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01-01-2010, 09:04 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by AMBIVALENCE Quote
Its either a curse or it's me being extra careless.

I've broken an *istDL, that was natural motherboard death and was sold for $50 to a camera repairman.
Now, I've broken a new K-x camera I've just owned for 2 months.
However, this time damage was completely physical. While holding one lens and a camera in one hand, I attempts to remove the in-body lens, and as you can guess, the camera hands slipped and camera fell onto the concrete along with the lens attached.

And as expected, camera turned on, but no shutter can be fired, nothing could be displayed on the LCD anymore. Camera is dead.

I am too concerned on missing the photo opportunity, Which I shouldnt be, now I would forever be in remorse and no longer be able to capture the moment with a DSLR.

I am sorry if I had broken english, partly it was because its not my native language, but definitely I was traumatized by what happened tonight.

I am sorry about the rant, I just want some love and sympathy...
About twenty years ago, much the same thing happened to me, standing on a cliff by lake Vanern in Sweden. Mounted in a tripod the camera was blown into the hard rock. You could look into the inside of the camera, a Super A, both on top and bottom. I went home and ordered another used Super A but started to assemble the pieces of the smashed one together. Glued the top plate to the house but the bottom plate did not quite fit but stayed in place good enough. Now, twenty years later itīs still working quite satisfactory!
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Thanks for the link! I am reading it now! and also thanks Bart and wasser for your tips!
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On the go you still need two hands neck strap and a bag, it cannot be done with one hand

*sorry for your loss*

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