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09-15-2011, 09:19 AM - 1 Like   #1
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If you aren't using it, zip it up!

I'm in bother. While tidying up, my better half moved my camera backpack. She was wearing sandals. The bag wasn't zipped up so out of it slid a K10D fitted with a 70-300 and a macro slide rail. Now she's got an imprint of the end of the slide rail in the top of her foot and it's all my fault, of course.

The good news is that no harm came to the camera . . . . and I'm soooo glad she doesn't read this forum!

09-15-2011, 09:22 AM - 2 Likes   #2
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That's just wrong, she should never have touched the bag in the first place, did she think there was washing in there or something ?
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I've announced repeatedly that my camera domain is my kingdom! Now if I could only do this while my wife was within ear shot or the same zip code at the time.
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Ouch, that's quite the mass for impact.

09-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by The Jannie Quote
I'm in bother. While tidying up, my better half moved my camera backpack. She was wearing sandals. The bag wasn't zipped up so out of it slid a K10D fitted with a 70-300 and a macro slide rail. Now she's got an imprint of the end of the slide rail in the top of her foot and it's all my fault, of course.

The good news is that no harm came to the camera . . . . and I'm soooo glad she doesn't read this forum!
obviously she has soft feet

Seriously though, I generally keep all my stuff in my home office, except perhaps a camera with lens attached that I have had out that day for shooting.

that way, if it is in my office there is no reason to move it. Any time a bag is NOT in my office, unless I am accessing it it is closed. I learned the hard way, with my *istD in a dry bag, which was open in a kayak. one good wave over the side, and the bag was now 1/2 full with my *istD in the bottom. Very fortunately, after 5 hours in the sun with no battery installed, no lens mounted, and all covers open,. it dried out and has never seen the service center. It has not been used lately (about 1 week since last use) but still works just fine.
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Well, didn't cross your mind she might have tried to cushion the impact with her foot?
Of course she wouldn't admit it, but I know I have this kind of reflexes.

Edit: maybe there's more you don't know. Maybe she reads this forum
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And presumably everything was put back just as she found it?
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Recommend you immediately go out and buy her a pair of Fluffy Bunny Slippers!

1.) The gesture of apology and care may get you out of the dog house

2.) Fluffy Bunny Slippers afford heaps more protection for delicate camera equipment than skin and bones in the event of future mishaps

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My office/studio space is cluttered and repulsive enough that I don't get many intruders.
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My problem is my better half prefers my K-r over her P&S ...
So she always try to use it as a P&S ... (horrors)
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vn33 I see an opportunity there to nurture a partner in crime! Teach her the way and enjoy the benefits of dual LBA
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Thanks crewl1 !! ... that's all we need, another LBA in the household !! :-)
I'm not surprised if she wants her own dSLR anytime soon ... don't worry, it will be a Pentax for sure !!
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Of course it's your fault. Around here everything is my fault too. It's just a matter of figuring out how I caused it. Sometimes it's obvious, like not zipping up the camera bag. Other times not so obvious, but if traced back far enough, I somehow caused it. It's a cardinal rule in our home.

Seriously though, your advice is right on.. If you're not using it, zip it up. I've done the same thing, left the zipper open and dumped my camera. Quite badly one time, resulting in a damaged lens and a wrecked lens hood.

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Yep, I've made that mistake before also, only I dropped the camera myself.
Also agree with the cardinal rule - sympathise with her misfortune rather than defend your non-involvement.
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There's more . . .

SWMBO heard me telling the story to my brother-in-law last night and corrected me haughtily with "I wasn't wearing sandals, I was wearing ballerina shoes".

Y'see, I couldn't even get that right.
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