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1D IV fell and hit the track.....

 
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Oct 17, 2010 06:36 |  #1

One of my 1D IV's came off the lens when I was taking the Rapid R strap off friday night. Lens stayed attached to the strap, body went bouncing off the track. I am guessing when I changed lens back to the 70-200 I did not lock it in. From what I can tell mirror mechanism messed up and nice crack down the case near the hot shoe.

Not sure if they can replace the housing or not?


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Oct 17, 2010 06:53 |  #2

OUCH!!

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Oct 17, 2010 07:30 |  #3

I will also find out how good my insurance is, I trust the agent hopefully he covered it like I requested.


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Oct 17, 2010 07:32 |  #4

Ouch, sorry to hear about that. Might cost a small fortune to fix/replace.


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Oct 17, 2010 08:32 |  #5

FourStrings wrote in post #11112265 (external link)
Ouch, sorry to hear about that. Might cost a small fortune to fix/replace.

It better be covered with my insurance, that is why I carry it. If not will no longer use that agent I made it clear years ago that I wanted it covered regardless of damage/loss.


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Oct 18, 2010 10:06 |  #6

The housing parts are replaceable, the top one (Canon logo bump) is $100 I believe.




  
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Oct 18, 2010 10:37 as a reply to  @ pcunite's post |  #7

:( Not good

I would feel sick in the stomach if that happend to me.

Hope you come out good in the end




  
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Oct 18, 2010 11:17 |  #8

Aren't the 1 series supposed to be able to take a little fall? How far and what type of ground did it hit?

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Oct 18, 2010 11:28 |  #9

Ouch, sorry to hear it.


However, what does this say about our PolyCarbonate Vs. Magnesium debates as of late? All of the Pro magnesium touters have pretty much claimed that magnesium bodies are all but crack proof. To me this goes to show how irrelevant shell construction really is when it comes to dropping your camera, nothing aside from a thick rubber shell or maybe bubble wrap is going to help.


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Oct 18, 2010 11:32 |  #10

Destractions wrote in post #11119224 (external link)
However, what does this say about our PolyCarbonate Vs. Magnesium debates as of late? All of the Pro magnesium touters have pretty much claimed that magnesium bodies are all but crack proof. To me this goes to show how irrelevant shell construction really is when it comes to dropping your camera, nothing aside from a thick rubber shell or maybe bubble wrap is going to help.

I think the construction of the 1D series protects the insides... a new sensor replacement is $2k for example. We need clarification from the OP, but the part that cracked is the outside plastic that sites over the Magnesium. But yes, all rubber would be different...




  
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Oct 18, 2010 12:04 |  #11

We need pictures!

A friend dropped his Mark III when he pulled the wrong strap and it also crushed the top part. CPS replaced it, it works now. Magnesium alloy is heavy and strong to a point but obviously only to a point. Would a plastic Rebel have bounced instead? Possibly.

There isn't plastic over the magnesium on the top, just black paint. There is only cladding where you hold onto it.


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Oct 18, 2010 12:25 |  #12

Sorry to hear that. This is why I insure my camera and lenses. Thank goodness you are insure too.


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Oct 18, 2010 12:41 |  #13

one of those things that gives me shivers... good luck with repair


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Oct 18, 2010 12:49 |  #14

Honestly, my friend was using a fancy strap setup when he dropped his too, seems like a bad plan IMO. All I use are neck straps and I prefer not to swap lenses if I can help it, preferring to use multiple bodies instead, faster and safer. Straps on the lenses seems very dangerous, I trust straps on the body and think there should be nothing rapid about straps. Honestly I'm about ready to stop using my CPS strap since it has quick releases on it, should go back to the L6 wide.


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Oct 18, 2010 14:18 |  #15

OP, sorry to hear about the incidence. I'm sure it's just a case of bad luck. I'm sure most of us check, double-check, and often triple-check to make sure the lens locks in when we mount it but every once in awhile, our mind may wander and bad things happen.

I hope your insurance covers the camera and that all will be well.

As for the strapping it to the body, or strapping it to the lens, I don't think it matters either way. If the lens isn't locked into the mount, something is going to drop. And you typically would put the strap on the lens because the lens is bigger/heavier... which means the lens itself is likely a few thousand dollars anyway. So which would be better to drop/hit the floor? (Neither) Just bad luck.


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