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Nov 17, 2014 12:17 |  #106

Question, if/when you drop any gear you have [Body or lens] then you sent it to Canon service, how much price it will drop if you want to sell? or will the price be more because it will come out from Canon service better than before? or the price will go down always once you drop it even if you repair it and have it better than before it was dropped?


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Nov 17, 2014 12:42 |  #107

Tareq wrote in post #17277382 (external link)
Question, if/when you drop any gear you have [Body or lens] then you sent it to Canon service, how much price it will drop if you want to sell? or will the price be more because it will come out from Canon service better than before? or the price will go down always once you drop it even if you repair it and have it better than before it was dropped?

When I sold my repaired lens it was part exchanged (with the same camera) through a camera shop. They did not ask so I did not tell them! They were making a good profit on the new camera anyway.


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Nov 17, 2014 13:36 |  #108

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One of the security guards knocked on my door about 30 minutes later and handed me my lens in approx. 25 pieces.

Wow!
Did you try duck tape??


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Nov 17, 2014 13:41 |  #109

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When I sold my repaired lens it was part exchanged (with the same camera) through a camera shop. They did not ask so I did not tell them! They were making a good profit on the new camera anyway.

I am very sorry, but English is not my language so i will try hard to understand your post, i apologize i couldn't understand it :(


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Nov 17, 2014 13:45 |  #110

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What's your excuse for dropping your expensive camera?
Did it totally break? Minor scratch?
Have you ever dropped it into water?

I've never even come close to dropping my camera. I do, however, bumped it into concrete walls and such when I first got my T2i. I was carrying it on my side by the straps. Luckily the hood was there to protect it.

And about a year ago, I let my friend hold my camera for a photo, and she drops it to the floor. And she's like ohhhh sorry oh my god, i'm so sorry.

Nine years of using my dslrs on average 3-4 days a week. Never dropped one yet.


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Nov 17, 2014 14:51 |  #111

I had a crappy tripod fall over once. Camera was fine, the 400 had yet another scratch on it.


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Nov 17, 2014 16:12 |  #112

The reason I own a Canon today is because I accidentally dropped my m4/3 Panasonic camera a few months ago. I misjudged the strap (thought it was on my shoulder) and watched in horror as it bounced several times on the asphalt. While it didn't break (only suffered two small dings and a scratch), I decided to play it safe and buy a new camera (T3i kit). Being that I used it as my primary travel/daily shooter I didn't want to risk losing any shots due to some malfunction. On a side note, the Panasonic still appears to work well.

Other dropped equipment was a tripod at a waterfall in North Carolina (broke into several pieces). That really irritated me as not only did the tripod break, but I missed the shot entirely as well. Heavy fog rolled in as I was trying to remove the ball head from the tripod; the waterfall could not even be seen by the time I was ready to shoot again. :(

Almost forgot: back in the "old film days" I placed a Pentax K1000 on the trunk of my car, forgot about it and drove off. I heard a crashing sound and looked through the rear view mirror only to watch in horror as my K1000 bounced several times. The camera only suffered a few scratches; it continued to work flawlessly.

Another time back in the late 80's I dropped my Nikon FM2N in two feet of bat guano while in a cave. The cave had been recently discovered at the time and I was covering the story for a local news agency. I still own that camera body today! :)




  
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Nov 17, 2014 16:26 |  #113

I had my 5D Mark III fall off a tripod to a hardwood floor and bounce a few times and it still works great! It did make my heart skip a couple of beats.




  
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Nov 17, 2014 16:27 as a reply to  @ snegron's post |  #114

Didn't check my attachement one day with the shoulder harness; 60D & 70-200 fell about 3'-0" onto the gravel roadway. Both camera and lens recieved a battle scar; both continue to perform perfectly.


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Nov 23, 2014 22:09 |  #115

My 1Ds. Once.

I left for the airport to go planespotting, but for some reason or other I had my 1Ds and 28-70 f2.8L outside the bag, I put it on the seat, but I was in a rush and didn't put the seatbelt through the strap like I normally do, I got to the airport, went up the helix ramp, and that pushed the camera outwards against the door (which I did not notice), when I opened the door, I just saw the camera fall down.

The lens hood took most of the impact and cracked along the length (it still works, but it needs some superglue and gaffers tape), the lens itself took some impact and the mount popped out slighty (I pushed it back in and worked -but I lost the ability to focus at infinity any wider than 35mm or so), had it fixed, together with some other components that were worn or damaged, including some of the lens elements that had the adhesive bubbling up, for $350 or so, not bad. The 1Ds was fine, ironically it was the cheapest piece of equipment.

Years before I dropped my 18-55 II, it fell out of my backpack, hit my truck's bumper and then the pavement, the only damage was the AF/MF switch that got knocked out of alignment from the PCB mount switch, which took 10 minutes to fix, the lens performs flawlessly to this day.


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Nov 24, 2014 13:52 |  #116

WylunCustoms wrote in post #17276487 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE

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.

my stormtrooper is safe

That looks like a Pentax...with tape obscuring the badging.




  
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Nov 25, 2014 02:01 |  #117

After buying a 1D Mark IIn (second hand) as an upgrade to a 40D, I put the camera in my backpack and went for a walk. After about a mile, I heard the sound of a dull thud from behind me. On turning, I saw my camera on the road: the zip on my backpack had worked open and it had fallen out. Other than a nick in the black body covering, it worked fine and continued to do so for two years. I had it serviced by Canon before selling it - to keep my conscience clear - but other than general servicing, no other work was required.


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Nov 25, 2014 02:33 |  #118

i repeatedly beat my camera body against my M4 when we are on patrols. Its not a drop, but sometimes it gets hit pretty hard, and often. Seems not to have had any problems.


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Nov 25, 2014 04:01 |  #119

I never have - yet - knock on wood. I usually keep a death grip on the thing.

Many years ago, a buddy related the story of the time he jumped off an interstate to get gas and snacks and put his film SLR on the roof of his car... momentarily... Well, he forgot about it and took off. As he roared up the on-ramp back to the interstate, he heard a "noise" and immediately remembered the camera. He looked in the rear-view mirror to see his camera & lens smashing itself to bits all over the on-ramp. He didn't even stop.


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