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Frank Granovski June 11th, 2006 04:47 PM

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.

Dylan Couper June 11th, 2006 09:28 PM

I enjoy natural disaster stories... but I don't usually tell people about it.

Frank Granovski June 11th, 2006 09:55 PM

Well, some folks have pride sharing their "little" mishaps; some have pride sharing their big mishaps.

Frank Granovski June 11th, 2006 10:10 PM

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. :-(

Jeff Miller June 12th, 2006 10:33 AM

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!

John C. Chu June 12th, 2006 10:47 AM

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!"

Jeff Miller June 12th, 2006 12:33 PM

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.

Frank Granovski June 12th, 2006 02:15 PM

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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