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Took new 500 f4 to Airshow and.........

 
Richard ­ Sneath
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Mar 24, 2007 08:44 |  #1

NO JOKE.....LOL the camera fell off the back of it !!!

Was taking photo's at a local Airshow, turned camera from landscape to portrait for a vertical shot and the camera disconnected from the lens.... fortunately I had straps on both the lens and camera.... " LUCKY I hear you say.... well not quite, I ended up with the camera in my right hand and 8 lb of white lens swung down and hit me in the balls.. !!

Bulls$%t, I hear you say, NO LIE, this happened.

So there I am slightly cross legged, trying to catch breath and trying to make it look like nothing had happened !! ( much to the amusement of the crowd, especially the photographers who had prior picked me as the smart ass with more money than sense )

Anyway, the point is, after I had regained some dignity and some F-111's appeared to shift attention from me, the lens did become unlocked a couple of times in the day........ I had noticed my 100-400 felt loose on the bayonette right back when I first got it, but it never unlocked.

Has anyone out there got the same condition or maybe the locking mechanism on the camera is defective ??


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Mar 24, 2007 08:51 |  #2

Dude, that sucks, does the mount rotate too loosely?


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Mar 24, 2007 08:54 |  #3

never had that happen with mine but may invest in one of thoes thing's boxer's were to protect against low punches lol
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Mar 24, 2007 08:59 as a reply to  @ GyRob's post |  #4

I have had my 300 2.8 unlock from the body a few times, Not sure if its me of the locking system.


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Mar 24, 2007 09:00 |  #5

Might want to send the camera to Canon for a check, sounds like something is loose.


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Mar 24, 2007 09:03 |  #6

But we don't have a report on the number of times someone came up to you and asked how much that thing costs?


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Mar 24, 2007 09:05 |  #7

Dude, that sucks, does the mount rotate too loosely?

jaymrobinson,

No, had a good look at it, nothing rotates but it appears the locking pin slips out of the locking hole on the base of the lens.


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Mar 24, 2007 09:05 |  #8

Richard Sneath wrote in post #2922348 (external link)
8 lb of white lens swung down and hit me in the balls.. !!

Bulls$%t, I hear you say, NO LIE, this happened.



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Mar 24, 2007 09:05 |  #9

I'd rather take a hit to the marbles than drop a 500mm. That would probably hurt far more... ;)

So um, no pictures? :D


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Mar 24, 2007 09:29 |  #10

Double Negative,

Heres one from the show, thanks for comments, you're right, anything but drop it !


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Mar 24, 2007 09:31 |  #11

Nice pic, it looks like a model.


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Mar 24, 2007 09:48 |  #12

Thanks everyone for input, the camera is still under warranty, might get it looked at by Canon.

CDS, love the icons...........

Got to log out now, couple more photos..


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Mar 24, 2007 10:02 |  #13

GyRob wrote in post #2922389 (external link)
never had that happen with mine but may invest in one of thoes thing's boxer's were to protect against low punches lol
Rob.

Hmmm....maybe a new line of products at BH. Ball saving boxers for heavy lenses :)

Sorry man, but this is too funny :) Hope you got some good shots tho...


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Mar 24, 2007 12:30 as a reply to  @ kram's post |  #14

Until you get this issue fixed, I would invest in a cast-iron jockstrap. . .:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Mar 24, 2007 12:42 |  #15

Hahah. Well that sucks, but the pictures turned out amazing so no biggy :P


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