 2009 08:44 |  #53

They keep refering to "the Rebel" in stead of 'the camera". That makes me not believe it.


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Dec 17, 2009 09:06 |  #54

it looked like it fell in a muddy area which would have absorbed the shock, not only that had it been concrete of sort it would have been in pieces..


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Dec 17, 2009 10:23 |  #55

Sven-EOS wrote in post #9215196 (external link)
They keep refering to "the Rebel" in stead of 'the camera". That makes me not believe it.

Of all the things that could be argued, this is the what bothers you? Two cameras fell and "the Rebel" is faster/easier to type than "the still camera."


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Dec 17, 2009 10:32 |  #56

I just want the serial number of the camera that fell 3000 feet... So I can avoid buying it used sometime in the future.


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Dec 17, 2009 10:56 |  #57

gjl711 wrote in post #9215123 (external link)
I don't know why so many find it hard to believe.Stuff happens and it's not the fall of 3000 feet that's going to break the camera, it's the landing. But I've seen stuff fall from a decent height survive and stuff fall from a few feet not survive. Heck I had an old HP950 compact camera that fell from my pack, Rolled down the side of a mountain about 300 feet or so bouncing on rock and survive with only a bunch of scratches.

I was at a horse race (Tevis Cup, Western States 100) taking photos next to a dude from the SF Chronicle. He turned and the lens he'd put in his pocket fell out, bounced a long way down a scree slope and disappeared into a pile of snow. He recovered it later and it was scratched but functional.


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Dec 17, 2009 11:31 |  #58

Looks like it landed on marshy soft ground, an increased contact time of even a second could be the difference between a smashed camera, or one that survives.




  
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Dec 17, 2009 11:43 |  #59

If it fell in some marsh, im wondering how they found it...


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Dec 17, 2009 11:51 |  #60

Why would you want to parachute into a marsh though?


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