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02-26-2021, 07:25 AM   #1
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Interesting day

Just been out to try and capture some birds. Fiddling with my monopod and my KP with the 50-300 PLM fell off. Fortunately made a left handed catch with would have impressed the England test squad!
Came home and fell down half of the staircase (no damage).
What is next I wonder?

02-26-2021, 07:42 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Go to bed for the rest of the day, do not buy a lottery ticket etc.

How did the lens fall off? Did it not click in place?

Actually you have been lucky, maybe you should get that ticket
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It wasn't the lens it was the whole KP + the lens. I was sure that it was fastened properly but obviously not. Seem to come loose as I was extending the leg. I wonder if I would have been able to catch say a K1 ?
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I sure you would, with your reaction time being the same, it just that your arm would a bit longer now

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Wise after the event, but I always extend the leg first, loop the wrist strap round my wrist (lateral thinking there !), then I have two hands for the lens / camera combination. That way, it reduces the chances of Gravity taking a sudden and unwanted interest in the matter.
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you already fell down stairs

avoid the bath tub

The Most Common Places You're Most Likely to Fall Around the Home - Senior Safety | Medical Alert Blog

good luck and be safe
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The old superstition is that such misfortunes come in threes.My Gran would recommend smashing an old cup or plate to get the last one out of the way!
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I did break a glass yesterday, so maybe that will be taken into account.

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Best of luck to you.
Please, check in tomorrow so we know you made it thru!

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Seriously, get a check-up
... dropping multiple things and falling...
(without imbibed, inhaled, ingested, or injected substances) may be benign but worth a follow-up for peace of mind for you and yours...
Long may you actuate the Shutter-release...

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Ok so today I just ordered a set of the new HD FA limiteds, and a silver K1ii ..... then I woke up! still in one piece. Nice dream but for now I will stick to my KP unless I drop it again and fail to catch it.
Thanks for the concern Bob. Falling down the stairs was just due to my foot sliding out of my slippers as I was going up and with my hands full couldn't stop myself (so that's why they are called slippers). The KP incident was just me being awkward, but if I seem to be going into a downward spiral I will get checked out.
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"Such a DREAM! OH!" I would love to have a K1, but, like you, I have no reason to forsake my beloved K3.
Glad to see you, none the worse for wear, on this side of the morning.

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Might have to cut my cards up soon. SRS have the K1ii silver edition with grip and a few extras reduced to 1499. Keep having to tell myself No! No!
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If you're expecting us to provide restraint.....

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