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03-28-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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I just dropped my FA 31mm Ltd, damn!

The lens is with UV filter and two caps, when dropped.
About 50cm high, I think, hit drawer first, and then dropped on the floor covered with carpet.
AF works well, Apeture Ring works well, seems nothing happened, but I am still worried.
Plz check the Image I took with FA31 after the "accident".


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03-28-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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the pic's all look good to me.

If I didn't know better I'd take that
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About 50m high
to mean 50 Meters high, about 150 feet
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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
the pic's all look good to me.

If I didn't know better I'd take that to mean 50 Meters high, about 150 feet
Sorry, 50cm, I mean. I am worried whether the glasses inside the lens will be impacted.
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The past week I dropped my DA* 55 twice, really hard. Second time destroying it's hood and breaking a piece of it's filter ring. The internal elements are still fine. Best you can do is try not to worry about it and shoot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by henryjing Quote
The lens is with UV filter and two caps, when dropped.
About 50cm high, I think, hit drawer first, and then dropped on the floor covered with carpet.
AF works well, Apeture Ring works well, seems nothing happened, but I am still worried.
Plz check the Image I took with FA31 after the "accident".

Oh Lord. I feel bad for you, although the pics look alright. I recently dropped my FA 50 onto the concrete floor and it is now out of commission.
03-28-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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Oh Lord. I feel bad for you, although the pics look alright. I recently dropped my FA 50 onto the concrete floor and it is now out of commission.
But the FA 31 is made with metal... I wish my favorite lens can get through this accident...
03-28-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by noahpurdy Quote
The past week I dropped my DA* 55 twice, really hard.
Ouch, that's a bad week. I only dropped one lens, once. It did require a repair, however I was ablt to do it myself in 10 minutes or so.

To hopefully avoid dropping equipment my #1 rull is, If a camera case is oleft open make good and sure that it looks open.
Most accidents happen when someone lays the cover back on without fastening it down, then tries picking up the case. Something is of course going to drop out, and is usually the most expensive item.

QuoteOriginally posted by henryjing Quote
But the FA 31 is made with metal... I wish my favorite lens can get through this accident...
It's fine, just get out there and start shooting with it
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Your lens has been dropped, and therefore is rendered useless.
The pictures you take from now on will all turn out horrible.

Here, just send it to me. I don't want you to suffer.





Jk, your lens thankfully seems to be fine!
Good luck with it!
*Drools* I wish I had amazing Pentax glass.


One day.

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You just need a good smack to the head just as hard as your FA 31 hit the floor so you don't ever drop it again. At least it looks okay.
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You are lucky the UV filter didn't smash, scratching the front element! I have heard stories of exactly that happening on another forum, and don't bother with that sort of lens protection anymore.
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You just need a good smack to the head just as hard as your FA 31 hit the floor so you don't ever drop it again. At least it looks okay.
agree to this one....
I remember smacking my 31ltd at only few weeks old. It had to be sent to Pentax UK for repair but it's being very pampered since...
still floor with carpet vs all metal lens... should be fine... just don't try it twice
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Henry, I suggest you send it to me before you'll break it for good. That would be the best option for us all.












BTW, is your gear insured?
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QuoteOriginally posted by noahpurdy Quote
The past week I dropped my DA* 55 twice, really hard. Second time destroying it's hood and breaking a piece of it's filter ring. The internal elements are still fine. Best you can do is try not to worry about it and shoot.
I must remember to never lend you a lens.
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Yeah Yves I was thinking the same thing. You're a Canuck, you'll get this. He needs those mitten strings we use for the kids to keep from loosing their mittens.

Glad the 31mm is fine. Lenses can take some punishment and your situation sounds like it wasn't a bad drop.
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The photos look fine, and you're very lucky! My co-worker recently dropped his Canon 17-40mm and the internal element shattered a bit, so focusing became an issue, along with other odd problems. He's having it fixed for almost half of what he paid for it, and that's quite a chunk out of pocket.

FA 31mm is my dream lens, I purchased the other limiteds due to some hefty rebates, but I'm saving up for the 31mm.
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