). I had it on a tripod, and the tripod broke, sending the camera to the ground. It had manged to drop right in the middle of the tire tracks and survived all day without a scratch. Plastic bodies handle this better than metal bodies. I didn't drop mine per se, I slipped on some sea front steps and fell backwards whilst changing a lens on my dslr (I know, great timing right?) This is not a good place to simply share cool photos or promote your work, but rather a place to discuss photography as an art and post things that would be of interest to other photographers. The lens hood was broken, but the lens continues to function normally. Rationale. Wildlife photographer Markus Thompson was scuba diving in Deep Bay outside Vancouver recently when he stumbled upon a rusty Canon Rebel DSLR at the bottom of the ocean floor. my dslr just slipped and hit the floor, since then it isnt shooting any pictures but i hear a cracking sound.Does anyone know what could it be? My wife conducted her own drop test on my 18-200mm VR by dragging the by the strap the D70 it was mounted on off the table onto a marble floor. i was using a tripod and the camera tipped over. I've noticed that too, I dropped my Rebel XS while riding a horse and it still works without a hitch. It was interesting to see the guts of a DSLR and it was interesting to see just how much damage salt water can do in such a short time. These 3 Electric Motorcycles Could Change The Game: Here's Everything You Need To Know! She dropped it on the floor and it stopped working. The mirror was also jammed, I was able to unjam it manually, but it still sticks sometimes. Using a lens hood can save your camera from significant damage! @Derek - Creativenauts in regards to mirrorless versus DSLR, the same general photographic principles would apply. Alternatively, a few years ago, I saw a post on another board where someone had dropped their 20D in the ocean...only for a few seconds...but it was dead. It won’t turn on because it is stuck. At the time, I described the scene as follows: Slipped on a marble step on a church in Italy and landed with half my weight on the camera lens. Whats the most damage youve done to your camera, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. It was only a point and shoot Olympus, but it was also back when digital cameras were much more uncommon. Slezak opened the canister with the dropped magazine, and "in there was a note from Buzz Aldrin. Tighten the back again and attempt a power up. Camera wasn't damaged at all; the lens was a 24-70, and sustained little to no actual damage. Was in a serious car crash with my t4i sitting on the back seat. Their bodies only suffered from SCRATCHES. It bounced around the car during the accident pretty brutally I assume. Now the lens is stuck in a partially extended position. Magnesium alloy is a tough mofo because the worst it got was some paint loss. It did teach me to hand hold any camera if it's not in my bag when I walk around. I presses the power button then home button but nothing happened. Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by DwainDibley, Jul 5, 2007. I dropped a Minolta 7D which has in body antishake about 1 foot onto concrete (it rolled out of a car door when I (stupidly) pulled out a long extension cord. Hello,couple of days ago i dropped my camera and untill that point my camera worked fine.so only part removed from the camera was the battery door,other than that just a scratch on the body,and then i put back the camera door and also the battery firmly placed,but still it won't turn on,i would greatly appreciate your ideas that might get it to work,thank you in advance The DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera has increasingly become the weapon of choice for many human rights activists. I dropped my nikon d60 like an idiot, from desk height. He's fine now) was the plastic mount of the kit lens and the memory card somehow got damaged and didn't work anymore. The mount was tight and it looked rough, but worked including autofocus. The lens hood was broken, but the lens continues to function normally. | I (stupidly) dropped a Minolta 5D, also with in body antishake about 2 + feet (below elbow height) onto a bare board dance/hall floor. A few weeks ago I was working in a club. Luckily the lens hood and filter was on, because the hood snapped in two, and filter cracked. Now I connect all 4 zippers together to prevent this. Both bodies and lenses were totally fine other than being covered in dirt and dust. Some optical elements were probably misaligned too, because corner sharpness suffered. How much foam and plastic does it take to save ordinary gadgets from everyday disasters? 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,026. Press J to jump to the feed. I've taken to storing my cameras close to the ground. 1dx with a 35 1.4 on one shoulder and a 5d2 with a 24-70 mk2 on the other. Drop Test: Unknown Location . the lens is now hard to zoom and unzoom and the image is very blurred. I'd just got home from work, my 60D with (heavy as hell) 70-300mm F/4-5.6L IS was in my lowepro sling bag which I stuck up on top of my chest of drawers. I have a Canon Rebel T2i that I bought YESTERDAY. My wife conducted her own drop test on my 18-200mm VR by dragging the by the strap the D70 it was mounted on off the table onto a marble floor. Covering everything from laptops to smartphones, from Windows 10 to productivity software, PCWorld delivers the information and expert advice you need to get the job done. Somehow I hit the lens release button AND the lens turned and my 70-200 2.8 IS fell off my camera. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, karpantschof.com - Wedding/Event/Nightlife. 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