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01-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #46
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Reminds me of a time when I was on a project looking at ruggedized laptops for field technicians. When you get into such "ruggedized" equipment, you are in a different ballgame (and price range)...

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Word to the wise...
Gravity sucks...
01-14-2008, 08:21 PM   #48
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QuoteOriginally posted by Busiko Quote
With inbody accelerometer that triggers an AIR BAG. That would be very nice.
What is this now!?!? Industrial espionage? I was about to post the same idea! Who do you work with? Who is paying you? (Slap, slap... :-))))))

Anyway, I was going to say AIRBAGS, like on Mars Exploration Rover. Here is how it should work: upon dropping your camera accelerometer senses that something is not quite right; within a fraction of a second attitude correction thrusters fire and position camera lens-down; continuous auto focus starts working estimating distance and time to impact (warning: see the note below); moments before the impact airbags inflate enveloping camera body; airbags absorb the impact, camera bounces a few times and rolls to a stop. Problem solved.

Note: Make sure you don't have BF/FF problem. Otherwise airbag inflation could be premature or too late. Also, make sure to NEVER EVER walk on the surface without a distinct pattern so that SAFOX VIII could lock on something properly and save the day.
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People with manual focused lenses would be hopped Ivan
And so would short people with a LONG lens on, since they're probably almost dragging the lens already

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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
People with manual focused lenses would be hopped Ivan
I was trying to reuse the existing hardware to minimize the cost, but it seems we should consider adding a radar altimeter. Perhaps a parachute would be helpful as well (who knows, our shoulders may betray us while we are shooting from a tall building or something like that).
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QuoteOriginally posted by magnum1 Quote
I dropped a hint the other day and it cracked.
I slipped and fell flat on my butt once and you ought to see the crack that resulted from that.

Or on second thought, maybe it's best you don't.
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Please, stop, my sides are aching!

ps I've dropped my K100D, but onto carpet and not on a tattoo parlour floor, and it works as good as it ever did. Does that make it a pro camera?
01-15-2008, 05:50 AM   #53
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QuoteOriginally posted by oxford_artist Quote
I've dropped my K100D, but onto carpet ..., and it works as good as it ever did.
What brand & colour carpet did you use?
My K100D isn't working as good as it once did -- I want to try your trick !


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Here's a bahoover!

If an Australian buys a K10D with a US warrentee, does it fall up?
















or visee versee?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gregory Quote
I keep my camera with me by my side whenever i go out. Which is most of the time. You never know when the magic moment will hit..

I was out at a tattoo studio, camera slipped off my shoulder and hit the ground at a specific angle. It's a simple flaw. Some rubber added to certain points on the body would prevent this from happening in the future. Let's hope the next camera fixes this issue
Sorry I am coming into this late but here goes...

Sorry you broke your camera but you can hardly blame this on Pentax. YOU dropped it, not Pentax. Nothing any manufacturer can do will ever make any camera indestructable while still being usable... No amount of rubber baby buggy bumpers would have helped from the look of the damage. You cannot protect that viewfinder totally and still have it visible.

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you just gotta laugh at these posts.
Reminds me of the time I dropped my new mobile telephone while getting into my car....and then promptly ran over it. I picked up the rather sorry looking phone and returned it to the store where I had bought it ....indignantly claiming that if the phone couldn't stand being run over by a Mitsubishi it was no damn good.......had the salesman going for awhile but I gave it away when I couldn't stop the smiling and chuckling
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See, I just can't get past the "pro conditions" in the title of this thread...

I see that on the top page and I just have to come in here and see what's going on... too funny...

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QuoteOriginally posted by magnum1 Quote
I dropped a hint the other day and it cracked.
Ahhhh see ... they don't make them like they used to
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I haven't read the thread, but allow me to LOL at the irony of this.

"Oh yeah, I'm a pro photographer"

"Yeah? Says who?"

"Well, I dropped my camera"

"Damn, you should be getting paid for that!!"


Seriously - what?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duck Dodgers Quote
See, I just can't get past the "pro conditions" in the title of this thread...
I'm going to start hanging my camera off my shoulder so I can look more professional.

Seriously, though, the only strap I ever use for any of my cameras is a Hakuba wrist loop that has a tripod screw on it. Handiest thing in the world to have. I also use it to hang an extra camera off of my belt when I go out with two. Takes up no space at all either in a camera bag or a pocket.
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