INNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3774 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
I almost never use the neck strap of my 1DmkIII, just hold it in the hand. It's really built like a tank, I can also just throw her into the trunk and drive to the airport without photo backpack if I'm in a hurry.
Never dropped it from eye height tho... guess that's not recommendable for any camera.
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2099 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2562 times:
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Dropped my backpack with the D200 inside once from eyes height; as the Sigma 50-500mm was attached to the body it had quite some weight. Endresult: a crack in the camera body near the little display --> 150 Euro repair.
So even if those cameras are pretty tough I would strongly recommend treating them carefully.
TransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
My Pentax K10D (protected by a Quantaray Pro backpack) recently survived a motorcycle accident. Some bystander was kind enough to return the backpack to me in the ambulance, as the straps had ripped off sometime during the impact/flight/landing phase... The only thing in that bag that did get damaged were my sunglasses, which were in one of the front pockets.
I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
Whappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
Quoting Opso1 (Reply 1): I've got rubber armour on it to protect it.
Camera Armor stuff? I see advertisements for it all the time, I've always pondered buying some for my camera, since I know one day something is bound to happen... I've been fortunate so far that I every time I've slipped on rocks or while running to get a shot, I've managed to use my body to protect my camera, but that is going to run out eventually.
Chris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Anyone who knows me and has photographed with me has seen the state of my 1dmkii. It's not exactly LNIB! lol
I figure these are built to last with pro's so i don't baby my camera too much. I have both straps on it but it just gets thrown in the bag, over my shoulder, on the floor, in the car, etc. It's built to last so im not too worried about it.
A 40d or D200 or something i would be more worried about. But most are pretty durable.
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII