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12-31-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Remember me as the first person to break the K-x!

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...

12-31-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
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No credit cart insurance by any chance?
12-31-2009, 02:33 AM   #3
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Big hug butterfingers.
Shit happens, we've all had moments like that.
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Sorry for your loss. That's the worst feeling in the world, when your camera slips out of your fingers, towards a hard surface...

12-31-2009, 06:10 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear you lost your camera. Why no strap? If you aren't going to use a neck strap, then use a hand grip/strap, or at least a wrist tether. There is the R-strap as well.

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12-31-2009, 08:32 AM   #6
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That must be so traumatizing for you to have to go through that, it's like losing a child. Hopefully you find a way to sort this out and get a new K-x, this is why I never change lenses without a proper table, it's like changing a diaper while holding the baby in your arms in one hand.
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Ambivalence: I feel your pain - it will pass.

I once dropped an absolutely perfect K50/1.2 as I removed it from the shipping box. I literally said out loud, "Oh my God. I just dropped a 1.2."

My mental trauma was so great that when I noticed a "hitch" in the focusing helicoid I didn't remember dropping the lens.

I actually PM'ed the seller and asked about the focusing ring!

Once Eric had examined it and described a slight impact mark on the outer barrel under the rubber grip I was reminded of my unfortunate slip, had the lens reparied to its former condition and apoligized to the seller.

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Big hug butterfingers.
Shit happens, we've all had moments like that.
12-31-2009, 10:52 AM   #8
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No credit cart insurance by any chance?
nope, I've knew for a long time that my credit card dont have this, so no luck. =(
and i understand that fixing it might as well be as expensive as buying new.
I'd keep this unit as spare parts, if i get another Kx in the future...

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Big hug butterfingers.
Shit happens, we've all had moments like that.
definitely. Shit happens, or else why would i have been borned, right? haha.
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Sorry to hear you lost your camera. Why no strap? If you aren't going to use a neck strap, then use a hand grip/strap, or at least a wrist tether. There is the R-strap as well.
Russell
I have the hand strap like the one in the first picture, Ironically I was just holding the camera at that time, which totally defeats the purpose of the strap...
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That must be so traumatizing for you to have to go through that, it's like losing a child. Hopefully you find a way to sort this out and get a new K-x, this is why I never change lenses without a proper table, it's like changing a diaper while holding the baby in your arms in one hand.
CAN SOMEONE SHOW ME A LINK ON HOW TO PROPERLY CHANGE LENS ON THE GO? I FEEL LIKE I NEED A TUTORIAL NOW =(
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Ambivalence: I feel your pain - it will pass.

I once dropped an absolutely perfect K50/1.2 as I removed it from the shipping box. I literally said out loud, "Oh my God. I just dropped a 1.2."

My mental trauma was so great that when I noticed a "hitch" in the focusing helicoid I didn't remember dropping the lens.

I actually PM'ed the seller and asked about the focusing ring!

Once Eric had examined it and described a slight impact mark on the outer barrel under the rubber grip I was reminded of my unfortunate slip, had the lens reparied to its former condition and apoligized to the seller.
memory black out?! thats... thats really tamuatic...
But I guess its too physical to let me avoid seeing the damage!
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QuoteOriginally posted by AMBIVALENCE Quote
CAN SOMEONE SHOW ME A LINK ON HOW TO PROPERLY CHANGE LENS ON THE GO? I FEEL LIKE I NEED A TUTORIAL NOW =(

On the go?
At the very least, I stand still

I use an Off Trail pack (Lowepro):
- next lens with cap loosened in one of the pouches
- take off the lens from the camera & put up the cap
- deposit this in the main pouch
- fetch the next lens from the pouch - removing the cap and mount on the camera
- put the first lens from the main pouch in the - now empty - side pouch.

As with all such explanations, this sound a lot more complicated than it is.

Oh: I use a neck strap as well. During this 'operation', the strap is around my neck!

If you think this is complicated, try this with a Nikon: these lenses are completely 'warped'. They turn the opposite way .
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Changing lenses in the field:

First I use a velocity sling type camera bag. When I change lenses I'm basically in the position where bag is to the front and the man is removing the camera from it.
  1. Neck strap on
  2. Swing bag around to front
  3. Place new lens on left hand side and loosen rear cap
  4. Point camera into the empty middle of bag
  5. Eject lens
  6. Mount new lens
  7. Put rear cap on old lens and secure in bag

This way I protect my camera and the lenses during a change.
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QuoteQuote:
...it's like losing a child...
Really? you must not have kids then...It's a camera.

hyperbole aside, it would certainly be traumatic but Amex would take care of me for two years...
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