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    What accident has happened to your camera?

    For me:

    1. Camera dropped to the floor from sofa and lens broke in half. Those manual cameras were built like cannon last time.
    2. Camera dropped to the ground beside a lake very near water edge.
    3. Camera slipped and banged into tripods and ruined the internal working of a macro lens. I think I didn't lock the tripods head well.
    4. Camera fell from tripods to the floor and ruined the manual/auto switch on the lens. It is working after repair.
    5. This afternoon after I walked out from my home studio I heard some noise I found tripods and camera on the floor. The cable release plug was broken in half with half inside the camera. Everything else seems to be working well. I think I might not have locked the tripods legs well.

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    Keiko-chan held my camera.
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    sigh... my case, when shooting normal streets, with aunties around, the camera works, then nice chio bu came along, cannot focus, when chio bu gone, it starts to click......

    i changed the brand totally after that.
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    sigh... my case, when shooting normal streets, with aunties around, the camera works, then nice chio bu came along, cannot focus, when chio bu gone, it starts to click......

    i changed the brand totally after that.
    Did your hands shake?

    May need a steady camera with big ball head tripods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Keiko-chan held my camera.
    Got lipstick smudges on the cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    What accident has happened to your camera?

    For me:

    1. Camera dropped to the floor from sofa and lens broke in half. Those manual cameras were built like cannon last time.
    2. Camera dropped to the ground beside a lake very near water edge.
    3. Camera slipped and banged into tripods and ruined the internal working of a macro lens. I think I didn't lock the tripods head well.
    4. Camera fell from tripods to the floor and ruined the manual/auto switch on the lens. It is working after repair.
    5. This afternoon after I walked out from my home studio I heard some noise I found tripods and camera on the floor. The cable release plug was broken in half with half inside the camera. Everything else seems to be working well. I think I might not have locked the tripods legs well.
    Eh how come you didnt post this on the other thread
    Luckily nothing bad has ever happened to my cams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Keiko-chan held my camera.
    no i didn't!

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    Default Re: What accident has happened to your camera?

    I don't recall anything really bad happening to the camera... Worst that has happened to me is losing the VF cap, losing a lens cap that just launched itself into a river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I don't recall anything really bad happening to the camera... Worst that has happened to me is losing the VF cap, losing a lens cap that just launched itself into a river.
    If you lost it in AlasKa it might refloat onto a beach in Trengganu one day.

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    My lens cap dropped into the Vietnam lake. lucky I managed to retrieve it using a senior's monopod.
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    Default Re: What accident has happened to your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    What accident has happened to your camera?

    For me:

    1. Camera dropped to the floor from sofa and lens broke in half. Those manual cameras were built like cannon last time.
    2. Camera dropped to the ground beside a lake very near water edge.
    3. Camera slipped and banged into tripods and ruined the internal working of a macro lens. I think I didn't lock the tripods head well.
    4. Camera fell from tripods to the floor and ruined the manual/auto switch on the lens. It is working after repair.
    5. This afternoon after I walked out from my home studio I heard some noise I found tripods and camera on the floor. The cable release plug was broken in half with half inside the camera. Everything else seems to be working well. I think I might not have locked the tripods legs well.
    everything seem to involve tripods LOL
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    My camera wore a seat belt, no accident yet, seat belts are very safe
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    everything seem to involve tripods LOL
    I always shoot with small aperture and long exposure leh.

    I have had 7 tripods liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion

    I always shoot with small aperture and long exposure leh.

    I have had 7 tripods liao.
    All don't have affinity with u. Keep dropping your cams haha
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    My incident involving tripod is when i forgot to clamp my polaroid properly and it drop and the SLR mirror inside shatter. (Unrepairable)
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    Nothing happen as im quite a careful person..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Did your hands shake?

    May need a steady camera with big ball head tripods.
    no hands dun shake.... but something in my heads spins.....
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    When I just got my D90, my boss lent me a 200mm lens just for try out.

    Mount the cam on Nikon free tripod for night shot with my kit lens at fullerton drive above SG river.
    Hands itchy, change my kit lens with my boss' lens. The whole thing tilted over the rail guard, and almost drop into SG river. Lucky the cam strap was still around my neck.

    That was the day I retire the Nikon free tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid

    no hands dun shake.... but something in my heads spins.....
    One hand hold cam one hand shake.....even vr II also can't help :lol:

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    My closest call was my fully charged battery ran out of juice on my trip.....not sure why it self discharge so I am holding a brick for the rest of the day

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