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04-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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The K-x takes one for the team...

Out for a walk with the family today with the K-x and DA*50-135 and it finally happened. I dropped the camera. The K-x took the fall and protected the DA* like a good body should and is now cracked on the bottom lefthand corner. Not a large crack, but cracked none the less.

Is there anything I should do with the camera? It still works fine, just wondering if I should epoxy the crack or in some way protect it. Sorry no pictures, I don't have another camera.

04-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Yeah you should probably cover up the crack to avoid moisture, dust and dirt from direct access to the camera's internals.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jase036 Quote
Yeah you should probably cover up the crack to avoid moisture, dust and dirt from direct access to the camera's internals.
I second the suggestion, but be careful what you put on to stick it shut though, especially if it's a runny kind of liquid adhesive. Electrical tape would be better maybe?
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04-23-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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If it's where your hand will touch quite frequently, an epoxy would be best. Tape will work if you don't touch that area often.
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Rather than electrical tape; black gorilla tape is strong and would work well. once it's's on though.
04-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #7
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OP... glad to hear they take some abuse. I have a few K-x's. they are my 'top end' dslr. Still running K 200's and some *ist too.
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Thanks for the advice guys! I was also thinking it makes sense to cover up the crack with something. I was thinking some kind of gel epoxy and just wanted to make sure there aren't any issues I should be aware of.

I was hoping to sell the k-x to subsidize the purchase of a K-5, but it looks like it'll be a 2nd body now. Not so bad really.

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Recently bought one of these cheap hand straps because I'm not a fan of neck straps (too touristy for me). I'd recommend it to avoid future drops. It's pretty comfortable. You just need to adjust it to fit your grip. After that, no more drops.
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I have on of these that stays on my K200D full time. I much prefer it to a neck strap. Pentax DSLR Leather Hand Strap: Electronics

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