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04-19-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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So the person that owns the K10D that I borrow occasionally decided to grab her backpack in a rush.. without zipping it up.. sending the K10D flying 6 or so feet onto a concrete floor. She was absolutely devastated, and picked it up fully expecting to be out $1000.

Well.. guess what. No damage except for slight cosmetic damage on the bottom of the camera. That's it. AF checks out.. SR checks out.. Photos check out.. LCD checks out.. everything is perfectly fine.

DAMN. I doubt my DS would have survived that.

Kudos K10D.

04-19-2007, 10:57 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly the K100D - K10D, and I believe even the K110D are stainless steel inside the plastic case, and you can't get much tougher than that.

I guess that she proved that it works
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Solid plastic case on metal chassis FTW!
04-20-2007, 05:03 AM   #4
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>> DAMN. I doubt my DS would have survived that.

You'd be surprised - I did exactly the same to my DL2. There is no mark or scratch anywhere on the body. Skylight didn't fare so well, though...

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My DS was dropped twice, both from abotu five feet, landing on pavement. Both Times with my FA35/2. No damage at all, other than the lens hood had a major scuff and I lost the little thing that you take out of the hood to rotate a polarizing filter.

Cameras are tougher than we think.
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I had my DL mounted to a refractor telescope thet was pointed straight up. The camera was about 3 feet off the concrete driveway. I walked away during an exposure but as I got about 2 steps I heard it fall onto the concrete. I was horrified as well, but upon inspection, it was found to be ok. I even took it inside in the light and could find no sign anywhere of where it hit. That was about 3 weeks after purchasing and it is over two years old now. They are tougher than we think, fortunately!

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All the ist Dx series are the same construction as the K series. Stainless steel chassis with a poly shell.
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Thanks to all you camera droppers for the reassurance that I will undoubtedly need when I drop mine at some point....

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Why is it that, when you forget to close the zip, the camera *never* flies out of your bag while you're striding purposefully across your shag-pile carpeted floor to the front door? It always waits until you're *just* outside...
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knowing my lck my camera is waiting until I'm somewhere on a cliff
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