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06-22-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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My K20D had a small accident :(

Just happened a short while ago... can't do much about it right now except share my sadness:



K20D on tripod, with flash mounted on it... lesson of the night - make sure your tripod legs are fully spread before setting it down.

Unfortunately I didn't pay attention since it was a bit dark and thought it was ok since the legs were retracted and not full height. Either way... if you have a flash on it, and your camera falls, you're pretty much screwed.

I'm reeeeeeaaaaallllyyyy hoping for a new flagship body all the more now!

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brings back sad memories... same happened to me, I taped the hole on top and it was still a nice spare body to have
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Sorry to hear. Luckily the replacement part number is available, K-5
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Does the hot-shoe still work? If so, I'm sure this can easily be fixed with the araldite.

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My camera is fortunately covered under home and contents insurance... and we've got accidental damage cover as well. I want to try make a claim on it before messing with the body...

Although, I have tried to get the hotshoe back in so its flush against the body... it seems like it just doesn't want to go in properly. Another reason I want to try make a claim first!
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Perhaps they will replace it with a non discontinued body... Ahem K-5...
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Does the hot-shoe still work? If so, I'm sure this can easily be fixed with the araldite.
Agreed.

But claim it first, and then just glue it up.
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Well, just got off with insurance. I have to see if it's repairable first, otherwise they'll pay out for a new camera. Would be interesting if it is repairable - would need to replace the entire external casing wouldn't you?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
lesson of the night - make sure your tripod legs are fully spread before setting it down.
Yep, I took that course. I think wisdom consists of having done a lot of stupid things--once.
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Did the flash survive?
Looking at the damage, I think a new camera will be on its way.
Will it be the k-5 or k-30?
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use off camera flashes and be happy you didnt lose a lens too.
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Just a small update - I finally brought it to CR Kennedy in Sydney to get a quote on repairs... except, it needs to be sent down to Melbourne for it to happen - seems that's where all the service guys are. So I'll get a quote in a week if I'm lucky... I'll be without my camera for a while D:

Oh and to finally respond to the above - the flash is fine... it's just a $99 Sigma 530 DG ST so I wouldn't have minded so much if that broke instead of the camera
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Finally I can follow up on this!

I got my camera back from CR Kennedy all repaired and good I didn't bother making a claim with insurance as the total cost of repairs was $167... If i made a claim, the excess would've been double that haha. Quite a bargain really to have had them repair the camera, including cleaning it up and everything!

It just took a while - about 2.5 weeks for them to get back to me with a quote but it only did take them about 3 days to repair it. They even mailed it back to me express delivery free of charge.

I also got the damaged top cover back... I'll let it serve as a reminder to myself to never let this sort of accident happen again!



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Great news, I am glad your camera is back in business.
Very interesting to see the parts, lot of small parts and cables in that part of the camera.

Good luck.
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It's why I rarely ever put anything in the flash shoe. I always use an "Off-Camera" setup for the flash or GPS unit. Glad it worked out!
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