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02-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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my scary experience with dropping my K7

just thought i share a scare i had this summer.

i dropped my k7 while on a hike, on a mountain, with a sigma 70-300 lens on it. the camera bounced on rocks and dirt before resting. when checking the camera, AF aperture and a bunch more didnt work. this was my facee

when i came home i started to check it, sure that i had to send it in for repairs. but after some squeezing and stuff i realized the lens mount seemed loose. somehow the lens had managed to make the bottom screw to jump out a bit, and all i needed was to tighten it up and all was well.

so lesson is don't drop you camera, and if you do, it might not be as bad if you just squeeze it hear and there.

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I think you got off very lucky with that experience. Also proves that Pentax cameras are very well built.
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yeah only got two scratch marks on the top left. this thing feel out of my backpack (had a lousy one i borrowd) and im 1.83m tall and it fell tumbling down hill a meter or two
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Pentaxes are awesome that way. Dropped my K20D with telephoto zoom attached more than 3 feet onto concrete sidewalk. It had a very hard landing. I picked it up and continued shooting with it. That was two years ago, and it's still my best, most reliable camera ever.

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I dropped my K5 in a paved parking lot with the 18-135 lens attached. What we all heard was a scary crashing sound - followed by silence and then sounds of sympathy. The only damage was a slight bending of the lens - which is now held in place by a basic filter. The camera itself cheerfully bounced with no damage.
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Kicked mine out of the car into a parking lot. Not EVEN a scratch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Markbrumbaugh Quote
Kicked mine out of the car into a parking lot. Not EVEN a scratch.
what did your camera do to deserve such cruel and unusual punishment?
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This was my experience about a year ago with the K5 and FA31Ltd about a year ago. The mirror of the K5 has a little damage, but I can live with that to remind me of my stupidity.



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^^^^^^^^
OMG an FA 31 Ltd. No way I could top that one. What a heartbreaker!
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I know. FA31Ltd is repaired (new lens hood); I waited 4 months for a replacement K5 and after a month this happened with the replacement
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Once i dropped my ex K200D on the floor with carpet. It was not high, and camera continued it's work. However something changed with viewfinder. I believe it somewhat moved or something cracked a bit inside, because there appeared an halo around viewfinder when looking to the brighter light source (never was before drop).
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omG

same happen to me - K20 with 31
never told anybody about this
but i was really lucky and there was only a small scratch at the lens
The camera has a damage to one corner.

The service from Pentax, said that one does not necessarily have to repair. everything still works, but is no longer waterproof camera
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I had my kx on a wrist strap when the velcro went and it dropped a good meter and a half onto a cobbled street - the Vivitar flash snapped off at the hotshoe and the filter ring on the lens (of course, my favourite SMC 24mm...) got squashed but the camera is still going strong without a scratch on it. These are tough cameras, I reckon I could pretty much use my k5 to knock nails into the wall with.
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glad to hear im not the only one with slippery hands
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