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So, what are the possible issues here and what do you think it will cost to repar? Or would it be possible to try to repair it myself?
I totally agree with Mick; it's fine to do what you have already done, but I would definitely advise AGAINST attempting anything farther.
About cameras falling; so far, I have been quite fortunate; but it's not all just "luck"; any time my camera isn't in my hand, I'm exceeding careful as to were I lay it down at; as I'm "not big" on neck straps, I almost always have a wrist strap / tether on the camera; and anytime I'm going to mount the body on my ball head, I ALWAYS put the wrist strap around the BH
, before mounting the body to it. Had a near disaster quite recently; we have a covered bridge in our village, and there's a dam across the creek, just below the bridge; the water flow in the creek is controlled by the Corps of Engineers at a big dam, about 4 miles upstream; so the "water over the dam" varies from day to day, even hour to hour; about 2 weeks ago, we had freezing rain overnight, (which always creates lots of photo ops), so I drove the half mile to the dam, and was taking some shots below the dam; then I decided to climb up the new concrete steps to the bridge and take more shots from inside the bridge; going up the completely ice covered steps, my D 300s / 12-24 attached, camera tethered to right wrist.........needless to say.....I slipped!
Fortunately, I'm much "quicker" than most 80 yr olds, so I was able to keep the camera UP
high, and the only thing to hit the concrete was my 80 yr. "butt"; ( I know the mental picture in anyone's mind reading this.)........but even when I occasional take a fall, I seldom damage anything; (this time I didn't even have a sore butt afterwards) but I DID "rethink" my overall "strategy" for climbing around on icy steps and such. So.......ALWAYS think ahead; I always think......if I do "this".....what might happen? I always do this while driving a vehicle; ( it's 99% of how I managed a perfect, "no dents, no scratches" last 17 years of a 41 year commercial driving career) Always.....think ahead.......NOT back ! (you can seldom do much after something happens, but you can almost always prevent bad things FROM happening.) ( by thinking ahead )
Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein