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Have you ever dropped your camera?

 
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Nov 16, 2014 03:11 |  #91

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Nov 16, 2014 04:30 |  #92

i almost dropped my 70-200 when i accidentally pressed lens release button on camera while pulling it out from my backpack. Since then, i always check first if my lens is properly attached to my camera body.
My heart almost exploded when i realized the lens is loose and it is going to fall.


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Nov 16, 2014 15:51 |  #93

Once. A Pentax K10D DSLR. It toppled out of my camera bag with one of my Pentax lenses. Fortunately it worked out well. Nary a scratch. Pentax stuff is known to be tough.




  
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Nov 16, 2014 16:39 |  #94

Yep.

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Nov 16, 2014 19:40 |  #95

Lucky I dropped a powershot super zoom The standard nylon strap. I sent a $220 camera in to repair for $200. I stepped out of the car on a parking lot. felt the strap skid off my neck. Sears hardware Key supply had the rings and clips to improve a cheap camera strap. That's how the SLR is connected. Live and learn.
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Nov 16, 2014 22:36 |  #96

I'm clumsier than average. Had three near misses.
1. Camera strap caught as I was getting out of the car and so as I left the camera was yanked out of my hand and fell to the road. Luckily the strap stopped the fall so only the very tip of the lens casing hit the road and chipped.
2. Usually walk around with my hand resting on the lens for safety/security reasons. Must have pressed the lens release somehow because my 70-200 suddenly came free. Managed to close my hand around it and stop it falling.
3. Slipped on a rocky beach, fell and hit my arm on a rock but the camera landed on sand and got a bit wet (not enough to do any damage). Camera was OK but my elbow....

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Nov 17, 2014 00:21 |  #97

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WHY I USE A LENS HOOD!!! I was holding the camera by the strap and it dangled about 1-2 feet above the ground... strap just slipped out of my hand, LUCKILY it seems to have just landed right on the lens hood and gave the camera about a 1-2 inch drop to the floor. phew.

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Nov 17, 2014 00:26 |  #98

Dropped a 550d from about 2 feet, luckily the floor was carpeted and lens hood was on so no damages. Recently, while shooting a birhtday party my 70D somehow got loose from my hand thankfully my spider reflexes saved it from crashing to the floor. :-)


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Nov 17, 2014 01:42 |  #99

1000D fell of the tripod once due to a worn out tripod mount threads on the battery grip. Minimal damage due to the tripod being lowered near the ground.


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Nov 17, 2014 07:45 |  #100

Nope.

Hope I never will.




  
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Nov 17, 2014 07:47 |  #101

I was pushed hard from behind unexpectedly while in St Marks Square in Venice some years ago and my camera fell to the ground. The camera was OK but the lens needed major attention from Canon before it was useable again.


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Nov 17, 2014 08:19 |  #102

On a model shoot on the streets of LA, once had a Hasselblad get run over by a car, but so was the thief who took it on his bicycle.


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Nov 17, 2014 08:49 |  #103

Hmm lets see. ONE TIME, I went out shooting, came home and threw my camera on my bed and left the house for a bit. Ended up going out that night and got a nice buzz on. Came home, jumped into bed and kicked my camera right off and landed on my hardwood floor. The camera was fine but I busted my 10-22mm lens which ended up costing me close to $200 to repair at Canon.

THEN, I was in Jersey City shooting the NY skyline from a 8th story balcony at my hotel and smart me was swapping lenses and didn't lock in my 55-250. Well, that ended up falling off and dropping all the way to the concrete below me onto a private balcony. One of the security guards knocked on my door about 30 minutes later and handed me my lens in approx. 25 pieces. Luckily, both have been semi inexpensive but still suck. Live and learn!


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Nov 17, 2014 09:46 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #104

I dropped my 30D from a chair to the floor once, with my 300mm f4L attached. Fortunately, nothing broke. I have bumped various lenses and camera bodies into doorframes, too; again, fortunately no real damage. (The lens hood got slightly bent and part of it detached, though I was able to fix that myself.)

The only repairs I've had to pay for were dust related. After a very windy trip to the Wave in northern AZ, I had to send my 24-105mm and my 10-22 in to Canon due to both getting dust into the focus rings. The 10-22 was a cheap fix ($70 or so IIRC), but the 24-105, even with the Platinum CPS discount, was over $300. :( I was surprised both lenses made it through Antelope Canyon with no serious dust issues only to ingest it heavily at the Wave.


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Nov 17, 2014 12:07 as a reply to  @ exerda's post |  #105

I dropped a 1D Mark IV with a lens attached roughly 4 feet onto a concrete sidewalk.

Fortunately, both seem to be completely unscathed other than a little nick on the paint of the 1D body.


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