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  1. #1
    Join Date
    01 Jun 2008
    Hunter Valley

    Possible lens damage - please help!

    We lent my 450D to my brother-in-law & his wife overnight. Hubby got a phone call today to confess that they had dropped the camera, while in the camera bag & had broken a lens filter. They replaced the filter & found no other damage, returning the camera to our house before we came home. They were not able to wait for us, as they had to travel 5 hrs home. I was thankful that they'd been honest with us & got a replacement straight away.

    We found 2 new lens filters in the camera bag & the previous ones missing off both lenses, so figured both must have broken.

    I am worried that if the fall was enough to damage two filters, while in the bag with lens caps on, could there be any possible damage to the lenses, or camera body functionality? The camera appears to be working fine, both lenses zooming in & out, focusing on auto settings.

    My question is - is there anything I should be testing out to ensure no further damage was done? I've really only just started learning manual settings, so I don't know what to look for...

    I appreciate any advice.
    Canon EOS 450D twin IS lens kit
    A beginner, with an eagerness to learn...

  2. #2
    Administrator (Site Owner) ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Take it out and take photos with it. Does it 'sound' normal? Are the lenses Auto-focusing as per normal? Are there any strange sounds at all. Check the photos on your computer, are they in focus? Do all the buttons on the camera work as they should. Does the pop-up flash work?

    Basically test everything, even things you don't usually use. It is the only way to give you peace of mind. Generally speaking, your camera is fairly resistant to knocks and bumps so should be fine!
    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

  3. #3
    Site Rules Breach - Permanent Ban
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    17 Jul 2008
    Just use them and see what happens

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