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06-25-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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I dropped my K-50... again...

Though this time not in the snow
It fell from about three feet onto the floor on it's side and a Tak 55/.1.8 on extension tubes was mounted that it hit as well...


..and...


...IT'S PERFECTLY OKAY!!!!

Proves to show the durableness of Pentax.
Can't find anything wrong.

Though it was a heart-wrenching thump when it hit the ground...

06-25-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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the tak will always survive your k-50 might develop some malfunction a thousand shots away.....
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I take it both camera and lens survived unscathed?

Crossing my fingers that everything stays that way. I've heard good things about those Tak 55/1.8's - is this the Super Takumar or the SMC variant?
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Here are the photos I was taking when it happened:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/324488-macro-some-mac...ion-tubes.html

QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
is this the Super Takumar or the SMC variant?
Super-Takumar,

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I take it both camera and lens survived unscathed?
Pretty much except a little ding/scratch on the camera body that is hardly noticeable.

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As a proud owner of a K-50 I'll file this under "Good News."
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Bert, whatever you're doing wrong, change it.
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Bert, whatever you're doing wrong, change it.
Maybe I shouldn't balance my tripod (with camera) on a rickety stool then slip on a puddle of water and kick the stool?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Maybe I shouldn't balance my tripod (with camera) on a rickety stool then slip on a puddle of water and kick the stool?
Good plan Bert. (Although there is a kind of Keystone Cops slapstick quality to this incident that would make good video, if you care to re-enact it.)

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Haha, read the title on the forums homepage and thought - "Not again, Bert!"

I'm glad that its fine, though!
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Now you're one bounce ahead of my K50... but I'm not planning on catching up. Glad all is well.
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Why are you balancing your tripod on a rickety stool? You seem to have the optical side of things worked out with your Tak and tubes; maybe what you really need is a taller, better tripod? Or an assistant. "Their eyes locked across the loaded tripod."
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Why are you balancing your tripod on a rickety stool? You seem to have the optical side of things worked out with your Tak and tubes; maybe what you really need is a taller, better tripod? Or an assistant. "Their eyes locked across the loaded tripod."
Nah...

I just put it down randomly to put my shoes on.
The short tripod is good for macro.
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My daughter dropped my K-50+18-135+AF560II from table onto ceramic tiles ... No damage.
As a precaution I'm not using neck strap on any of my cameras any more.
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Bert, what are we gonna do with you? Very glad you and your equipment escaped injury! Your macros are very nice, keep up the good work!
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Bert, what are we gonna do with you? Very glad you and your equipment escaped injury!
When I saw you posted here I thought you were gonna scold me for not using the strap

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Your macros are very nice, keep up the good work!
Thank you
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