Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-25-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
Forum Member

Join Date: Oct 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 98
Feeling naked : (

Our high school just finished competitive cheer season, and during a dash to get to the floor one competition, the camera actually dropped out of the bag. After picking it up and checking the glass and seeing nothing wrong, I went into the gym and grabbed some great shots.

But a couple of days later, I noticed that the expose dial (on the left side of the body) had taken the majority of the impact, and bent just enough that the settings dial and the little push button were both loose and ready to fall off.

I just sent it in to Pentax service through the new Pentax dealer in MI (the only one now) and I feel so naked when you don't have the camera! I just can't on a whim or a nice day go and shoot something!

Ugh. Anyone had experience with how long it will probably take to get back? I don't think the damage is bad, but I'm still worried about length of time (but better now than in the summer!).

Anyone one else been so stupid as to drop theirs?

03-25-2014, 05:19 PM   #2

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,913
Another reason for having a backup K-mount camera body ... or two
03-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
Veteran Member
fgaudet's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ontario
Posts: 726
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Another reason for having a backup K-mount camera body ... or two
Yup, what he says
03-25-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nelson B.C.
Posts: 3,763
Yes, bent the lens mount flange and the mount on my DA*300. Should see it in another 3 weeks.

I bought a second one.

03-25-2014, 05:56 PM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 22,594
I think according to some, you should just go out shooting with your smart phone. You'll be surprised that your photos are just as good as with your Pentax equipment...
03-25-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
Veteran Member

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Photos: Albums
Posts: 339
QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I think according to some, you should just go out shooting with your smart phone. You'll be surprised that your photos are just as good as with your Pentax equipment...
Or even better, grab a film camera (I hope you have one somewhere collecting dust) and to add to the fun put a b&w in it and get out...
03-25-2014, 11:01 PM   #7
Dark Underlord
Loyal Site Supporter
AquaDome's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Carlisle, IN
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,475
I'm so sorry you and the K-3 had to share such a tragedy. But you are okay and the camera is getting repaired. I hate to see a camera in pain.
My biggest fear with the K-3 is whacking that knob against something. It should be made of titanium or carved from basalt or something.
03-26-2014, 01:25 AM   #8
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stockholm
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 533
Also dropped my old K-r, a 60 cm drop right on the concrete. Something inside was broken and had it fixed. Since I was living in Beijing at that time I had it fixed in less than a week but I eventually sold my K-r to a friend. Since then I always wanted a back-up to my K-30...

03-26-2014, 01:32 AM   #9

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 9,674
Well you better loose a camera on one last masterpiece shot then holding on to your camera and never make that great shot.

Can we see it?
03-31-2014, 09:14 AM   #10
PiDicus Rex's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,277
Rondec : I see what you did there,.... well played.
03-31-2014, 03:11 PM   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Ex Finn.'s Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern Maryland.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,821
Could take couple months, my guess...

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, damaged, dropped camera, dslr, k-3, k3, pentax, pentax k-3
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Naked Lilly. gmans Photo Critique 13 02-06-2014 02:04 AM
People Naked Man (OK it's Work Safe) Kerrowdown Post Your Photos! 7 06-22-2013 03:09 PM
Feeling different - feeling proud - two birds gawan Post Your Photos! 12 05-27-2009 06:42 AM
Naked trees kockas Post Your Photos! 2 04-28-2009 01:54 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:40 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]