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Old June 11th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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I enjoy reading "proud cam drop stories"

There's always new "I dropped my cam" threads on camera forums followed with a discription of the damage. This is a good thing because it keeps the repair shops, or worse, the cam companies in business. Of course, the more expensive the camera that's been dropped, the better the story.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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I enjoy natural disaster stories... but I don't usually tell people about it.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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Well, some folks have pride sharing their "little" mishaps; some have pride sharing their big mishaps.

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Old June 11th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #4
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Okay, I'll share something I'm not proud about, though many cam people would be proud of this and happily cross-post such stupidity on every cam board they could find.

Yesterday I shot about 8 snaps of a Vancouver Police take-down, and after realizing I had forgotten to set the exposure! I should have stuck with one of my auto exposure cameras. Oh, well..., you know me. Old fashined and gleefully grasping at straws.

Today, I was shooting at Spanish Banks and I ran out out of film. No biggie, I thought, but when I looked in my cam bag the bag she was bare. :-(

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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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I take my camera everywhere, even to my desk job. One day I got out of the car and was juggling the DSLR kit, Campack, and lunch, when I heard a thump as something hit the ground. "Phew, I'm glad that was the lunch bag", but that wasn't lunch, I'd dropped the D10 :/ It was fine though.

Goofing around in LA I ran out of memory cards. In desparation I took the camera out of raw and started shooting JPEG on the end of cards. Wasted an evening burning a card to cd on a friends computer. Got home and oops, I'd had an empty card all along, my card rotation scheme had gotten goofed up!
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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:47 AM   #6
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Here is one from recently:

I accidentally dropped/knocked the company's Nikon D50 SLR off my desk from a height of about 20 inches on to the carpet.

I swore up and down and when I tried to test it out...it keep saying "error". I tried all the resets etc.

Dammit, I thought to myself! I'm going to have to make up some story.

Anyway, I removed the lens and looked at the mirror lock up and the door/shutter that protects the CCD,[after locking up the mirror] I carefully "nudged" it a bit, and the CCD door went back to normal and everything works.

Dodged a bullet there and said a big "whew!"
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, I dropped a video camera once too. I was climbing into an SUV and my backup Sony tinycam left my pocket and fell about eight feet to the parking lot below. Except for a small crack on the casing, it's fine.

Also took a lot of stills of a kid playing with a bubble machine on the weekend. No real damage there but it's the first time I had to clean glycerine off of the filter.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #8
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My film should be ready. I'll see if being 2 stops off with this film will be a loss or not---with some of the pics. Now if I would have used a digital camera, I would have seen what was going on in the viewfinder! I'm thinking Canon D5....
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