Ouch, dropped it.


Floggitt

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 16:17
Just picked up my K5 and the strap caught around the corner of the table and pulled it out of my hand as I walked away. The camera hit the hard floor lens first.
Camera seems fine but the DA 16-45 is hurting. It will not focus now as the focusing ring is solid and the zoom ring only turns half way.

Think its an insurance claim, never ever dropped my previous camera in 30 years gutted.
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Floggitt

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 16:18
And just realised johns law is right again
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john941

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 16:25
Sorry to hear that Floggitt, I.ve never dropped one eather but I have caught the strap a couple of times and I did pull the telepone of the desk once.

snappychappy

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 16:38
Dropped my K20 insurance replaced with a K7
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Floggitt

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 17:09
just rung insurers for advice, and they have started a claim so all is not lost. Do i replace it with the same or do I go for 18-135 WR?
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Mike-P

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 17:23
16-45mm is no longer made .. its replacement is the 17-70mm.

I would go with that.
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john941

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 17:28
The only time the 17-70 comes off my camera is when I need the 60-250.

Mike-P

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 17:30
john941 wrote:
The only time the 17-70 comes off my camera is when I need the 60-250.

Perfect combination imo.
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Don

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 17:47
somewhere in the forums was some debates about wether using straps causes more mishaps than they prevent... I've never used them myself... hopefully you'll be getting to upgrade to the 17-70
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 17:55
I'd look around for an unsold DA 16-45 - first 17-70 I picked up wouldn't focus - poor sod who would have bought it from Jessops in Richmomd would have complained about dud focussing....
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Frogherder

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 18:21
Don wrote:
somewhere in the forums was some debates about wether using straps causes more mishaps than they prevent... I've never used them myself... hopefully you'll be getting to upgrade to the 17-70

I must admit that all my previous cameras (pre dlsr) had cases around them with integral straps. Camera out of case - no strap. Snag is it's not easy to quickly unstrap (gone are the days of the sprung "dog lead" clip that attached to slip rings

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 18:36
Ouch indeed. Sorry to hear that.

I would check the camera thoroughly with a known good lens before making any insurance claims
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Floggitt

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 19:00
Smeggypants wrote:
Ouch indeed. Sorry to hear that.

I would check the camera thoroughly with a known good lens before making any insurance claims

Thanks good advice, I did! As you can imagine I did get into a bit of a panic thinking the camera was faulty. I have wacked off a few pictures outside at checked them it all seem to work fine, fingers crossed that i don't find something later.

Still cant believe I damaged it, I have never done this.
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fatspider

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 19:31
They say things like this always come in three's

Will two others kindly drop their cameras before I touch mine again

Seriously though, that's tough luck John but if it's just the lens that's damaged are you sure it will be worth an insurance claim taking into account any excess and subsequent higher premiums?
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Floggitt

Link Posted 09/06/2012 - 20:42
true, excess is 25 and its only 110 a year contents cover so should be ok i hope
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