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    Dont Ever Do THis!!!

    I was out to sell my camera bag last saturday, so since I didn't have any substitute bag until i headed to buy my new replacement camera bag a few hours later, I placed my D50 with my 50mm insidde a ziplock bag and inside a normal waitpouch and walked ard with it.

    An hour later when i took my camera out to shoot at Little India--To My Horrors!!-- the Hoya UV filter protecting the 50mm had cracked and the Nikon Lens Cap was stuck in the filter circular frame!!!! Unbeknownst to me, the D50 must have knocked against something while I was walking around!

    I shook the camera and heard the distinctive *chinks chinks* sound of glass! Luckily, i managed to remove the Lens cap and headed straight to TK Photo and James there helped me to blow the loose pieces out!

    I might seem stupid to just put my camera in a normal waistpouch and walk around, but i want to share this annecdote with everyone so that No One Commits the Same Mistake as Silly me!

    What a tough ang frightening experience! Ouch!

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    Time to get a better piece of glass.

    James should list that as 1 of the top 10 stories of 2005

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    Oh, so you were the one James mentioned to me today when I was at TK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Oh, so you were the one James mentioned to me today when I was at TK.
    Most probably! He was of great help.

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    all along I've been putting my cam in my waist pouch, so far nothing happened. even climbed mountain like dat

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    Quote Originally Posted by quekky
    all along I've been putting my cam in my waist pouch, so far nothing happened. even climbed mountain like dat
    Me too. did that for my entire oversea trip. No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quekky
    all along I've been putting my cam in my waist pouch, so far nothing happened. even climbed mountain like dat
    same here. maybe your lense cap not good design?

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    once i had my D70 w/ kit lens in a lowepro offroad and it fell of my waist and on to the floor. open up the lens cap to find the hoya UV filter shattered. cleaned it up myself still works till today now i got a B+W on the front haha....
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    Quote Originally Posted by exhibitj
    Dont Ever Do THis!!!

    I was out to sell my camera bag last saturday, so since I didn't have any substitute bag until i headed to buy my new replacement camera bag a few hours later, I placed my D50 with my 50mm insidde a ziplock bag and inside a normal waitpouch and walked ard with it.

    An hour later when i took my camera out to shoot at Little India--To My Horrors!!-- the Hoya UV filter protecting the 50mm had cracked and the Nikon Lens Cap was stuck in the filter circular frame!!!! Unbeknownst to me, the D50 must have knocked against something while I was walking around!

    I shook the camera and heard the distinctive *chinks chinks* sound of glass! Luckily, i managed to remove the Lens cap and headed straight to TK Photo and James there helped me to blow the loose pieces out!

    I might seem stupid to just put my camera in a normal waistpouch and walk around, but i want to share this annecdote with everyone so that No One Commits the Same Mistake as Silly me!

    What a tough ang frightening experience! Ouch!

    oh well... so lesson learnt. at least the cam wasn't damaged.

    time to invest in a lowepro waist-pouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SianZronG
    now i got a B+W on the front haha....
    maybe i can do this & have excuse to get a new camera

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    Lowepro got waist pouch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Lowepro got waist pouch?
    Have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
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    jsbn "almost the same like" espn

    haha....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SianZronG
    i just realised....

    jsbn "almost the same like" espn

    haha....
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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy
    same here. maybe your lense cap not good design?
    The lens cap os the original Nikon one that came with the kit lens leh...Nikon original should be ok!

    Impt thing is: Be careful when you place your cam in normal waistpouch as there are no paddings inside to absord shock when you unkonwingly knock into something!

    Or maybe it could be that the Hoya UV filter i bought had manufacturing defect (ie, glass weakened by somthing initially before i bought it)! Any one knows how to check the quality of filters when purchasing then???

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    Oh, i was there when you brought your camera in. T.K was crowded that day too. I think safest way is to put in a well cushioned bag especially camera equipment because of the glass elements. Maybe get a small bag for convenience.
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    heheh, i guess you were with a lady there? Carrying the CompuRover yeah! Nice to meet you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SianZronG
    i just realised....

    jsbn "almost the same like" espn

    haha....
    The art of confusion, thus ppl like espn and jbma better start changing their nicknames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
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