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    I dropped my camera - 50d




    It's still working
    it fell from waist high to a concrete pad, everything i checked is still working
    very happy it has that metal frame now

    Does anyone know what i should check - besides my pulse

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    Check for any hairline cracks around the impact area. If there is any, a very thin line of supa glue should seal the crack and prevent moisture from entering the body. It will look ugly, but it will be a scar of remembrance.
    Check and flip the mirror (without lens) a few times to see if OK.
    Check if the mirror is alligned by taking a photo and comparing it with the viewfinder image.
    Check if the focusing screen attachment (above the mirror box) is not shakey or loose. The fresnell should sit snug and proper and not move about.
    Check all contacts and springs in the battery compartment to see if any are twisted or bent.
    Use the pop up flash to check it.
    Attach a speedlight and check all functions, esp. ETTL.
    Cheers
    "The greatest camera in the world is the one you hold in your hands when shit happens." ©2007 Raoul Isidro

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    Thanks for the reply
    I am unsure of some of the thing you stated but
    while looking and check what i could i relised the main impact mark is on the memory card door.
    the door seems fine and works well
    the flash pops up a works in a dark area
    i have a 380EX flash and it's working as well

    I think im luky to get of lightly

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    Good to hear!

    A year ago a friend dropped a less-than-a-week-old, $3000 L-series long lens (I don't remember which one) off the balcony in the back of a church, onto a wooden pew. It was fine! It's comforting to know that we can do some silly things and get away with it, sometimes.

    I dropped my 50mm f/1.8 II from about 50cm onto concrete and it broke into a few pieces! I got them back together and it still works, but I sometimes have to hold it together because it won't hold itself together any more!

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    Hope your 50D is OK mate .... it's nearly happened to me a couple of times losing my footing

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    Quote Originally Posted by achee View Post

    I dropped my 50mm f/1.8 II from about 50cm onto concrete and it broke into a few pieces! I got them back together and it still works, but I sometimes have to hold it together because it won't hold itself together any more!
    Call me Roo......
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    I am so glad it is still working ok. They are stronger than they look.

    I am always scared of dropping mine & put that horrible strap around my neck even at home. I suppose you could fit a second kind of loop or strap that clips to your belt or waist. Hmm somehting I might consider.
    Keep a close eye on it & hope it keeps working for many years.

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    @ Achee, You must love your 50mm 1.8 But not that expensive to replace
    Canon : 30D, and sometimes the 5D mkIII , Sigma 10-20, 50mm 1.8, Canon 24-105 f4 L , On loan Sigma 120-400 DG and Canon 17 - 40 f4 L , Cokin Filters




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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    @ Achee, You must love your 50mm 1.8 But not that expensive to replace
    Yeah, I still use it occasionally! I'm glad it didn't cost me much!

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    the camera seems fine
    it's biggest problem in the nut behind the dials

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    I know that stomach churning feeling when we drop something dear to us and expensive. I was walking out to take some photos a while back when my Canon 180 mm 3.5L macro lens dropped off the camera and bounced onto the floor. I had been using it with some Kenko macro extension tubes and it had become loose. I think the only thing that saved it was that the hood cushioned the blow. I had only had it a week as well.

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    I just had this happen recently to my 2 week old 7D 18-200 and the lens decided to pop out a bit. it slipped right back in and works just like new
    My heart skipped a beat it was like something from the movies going in slow motion.

    I do get a slight problem with the auto focus when the lens isn't zoomed but I tend to just grit my teeth and make do.

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    You were lucky, I totally smashed my D3000 and lens last weekend

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    sorry to here that mate
    Was it insured?

    I think i might look into insurance since i'm heading to Tassy
    don't want to loose it - i couldn't afford to replace it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Ryan View Post
    sorry to here that mate
    Was it insured?

    I think i might look into insurance since i'm heading to Tassy
    don't want to loose it - i couldn't afford to replace it...
    No insurance on it. Just looking around at the moment for a replacement and deciding what to do about it.

    Paul

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    Check that you have the neckstrap on it, and the strap first goes around your neck before doing anything else with the camera.
    =)

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    I love these threads....makes you KNOW who not to buy used items off
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    People taking the time out to give me CC is always very much appreciated

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