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Just How Tough Are Modern SLR's?  
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Hey guys and girls,

Well the question is simple really, Just how strong and tough are modern SLR's? Does it take much to break them, like a simple drop from average eye height, would that break it?

I ask this because I'm extremely careful with my D80 , I don't hold it without having the strap around my neck or wrapped around my wrist - because I'm scared of dropping it and it breaking.

Rgds --James--


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User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

My CANON EOS 30D has been subjected to 6 G and bounced around the cockpit- still works perfect. I've got rubber armour on it to protect it.

OPSO1


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2448 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.



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
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about this tough  eyepopping 

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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2414 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. Sad
So even if those cameras are pretty tough I would strongly recommend treating them carefully.

Thierry



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2398 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.


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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2316 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.



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1638 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2291 times:



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 3):
about this tough

Wow...makes a grown man want to cry...

 tombstone 

-N243NW



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2280 times:



Quoting INNflight (Reply 2):
I almost never use the neck strap of my 1DmkIII

Yeah I took mine off too, they can be really anoying. Put them back on again when doing weddings, only time they are handy carying around a few camera's.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2234 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.

Chris



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