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Equipment Feck

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by veato, 8 Jun 2011.

  1. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Dropped on concrete. 100% not working. :waah:
     
  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Ouch. What body and lens?

    :(
     
  3. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Samsung GX20 + Tamron 70-300. If it's any consolation I'd just literally removed my brand new Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens.

    I'll be having some interesting chats with the home insurers in the near future!
     
  4. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Minimodder

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    :( not good
     
  5. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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    Neck lanyards & wrist straps Cheesecake :worried:
     
  6. veato

    veato I should be working

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    That's the sad part. I used my neck strap the whole day but got the camera back out the bag on the way home to snap a cheeky squirrel. That's when it happened.
     
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  7. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    oh that looks painful i feel sorry for you! you have my condolences :o:o
     
  8. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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    That sucks- I wonder if there's any market for silicon skins like they do for mobile phones?...
     
  9. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    There are some already... I think they're called Camera Armour or something similar
     
  10. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    It's been my experience that it traps moisture and dirt more then it protects a camera.
     
  11. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Pllus a tiny piece of silicon is going to to do very little dropping onto solid concrete.


    I had a bad enough scare the other day when I was shooting outside put my 70-200 facing down on the end of the hood like always do changed lenses and it fell over, definitely was a brick in my pants lol luckily just a paint chip.
     
  12. Threefiguremini

    Threefiguremini What's a Dremel?

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    I guess that's where part of your money goes when you buy pro glass. Those things are built like a tank
     
  13. Darkened

    Darkened Minimodder

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    You could also use a sound blimp, which probably would protect your camera if dropped.

    It will also make you blend in the crowd better since it dampens the shutter sound...and it looks cool as a cucumber :hehe:

    Seriously though, bad luck with the camera, hopefully you'll get a new one with your insurance.
     
  14. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Pretty much yeah :), all the glass I've owned has been L now Its just not worth wasting money on anything less (snobish to an extent) But even if there not completly sealed they still stand a better chance against a lesser lens, seeing as my camera has been Dunked in the sea, in sand, sand blasted on many holidays in crazy windy conditions, rained on, mudded, bashed, nocked etc... This will be with me till it dies but its still going strong 60k+shutter clicks so far :).


    Good luck with the insurence people though they can be a bit of a pain when things do go wrong.
     
  15. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Strangely surreal experience with the insurers. I gave them the Jacobs quote for the broken camera and they honoured it outright. No looking around for best prices or anything. They paid out £814 for a Pentax K7 and £192 for a Sigma 70-300mm APO plus the refund for the quote (minus £100 excess). I'm still in shock! It was too easy.

    I've ordered a Pentax K5 (body only) for £875 and a Tamron 70-300mm for £120 leaving me around £75 out of pocket for the exact lens I had before but a far far far better camera in the K5.

    I only bought a Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 a few weeks ago and i cant wait to get it on the K5 now!

    Yay!
     
  16. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    Another case of camera slipped out of the unclosed bag??
     
  17. veato

    veato I should be working

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    More like a case of forgot I haven't got the neck strap around my neck when changing lens
     
  18. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    Might I suggest always changing lenses over your gear bag, kneeling over it? That way if anything slips, at least it doesn't fall that far down.
     
  19. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Lesson learned believe me! It wont happen again.
     
  20. Instagib

    Instagib Minimodder

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    Who do you use? I keep meaning to get my gear covered but I never seem to get round to it. Your people sound pretty reliable. Pretty quick too.
     

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