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05-20-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Dropped camera

NOOO!!! but sadly yes dropped onto the floor of the church at my cousins wedding with DA*16-50mm and battery grip attached, thankfully the lens hood for lack of a better place dispite being indoors was on and took the worst of the blow - (what kind of pew has a shelf that slopes with no lip or anything on it - arghhhhhhh) anyway everything seems functional BUT the viewfinder's rear most element the one littarally before your eye is cracked - can still see through it when put it upto your eye but its well sub optimal

so took into camera shops and they guessed (would cost £30 just for an estimate) it would cost about £100-150 to put right, seems a bit steep to me, anyone had a similar repair done before? If it really does cost that much then will just have to learn to live with cracked veiwfinder

05-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Dropped mine once on hard concrete from a height of about 3 feet, but the only sign of it is a small scratch on the top right corner. Works fine in every way I can detect. A rugged camera.

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05-20-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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Well if you considder that it has to ship two ways, there is a guy working on it (who has two kids at home who need feeding) and there is a small piece of glas to be replaced then it is a nice price. As with iPhones you can look for a guy who does such repairs, but I don't think it is a niche branch discovered by people who work on camera's.
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Just get the eyepiece assembly from Pentax and DIY if you want to save some dollars. I would have deep concern on the zoom though as it might suffer from optical misalignment.

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fortunately lens seems fine couple of shots taken since the drop





as for DIY'ing it i've got a k7 sitting here so i did consider it but wont that void my warranty?
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormcloud Quote
thankfully the lens hood for lack of a better place dispite being indoors was on and took the worst of the blow - (
Sorry about your accident. However, this is a good example of why to keep the lens hood on at all times. It is a great source of protection to the lens.
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Glad to see it is functionally undamaged.

Lesson learned to be more careful. Most pews have slanted shelfs as far as I am aware, though I'm no pew expert. Hope you find a way to repair the damage.
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I've found the lens good to be way more useful than a UV filter, thoigh so many of my friends still insist on a filter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stormcloud Quote
fortunately lens seems fine couple of shots taken since the drop

as for DIY'ing it i've got a k7 sitting here so i did consider it but wont that void my warranty?
Probably unless you can do it in such a manor that it can't be seen you took it apart.

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