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06-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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If you ran over your camera with a Chevy Suburban, would it survive?

Asking, because I had my old KX (film KX) suffer that exact fate back in my film days, and had both lens and camera survive despite being ground into the muddy driveway in which the camera had fallen out after a night of heavy Halloween drinking.

The lens was dented - its days of being able to hold a filter were solidly over, but the camera itself? It survived without so much as a whimper.

This got me to wondering - are there any modern DSLR's (from ANY company) that would survive such punishment?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sagitta Quote
Asking, because I had my old KX (film KX) suffer that exact fate back in my film days, and had both lens and camera survive despite being ground into the muddy driveway in which the camera had fallen out after a night of heavy Halloween drinking.

The lens was dented - its days of being able to hold a filter were solidly over, but the camera itself? It survived without so much as a whimper.

This got me to wondering - are there any modern DSLR's (from ANY company) that would survive such punishment?
So this was a dirt driveway with "give"? It's possible -- not on concrete though.
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"ground into the muddy driveway".
The saving grace, had it been concrete, most likely a different story.
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I can't think of a DSLR that would survive. The only camera made in the last 10 years that might survive that I can think of would be the EOS-3.

06-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #5
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Would the Suburban survive running over a Pentax dSLR? It might need a wheel alignment at best.

My Samsung Galaxy S survived being run over by a car in India, and not only did it work perfectly afterwards, it also escaped without a single scratch.
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i remember there's some video on youtube of an elephant stepping onto some medium format backs to show off their build quality, forgot whether it was a hasselblad or phase back. there's also another instance i read of online of someone's nikon d3 falling out of the back of a truck while shooting the world rally championships in Southern Asia during the monsoon season. The lens was gone, but the body was repaired with some gaff tape and kept on shooting.
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maybe the 7d:
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slightly off topic, but this $40 point and shoot took more punishment than i expected when i ran over it with my 3,600 pound Mustang. On first pass, there was no damage whatsoever; i had to do some donuts on it just to crack the shell.



Kodak i think.

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Can a Pentax K-5 survive that.. test done on the 7D?
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That 7D video was pretty impressive. Kind of reminded me of Top Gear.

Not sure how the K5 would rate. I would expect to find less water inside the camera, granted the 7D probably had most of it come through the lens mount.
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we're gonna need weathersealed body caps for that matter
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sagitta Quote
If you ran over your camera with a Chevy Suburban, would it survive?
As long as it was in my Pelican 1510 case it probably would.
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If you ran over your camera with a Chevy Suburban, would it survive?
I would say yes. The Chevy Suburban is a tough car, but you might want to do at least a visual check of the tires, rims and suspension afterwards...
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